Weekly Announcements November 18, 2018

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Newsletter, November 18, 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.
All Saints’ is self-funded by our parishioners. We count on pledges from our annual stewardship campaign to fund about 85% of our day-to-day operations, with the remaining portion coming from plate offerings. We are fortunate to receive funding from the Diocese to pay a portion of the Curate’s salary for the 2-year duration of her contract, with the remainder being funded by the Capital Campaign.
Financial giving is about your relationship with God and All Saints’ Church.  Pledging to All Saints’ is different from financial contributions you might make to your alma mater or charitable organizations.  A pledge acknowledges that everything we have comes from God.  It allows you to share your many blessings while simultaneously furthering God’s mission of love and compassion in the world.  Pledging gives you an opportunity to put your faith in action and deepen your connection with God.
All Saints’ depends on your financial contributions to do its work and ministry.  Making a pledge enables our Vestry and Finance committee to better plan how to use our resources.  The Vestry establishes an annual budget based on the total amount pledged during the stewardship campaign.  This work will begin on November 27. While regular non-pledged giving is important, a pledge helps the Vestry plan more accurately and better enables our ministries to thrive and grow.
THANK YOU! to the individuals and families who have already made their 2019 commitment to the financial support of All Saints’. Special thanks to those who stretched their pledge for 2019, faithfully transforming their generosity. For those of you who have not yet made your pledge, we ask that you complete and return your pledge card to the office or drop it in the offering plate by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25. Pledge cards are available in the office or on the information table in Shoemaker Hall.
Thanksgiving Feast at Neighbors Table
The Thanksgiving Feast at Neighbors Table will be served on Saturday, November 17th at noon. Once again, our NT partners at New Prospect Baptist Church will be preparing and serving a traditional turkey dinner to our NT guests and to members of both churches.
As in past years, All Saints’ members are asked to provide the turkeys. We anticipate needing 12 big birds for the meal. The New Prospect cooks will roast 4 of the turkeys as they prepare the dressing, gravy, and all the traditional ‘fixins.’ Members of our Parish who plan to provide a frozen turkey can sign up on the turkey list in Shoemaker Hall. If you can also roast your turkey and debone the meat, please indicate that when you sign up. For questions call Carolyn McLellan at 479 264 5969.
Reminder for individuals providing donated Turkeys and Pies (apple, pumpkin or pecan). Those donating frozen turkeys please drop them off by Tues Nov. 13, so those cooking Turkeys can pick them up and cook them by Friday. If cooking please return de-boned turkey and any drippings for gravy sometime on Friday Nov. 16 (leave in All Saints kitchen refrigerator) and before 10 AM on Sat. Nov. 17. Pies can also be delivered during the same time frame.
Thank you all to those who contribute to the annual community dinner offered by the Neighbor’s Table.

Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding Our Friendship with God.

Catherine will lead our next meeting of Practicing Prayer: Exploring and Expanding our Friendship with God. We will meet Sunday, November 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, in the Youth Room. Please join us. All are invited.

An Old-Fashioned Pounding

On Sunday, November 18th we are going to bless Bruce Moore with a “pounding’. As you are probably aware, Bruce experienced a house fire on July 14th that destroyed his kitchen as well as other damage. Giving a “pounding” is an old-fashioned way to help someone by stocking their pantry with non-perishable foods or cleaning supplies-a pound of this or a pound of that. Now that repairs are complete and Bruce has the house back together, we are blessed to be able to show him our gracious hospitality as described in our mission statement. Boxes will be available in Shoemaker Hall to collect items to present to Bruce on Nov. 18th.

Cooking Dinner for @TheTable

All are invited to cook dinner for @TheTable, which is All Saints’ new ministry for college students and young adults (20s-30s). They meet at the Garage Arcade for coffee and conversation the first Sundays of the month, but at All Saints’ church for dinner and discussion on the third Sundays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are invited to provide a simple meal (soup, salad, bread) for this small group of seekers. Sign up online with Sign Up Genius here to contribute a meal or contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.
Like us at “At The Table” on Facebook.
EYC November Events
There are two great opportunities for youth this November.
1. The entire All Saints’ EYC is invited to attend the Central Convocation Youth Lock-In from 7:00pm November 30th – 9:00am December 1st at St. Mark’s in Little Rock. Each youth is encouraged to bring either $10 OR a pack of diapers to donate. Contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com for more details or to register.
2. Youth in the 10th -12th grade are invited to attend Happening November 16th-18th at Christ Church in Little Rock. The weekend centers on the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, which are discussed in the atmosphere of joy, in a way that relates to the lives of today’s young people.  Click here for more information or contact RevMichaeleneMiller@gmail.com.

EYC Service Project

The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) of All Saints’ will be putting out collection boxes throughout the month of November to gather donated items for Christmas gift boxes that will be handed out at the Neighbors Table Christmas meal. Please help us collect the following items:
1. shoe boxes (to be used as gift boxes)
2. nonperishable individually wrapped snacks (e.g. slim jim/jerky, cracker snacks, protein or granola bars, gummy fruit snacks)
3. packs of gum
4. chapstick
5. travel size hygiene products (e.g. toothbrush/paste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, mouthwash, lotion, comb/hairbrush)
6. warm hats
7. warm scarves
8. warm gloves
9. warm socks
10. coloring books / large print puzzle books

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.
Nov. 11th: Personal Hygiene Items (Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Wet Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Hand Soap)
Nov. 18th: Toilet Paper
Nov. 25th: Detergent and Dish Soaps

Wednesday Night Eucharists

All are invited to join for Wednesday Night Eucharists. Services begin at 6:30pm and each week features a different style of worship, but most are candlelit services that provide a meditative worship experience. The first Wednesday of the month is a Eucharist with prayers for healing. The second is a Sung Evening Prayer and Eucharist. The third is a Celtic Eucharist, utilizing Trinitarian language and creation imagery. The fourth is a Taizé Eucharist, which features repetitive sung prayers.

Coffee with the Curate

Coffee with the Curate will not meet November 9th, 16th, or 23rd.
After the holidays, The Rev. Michaelene Miller will return to regularly being available at Midtown Coffee (407 N. Arkansas Ave) on Friday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am. Please drop by to chat. She would love to get to know you more and meet others in the community.
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Office File

The church office is in need of a lateral file in good working condition, preferably with three or four drawers. Our old cabinets are wearing out and need to be replaced. Contact Sherrie Cotton for more information. Thanks!!
Neighbors Table
Join us on Sat. November 17, 2018 for our Thanksgiving meal prepared by new Prospect Church from 12:00-1:00 PM. We are seeking donations of pies (apple, pumpkin or pecan) for dessert. Cooked Donated Turkeys should be dropped off, de-boned and with drippings between Friday (leave in kitchen refrigerator) and by 10 AM on Sat. morning.
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.
November 17 New Prospect Church. Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.   Donation of Pies for Dessert: Pumpkin, Pecan, or Apple will be appreciated.
 
November 24 Catherine Crews (AS Lead) Community Improvement Project Group with Chrystal and Leah. Beef Goulash, salad, bread and Dessert: TBA
 
December 1 Need Lead from AS. 2 Vol. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Tracy and Eva, need at least two more volunteers. Menu to be determined.
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:
Bernice Delabra and Family, Jack and Carol Lee, Herb, Michelle, Barbara Johnson, Mary Lu Garrett, Jim Tischhauser, Patrick, Jeannie McCabe, Tyler Faulkner, Henry Wilkinson, Mike Miller, Jacob Franks, Arthur Hastings, Edger McGee Jr., Gordon Cotton Jr., Kaitlin Fauria, Pam Van Horn, Christine Ivy, Isaac, Bill and Sheree Hodge, Jeanitta Head, Sarah Lee, Barbara Stoltz, The Kellner Family, Angel Zeimantz, Jeffrey Sherman, Kristin Reed.
 
Long Term Prayers:

Sandy Britt, Gib Bewley, Tom Munson, Robert Woods, Caleb Judd, Irene Thuston, William Gillum, Lillian Tweed, Anne Hartschlag, Donna Van Horn, Aaron Tackett.
Weekly Service Times
Sundays: Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Formation on Sundays: 9:15 am
Adult Sunday School 9:15 am
Children’s Sunday School 9:15 am
Kids Connection 10:15 am
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist 6:30 pm
Activities During the Week
Sunday:
EfM 12:30 pm
Practicing Prayer 4:30-5:30pm (Third Sunday)
Mondays:
 AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Tuesday:
 Healing Prayer by appointment
ACOA Meeting 8:00 am
Comfort Zone 12:30 (1st Tuesday)
Yoga 5:30 pm
Wednesday:
 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
Thursdays:
Practicing Prayer 6-7pm. (First Thurs.)
Courage to Heal 6:30 pm. (2nd and 4th Thurs.)
Fridays:
 Fit Girls 5:30 am
AA Meeting 12:00 noon
Saturday:
 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 http://www.allsaintsrussellville.org.
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