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Stewardship Season 2018

Posted onNovember 1, 2018 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Stewardship is about all of life, which also includes how we each contribute to the life of All Saints with our time, talent, and treasure. All members and regular attendees received a letter asking you to prayerfully consider what you will pledge to All Saints in 2019 in terms of your time, talent, and treasure. We ask that you return these pledge forms and service sheets to the church on or before Sunday, November 18, which is our Pledge Ingathering Day. And since this pledge-based budget process is new for some of our people, below are some of the more frequently asked questions (FAQ) about how our system works....Keep Reading

All Saints Mission Abbey

Posted onAugust 30, 2018 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

To say we hope to build a “Mission Abbey” is to say that our intention is to develop our property as an outgrowth of our mission “to share in the life of God for the life of the world.” The word "abbey" suggests a community devoted to the contemplative tradition, spiritual formation......Keep Reading

Church Planting Catalyst Team

Posted onAugust 3, 2018 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

The Vestry is thrilled to announce the formation and first participants of the Church Planting Catalyst Team! This team exists to help All Saints fulfill its Christian mission of planting churches by giving energy to and catalyzing church planting efforts. The team’s work will consist of prayer, study and assessment, recommendation, encouragement, and communication. Here are the members of its first class....Keep Reading

The Simplest Way to Change the World

Posted onJune 4, 2018 | by: Fr. Ross Guthrie | 0 comments

What’s the simplest way to change the world? It’s practicing Christian hospitality. All of us want to make a difference in our world for Christ. But frankly, days roll by and not much changes. Christian hospitality is an easy way to break the cycle. We all have neighbors that would much rather enter our living room than a church. Simple Christian hospitality is a natural and effective way of building relationships for Christ....Keep Reading

Immigration Law Training

Posted onJune 4, 2018 | by: Stacy Preston | 0 comments

Did you know that nearly one in every six persons within the United States is an immigrant? With nearly 43 million immigrants in our country, All Saints has recently discovered a unique opportunity to serve and minster to this vulnerable population in the Jackson area....Keep Reading

Update on Church Planting

Posted onMarch 6, 2018 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Every church you’ve ever been a part of was once a church plant. And All Saints is no exception. Fourteen years ago, a group of thirty-plus people committed themselves to one another in the Anglican tradition, and a church was planted. Fourteen years later, miracle after miracle, God has grown this church to a place where we’re now making disciples of almost 300 people. Church planting and making disciples—they go together....Keep Reading

Update on Property Development

Posted onMarch 6, 2018 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Over the last few months, the Vestry has been prayerfully exploring how to best proceed with the development of our property. Typically, churches form an oversight committee that bears the full responsibility of the project from start to finish. However, the more the Vestry investigated the kinds of skills and gifts that will be required along the way, the more they began to realize that a more flexible approach was needed....Keep Reading

Bishop's Well

Posted onFebruary 21, 2018 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Beginning on February 18, All Saints will be participating in the 2018 Bishop's Well Project. For forty days during Lent, we are encouraging everyone to save their spare change to help save lives in Africa. At the end of the project, money collected will be sent to help dig wells for children and families in Africa who lack clean water....Keep Reading

Stations of the Cross

Posted onFebruary 1, 2018 | by: Fr. Ross Guthrie | 0 comments

The Way of the Cross, or traditionally, the Stations of the Cross, is a spiritual practice of the worship and adoration of Jesus as we contemplate his journey to the Cross. The prophet Isaiah cried out, “He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed” (Is. 53:5). It is a pilgrimage into the sufferings of Jesus as we recall the scenes of his life prior to his death on the Cross....Keep Reading

The 12 Days of Christmas, a Season Worth Waiting for...

Posted onDecember 27, 2017 | by: Brian Larsen Wells | 0 comments

Waiting, waiting, waiting. That is the theme of Advent, as we reflect together upon our call to wait patiently for the light of Christ. Of course, we know that, for the children in our Church, waiting is no easy thing. They wait for Christmas with a type of ravenous expectation that is hard to find anywhere else, any time else. Indeed, is there any moment that we await as eagerly as do children await Christmas morning?...Keep Reading