At All Saints' we offer ourselves to God and each other.
We are nourished by God's gifts to us through a wide variety of parish groups and activities. Here are some of our different ministries:
The Senior Choir and Junior Choir lead worship by singing God’s praises at our weekly 10 a.m. Sunday morning Eucharist in addition to Choral Evensong and other special services throughout the year. We are affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. Our organ is a three manual Baroque-style tracker organ, built in 1999 by G.F. Adams.
All Saints' has a Sunday School program for children pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. Nursery care is available for infants and toddlers. The younger grades use the "Weaving God's Promises" curriculum. Older children and youth use the Journey to Adulthood program. Our teachers are parish volunteers who have all been trained in "Safeguarding God's Children" - the Episcopal Church's program to prevent abuse of children in our care.
Adult Education Bible Study meets Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. in the Narthex of the Church. We gather to read and discuss a passage from the Bible and the way it can inform us and apply to our lives. During 2011 we are reading through the Gospel of Matthew. No prior experience is required - you don't even have to own a Bible! Just bring yourself, your questions and your thirst for God.
The Women's Book Group meets monthly in parishioners' homes to share impressions, questions and opinions about a wide range of books -
some fiction and some non-fiction. Even if you haven't read the book, you are always welcome to come for the friendship and conversation.
Parish Life Events
We celebrate our life together as we both rejoice and pray with one another. Various events throughout the year bring us together in fun and friendship.
Sunday School Ice Cream Social Welcome Sunday & Hot Dog Picnic
Annual Rummage Sale
The Blessing of the Animals
Argyle Fish & Chips
Community Art Show
Trunk or Treat
All Saints' Sunday Pot-Luck Lunch
Thanksgiving Day Worship, 10am
Theater Performance of "The Other Wise Man"
St. Nicholas Sunday
Parish Pot-Luck Supper
Epiphany Soup & Sandwich Lunch
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Maundy Thursday Agape Meal
Easter Egg Hunt
First Party of Easter
Acolytes at the ready!
Altar Guild sets up the altar for worship services, cares for the communion vessels and vestments and decorates the Church for special seasons.
Lectors and Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist in worship by reading aloud the Scripture passages, leading the Prayers of the People and administering the chalice.
Acolytes serve at the altar and carry the Cross and torches in processions. Boys and girls can begin serving when they reach seventh grade and above.
Ushers provide hospitality to the congregation by distributing the weekly service leaflets and act as stagehands to help the congregation move to Communion smoothly.
Counters/Tellers make an accounting of the Sunday collection.
The Prayer Chain is a group of people who commit to praying for the needs of parishioners and their concerns on a confidential and emergency basis.
Flowers Ministers deliver the Altar Flowers to sick or home-bound parishioners after the Sunday services.
Buildings and Grounds Crew exercise stewardship by attending to the condition and attractiveness of our physical plant and campus.
The Finance Committee works to oversee parish monies with sound business and stewardship practices.
The Fundraising Committee works on events that raise funds for the parish or for specific purposes. Our top three fundraisers are our annual Rummage Sale, BUNCO ladies night, and a tasty Argyle's Fish 'n Chips dinner.
All Saints' Episcopal Church - 15 Basking Ridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946 - Phone (908) 647–0067 - Fax (908) 647-7349