All Saints' Episcopal Church - 15 Basking Ridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946 - Phone (908) 647–0067 - Fax (908) 647-7349
All Saints' Millington
Our Programs & Ministries
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:
Altar Guild sets up the altar for worship services, cares for the communion vessels and vestments and decorates the Church for special seasons.
Lectors read aloud the first Scripture lesson, and sometimes lead the Psalm, during worship.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist in worship by reading the second Scripture lesson, leading the Prayers of the People, administering the chalice, and sometimes leading Morning Prayer.
Acolytes serve at the altar and carry the Cross in processions. Boys and girls can begin serving when they reach seventh grade and above.
Ushers provide hospitality to visitors and the congregation by distributing the weekly service leaflets, and act as stagehands to help the congregation move to Communion smoothly.
Adult Choir supports the congregation in worship in the hymns, psalms, and service music. They also offer a prepared choral piece each week, September – June. The choir rehearses Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Junior Choir for boys and girls in Grade 2 and older rehearse Tuesdays at 5:15 pm and sings an anthem at the 10 am service several times a month.
Hand bell Choir prepares a piece and plays in worship several times a season. Rehearsals are often Sunday after Church, as needed.
Instrumental Music is offered by parishioners who play different kinds of instruments. Director of Music Alison Siener Brown is always happy to have others share their musical gifts and talents.
Counters/Tellers make an accounting of the Sunday collection and prepare it for deposit.
The Finance Committee works to oversee parish monies with sound business and stewardship practices. They meet monthly, the second Tuesday of the month.
Buildings & Grounds is a group of volunteers who keep up with the many needs of our physical plant. We need all skill levels and interest – everything from changing light bulbs to painting and light carpentry.
Gardening is a way of beautifying our grounds and caring for God’s creation. Our gardeners pay attention to the parish flower beds, planters, etc. Lawn care and leaves are contracted to a professional service.
Rummage Sale is our largest fund-raiser (and fun-raiser) of the year. The sale is held in September, and we prepare for it in August. We always need rummage sorters, pricers, bakers, sellers, and people to set up and clean up.
Fish ‘n Chips for our wider community is a fund-raising dinner once or twice a year, catered by Argyle of Kearny. Volunteers set up, clean up, bake desserts, serve tables and pack take-out bags.
Fundraising ideas and efforts are always welcome! There is not currently a group or committee doing this, but we’d love you to take it on!
Boutique Shop is a new idea (October 2017) taking shape. So far the vision looks like this: a parish gift shop open once or twice a week selling boutique items from the Rummage Sale, hand-crafted gifts, and some simple books and materials for meditation.