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All Saints’ is in Russellville, Arkansas, in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. With a population of approximately 30,000 Russellville is home to Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas Nuclear One, the states’ only nuclear power generating facility. The community is nestled on the Arkansas River beside the shores of Lake Dardanelle, a 40,000-acre reservoir. The Ozark Mountains are to the north and the Ouachita Mountains are to the south.

All Saints’ was originally admitted into union with the Diocese of Arkansas as a mission in 1917, but existed for only a few years. In 1942, the mission congregation emerged again and in the late 1940s, the Rev. John Maury Allin held services in private homes. On May 5, 1955, All Saints’ was again admitted into union with the Diocese of Arkansas. In 1976, All Saints’ moved from mission to parish status. The church has been in its current location since August 1991. All Saints’ currently has 230 active members, with an average Sunday attendance of 80 in-person and an additional 30 online viewers.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Easter 2022

There are many churches in the river valley, and All Saints’ prays for its sister churches weekly. We partner with Central Presbyterian, New Prospect Baptist Church and First Christian Church for a weekly hot meal ministry and the Loaves & Fishes pantry. We also participate in an ecumenical prayer group that meets monthly to pray for peace in our community, the country, and the world. Ongoing financial support is provided to Help Network, a local charity founded with support from All Saints. Additionally, utility, gas and food assistance are distributed at the church to individuals in need, supported through clergy discretionary funds.

July 3 Parish Picnic

Our hopes for the future include a desire to further respond to community needs, to expand youth and young adult ministries, to continue our initiatives toward creation care, and to offer worship that is inclusive and diverse.

We are seeking a person who demonstrates the following strengths and characteristics:

Leadership – the ability to help us develop strong vestry and lay leaders, to work with the vestry in setting the church’s vision

To guide and support us in finding new ways to do outreach and to help us understand how God is calling us to do more

To demonstrate pastoral care and relational ministry

To recognize the gifts and skills present in the laity of All Saints’ and empower our ministries

To be faithful to our Anglican tradition and do worship well; someone who is energetic and creative in liturgical expression

Our search has begun. As we discern our sense of call, we ask God’s blessing and guidance.

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