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A warm home.  Astonishingly, there are many homes in our backyard whose owners lack this basic need.  The All Souls community went out to winterize some homes for the coming cold.  Check out our project pictures and see what else All Souls does to serve as Jesus taught us.

All Souls Blessing of the Animals

Responding to God, the Community, and the World

All Souls Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville VAAll Souls Episcopal Church believes in doing. Time is set aside to give of our talents and resources in meaningful and material, ways. All Souls parishioners provide and take sack lunches to the homeless, help with clean-up at various local sites, work with shelter animals, visit with convalescing patients, do yard work at local schools, and help to winterize homes in the area.  In the past two years, through our community garden, we donated over three thousands pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries.

Other projects include mentoring and teaching at a nearby elementary school, taking part in Habitat for Humanity build days, and assisting with monthly ARC-sponsored dances in the community. We have a  yearly Blessing of the Animals, and many of our members take part in CARITAS hosting. Members who are unable to participate in some of the more physical activities, still support the work of the parish by providing food and drink, and through enthusiastic encouragement.

At All Souls, we serve as Jesus taught us. Our membership is actively engaged in the community, and in carrying out the Christian mission of God's hands on earth. We are an Episcopal congregation, celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, and the fellowship of believers, motivating each other to acts of love and good works. We welcome you to our faith-based community.

  Congratulations ~ To our eight members who were confirmed or who reaffirmed their baptismal vows: Riley, Blake, Sean and Tracy Vail-Rhodes, Rodney Williams, Emmy Brown, Margaret Marsh and Julie Messick.  We are grateful to Bishop Goff for remaining with us after the service for fellowship & conversation.  A special thanks to Carol Sutton-Abaire for partnering with Vicar Amelie in preparing and presenting our confirmation classes. 
August 31:  Months with a 5th Sunday are special at All Souls.  In addition to Holy Eucharist Rite II, there is time to ask and pray for healing. Come join us.  
There is still time for YOUR ITEMS to be added to the GIGANTIC YARD SALE  - Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6. Friday - 2 - 7 PM Saturday - 7 a - 2 pm   DONATED ITEMS may be placed in the center of the Atlee House porch anytime from now until the sale...the sooner the better.  Please try to sort them by category in boxes or containers before placing them on the porch.  Also, we are in need of clothes hangers, paper bags of all sizes with handles, and...
31 - Number of trips to food banks 46 - Number of people that have worked the garden this year 812- Number of pounds of food donated so far 1000's - Number of people served with our food donation 1 - Number of people that will make a difference in our work in the garden this week - YOU.    Picking days are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 pm.   We Hope You Will Come And Help.