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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.

  Every autumn we pause to review our personal resources and pledge a portion our time, treasure and talent to support our church and its mission for the coming year.  For the next three weeks, pledge packets will be available in the Narthex at Messiah Lutheran and our Stewardship Team will be providing our members with information on the ways in which we hope to use our gifts and resources in the coming year.  This year’s stewardship letter has been attached for your...
  Big All Souls celebration on Sunday, Novemer 2.  In keeping with our annual tradition, we will welcome new members into the church during our morning worship and celebrate All Souls’ 11th birthday after the service with a potluck meal.  All are invited to bring their favorite dishes to the fellowship hall prior to our service.  Beverages and utensils will be provided. For questions, please contact Sharon Butler at sobebutler@comcast.net.
Please take note of two opportunities to either help at "home" or help our friends in the community. Sunday, November 9.  Atlee Yard Clean-Up and Garden Blessing Clean up at 3 pm. Bring your lawn rakes and help clean up.  Leaves will be put in a pile to be put in the garden in the spring, adding to much needed organic matter in the land. Blessing at 4:30 for EVERYONE that has worked or contributed to our garden this year.  We have had over 60 volunteers in the garden...
  Our annual party is this Sunday! Please join your church family in providing a meal and fun times for the children of the PPDC on Sunday, October 26, from 1 – 3 p.m.   The following items are needed: 2 one-gallon green HiC punch, 2 one-gallon orange HiC punch, some large bags of chips (potato, Doritos, Cheetos, etc.), 1 large vanilla ice cream (party-size) and toppings; Halloween cookies, 4 dozen goodie bags, Halloween candy (to put in the goodie bags!). If you are able to...