Advent and Christmas are often difficult for those who are grieving alone, struggling through change, and wondering when God's light will pierce the darkness of their lives. This worship service creates a quiet, comforting place where Christ can nurture hope in your despair, faith in your doubt, and love in your loneliness.
Confirmation at All Saints’ will begin February 25 and meet for four weeks over the next month. It also includes an overnight retreat at Camp Don Lee on March 2-4 and a Sunday worship celebration on April 15. Confirmation is limited to 7-9th grade students and capped at 10 participants.
The parent meeting on January 21st will go over the class, requirements, and expectations for Confirmation 2018. It's also the deadline for registration. Click here for more info on Confirmation.
AS' Youth Group will be traveling to Lake Junaluska for a weekend of ski and retreating! We'll be joining in with hundreds of other students from the area to worship, ski, and eat together for one February weekend. The cost is $275/person which includes all lodging, traveling, ski expenses, and food (except for two meals on the road).
Caring for families and parents alike, All Saints' will be hosting "Parent's Night Out" on Friday, February 9th. Our nursery staff, along with volunteers, will host 20 children (birth-8th grade students) allowing parents to go out for a pre-St. Valentine's Day dinner date!
Cost is $10/child which goes towards materials and food.
Register here by February 4th.
To raise money for playground equipment, All Saints' is hosting a fundraiser race for elementary-aged children, families, and volunteers of all ages.
On March 3, registered racers will run, bike, and/or skate around around the loop at our campus in 30 minute waves while sponsors and supporters cheer them on.
The goal is to raise $2,500 that morning for an outdoor play area to be built at our new church. Registration begins December 31st for racers, volunteers, and sponsors.
Message Cody for more info.
Immokalee will be a five-day team effort with Soapstone UMC and 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 trip will require two mandatory training sessions beforehand. Participants must be rising 9th graders or older. The cost of the trip is $350 and the registration deadline is Jan 7, 2018. This trip is perfect for high school students and adults looking for a deeper opportunity to serve.
Asheville will be an unforgettable week serving with the homeless in the heart of downtown Asheville. This is a great chance to meet and truly befriend those who are without homes or marginalized and understand life in a very different context than RDU. It's also an opportunity to break down stereotypes and barriers between material wealth and poverty, and in their place, to find genuinely deep, faith-based relationships.
Carolina Cross Connection has partnered with local groups and organizations of Asheville, chief among them, the Haywood Street Congregation, a unique church of homeless and housed alike. Our week will be spent working, learning, and living alongside the people involved and impacted by this ministry. Participants must have completed sixth grade. Cost of trip is $350. This trip would be perfect for families!
On our church's tenth anniversary, we'll be gathering together at the church for a campout!
For $20 per camp spot, everyone is invited to spend the night grilling, gaming, and watching an outdoor movie together. This would be perfect for families of all ages and for a quick getaway in town. This will be our first fundraiser for our playground and courtyard area!
A few FAQ:
- It's BYO food, beverage, and gear; just like a regular campout! But we'll have a giant grill, power/electricity, and indoor plumbing as well.
- If you'd like to hangout, rather than the overnight, that's great!
- We’ll be watching a big outdoor movie, as well as guided walk to see the gravestones at the cemetery!
- Check in starts @4pm (Friday)/Check out is @11am (Saturday)
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
For questions, email Cody. Registration is below:
Runners and walkers (ages 8+) are invited to trek the annual twenty obstacle, 5k route through Camp Rockfish’s 486 acres. This is a great trail run for multiple ability levels and for families to do together! Proceeds for the race go to support their Campership fund.
Registration is still available for day of race!
Contact Cody for details.
A representative from Carolina Cross Connection will visit All Saints' on Sunday, August 6th (6-7pm) for a pre-trip meeting about two potential 2018 summer mission trips. Both of these opportunities, and the meeting, will be open to the entire congregation.
Celebrating a new season of Common Tables and gathering people into communion, All Saints' will be hosting a cookout at the church on August 5th. Everyone is invited; in or out of a Common Table is no problem! We'll provide the hamburgers and hotdogs; we ask that you sign up and bring a side item or drinks on The City.
You probably knew that the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the planet. But did you know that the Sea of Galilee was also the lowest freshwater lake on Earth as well? What about Israel is about the same size as New Jersey? Or that Jerusalem has been captured and recaptured 44 different times?
In preparing for our January 2018 pilgrimage, join the Saints' for two times (Sunday at 12pm, and Monday, the 17th at 7pm) with a visual tour through important historical and modern sites of Israel-Palestine. For questions, contact Cody.
For four incredibly fun-filled days in June, Lake Junaluska will be hosting twenty All Saints' 6-7th grade students and adult volunteers. Not your typical week at church camp, this trip will be filled with surprises, adventures, and unforgettable moments in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
You probably knew that the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the planet. But did you know that the Sea of Galilee was also the lowest freshwater lake on Earth as well? What about Israel is about the same size as New Jersey? Or that Jerusalem has been captured and recaptured 44 different times? In preparing for our January 2018 pilgrimage, join the Saints' for a three times/once a month visual tour through important historical and modern sites of Israel-Palestine. For questions, contact Cody.
Join us for our rescheduled Church Workday. We will work on cleaning up and tending to our church yard and landscaping, training any willing to take a turn at cutting the grass and various other projects. All skill and ability levels welcome. Please bring workgloves, rakes, shovels and wheelbarrow as able.
Looking to spruce up, tend to, and keep our church top notch, All Saints' will be having a Spring Cleaning session on Saturday, May 13th. We'll be finishing a few maintenance projects on the building and grounds surrounding the church. We need about 30 volunteers of all ages to help out.
For questions, send Bill a message.
In late January 2018, All Saints' is looking to take a 12-day trip to Israel-Palestine. This journey will split the majority of time between Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, and Bethlehem. We'll be reviewing the itinerary, answering questions, and learning about the Holy Lands!
For more info, contact Cody.
Ask questions, learn about, and hear what's happening in 2017 with youth, children, and families at All Saints'.
This meeting will be online via Facebook Live, which will allow viewers to comment and interact in real time. If you cannot attend, the video will be posted afterwards.
Continuing with tradition, AS' students and volunteers will be heading to Appalachia for a weekend of mountainside adventure. We'll be staying in two rental cabins; one for high school students and the other for middle school. *Registration is closed and a waitlist has started.
For more info, click here.
Bring your rollers and join us as we serve alongside our sisters and brother whose church buildings were severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew. We’ll be helping Branch St. UMC in Lumberton restore their sanctuary and worship space. For more info, contact Pastor Laura.
For anyone in or out of a Common Table, we’re having a holiday party! We'll be sharing and celebrating our communion with one another as well as highlighting what's to come in 2017. A few more details:
- Food, drinks, and childcare will be provided.
- Come check out the new Ministry Center!
- Christmas tunes will be sung loudly and proudly.
- For questions, send me a message!