Weekly Announcements, April 29, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, April 29, 2018
God in all things, people of all kinds.
Vision and Mission Statement
Vision Statement
We, the community of All Saints’, endeavor to live the love of Christ, as we embrace and serve all of creation as one family.
Mission Statement
1. To become a community of people who worship together and live the Gospel of Christ to the fullest.
2. To become a community of people who practice the Baptismal Covenant and respect the dignity of all people.
3. To become a community of people who, on a daily basis, welcome, empower, and equip one another for the individual ministry to which one is called.
4. To become a people who incorporate the best from the past, embrace the best of the present and prepare for a better future.
Support Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This is an invitation to join Sheila Jacobs in a safe environment to break the silence of childhood sexual abuse and begin the healing process. Although many cases of childhood sexual abuse go unreported, the statistics we do know are alarming.

According to recent statistics, 37% of American children are reported to Child Protective Services by their 18th birthday.  1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18, often much younger.  Tragically, 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members.  The impact of child sexual abuse is profound, causing shame, feelings of worthlessness, distrust, health problems, and inability or difficulty maintaining healthy relationships.  Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse have learned to keep quiet and endure the pain alone.  Silence becomes an honor code and badge of self-protection, keeping us from healing.  Breaking the silence by acknowledging and sharing the truth of what we’ve lived is the beginning of a journey towards healing.  The purpose of this group will be to share in this journey in a non-judgmental, faith-based, safe environment.
The meetings will be facilitated by Sheila Jacobs, a 28-year passionate educator, wife, mother, grandmother, dog-lover, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Sheila’s abuse began at age 7, and while the physical abuse ended at age 13, she is all too aware that the effects of abuse do not end just because the physical abuse ends.  Sheila has had this ministry on her heart for many years and is, with her faith in God’s help and her belief in the power of story, ready to share a space for healing with others.   Adult men and women are invited.
The first meeting will be Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 at All Saints Episcopal Church.

Faith and Reason, Adult Sunday School

The Faith and Reason adult Sunday School class at All Saints’ will be viewing the new documentary, The Heretic, beginning today April 29th.
This documentary tells the story of former pastor Rob Bell, the founder of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan. Under Bell’s leadership Mars Hill was one of the fastest-growing churches in America. . Since 2012 Bell has challenged modern Christianity and how it is practiced; he is the author of the controversial book “Love Wins” which presents Bell’s case for living with mystery rather than demanding certitude.   His challenges to the system have brought about many detractors, but in 2011 TIME magazine named Bell on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
The Faith and Reason Class meets from 9 to 10 every Sunday morning in the Conference Room at All Saint’s. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Bill Parton or Paul Gray.
EfM Spaghetti Lunch
EfM will be having a spaghetti lunch and bake sale on April 29th immediately after the 10:30 service.
Lunch: spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert for $7
We hope to see everyone there.

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 3, is the National Day of Prayer. Join us for Morning Prayer at 8 am, followed by a light breakfast.

First Thursday Book Talks

The First Thursday Book Group will meet next on May 3rd at noon in the parlor of All Saints’. Our book will be Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli.
Invite/Welcome/Connect Workshop at St. Mark’s
Invite/Welcome/Connect Workshop at St. Mark’s in Little Rock on Saturday, May 5th
Invite | Welcome | Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers congregations and individuals to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the Gospel imperative to go and make disciples of all nations.
The work is designed to accommodate congregations of all sizes and crosses all social, economic boundaries. The assessment tools, surveys, checklists, and all ministry materials are designed to be adapted based on the interests and needs of your parish.
Several members of All Saints’ will be attending, and we’d love for you to join us. You can register online at http://lovesaintmarks.org/evangelism/

Jay McDaniel Leads Rector’s Forum May 6th

 Join us at 9 am for Rector’s Forum on May 6th, when Jay McDaniel leads a session on Process Theology. Jay teaches Theology at Hendrix College and is one of the leading process theologians in the world. He is Co-Director of the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network, and Editor of the online journal Open Horizons.

Graduation Sunday

On Sunday, May 6th we will be recognizing our May graduates. If you have a graduating student (High School/College) please let the office know so we can honor them.
Vacation Bible School
It’s time again to assemble the crew. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked” and All Saints’ is hosting! July 22nd-25th.
The first volunteer meeting will be Sunday, May 6th after the 10:30 service in Sutherland Hall.
Sunday, July 22nd with Registration 4:30 – 7:30
Monday and Tuesday July 23rd-24th 5:00 – 7:30
Wednesday, July 25th Closing Program (Families Invited)
To Register as a Volunteer, Click Here
To Register your child, Click Here. 
*Please print and return this forms to the All Saints’ Office or Mail to 501 S. Phoenix Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801

Volunteer Opportunities:

 
Adults:

1. Decorating and Clean-up

2. Registration.
3. Crew Leaders and Crew Helpers (Pre K – 1st Grade, 2nd – 3rd Grade, 4th -5th Grade)
4. Games
5. Snacks
6. Crafts
7. Daily Bible Lesson

Set up On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st

Teens (13-17 years of age):

1. Group Helper, Pre K – 1st Grade, 2nd – 3rd Grade, 4th – 5th Grade

2. Game Helper,

3. Craft Helper

4. Clean Up
5. Opening and Closing Program.

*Question Call Kimby Tackett 479-747-3757 or479-968-3622.

Summer Camp
If your child is interested in going to camp this summer, please fill out an application form on the Camp Mitchell Website, https://www.campmitchell.org/
If a scholarship is needed, please apply online at https://campmitchell.formstack.com/forms/youth_camp_scholarship_application
If you would like to help with the cost for our campers you can donate any amount to All Saints’ Camp Scholarship Fund. There are ten campers going this year from All Saints’!
The Letter of James
The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is beginning a study of the letter of James. This short book of the New Testament is thought by many to have been written by James, the brother of Jesus. It is an exhortation to moral behavior within a Christian community, a piece of religious instruction. Bible study begins at 10 am in the Faith & Reason Classroom, and all are welcome to attend.
Do you enjoy coffee and snacks on Sunday morning?Every Sunday a wonderful offering of snacks is provided by volunteers from the parish. These snacks, provide a welcoming environment for visitors and parishioners alike. We are always seeking new volunteers to bring snacks, so if you would like to join in please Contact Marcia Van Horn. (479) 967-4215.
Bee Report!
Bringing bees back to The Edible Churchyard: DONE! Thanks to donations of $250 and to Beekeeper Doug finding a swarm to collect we are able to cover expenses for the Bee Reboot with funds left over. We’d like to leave the extra dollars in the EC fund for future bee and garden expenses. Thank you! Suzanne for The EC, our Live and Learn Garden
Neighbors Table
Join us for our weekly meal served from 12:00-1:00 PM
Thanks to those whose generosity helps us serve delicious, nutritious meals every Saturday.  We continue to welcome newcomers to Neighbors Table nearly every week.  Please remember Neighbors Table in your prayers.
Volunteers are welcome to join the teams on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM or for a couple hours during this time to help prepare food, serve or clean up after lunch.  Schedules and dates are listed on the sign-up white boards in Sutherland Hall.  Anyone with questions or would like to serve in other ways contact Sue Hastings-Bishop at shastingsbishop@gmail.com or by phone 231-349-3671.
 
Team Leaders and Members for May 5:  Mercedes (AS Lead), Rikki Duffee, Cindy Lenk,  Sue Hastings-Bishop, and LDS Missionaries (2-4).
 
Team Leaders and Members for May 12:  Sue Hastings-Bishop (AS Lead), CIP, Chrystal and Leah, LDS Missionaries (2) 
 
Team Leaders and Members for May 19:  AS Lead (Need one person) and Central Presbyterian
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Larry and Lois Amundson, Joy Anderson, Jeffery Sherman, Martin Guerrevo Castillo, Bill Post, Pam Van Horn, Bobbie Hlass, Aaron Tackett, Lillian Tweed, Braden Lambert, Cabine, Joyce Desiderio, Sarah Keech, Leanne and her children, Sara, Lisa, and Carlin.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Susan Shelton, Matthew Hlass, Nancy Smith, Don Lee Sr., Gib Bewley, Donna Van Horn, Tom Munson, Jim Tischhauser, Robert Woods, Barbara Johnson, Dr. Allison Hodge-Selig, Mark Brandhorst, Alison Millsap, Caleb Judd, Aja Estes, Bobbie Edwards, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Anne Hartschlag.
Weekly Service Times

Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays: 9:00 am
Sunday School 9:00 am
EfM 2:00 pm

Activities During the Week

Mondays:
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
MOPS 9:00am (2nd Monday)
Tuesday:
 Healing Prayer by appointment
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm
Wednesday:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study 10:00 am
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
Thursdays:
 Community Market 4:00 pm
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Saturday:
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon

Contributions Statements: Please Check
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All Saints’ Episcopal Church
501 South Phoenix Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
479-968-3622
www.allsaintsrussellville.org
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