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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.

Lay minister Don Alexander will deliver a message on the role of doubt in faith at our 9:30 service. Don's message is inspired by story of Thomas in the Gospel of John.  We are grateful for Don’s willingness to contribute his gifts to this vital lay ministry of the church.  Vicar Amelie will preside at worship. After the service, All Souls and Messiah congregations are invited to gather at the James River Winery on Route 1 for an Easter Celebration to conclude our...
  A special thanks to all those who served as acolytes, readers, Eucharistic ministers, altar guild assistants, choir members, ushers, as well as those who attended our services during this most sacred time in the Christian year.  What a joy it has been to share this year’s journey toward Easter.  Alleluia, the Lord is risen indeed!
Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 27.  Youth groups will meet for lunch and then travel together to Washington Henry Elementary School for their 5th annual Earth Day Festival.  Please bring a friend!   Tee Shirt and Sweat Shirts are now on sale!  Get your All Souls Spirit wear!  Order by Monday, May 5.  Shirts are in Youth and Adult sizes in mens and womens cuts in blue, white, and sport gray.  Sizes are described in the informatio page and order form that is...
Garden Beets
Many thanks to the thirty people that joined us to Bless the Garden and plant the spring vegetables on Saturday, April 5!  We planted onion sets, cabbage, broccolli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, radishes and beets!  Our next planting date is May 10, 9 to 12.  We will plant the summer garden of tomatoes, beans, squash, cucumbers, and other summer plants.  As soon as vegetables are ready to harvest, we will need help picking, cleaning, and delivering to MCEF and Northside...