Current News at All Saints'

Favorite Song February—Insert Box at 9AM ONLY QQ

Annual Meeting Save-The-Date—Our Annual meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. We're still working on the details, so mark your calendars now and check back soon for more!

Newcomer's Brunch—Please join us for a Newcomer's Brunch Sunday, February 2 at 10:00 a.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.

Visioning Process, Phase 2: Community Listening Campaign—The next step in our parish visioning process is to meet with our neighbors and stakeholders in the Frederick community to learn more about how God is leading us to be engaged in our ministries of outreach. We will be training members of our parish to engage in one-to-one relational meetings with community leaders and stakeholders. If you are interested in being part of this process and would like to learn more, please plan to attend a training led by Rev. Rachel Cornwell, our Visioning Process consultant from The James Company, on Sunday Jan. 26 at 12:30pm, lunch provided.

Scout Sunday—On February 9, 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. Our own BSA Troops will be recognized at the 11AM Service with a reception following.

Newcomer Orientation—Want to learn more about All Saints', or the Episcopal Church in general? Join us for a four-Sunday series, 1/12-2/2 at 12:30 p.m. to deepen your relationship with ASEC. A light lunch will be provided for the first three sessions. A festive brunch will be held for our fourth session (Feb. 2 at 10am at the 'Sunday Special'). The series will conclude on Feb. 9 with an invitation extended to all newer folks to officially become members of All Saints’, and to be recognized and prayed for during worship services that day. You’ll learn more about the Episcopal faith, and life specifically at All Saints’: about worship, Episcopal values, ministries, and even getting around our maze of a building. Consider joining us, wherever you are in your journey of finding a faith home – we hope to see you Sunday at 12:30!

Nightwatch 2020—Join the Diocese of Maryland for Nightwatch 2020. The Youth will pilgrimage to St. John the Divine in NYC, where they can unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life to connect with God and one another. Nightwatch has created a safe, spirit-centered program of joyful fellowship, contemplative contemporary spiritual direction, devotional singing, and lots of fun activities. Learn more at episcopalmaryland.org, and search "Nightwatch."

Register Now: Happening #13 at Claggett—Friday, Feb. 7-Sun., Feb. 9 – 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 Rev. Jess at 301-663-5625 or Kate Riley, Diocesan Youth Missioner, kriley@episcopalmaryland.org.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—St. Mary's Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, February 3, at 12 noon in the Parish Hall. Once again, it will be a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch), so bring a sandwich or a salad; dessert and beverages will be provided. Our guest speaker will be Ed Hinde, co-founder and executive director of SHIP (Student Homelessness Initiative Project) of Frederick County. SHIP, founded in 2014, serves children in Frederick County Public Schools who are homeless. SHIP partners with individuals, organizations, human service agencies, businesses, and government to advocate and provide for these forgotten and often-overlooked children.

Outreach

Red Cross Blood Drive—We'll host a spring Blood Drive on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. If you're unable to give, please consider recruiting others as a way to support the drive. If you'd like to participate in the drive and plan to give blood in January, the last day to donate would be January 24 - so give today!