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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.

Following our service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, we will gather outdoors at the picnic area for a potluck picnic and introduction of this year’s opportunities for ministry at All Souls.  Bring your favorite covered dish.  Water, tea, lemonade and utensils will be provided.
  To mark the beginning of a new academic and program year, we invite our members, young and old, to bring their backpacks and brief cases to be blessed during our Sunday morning service of Holy Eucharist at Messiah Lutheran.  Back to school, everyone! School Supplies Needed – Basic elementary school supplies may be donated for the students of JEB Stuart Elementary School of Fendall Avenue in Richmond from now until the end of September. Donated school supplies may be placed in...
  Basic elementary school supplies may be donated for the students of JEB Stuart Elementary School of Fendall Avenue in Richmond from now until the end of September. Donated school supplies may be placed in a labeled collection box in the lobby of Messiah Lutheran Church or on the screened porch of Atlee House.  Pencils, composition books and sturdy pocket folders for students' papers will be greatly appreciated by the school community in a neighborhood coping with the issues of...
  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