Current News at All Saints'

Jr. Daughters Feast Day—At the 9 a.m. service on February 4, the Junior Daughters of the King will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, where when Jesus was presented by His parents as an offering to God. Come join the Junior Daughters as they commemorate this special day.

Newcomers' Luncheon—Come one, come all to a Newcomers' Luncheon on Sunday, January 21 from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. If you're a newcomer, you will have a chance to meet Vestry members and ministry leaders to learn about the many ministries at All Saint' and how you can get involved. If you're not a newcomer-–come as well, and let folks new to All Saints' know why it is your spiritual home! RSVP to Rixey Hoult at rixeyann@comcast.net or 301-696-0172 by January 15.

11am Usher's Meeting—Do you usher at 11 am, or are you interested? Come for a brief review meeting on Jan. 21 immediately following the 11am service.

Leadership Development Series—This fall we began a leadership development program that meets once a month from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on the last Saturday (except Nov. and March). Anyone in the parish is invited to attend and learn more leadership skills. Come for our fourth installment, 'Emotional Intelligence-Myers Briggs' on Jan. 27. And mark your calendars for our Feb. 24 session, 'Emotional Intelligence-FIRO-B.' Join us to better understand what is going on in our own experience and to interpret the experiences of others.

Scout Sunday—On February 4, 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.

Formation

Save the Date: Happening #11 at Claggett —Friday, Feb. 2-Sun., Feb. 4 – 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 Joanna Gibb at 719-359-3111 or Kate Riley, Diocesan Youth Missioner, kriley@episcopalmaryland.org.

Fellowship

Men’s Group Breakfast: February 10th—The Men's Group has decided to push our monthly gathering to the 2nd Saturday in February in order to not conflict with the Me'’s Retreat at Claggett the first weekend. (See ad about Men's Retreat and sign-up!) We will gather in the Parish Hall on Saturday, Feb 10, from 8 – 10 a.m. We will begin with breakfast and fellowship and prayer, then engage in lively conversation. No costs, but free will donations are accepted to cover food. So, guys, please come join us on Feb. 10! For further information, please contact Stu Scarborough (301-524-5400 or stuburner@hotmail.com) or Bill Gibb (240-215-7394 or peppermon@msn.com.)

Outreach

Packing It Up for Blessings in a Backpack—Have an hour on Thursday mornings at 9:15am and want to give back to the community? Come help us pack weekend bags of students for 100 students at Lincoln Elementary (200 Madison Street, Frederick)! We are looking for three volunteers to pick up food orders from Wegmans, Food Pro, and Sam's Club and deliver those to the school by 9:15am Thursdays. In addition, we're in need of approximately 10 volunteers to help us pack 100 bags (and growing!) of food. Sign up to help via SignUpGenius (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4fa5af28a4fa7-lincoln). Feel free to contact Peg McGreevy (mmmcgreevy@gmail.com) or Krystal Bridges (Krineh02@gmail.com) with any questions!