We will gather at the All Saints’ Ministry Center for a time of fellowship with cookies and cider and then depart to carol in the community. We’ll sing for those who are in places that keep them from joining a faith community in worship. Let us know you plan to participate here.
We will have one combined worship service on Sunday, December 16 at 10:30am. The All Saints’ choir, children and youth choir and a chamber orchestra will help us join our voices with the angels who lead us through the holy season of Advent, singing songs of hope and peace. Through familiar carols, Scripture and meditations, we will recall and retell God’s glory known by Christ’s birth.
Families will gather at the Ministry Center to prepare for the season of Advent. For a small cost ($20/family), families will be able to create a homemade Advent Wreath, an Advent Journal, and a Jar of Blessings, all of which may be used throughout December to anticipate the arrival of our Savior. In addition to these fun crafts, we will have a delicious snack, sing a few Advent hymns, and have a photo booth where families may dress up in costume! For our littlest saints, childcare will also be available. This morning is sure to be a great chance for families to practice Advent together at home in approachable and engaging ways. Be sure to register here before Sunday, November 25!
For the past five years, All Saints' and community members have cooked and shared a meal with the students of AMI Kids, an alternative high school in Southeast Raleigh. This year, we invite your participate in the following ways:
1. Donate canned goods that can be sent home with the students for their Thanksgiving meal. Bring canned goods to the Ministry Center during the week or to the Sanctuary on Sunday, November 18th.
2. Volunteer to cook in preparation or serve on the day of the meal. Sign up here.
3. Support this opportunity financially. Donated monies go toward the meal shared with students and the boxes of food that they will take home.
Join us for our combined Commitment Sunday worship service at 10:30am, followed by lunch together on the grounds with food trucks and then consecration of our new playground.
On Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 am, children who are in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade (and their parents) are invited to our annual ConneXion Kick Off in the Ministry Center!
ConneXion Kick Off is a chance for us to meet new friends in our new classes, enjoy light fare together, and be prepared for a wonderful year of ConneXion. Children and parents will meet the ConneXion teachers, learn about the structure of ConneXion, and have lots of fun as well! Questions are always welcome - just email Reed at email@example.com
This is sure to be a wonderful year, so why not start it off right by celebrating with us?!
Moms, dads, grandparents, sons, daughters, aunts, and uncles: Everyone can sing!
During the months of June and July, singers of all ages are welcome to join the All Saints' Choir rehearsals at 9:30 am - 10:15 am on Sunday mornings. We will rehearse the music for that Sunday, and no prior rehearsal or experience is necessary! Singing in the Friends and Family Choir this summer is a great way to get a feel for choir at All Saints'. If fact, it might be so fun that you decide to come back and sing with us this fall!
Drawing on accessible music from many traditions, each Sunday's rehearsal will be a relaxed and enjoyable way to deepen your life of faith with other's at All Saints. Come be a part of this intergenerational choir!
Email Rozanna with any questions.
With a mission to make the love of Christ visible through the practices of hospitality, responsible care for the earth, and meaningful fellowship that strengthens the community, Chestnut Ridge is bringing their program to All Saints' this summer for a five-day camp experience.
On July 9-13 and for grades 1-7 (the youngest campers must have completed kindergarten before camp), campers will be on-site at All Saints' UMC led by volunteers and Camp Chestnut Ridge staff in outdoor education and activities, group games, and faith-based learning. The cost of the week is $135 and includes lunch and snacks. Registration is open here for both volunteers and campers with limited spots. Scholarship info is available on request.
For more questions about camp, contact Pastor Laura.
Immokalee will be a five-day team effort with Soapstone UMC , partnership with Lakeland UMC and the Florida UMC Disaster Ministry to help respond to hurricane damage in the Immokalee area. This region suffered incredible damage from Hurricane Irma and the physical needs are still great for years to come. Our time in Florida will be spent repairing, cleaning, and helping out as directed by the FLUMC Disaster Ministry. The cost of the trip is $350.
For trip participants and their families: Vans are leaving Monday (June 25th) at 7am from Soapstone UMC. Everyone should arrive by 6:30am to pack and will get assigned a van. We should arrive in FL by 8:30pm pending stops to eat and bathroom breaks. The daily schedule will be determined by Disaster Relief Staff. We are returning Saturday (June 30th) to Soapstone UMC by 9pm.
IMPORTANT: Film is free, but please RSVP here.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Partnering with Autobell Carwash, All Saints’ Preschool has gift cards for sale at $20 each. Our goal is to raise $1,000 for preschool staffing, supplies, and playground equipment.
These are sold online and in person on Sundays from preschool volunteers after worship for five weeks. These gift cards are useable at any Autobell location, with the closest at 2710 Godley Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603.
Thanks for your support! For any preschool information, please contact the Director, Christen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the Easter season, All Saints’ will offer a time to sit with scripture and respond through the visual arts, led by Amy B. Fetzer, the Artist-in-Residence at Soapstone UMC.
Amy will help us to create a journal response to our lectionary readings, connecting to the generous offering of God's full hospitality extended to us in Word. We'll read the selection aloud, noticing details and the images on our hearts and then work contemplatively in watercolor wash, collage, and written word, creating a response - a landmark - honoring how God is at work in us, being present and in community with the Holy Spirit. We will share these responses, in our small group, allowing God to speak through our sharing as the Spirit moves.
Please RSVP as spots are limited. The course will be weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm, beginning April 17 and ending May 22nd. Childcare is available, upon request.