It has been a very busy week at All Saints’. Thank you to everyone who helped make our Kick-off Brunch such a fun and inspiring time! Special thanks to our choir for their rendition of Mark Miller’s anthem “Draw the Circle Wide.” [Some of you who’ve been in the area for a while may recognize Mark’s name; he’s a 1985 graduate of Watchung Hills High School, recently inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.] And a particular thanks to Vicky Ribon for having her dance troupe “God’s Glory in Motion” come and perform for us!
And our Fish and Chips Dinner was a huge success! We sold out all 250 dinners that Argyle’s brought (and that was with only 150 in pre-sales). There were many, many people from the wider community who may have never been to All Saints’ before and came away with a favorable impression. Two Girl Scout troops helped us serve and run orders, many parishioners and staff worked really hard. We know there were a few kinks, but for a first-time event all went really well. We made at least $1200 for the parking lot. Very special thanks to Kimberly Celeste and her crew! Good job, team!
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It’s Here: the All Saints' Men’s Group!Saturday,May 7, 8-9 amin the Parish House. Come share coffee, doughnuts and an hour of fellowship on Saturday before the weekend to-do list kicks in! Questions? Speak to John McGrath.
Mother’s Day – At all services on Sunday we will have special prayers for our mothers and flowers for them. Also, at coffee hour after the 10 am service the Men of All Saints’ will be hosting the refreshments (organized by John McGrath). Please bring bagels, fruit salad, muffins, juice, etc. Thanks!
Communion Classes – (day/date correction) for children in Grades 1 or 2. Monday, May 9 and 16 at 4 pm in the Rath House. This is an important part of our children’s Christian education. They will then be recognized on June 5 at the 10 am service for completing the class. To enroll your child please speak to Mother Vicki.
Spring Clean-up Day, May 14, 9 am -12 noon. Pleae come and give an hour to help the grounds ready for spring and summer. There will also be inside projects, if you prefer, and things kids can do. Bring wheelbarrows, rakes (both leaf and garden), pole saws, clippers, blowers, shovels, weed whackers, etc. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Questions? Speak to Tom Day (973-615-1341.
Women’s Book Group May 27 at 7:30 in the Rath House. This month’s book is Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan. It’s a fictionalized account of the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick. Come for an evening of good conversation and fellowship.
Community Forum: Raising Spiritually Healthy Kids – Wednesday, May 18, 7:30-9 pm in the Parish Hall. The presenters will be Vicki McGrath and Beth Sciaino. Come for inspiration and conversation on your parenting journey. The approach to the evening will be open to parents of all faith commitments – not just Christian, and not just Episcopalian. Bring a friend or family member.
Bunco! Friday evening, May 20 in the Parish Hall. It’s a fun and easy dice game that you can play while you socialize. $20 donation, with proceeds going to All Saints’. Reserve your spot now, as space is limited. Contact Nancy Mink or Wendy DiSarno with questions.
Beth’s Ordination as a Deacon – June 4! Our seminarian Beth Sciaino will be ordained as a transitional deacon (last step before priesthood) on June 4 at 10 am in Trinity and St. Phillip’s Cathedral in Newark – and we are all invited. Plan to come and support Beth – and wear something red!
Summer Programs for Kids:
Christian Arts Camp – June 27-July 1, 9 am-12 noon, for children age 4-Grade 4. Arts and crafts, music, drama/games, snacks, Bible stories. Theme for the week is “Fruits of the Spirit.” Cost is $40 per child; $35 for 2 or more children per family. We’ll also need teen and adult volunteers. Questions? Speak to Dr. Jody or Mother Vicki.
Summer Saints Musical Theater – July 11-15, 9 am-2 pm, for kids Grades 5-9 (completed). Singing, acting, props, making costumes and sets for a production of “Table for 5000.” The cost is $60 for the week and includes lunch. There is a $10 discount for kids who volunteer to help with Christian Arts Camp. Participation is limited to the first 25 sign-ups. Dr. Jody will direct the program and can answer any questions you have.
Registration forms for both programs will be on-line at www.allsaintsmillington.org and paper copies in the Narthex next week.
And save the following dates:
Pentecost Pageant and Parish Picnic – June 12
Car Wash – June 18
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God of your goodness,
Give me yourself, for you are enough for me….
And if I ask anything less
I shall never be in want,
For only in you have I all.
- Dame Julian of Norwich, 14th Century