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.
By taking care of each other is the best way we can serve the common good.
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. If you have not previously participated
in a Zoom meeting, when you click on the link you will be asked to download the
Zoom app for your device, desktop, laptop, apple device, or android
device. This is a recurring meeting so the same link will work every
week. 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 and
comradery. Y’all come! Any questions, please email Deacon Bade: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Men’s Breakfast Zoom Meeting Click on the link below:
Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9 at 9am. It's a "BYOC" (bring your own coffee). Pastor Emilie Finn will be our "Zoom gatekeeper." She will provide a secure link from the allsaintsoncentral.org website. Feel free to check in with her at email@example.com.
"The Gathering to Grow" Home Study Group with Patrice & Lucian Taylor will host a summer session. Throughout the centuries, Christians met in intimate settings for prayer and community for good reasons. In a small setting you can share your struggles and ask hard questions. You can really know and be known, a very rare thing in a country where one in four of us have no one with whom to share important news. You can grow in your spiritual walk because you are accountable to other believers who care about you. It’s scary but it’s also a special gift, this type of connection. The members of the Gathering to Grow home study group have experienced this connection, even as we moved from meeting at home to sharing all our homes via Zoom.
Members of the Spring 2020 cohort were “amazed and grateful at how quickly and with such open arms” they were welcomed. They found group meetings “thought provoking and enlightening” and “are grateful to have the Gathering” as a support in difficult times. They welcome you to join them this summer, as do Lucian and Patrice. On the second and fourth Monday’s of June, July, and August we will gather via Zoom from 7:00pm-8:30pm for fellowship, study, and Compline. Please join us by emailing Patrice at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1. In gathering, we all grow.