On Sunday, March 31, we're excited to welcome
writer Sophfronia Scott and her now fourteen-year-old son Tain Gregory to All Saints'. After Tain's best friend was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, they co-authored the book,
This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World
, to share how their journey of faith with the people of Trinity Episcopal Church gave them strength to endure their most challenging days. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the forum, and I encourage parents and 6th through 12th grade youth to read it together this season. Sophfronia will be our preacher-teacher at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services and she will join Simon for a Rector's Forum in Ellis Hall at 10:20 a.m. that youth and adults are encouraged to attend.
Brunch at Park Tavern at 12:45pm
Sophfronia and Tain have graciously accepted an invitation to join us for brunch at Park Tavern with the spring "Parenting with God" class after the Rector's Forum on Sunday. We have a few extra seats for any youth and parents who would like join us. Please RSVP to Rev. Zack to claim your spot!
Friday Night Attic Invasion & LOCK-IN
Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm to Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm
All middle schoolers are invited to join us for a Friday Night Attic Invasion and Lock-In. We'll be hanging in the Attic all night for dinner, games, a movie, and a late-night Eucharist. The next morning, we'll wake up and eat a hearty breakfast, then join the rest of the youth, as well as volunteers of all ages, for Better the Block, to help clean up and beautify the church campus for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Make sure to bring a sleeping bag and pillow and some clothes that you can work outside in. Pick up after lunch at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 13.
Hunger Walk Run
Sunday, April 28, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Join over 200 youth from our Diocese for a special youth-led Eucharist followed by the Hunger Walk Run. Meet in the Attic at 9:00am for a ride to the World Congress Center (or meet us there at 9:45am), where we'll have breakfast together beforehand. The cost is $25 to register and $10 to get lunch at the food trucks after. Make sure to wear some comfortable shoes and clothes for walking.
Counselor Applications are Open for atlSERVE on June 23-27
If you want to know what it's like, ask any of these young people pictured here who served last summer.