Weekly Announcements September 30, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, Sept. 30, 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.
God willing,
The Right Reverend Larry R. Benfield
Bishop of Arkansas
will ordain
Stephanie Donaldson Fox
Joshua Timothy Kenyon Daniel
Michaelene Millicent-Michelle Miller
Gregory G. Warren
Mark Paul Harris
to the Sacred Order of Priests
in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
Saturday, the twentieth day of October
Two thousand eighteen
at eleven o’clock in the morning
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
310 West 17th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas
Your prayers and presence are requested.
A reception will follow.
Clergy – cassock/surplice and red stoles

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.

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.

Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone meeting has been cancelled for the month of October due to leaders’ other commitments. Please watch for future announcements. Any questions, please call Pat Applebaum at 479-968-0915.

EpiscoTrails and Travelers

You are invited to join the All Saints’ Trails and Travelers Group on an adventure to Eureka Springs on Saturday, October 13th. The group will meet at All Saints’ at 9:00am to carpool and plans to enjoy lunch at a restaurant in downtown Eureka, shopping, and the free bluegrass music at beautiful Basin Spring Park. Suggested items to bring: walking shoes, lawn chair, trail snacks, water bottle, and an adventurous attitude. Can’t make it this time? Join us on November 10th to hike the Signal Hill Trail at Mt. Magazine to see the highest point in Arkansas or December 1st at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs to enjoy a stroll through the Christmas lights. For questions, email RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.

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.

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. We will meet at Dog Ear Books at 5:45 pm.
If you have any questions please contact 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 eventbrite.com or www.arkansasecw.org 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, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network and Building Bridges for the Common Good.

Halloween String Recital

The violin and cello students of Kristin Smith will perform a “Halloween” recital on Monday, October 29th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary of All Saints. The students have been invited to wear costumes or Halloween-themed attire for this concert and there will be a few “scary” musical selections. All are invited to join us for this FREE event in support of these great students!

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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com with questions. Sign up here to contribute a meal. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com 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 ctyrone@atu.edu, 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 (http://eycarkansas.org/aye/).
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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com 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 RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com 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 30th: Kid-friendly items like juice boxes or prepackaged snacks.
October 7th: Cereal, Shelf Stable or Powdered Milk
October 14th: Personal Hygiene Items (Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Tooth Brush, Wet Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Hand Soup)
October 21st: Toilet Paper
October 28th: Detergent and Dish Soup
Neighbors Table
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. October 6, 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 shastingsbishop@gmail.com or by phone 231-349-3671.
October 6 Riki Duffee (AS Leader) Jasper, Karla, and Jane need one more to help with meal.   Chicken Tenders, Coleslaw, hot vegetable (black-eye peas w/bacon), cornbread. Dessert: Fruit and cookies
October 13 Catherine Crews (AS Leader) Community Improvement Program with Chrystal and Leah.
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 allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net 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 allsaints@allsaintsrussellville.net 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, Jacob Franks, Arthur Hastings, Edger McGee Jr., John Hodge-Cook.
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 12:30 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
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