Current News at All Saints'

Register for our annual Summer Day Camp!—Camp week is June 26—30, 9:00am —2:30pm held at the Bishop Claggett Center. This year\'s theme is Maker Fun Factory, Created by God, Built for a Purpose. We look forward to another year of growth and building together at Camp. Come be a part of the fun! Forms to register a camper or a Junior Counselor are available in the lower gathering space. For more information please contact Rev. Jessica at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org, or Joanna Gibb at joanna.rizzo.gibb@gmail.com. Hurry, registration closes May 15!

Archive Committee—The All Saints' Church Archive Committee is reforming and looking for new members. If you are interested in our church history, are detail—oriented, and/or have a background in archival work please contact the church office. We will be scheduling a meeting in May to meet with David Wallace to learn about how the archives are organized and what needs to be done to maintain them.

Do you have a graduate you're proud of?—Send their name and the school that they are graduating from to the church office (churchoffice@allsaintsmd.org or 301—663—5625) for recognition on Graduate Sunday.

Concerts of the Academy of St. Cecelia—The Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra will present four free concerts as part of its fifteenth year of celebration with the theme of The Planets, the Youth Orchestra playing the popular "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's famed collection.

-Thursday, May 4, 6:30pm Great Hall, Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus — Beginning Band, Advanced Band, Prep Orchestra and Symphonic Band

-Friday, May 5 7:30pm Pathways Baptist Church (First), Gaithersburg — Prep Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Youth Orchestra

-Saturday, May 6, 7:30pm Damascus High School Auditorium, Damascus — Flute Choir, Symphonic Band, Youth Orchestra

-Sunday, May 7, 3pm Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, — Flute Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Senior Solos

These concerts are part of the celebration for The Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra which began on September 11, 2001; "something good coming out of great tragedy."

Formation

Pinwheels for Prevention—The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention month, in which we as a community strive to raise awareness and need for our children's safety, while working towards preventing child abuse. On April 30 we will join with the Frederick Community in Blue Worship Weekend lifting up in prayer the children in our midst, raising awareness through education in Formation, and create many pinwheels to show our support for child safety and wellbeing. In lieu of regular Formation Hour, all ages will gather in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m. for a special activity and presentation. We will create our own pinwheels and then use them to decorate our Memorial Garden. The pinwheel is the national symbol that Prevent Child Abuse America uses to embody and represent the whimsical great childhood that every child deserves.

Easter Formation Small Groups

-In the Midst of Chaos: Parenting as Vocation and Ministry – Sign up to attend Sundays in May at 10:00am in the Memorial Lounge

-Joining All the Saints: Confirmation and New Comers Course will take place Sundays in May at 10:00am in the Faithful Followers Room

-Science and Religion: Pathways to Truth – Sign up to attend Sundays in May at 10:00am in the Parish Hall

Contact Reverend Jessica for more information or to sign up for these Easter Formation small group classes at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 1, at noon in the Parish Hall. A delicious luncheon, at the cost of $5, will be served before the speaker and the business meeting. Lisha Utt from the Stadler Nurseries will give a presentation on container gardening. This will be a great informational session for those who live in apartments or condos, or even those who live in a townhome with a small yard. Lisha is an expert gardener, and she will have lots of advice to share. All members of All Saints' are cordially welcome to come to St. Mary's and become a part of our group; we love to welcome new faces!

An Evening with the California Guitar Trio!—We have a fabulous concert on Sat., May 13 with a Frederick favorite, the California Guitar Trio! The concert begins at 7pm and doors will open at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $25/person and proceeds benefit the Frederick Rescue Mission's Faith House. Tickets can be purchased online at allsaintsmd.org/cgt/ and will also be on sale after Sunday service in the Gathering Space starting Easter Sunday. Learn more about the band or hear their music on their website, www.cgtrio.com.

Garden Committee—Our 'Garden Party Mondays' will start up again in May on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 9am to 10am. Our first party will be Monday, May 8th, from 9 to 10am! We usually spend about an hour doing light gardening chores. It's a lot of fun and helps keep all our gardens looking good throughout the summer. Thank you! And I hope to see you all soon!!

Gourmet Night—will be held on May 10. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is Bob's Barbeque Sampler: Brisket, Ribs, Sausage bites, Brined and smoked Turkey, Award winning Just Smokin' Around BBQ sauce, Pimento cheese stuffed Hushpuppies, 5 Bean Salad, Peach Cobbler, 'Try it, you'll like it': Roasted Bone Marrow. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet—night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, May 8. For our Barbeque menu, the cost is $18.00 per person. Childcare is provided—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP.

In the Community

Holocaust Memorial Program—Please join us for the Beth Sholom/Kol Ami Community Holocaust Service on Sunday April 30th at 1pm at Beth Sholom, 1011 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD. We will remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust, Jew and non—Jew alike, through readings, prayers, music, and more. Hear the harrowing story of Mr. Henry Greenbaum, who survived a ghetto, a work camp, an escape attempt that went awry, Auschwitz, the destruction of his family, and a death march——all between the ages of 12 and 17. This program is appropriate for ages 12 and older. There is no charge for this program; donations are greatly appreciated.

Frederick Presbyterian Church Organ Restoration Concert—On Sunday, April 30 at 5:00PM, Frederick Presbyterian Church will host a concert celebrating the restoration and expansion of its 1950 Möller pipe organ by Letourneau Orgues of Quebec. This collaborative event will include the full forces of the Frederick Presbyterian Festival Choir, as well as the Frederick Camerata, a chamber division of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra led by Dr. Andrew Rosenfeld. Organists include Dr. Wayne Wold (organist and music department chair, Hood College), the Rev. Dr. Eric Myers (pastor, Frederick Presbyterian Church), and Dr. Brian Bartoldus (Organist & Music Director, Frederick Presbyterian Church & Mount St. Mary's University). The concert is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. All are welcome!

Feed A Family Food Bank—This week the Cribb family provided meals to feed a family. Donors are always needed to provide meals, especially in the coming months. You will find a sign—up sheet in the Lower Gathering Space. Informational flyers are located in the pocket near the sign—up sheet. Anyone may contribute other non—perishable food items by placing them in the bin in the Lower Gathering Space.

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