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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.

  Make plans now to register and join All Souls and Messiah for Vacation Bible School August 11 - 14.  We have plans for an exciting partnership with Habitat for Humanity for this year's theme.  Registration forms are attached.  The program will run from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. each evening for children ages pre-school thru 5th grade.    Vacation Bible School is for children and parents - a family event! We hope you will consider either attending with your...
  Building upon last year’s success, Messiah Lutheran and All Souls Episcopal plan to hold unified services during July, each Sunday at 9:30 am. These events help us live into and celebrate our denominations’ 15 years of full communion, “Call to Common Mission”.  See the letter below from Pastor Lou and Vicar Amelie for a description of this collaborative initiative and our own perspective on the continuing opportunities for our congregations to share ministry...
    Wednesday Formation News ~ Due to the frequency of Confirmation Class in the coming months, we will be taking a break from our Wednesday evening study and fellowship during July and August.  Beginning July 16, Centering Prayer will continue to be offered each week at the Atlee House at 6:00 p.m.   
Your help is really needed in the garden for harvesting and weeding on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm. So far this year we have sent almost 600 lbs of food to MCEF and Northside Baptist Church feeding programs.  With the rain Thursday, our  beans will start bloming and producing again.  Please come and help as often as you can.