Upcoming Church Events
Fr. Ed’s Home Economics
Sundays, September 10 – October 15, 10:15 a.m., Great Hall
In the world’s economy, we are constantly being assessed, evaluated, and measured by what we accumulate in terms of money, property, and possessions. God’s economy is different. As God said to the prophet Samuel: “The LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart” (1 Sam. 16.7)
Our hope in this series is nothing less than heart transformation––for the families and individuals in our congregation to experience freedom from all the ways that the world’s economy has taken hold of us. Of course, this involves some practical realities: getting out of debt, living on a budget, having money in the bank (etc.). But our aim is not just to help you order your life so that you have more money to spend however you want. That is not the point. The real goal is for us to order our lives in such a way that God can spend us however He wants.
Want to find out more? Join us from September 10th through October 15th!
- Newcomer Class
Sundays, September 10 – October 8, 10:20 a.m.
This five-part series is a great way for anyone who has become a member in the last three years or who is thinking about becoming a member to learn more about the Anglican Church History; the Bible; Worship in the Prayer Book Tradition; Our Parish: All Saints Chevy Chase; and Our Church: National and Global. Check out the dates and titles of our classes below and be sure to join us for the New Member Social at the Rectory (3903 Oliver Street)!
The following dates will be held in the library.
Sep. 10th – Anglicanism and Scripture
Sep. 17th – Anglican Spirituality & Worship
Sept. 16th – Newcomer Welcome Party
Sep. 24th – Anglican Church History
Oct. 1st – Our Church: National and Global
Oct. 8th – Our Parish: All Saints Chevy Chase
- COMING UP:
Saturday September 23, 5 p.m., the Rectory (3903 Oliver Street)
If you have started coming to All Saints in the last two years, you’re invited to join us for a Newcomers’ Reception at the Rectory (3903 Oliver Street)! Although this is part of the Newcomers’ class, you don’t need to be attending the class to join us! Pleaes RSVP to Liz McReady (email@example.com).
Freedom Sunday, September 24
Slavery still exists. With more than 45 million slaves in the world today, it’s worse than ever. Freedom Sunday is a chance to learn more about modern slavery and to partner with International Justice Mission (IJM) to end it. IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Their work is divided into four areas: rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, strengthening justice systems. Their work begins by rescuing individuals, one-by-one, but it continues by helping law enforcement, courts, and communities sustainably protect vulnerable people, stopping the violence before it starts.
- October 14th — Fall Festival
- October 27th-28th — MOCKINGBIRD Conference
Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28, All Saints Church
All Saints is excited to be the host for this year’s Mockingbird mini-conference. The conference is entitled “500 Years of Grace” as the weekend marks the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther penned the document that inaugurated the Protestant Reformation and initiated a return to the original message brought forth in Jesus – of sinners saved by God’s grace. As Mockingbird puts it: “It is the very message Mockingbird gratefully continues to mimic all these years later. So let’s party!”
The conference begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and will conclude by 5 p.m. on Saturday. Dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday are included in the All Saints ticket. Our featured speakers for this special weekend include David Zahl, Sarah Condon, Nick Lannon, and Jacob Smith! Stay tuned for details on live music as well as a special guided art tour. There will also be a 500th anniversary worship service on Saturday.
Mockingbird is extending a special discounted rate of $75 to members of All Saints! To register using a credit card, visit the conference website. You may also register via mail with a non-refundable check (payable to Mockingbird Ministries)and the names and addresses of who will be attending to:
100 West Jefferson St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
For more information about scholarships, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the mockingbird, visit www.mbird.com. Or if you have any questions, email email@example.com or call (434) 293-2347 ex 103.
We hope you’ll consider joining us and Mockingbird!
Coffee and doughnuts are available in the hallway outside the Great Hall after the 7:45 service. A full Continental Breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Home Stretch!
Thanks to your generosity, the Stewardship Campaign has raised $1,463,99! This record pledge amount puts us just $36,081 short of our goal. A huge THANK YOU to the 298 individuals, families, and friends who have pledged. We need ALL members and friends of the community to join us as we close our campaign! Your commitment will allow us to put our shared principles into action. For those of you who have not pledged, please consider doing so now; you can either pledge online or fill out a pledge card from the Narthex. If you are not quite ready to pledge, please consider a one-time donation at http://allsaintschurch.net/giving/. For those of you who have pledged, please consider giving an additional $100 or more to close the gap and show your generosity. This is your last chance to pledge or to close the gap. Thank you!
- Stewardship Quote
We should seek to make the Lord’s work a priority in our lives as we seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
We are personally accountable to God for
How we use the money he has entrusted to us.
“For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10)
- 2017 Pledge Drive
From Individual Contributions
Number of Pledges 298
Total Amount $1,463,919
Households in the Parish 682
2016 Annual Expense $1,924,198
- For more news…
Check out our current edition of Full Circle, which can be found throughout the church or online at Full Circle (PDF, 10 MB).
If you would like to receive a copy in the mail, please call the church office to sign up for our Full Circle mailing list.
- Continental Breakfast volunteers