All Saints' Episcopal Church

Weekly Announcements, September 23, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, Sept. 23, 2018
Vision and Mission Statement
Vision Statement: A community living and growing in unity with God and all people through Christ.
Mission Statement: To seek God in reverent worship, service to neighbors, gracious hospitality, and the pursuit of wisdom.

Newcomers Dinner

Please join us on September 22nd at 6pm, for a newcomers dinner at John and Sherrie Cotton’s home, 225 Promenade Circle Russellville. If you are new to the church or you would like to get to know our newcomers you are welcome to join.

Are You Prepared!!

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Please join us Saturday Sept. 22, 2-4 PM in the Conference room as we give you information about the things you may need to know and the items you may need to have on hand, to get you and your family through an emergency situation. We will be discussing earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and ice storms.
Looking forward to seeing you. Presented by Deacon Kaye and Roy Staggs
K. Staggs member:Arkansas Emergency Response Team
R. Staggs Emergency Medical Team Leader Arkansas Nuclear One 20 years

Poetry Slam: Performance Poetry Embracing Diverse Community

Save the Date!
September 27th 7-9pm.
Join us for our first ever poetry slam on embracing diversity. The theme is identity.
Featuring poetry from the River Valley, music from Some Guy Named Robb, and an array of coffees, teas, and desserts in a coffeehouse environment. The first half of the evening will consist of poetry by previously scheduled artists, and the second half of the evening will be open for those who sign-up that evening to perform.
Performances should be limited to three minutes each; one poem per participant; language discretion encouraged.
Music by Some Guy Named Robb.
Co-sponsored by the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network.
For more information please contact our office at 479-968-3622.

Desserts Needed for Poetry Slam

All Saints’ invites the Russellville community to join us for a poetry slam on Thursday, September 27th from 7-9 pm. The theme will be a coffee house, and desserts are needed to serve the community. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the lobby to bring a dessert. Thank you!

Family Movie Night

Join us for Family Movie Night, September 29th at 6pm. Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided. Featuring the movie Rampage, staring Dewayne Johnson and rated PG-13.

First Thursday Book Talk

Dates and books for upcoming meetings are October 4, Educated by Tara Westover, and November 1 (All Saints’ Day!), Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Discussion is from 12-1, in the Faith and Reason classroom. All are welcome.

EpiscoTrails and Travelers

You are invited to join the EpiscoTrails and Travelers Group on an adventure to Mt. Nebo State Park on Saturday, September 15th. The group will meet at All Saints’ at 8:00 am to carpool and plans to hike the Bench Trail, a 3.6 mile loop that features a waterfall. Remember to bring your water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, trail snacks, and an adventurous attitude. Can’t make it this time? Watch here for next months’ travel adventure! For questions, email

Down Town Clean-up

All Saints’ would like to put together a team to help with the down town clean-up on October 19th 6-7pm. If you are interested in helping please talk to Melissa Simpson or call the church office. 479-968-3622.
Arkansas Episcopal Church Women Fall Assembly
The Fall Gathering of Episcopal Church Women will be hosted by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway on October 12-13, 2018. The theme of this gathering of Episcopal women from across Arkansas is “Spiritual Harvest”. The Rev. Sara Milford, Vicar at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville will be the guest speaker for the event. Registration information can be found on the bulletin boards in Shoemaker Hall or online at or and search for Fall Gathering 2018.

A Book Study: Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer

“For those of us who want to see democracy survive and thrive-and we are legion-the heart is where everything begins: that grounded place in each of us where we can overcome fear, rediscover that we are members of one another, and embrace the conflicts that threaten democracy as openings to new life for us and for our nation.”
– from the “Prelude” in Parker J. Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy
Join us for this four-week series on Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer, featuring short videos as our entrance into the discussion. Dates are October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
Co-Sponsored by the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network and Building Bridges for the Common Good.

Sunday School

Sunday School for 5-12th grade at 9:15am.
Classes will be divided K-5th and 6th-12th grade.

Kids Connection

For K-5th grade, Sundays at 10:15 am.
I’m so excited to kickoff this year with a new series called, Kid ID! Find out who you are in the eyes of Jesus.

EYC + Dinner

EYC+ Dinners
All Saints’ is inviting all 6th-12th grade students to join the new Episcopal Youth Community Plus (EYC+) ministry on Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:00pm. This group will meet for dinner, christian formation, and fun fellowship. Everyone from the parish is invited to provide this group with dinner. Contact with questions. Sign up here to contribute a meal. Contact with questions.

Join The Conversation

Sunday, 9:15 am in the library.
Flannery O’Connor is a renowned writer of often dark southern short stories. However, O’Connor was devout Catholic, and her stories can be read through a religious lens.
Deborah Wilson and Charles Tyrone, who teach English at Arkansas Tech, will continue their “pop up” Sunday School classes through the fall, looking at O’Connor as a religious writer. On Sunday, Charles led a discussion of “Good Country People.” Later, the Faith and Reason class will look with him at “Revelation.” Deborah Wilson will lead discussions of “The Displaced Person” and “Greenleaf.” Watch for dates for those future classes.
The classes meet starting at 9:15 am in the library. Copies of the stories will be available at the church office, or you can send an email to, and a scanned copy of the stories will be sent to you.
Here is a link to the complete O’Connor Stories

Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God

Dr. Catherine Crews will lead a new series entitled Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God.
This group will meet twice each month for one hour, gathering on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7 pm and again on the third Sunday from 4:30-5:30 pm. All are invited to attend.

Camp Mitchell Youth Opportunities Throughout the School Year

Arkansas Youth Event (AYE) is October 19th-21st. This is the fall weekend retreat at Camp Mitchell open to 6th-12th grade youth. It is a great kick-off to the new school year, a chance to spend some time with old friends, and a time to make new friends from all over the state. At AYE there are games, hikes, a dance, singing, praying, laughter and more. It all happens in 40 hours. That’s right…it’s pretty amazing. It is open to all youth across the state and costs $120. Register here (
Winterstar is the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas’ annual Spring Retreat for youth in the 6th-12th grade. Winterstar 2019 is March 8th-10th. The weekend includes games, music, worship services, hiking, sports, hammocking and even more Camp goodness.
Email with questions or scholarship requests.

Coffee with the Curate

Our Curate, the Rev. Michaelene Miller, will regularly be at Midtown Coffee (407 N. Arkansas Ave) on Friday mornings from 8:00 am – 10:00. Email her at to set up a specific time to meet or just drop by to chat. She would love to get to know you more and meet others in the community.

Loaves and Fish

Most of the guests who join us on Saturday for lunch face many challenges; the members and friends of All Saints’ can provide a few essential items to help them out.
Please place items in the little red wagon in the Nave. Gifts received at Sunday Worship Service will be available for our Neighbors Table guests the following Saturday.
September 23rd Detergent and Dish Soup
September 30th Kid-friendly items like juice boxes or prepackaged snacks.
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. September 29, 2018 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 or by phone 231-349-3671.
September 29 Melissa Simpson (AS Lead) Catherine Crew, Kalye and Greg Simpson and will need two additional help with the Spaghetti Chicken, salad, hot vegetable, bread and Dessert: cake and fruit.
October 7 Riki Duffee (AS Leader) Jasper, Need three additional volunteers to help with meal.   Chicken Tenders, Coleslaw, hot vegetable (black-eye w/bacon peas), corn bread. Dessert: Fruit
Scheduling and Submitting Announcements
Scheduling for the Church Calendar
If you would like to schedule an event or book a room for a meeting, please contact Kimby Tackett at the church office (479-968-3622, during office hours) or send an email request to to secure your appointment in the church calendar and to avoid double booking with another group.
Submitting an Announcement for the Newsletter
If you would like to have an announcement appear in the bulletin and/or in our church email, please submit your announcement to no later than 10am on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear.
Remember In Your Prayers
Weekly Prayers:
Pam Van Horn, Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Warren, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Mary Lu Garrett, Annalise Kellner, Jim Tischhauser. Patrick, Jeannie McCabe, Tyler Faulkner, Henry Wilkinson, Mike Miller.
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Robert Woods, Caleb Judd, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, Donna Van Horn, Grace Kellner, Aaron Tackett.
Weekly Service Times
Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays: 9:15 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Children’s Sunday School 9:00 am
Kids Connection 10:15 am
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
Activities During the Week
EfM 2:00 pm
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm (Third Sunday)
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
Bible Study 10:00 am
Diabetes Support: 11:00 am (2nd Wed.)
ACOA Meeting 12:00 noon
Daughters of the King 4:30 pm. (1st. Wed.)
Choir Practice 7:15 pm
Practicing Prayer 6-7pm. (First Thurs.)
Courage to Heal 6:30 pm. (2nd and 4th Thurs.)
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
 Neighbors Table: 12:00 noon
Contributions Statements: Please Check
Your contribution statements are now available online anytime you want to check on the fulfillment of your pledges or contributions. Click on the MEMBERS tab to login to your account. You will find all your gifts separated by designations on the giving tab. Please go to
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