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Programs at All Saints'

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All Saints’ Movie Ministry
Lights! Camera! Action!
Please check back for 2016-2017 Schedule
Please keep in mind the following:
Bullet Movie Night is the first Friday of each month, 7 p.m.,
 in Baines Hall.
Bullet Please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
This helps us plan. If you forget, call Jane Marks no later than the day
 before at 412-4540 or 478-6080.
Bullet Suggested donation is $3 per person.
Bullet Wine, soft drinks and popcorn will be provided.
Bullet You are welcome to bring hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks or wine
to share.
Bullet Short discussion of the film will follow each presentation.
Due to wine being served and some film content, adults
only please.
Bullet Short discussion of the film will follow each presentation.
Due to wine being served and some film content, adults only, please.  Thank you
Bible Studies

Jan’s Adult Bible Study
Group Photo

We meet Wednesdays at 10 AM, in the Library.
Everyone is welcome to join us. 

Men's Bible Study
Wednesday Mornings 7:00-8:00 AM
Rite-13 Room with The Rev. Dr. Stan Sawyer
Coffee & Donuts provided.
BUNCO

BUNCO - Fourth Tuesdays January through October at 7:00 in the library.

Bunco

Have YOU Hosted Coffee Hour?

Coffee Hour

All Saints’ traditionally offers a coffee “hour” following the 10:00 a.m. service each Sunday.  This period of informal socialization provides us with a time to connect with friends, meet newcomers, network for activities, and generally enjoy the cross-generational company of all in attendance.  Our coffee hours are hosted by members of our parish family, and you may sign up to host a coffee hour on the poster in Baines Hall. Pair up with another family for a safety in numbers feeling of security. You don’t even need to know how to cook or make coffee!  Donut holes and some grapes are welcome, and our “coffee angel” makes sure the coffee is ready.  Give it a try!
Families With Young Children Group
Please check back soon for information.
First Communion Class
Instruction is offered for children who have reached the first grade, and are not yet confirmed, in preparation for making their first communion on Christmas Eve.
Food Pantry
Food Pantry
Shopping List
Sugar (1 lb)

Bisquick

Tuna Fish Cooking Oil (16 oz.)
Cereal Coffee
(small jar)
Spaghetti Spaghetti Sauce
Mayonnaise (small) Macaroni
and Cheese
   
 
Paper Towels Toilet Paper Shampoo Soap
 
Toothpaste Laundry Detergent (small)
Foyer Groups

What is a Foyer Group?  In the “house church” tradition, Foyer Groups at All Saints’ have evolved as an opportunity for members of our church family to get to know one another outside of church; usually around a meal.  Our hosts have designated a day and time for three consecutive monthly meetings and specified their parameters, such as the number of people they can seat and whether or not their home is barrier-free. Now it’s time for the participants to register for the group of their choice.  This is a terrific time to get to know folks in the parish whom you’ve not yet had the opportunity to know.

For a number of Years All Saints’ has participated in the Full Circle Meals Program through ACCESS.Based in Norfolk, ACCESS is AIDS Care for Education and Support Services.
Access Aids Care
Its mission is “to promote the dignity and wellness of adults Services, families, youth and children impacted by HIV/AIDS through quality support and prevention services so they may live healthy lives.” 
H. U. G. G.S.
HUGGS

The Outreach Commission collects warm clothing for the upcoming Winter Watch program that assists the homeless individuals of Virginia Beach.  Thanks for your donations that you brought last year.

During October, new Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks and Scarfs can be donated in the HUGS receptacles that will be placed in the Narthex.  Don’t worry too much about the sizes - there is a sufficient population to use all sizes and trading will make it work well ! These will be distributed to the men and women at the Lighthouse Center at the Beach and when we feed them in December.  Thank you for hugging and supporting them at this time.

OUTREACH COMMISSION

Currently the Outreach Commission is actively engaged in many wonderful services that include:
Outreach Commission

Bullet Alliance for the Mentally Ill, where we participate in an annual march and contribute funds.

Bullet Children First, where we provide ditty bags for children entering Foster Care and other emergency needs where children are involved.

Bullet Food Pantry, where Virginia Beach Department of Social Services refers families to All Saints' for supplemental food.

Bullet Full Circle meal preparation, where groups get together each month to cook up to 80 meals to freeze and be delivered to Full Circle Aids Hospice.

Bullet Winter Watch/Lighthouse program for the homeless, where we cook meals at a nearby church and collect clothing and blankets for distribution.

Bullet Holiday Projects which include our Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets and gifts and the Mental Retardation Angel Tree.

Bullet Pennies from Heaven to help pay for prescriptions for needy people in our community (there is a jar located on the Outreach Table in the old Narthex).

Bullet Hurricane Katrina Project Adobe Acrobat Document

Bullet Mission of the Holy Spirit Adobe Acrobat Document

And many more, such as Habitat for Humanity, Seton House for runaway kids, the Seaman's Friends Society, Tucker House for low income elderly, ODU Canterbury House, Jackson-Field Home for Girls, Chanco on the James, and the Episcopal Relief and Development Millennium Goals.

The Outreach Commission is a community. We enjoy serving and having a good time doing good things. We welcome new members and new ideas.  If you are interested, contact Bert Bennett at 496-5147 or Caryl Felty at 496-7007.

Finally, the Outreach Commission extends its appreciation to all who supported the Giving Tree. We made many people very happy this year as a result of your generosity. The wrapped gifts, monetary donations, and sorting/distributing efforts made this a very special church family experience.

Seton House Semi-Annual Paper Drive
The Outreach Commission sponsors a semi-annual paper product drive for Seton House Girl's Home. Paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels are always needed. In addition, they have requested construction paper for craft projects and cleaning supplies, i.e. bleach, detergent, etc. Try to pick up donations whenever you shop. Use those coupons.
Seton House is a temporary home for girls while counseling is ongoing for their return home. When we have an abumdant donation, they share with The Boy's Seton House.

Pennies
Pennies for Prescriptions

It’s our own fault, we have left the Pennies for Prescriptions collection jar gather some dust (and not too many pennies) sitting there, but lost right on the Outreach table. We are now going to move the jar around and make it more visible!

You may remember that this program of Virginia Beach Social Services was established to help pay for prescriptions for some Beach residents who need medication, but for one reason or another, are in between the qualifying dates or do not meet other rules about receiving assistance.

So, the pennies that we collect supplement what Social Services raises through their own flea markets and bake sales specifically held to help those in the city needing, but not being financially able to regularly fill their required prescriptions. Just last week, Misty Lee appealed for some help saying that the need now is greater than ever.

So, thanks for your donations. Find where we’ve moved the jar and look at the bottom of your pocketbooks and desk drawers and get those pennies back in circulation (and maybe the U.S. government will consider saving some of the costs of minting new pennies).

Segar’s Book Group
Segar’s Book Group
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 p.m., Library
All are welcome. Contact Segar for more information
Shawl Ministry
All Saints' has a ministry of Prayer Shawls and I (Segar) am the one blessed with delivery to those who may be undergoing a medical procedure; or as comfort after the death of a loved one; in times of stress or during an illness. Prayer Shawls can also be given in times of celebration such as a birth, graduation, marriage or anything else anyone would like to offer a unique word of support.
Janet Bristow said:
Shawl Ministry

"Shawls are embracing and symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter, and beautify. Those who receive these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles ... "”

All Saint's always needs more Prayer Shawls so I would like to invite anyone interested in this unique ministry to just knit one and drop it/them off at my office or contact me for more information. I think you will find your life changed, blessed and strengthen by this very act of service.

Each stitch is a prayer and connection to this community we call All Saints’ ...

More Information and Pattern

We need more knitters than ever as our prayer shawl ministry takes off in several directions. In addition to the traditional prayer shawls, we are knitting lap robes for those who are chair-bound and pocket prayer squares for those who wish to have a convenient and constant reminder of the prayers being offered on their behalf. We are also knitting wool helmet-liners for our men and women who are deployed to areas where the weather demands more protection than the government-issued helmet. If you missed the display on Lay Ministry Sunday and would like to join our efforts, please pick up a flyer in the narthex or contact one of our knitters for more information.

Ushers & Greeters

Tired of the view from the pew?
Try seeing it from a different perspective become an Usher. If you are over the age of 16 and attend services on a regular basis, then we are what you’re looking for. Contact the church office (481-0577). If you need a substutute or you would like to become a substitute, please call (481-0577) or email the Church Office.
Vroom
Vroom-vroom
It has come to our attention that some among you are reluctant to indicate the need for a ride to a medical appointment or a church-sponsored event because you “don’t’ want to bother anyone.” Please let us assure you that when you permit us to provide the gift of transportation, you are permitting us to carry out a ministry. We have fifteen individuals who have volunteered their services as drivers, and so far only two have been called upon! In its 10 months of operation, only 3 people have used the program for 6 instances of medical transportation and 1 person has used the program for a church-sponsored activity. We urge you to give us a call. Re-think your willingness to be involved in church activities, and don’t let an inability or unwillingness to drive be your reason for staying home! Call Caryl Felty at 839-1813 or check the “need a ride” box when signing up for church-sponsored activities.
First Communion Classes and Youth Confirmation
Instruction is offered for children who have reached the first grade, and are not yet confirmed, in preparation for making their first communion on Christmas Eve.
Youth Confirmation Classes are conducted as needed. Please contact the church office for more information.