Current News at All Saints'

Fall Schedule begins Sept. 8—Beginning Sept. 8, Sunday worship will return to 8, 9, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our Wednesday evening 5:30 service, Thursday 8 a.m. Morning Prayer, and 7 a.m. Weekday "Daily Office" will continue as usual. Watch your bulletins and newsletter for more info on what's in store during our formation hour.

Potluck Picnic in the Park—The All Saints’ Men’s Group would like to invite everyone in our parish family to join us for a Summer-time Pot-luck Picnic in the Park on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 pm to 9 pm at the Mullinix Park Pavilion in Downtown Frederick. Please bring your favorite dish and non-alcoholic beverages to the picnic. The Men’s Group will provide Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Waters. We'll have corn hole, pick-up basketball, playground, and swimming pool (Children and Seniors$3 city-resident/$4 non-resident, Adults $5 city-resident/$6 non-resident) There's limited parking and handicapped parking at Diggs pool (entrance off W. All Saints Street), additional parking at W. Patrick Street Garage, or a two block walk from All Saints’ Church. Rain or shine, the pavilion seats 100, however you may want to bring your favorite picnic blanket, feel free to bring other lawn activities, alcohol is not permitted in the park. RSVP by emailing Marc DeOcampo at by August 15.

Helping Women and Girls: Feminine Hygiene Drive—In 2018, 316 people classified themselves as homeless in Frederick County, 160 of them being unaccompanied FCPS students. Many have extremely limited access to period products (pads, tampons, etc.) In fact, period products are some of the most needed items in homeless shelters across the country. Not only do your donations help the women and girls in the Faith House maintain menstrual hygiene (which is so crucial for overall health), but these important supplies also help them reinvigorate their sense of dignity. With your help we can tackle the stigma around periods and those who get them. The poster and donation box is located outside of the Parish and Great Halls. We will be collecting the month of August. This service project is organized by Lauren Leatherman a rising senior at Middletown High School.

Conversations: Racism and Faith Communities—This spring, a small group of parishioners from All Saints' and Asbury United Methodist began to meet on a monthly basis and join in conversation and fellowship. The conversation has revolved around racism and in how the Holy Spirit is leading our faith communities to be in relationship with one another. Join us on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. at Asbury; 101 W. All Saints Street. See our August newsletter for details.

Are You Grieving a Loss This Season?—Grief is a universal human experience that we tend to avoid experiencing. Our culture tells us we should go through a grief "process" or a series of stages that get tied up neatly and quickly. But that isn't how we actually experience grief when a loved one dies, or we suffer some other life loss. All Saints' is offering 'Walking the Mourner's Path,' a faith-based workshop to serve those who are grieving. Our 8-week program will be Tuesday afternoons, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 3:30-5 pm. If you are interested, please pre-register NO LATER THAN SEP. 2 by contacting Rev. Elaine at or calling her at 301-797-0132. There is a $75 fee that covers the cost of materials, including a workbook. Scholarship funds are available. To learn more about the program, visit All participants must be able to commit to the full 8-week session, and no walk-in participants can be accepted. The group is limited to between 6 and 10 people.

Music Director Update—Our Music Director search is proceeding nicely. The Search Committee has received 23 applications from a broad spectrum of excellent musicians across the country. We expect to close the position on August 5 and will commence contacting candidates for follow-up phone interviews throughout August. We hope to do in-person interviews during September and make a decision in early October. Members of the Search Committee are: Marc D’Ocampo, Mark Gibson, Marie Greenbank, Dave Haughwout, Angie Mann, Caroline Naylin, Rhonda Scott and Mother Adrien. Feel free to contact any of the Search Committee members if you should have any questions. In case you’re wondering where the choirs have gone, they typically take the summer off, so they’ll be back at the start of the program year. We’ll follow up with more information soon.

Concert Series: Lao Tizer—The next installment of our Concert Series will be Friday, Sept. 13, featuring the music of The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs. Lao is an internationally renowned jazz keyboardist. Tizer’s music is a fusion of smooth and modernist jazz, and will be a great night of original compositions, solos and improv. Tickets are $20, available at Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music begins at 8. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Interfaith Housing Alliance, which is the leading affordable housing developer for low- and moderate-income families in our region. AutoNation Toyota Leesburg is continuing to sponsor our series.


Outreach Meeting—Have you been asking yourself, "What can I do? How can I help?" Come for a conversation with our Outreach Team on August 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., as we plan our efforts for this program year. See our August newsletter, page 4, for more details.