All Saints' Church Weekly E-News
Friday, December 6, 2019
Happy St. Nicholas Day! Check out the video below from National Geographic to learn more about the roots of the Santa we see all over during this time of year.
In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to the heavenly country where with...."
During the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, we will be celebrating with Eucharistic Prayer B. This prayer includes the line, “In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with ______________and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters…” 

During these seasons, Paul will include the names of saints from the Episcopal liturgical calendar. If you want to know more about the saints named go to this web site: 

The lives of the saints provide hope and encouragement as we continue our Christian walk on this side of eternity. We invite you to learn more about these saints as part of your own devotional life. Check out today's article about Nicholas, Bishop of Myra- St Nick. 
Women's Fellowship will gather TONIGHT, Friday, December 6
women's fellowship
The Women's Fellowship will gather TONIGHT (Friday, Dec. 6) at the home of the Fran Hutchinson - 20 Horace Road in Belmont. We start at 7:00 pm with refreshment and fellowship, and then will spend some time in study and prayer. If you need a ride be in touch with Cheryl Minor in the Parish Office.
Problem of Pain Book Study continues THIS Sunday, December 8
After the 10:00 am service.
This fall we are reading and discussing C.S. Lewis’ classic work, The Problem of Pain . In  The Problem of Pain , Lewis examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” The study, facilitated by Judi Nichols, will meet after the 10 am service on: Dec. 8, and Dec. 15. Please read chapters 7 & 8 in preparation for December 8. Study questions and summaries of each chapter are now available on the website: http://www.allsaintsbelmont.org/christian-formation/adult/
An Advent of Kindness
Join all of us at All Saints' in spreading kindness, just one small act at a time, throughout the season of Advent. 
 
During this time of conflict and polarization in our world, we can make a difference. Download a kindness calendar for the season of Advent below and send your stories of how this has changed you on our Facebook Page!

  • Follow this link to download your Advent of Kindness Calendar!
Donations toward Christmas Greens & Flowers now being collected.
Greening the church
Every year we fill the Church with greens and flowers for the celebration of Christmas. We collect donations toward the effort in memory of loved ones.

This year you can give using Tithe.ly , All Saints' online giving platform. Choose "Christmas Greens and Flowers" and make a gift. Then send Cheryl an email with the names you would like printed in the service leaflet.

You can also use traditional envelopes. Members received them in the mail this week, and there are extras on the table in the Clark Street Vestibule - just opposite our new Lift.

Join us Saturday, December 22 for the Greening of the Church at 9:00 am
Matthew Peterson builds new Stable for the Holy Family
for his Eagle Scout Project.
We are thrilled to share the news that the Holy Family on our front lawn has a new, cozier stable to live in during the season of Advent and Christmas. For years they have had to stand out in the elements (often getting buried in cold snow!). But now, Matthew Peterson and his Boy Scout Troop have gifted them with a new home!

Thank you Matthew for making this your Eagle Scout project!
Is your pledge for 2019 up to date?
As we head into the final weeks of the year, please make sure you complete your pledge payments for 2019. Giving statements were sent out at the end of the third quarter, but if you need a more up to date statement feel free to email Cheryl in the Parish Office at revcheryl.minor@gmail.com.

Remember, in addition to traditional envelopes/checks, you can also give using our new online giving platform, Tithe.ly. Follow THIS LINK to set up your gift now!
The Vestry is planning to spend January - May collecting input to help them with strategic planning for the future of All Saints'.
Strategic planning has begun at the Vestry level. We have spent the few months talking and dreaming up a process to use and have chosen five questions to help guide the work.

Follow this link to read more!