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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.

  Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, Rutland Shopping Center~ Please join us for this event and bring your animals. It is a great opportunity to meet our neighbors and show them what it is like to be a member of All Souls Church.  There will be a pet parade and special prizes for our animals and guests.  We can still use volunteers to assist with the ceremony and awards.  If you are able to help, please contact Sharon Butler at
  Middle and High School youth are invited to attend youth group Sunday, October 12, at the Atlee House from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  We have an exciting year ahead of us, including plans for a mission trip to Detroit this summer with the youth of Messiah Lutheran! (Check out the link on you tube: For more information contact Andy Crane or Greg Haynes.
    Our Wednesday evening study and fellowship programming continues Oct. 1 with Centering Prayer at 6:00 p.m., followed by a soup and potluck salad bar supper at 6:30 and our Discussion group at 7:00.  We will be studying the Gospel of Matthew, using the Interpretation Bible Study guide by Alyce McKenzie to assist us in our discussions. This week’s discussion will cover chapters 1 & 2. The book can be purchased on for a very reasonable price.  Amelie...
  October 17-19 Deadline for signing up is Sept 28th Deposit of 1/2 amount is due by Oct 1st Space is limited, get your registration form and deposit in to Bev as soon as possible ShrineMont is a time and place for the All Souls family to come together… Travel the long & winding road to Orkney Springs and just let it be… Rest, relaxation, fun, peace, adventure, getting to know your family, and did we say fun?? ShrineMont Magical Mystery Tour