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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.

Service and Holy Eucharist, followed by fellowship and Faith Formation for all ages. If you are new to All Souls, we are currently asking ourselves to identify what we enjoy most about All Souls.  If you visit, you will find people willing to share  what makes All Souls such a special place.  Here is a small sampling of some of the responses given on a reccent survey: I feel like we’re all one big family.  We all take care of each other and are willing to do...
  The vestry committee is pleased to announce Denise Smith and Sean Vail-Rhodes were elected at our Annual Meeting as the new members of the class of 2018.  The vestry is grateful to Donald Brown who also graciously agreed to run for election.  Please join the vestry in expressing your gratitude for our outgoing vestry members, Dorothy DeJong, who has served these past two years as Senior Warden, and Don Alexander, who stepped in this year to fill a vacant position.  We have...
Faith Formation will begin on January 14 with a continuation of our Study of the Gospel of Matthew.  At that time we will resume our usual programming with Centering Prayer at 6:00 p.m., followed by a hearty soup and salad bar supper at 6:30 and our discussion group at 7:15.  You are welcome to attend any or all of these offerings.  We will continue with our study of the book of Matthew. For questions, please contact Vicar Amelie.  
  The Shelves are Empty! ~ MCEF Food Closet is out of food.  Please help out by bringing food to church this Sunday and putting in the shopping cart.  Thanks!  Particularly needed are: Canned meats such as Tuna and Chicken; Jars of Spaghetti Sauce; Pasta; Canned Fruit and Vegetables; Soup; Cereal; and Baked Beans. Volunteers needed at Northside Baptist Loaves and Fishes Program ~ This amazing feeding program operates with a small group of dedicated volunteers, but more are...