We welcome you and invite you to join with us in our quest as we actively explore and strengthen our faith through the following ministries.
Worship and Prayer are at the heart of our
faith community, acting to nourish and transform us as individuals and as community. The
joyful tone of our Sunday worship, the more contemplative flavour of weekday prayer and
Eucharist and a varied mix of special services give glory to God and challenge and
strengthen us for ministry. We are a community that balances Word and Sacrament in the
best of Anglican tradition, while remaining open to innovations that will include people
of all ages and levels of church experience
Pastoral Care is provided by a number of
formal and informal structures for parishioners. Home and institutional visits, Christmas
and Easter remembrances, roses to the newly bereaved, and being present to the isolated
and lonely are but a few of the ways we care for each other. Two priests are available for
pastoral emergencies and a group of dedicated lay pastoral volunteers share in this
ministry. Prayer Shawl Ministry
The vision here at All Saints' we see ourselves as lifelong learners
and offer a variety of resources to assist in that. Spiritual formation groups,
Bible study, issues-based
discussions, workshops, presentations and retreats are part of our parish life. Those who
arrive desiring baptism or marriage are engaged in a process of exploration.
Youth have many opportunities to be involved at All
Saints. Children are invited to join our very active and growing Church School where
dedicated teachers work with lectionary based curriculum in an atmosphere of warmth and caring.
Deanery Youth Retreats, and special
events are held throughout the year, and youth participate in Diocesan Youth
Synod in August. Children and youth can also learn through the experience of being Junior
Acolytes, participating fully in the worship services.
Older youth are invited and encouraged to participate as acolytes, readers,
sidespeople and presenters of the bread and wine. In addition, they come
together to learn via retreats, special events and outreach.
Family Services - Are held at
least once a month at All Saints'. Families participate as readers,
greeters, presenters, leaders in the Prayers of the People; families are
invited into the chancel during the Prayer of Consecration. We have
adapted the liturgy to be entirely family-friendly, and the service is on
PowerPoint. Each month, "the sermon" is an offering from the Anonymous
Parish Poet [including rhyme and pictures] based on the Gospel reading.
Living the Good News
Individual All Saints' parishioners can be found in almost every volunteer
program in Huntsville: Hospice, Service Clubs, Youth Sports, Guiding, Hospital Auxiliary,
School Support Programs and many other areas needing time and commitment. In addition, over
40% of our total budget goes to mission beyond our parish. We support work
overseas and in isolated areas of our own country. We
contribute to local quality of life through the generous sharing of our parish hall,
providing 'safe' space for community groups to meet, and through periodic financial
support of people and projects. We attempt to live the Gospel in practical deeds.
Building Community All
Saints' has a strong positive history of Fellowship.
We like to eat together, to laugh together. We linger after service and connect with one
another. We strive to form relationships that are open and authentic.
Monthly Men's Breakfasts, parish lunches, Sunshine Club
meetings (for senior women), outings and other gatherings all strengthen our life
together. A monthly parish newsletter is distributed to each family in the
Library - please visit our Lending
in Lower Suitherland Hall? It is open during coffee
hour after the 10 am Sunday service [or any other time, by
appointment]. Books, CDs, etc. Come and see!
ACW (Anglican Church Women) Our parish has
a vibrant and dedicated women's group that meets twice per month for education, service
and support. Their bazaar and other projects involve the community in numerous ways and
provide tremendous assistance to the parish.
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Who to get telephone number of chair person,
or call the Church Office at 789-2216 or e-mail the Office
or call the Rector at
(705) 789-2216 or e-mail the Rector