Current News at All Saints'

Annual Meeting—Our Annual meeting will be held Feb. 10, 2019. The schedule for the day will be: 8 am Rite I Worship, Historic Church; 9:30 am Annual Meeting, Great Hall; 11 am Rite II Worship with Blended Music. We’ll get copies of the Annual Report, hear updates from clergy and staff, have Eucharist together, and vote on upcoming Vestry Slate. There will be no 6 pm service on Feb. 10.

Newcomer's Brunch—Please join us for a Newcomer's Brunch Sunday, January 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We’d love to get to know you! Meet other newcomers, our clergy, lay-leaders, and members of the parish. Been here a while? Come and welcome the newest members of our church family! RSVP to the church office at 301-663-5625 or churchoffice@allsaintsmd.org.

We're looking for some furniture—As you know, our Youth Group has been diligently working on re-vamping our Faithful Followers room. (New flooring on the way!) We're searching for two or three comfortable, oversized single-person chairs, similar to what you'd see in a living room. We may not be able to take every donation, so please email dimensions of your chair and a picture to spercy@allsaintsmd.org.

Scout Sunday—On February 3, All Saints' will celebrate Scout Sunday at the 11 a.m. service in commemoration of the founding of Scouting in the United States as part of this National Celebration. All current and past Scouts and Scouters, whether Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Venture, Explorer, or Camp Fire, are encouraged to wear their uniforms to that Sunday. We will be celebrating our own Troop 2017 and introduce our new Girl's Troop 3017 at the 11am Service with a reception to follow.

Celebrate Resilient Women!—On Friday, March 8 at 9 a.m., All Saints' will hold a special event celebrating women from all over Frederick county. We'll hear from an inspiring keynote speaker, honor our esteemed nominees, and help raise funds for All Saints' and other local women-focused non-profits. Visit allsaintsmd.org/crw for tickets, nomination forms, sponsorship, and more.

Formation

Save the Date: Happening #12 at Claggett —Friday, Feb. 8-Sun., Feb. 10 – Diocesan Retreat for Grades 9-12. The best-of-the-best Youth Weekends! A spiritual retreat planned and presented by Senior High Youth. Full of surprises for first-time attendees. Contact Steve Percy at 301-663-5625 or Kate Riley, Diocesan Youth Missioner, kriley@episcopalmaryland.org.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, February 4, at noon in the Parish Hall. Please bring a sandwich for lunch and anything else you care to eat; beverages and a dessert will be provided. A business meeting will follow lunch.

Gourmet Night—will be held on Feb. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is Beef tenderloin with a dark chocolate, port wine and rosemary reduction; Seared scallops topped with fish roe and finished with lime and lemongrass gastrique; Roasted vegetable and goat cheese terrine; Dessert: Chocolate- Blood Orange Pot de Crème. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, Feb. 11. The cost is $20.00 per person. We have complimentary childcare—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP. Spin the Bottle Wine Company of 9W. Patrick St will be offering a wine pairing to accompany the Valentine’s Gourmet Night Dinner. Marc Monahan of Spin the Bottle has selected 4 varietals to enhance our offerings. The pairings are optional and will be by a supplement of $10.00 to our regular $20.00 cost and can be paid through PayPal. If you choose the pairing, it will equal approximately 2 glasses. We will still have wines available by the glass.