Right now, while in-person gatherings are discouraged, please call friends and family to check in with one another. Particularly, check in on those who are not comfortable online or have Internet access. Not everyone texts. So be conscious of your loved ones' preferred method of communication.
For those battling any form of mental illness, be it anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, etc. times like these can be truly overwhelming. We may be required to physically distance ourselves from others, but we need to keep in contact in any other ways we can. So call, text, FaceTime, Skype, use social media, send a card, whatever, but keep in touch, especially with those you know are also battling other issues. We all need to know there are people out there who care about us right now.
Taking care of each other is the best way we can serve the
Loneliness is a struggle for everyone right now and recent surveys
indicate that almost half of Americans are having feelings of depression or
anxiety as the effects of social distancing drain our spirits. All Saints’
developed an educational brochure to help you and the people you care
about manage loneliness in the midst of pandemic.
In it you will find ideas for addressing loneliness when life requires us to
stay apart from each other. We also invite you to explore the Loneliness in America Project for other
resources and education. Loneliness has been a significant problem in the
United States for many years but the pandemic of 2020, and the self-isolating
behavior it forced on us, makes this distressing state of mind an almost
GATHERING TO GROW
New year, fresh start. Time for a Covid mental and
spiritual reset? Join the Gathering to Grow family! Find out why G2G makes such
a difference in people’s lives. Alumni say:
“It’s something very personal and hope-giving.”
“I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this group.”
“I always find readings thought-provoking and
“This is something very special.”
“I am so amazed and grateful at how quickly and with such
open arms and seeming no reservations you both whole-heartedly welcomed me.”
Lucian Taylor and Deacon Patrice Taylor are delighted to
introduce the Spring 2021 session of Gathering to Grow starting Monday evening,
February 1, at 6:30pm. First and third Mondays for six virtual sessions via
Zoom. The dates are February 1, 15, March 1, 15, April 5, 19.
We will spend this Covid winter, Lent, and Easter
together and, as always, walk life’s journey in community through pray,
laughter, and learning. Lucian plans a fascinating bible study during which we
will explore the idea of new beginnings by looking at the creation stories in
Genesis, the Gospel of John, and Revelation. So start this new year with a new
opportunity for community! Contact Deacon Patrice at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, January 27 to sign up.
Virtual Men's Breakfast NOW EVERY THURSDAY
Deacon Bade invites the All Saints’ men to come together for
a Virtual Men’s Breakfast on Zoom every Thursday at 8am. To join on the day, click on the link to Join the Men’s Breakfast Zoom Meeting below. Join us when you are able. Bring your favorite coffee mug,
tea cup, and breakfast; be that fruit, toast, or fried eggs and sizzling
bacon. There is no agenda for the gathering, just friendly conversation. Questions, please email Deacon Bade: email@example.com. To
Join the Men’s Breakfast Zoom Meeting Click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87120792718?pwd=aWgxV2VyN2VWRlBPV1dobklOWm1ZZz09
Virtual Women's Breakfast NOW EVERY FRIDAY
All women of All Saints' are invited to join the All Saints' Women's Breakfast group every Friday at 9:30am on Zoom. The meeting is BYOC (bring your own coffee)! Simply click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89979883593?pwd=bWYyRFQ0MU1zVTd0MTg0a0ExWmFyZz09
and follow the instructions on your screen to join the meeting! (If prompted, you may need to enter the Meeting ID: 899 7988 3593 or Password: 411001).Questions?, contact Pastor Emilie Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org.