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All Souls offers many opportunities to learn in a variety of formats and days of the week. 

Adult Formation - Give Us An Inquiring Heart

This program year All Souls will be grounding ourselves in the teachings of Jesus and our faith as well as exploring what it means to follow in Jesus’ footsteps.

The actual words we will use for our theme this year come from the prayer said over a person right after baptism (BCP pg. 308). So join us this program year in our studies of Jesus’ teachings and in contemplating what it means to follow in his footsteps – all are welcome and encouraged to join.

Wednesday evening Book Study  Our Book discussions are always fun, honest, often funny, enlightening, heart felt, and genuine!  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come.  We meet 7 - 8 pm at the Atlee House.

This Fall the book we are reading is Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
by Marcus Borg. You can buy the book through Amazon or other book retailers. Sometimes folks borrow a copy from our local public library.

Children’s Ministry 

Let the little children come to me…for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.                                                                     Matthew 19:14 NRSV

Children through the fifth grade participate in lessons that engage the curiosity, creativity and minds through thoughtful presentations and curriculums.  Our children are vitally important to the congregation and often assist with portions of our worship services with things they have learned in formation. This year Children will be looking at the books of the Old Testament.

We provide nursery care for infants through age 4 during the worship service each week. 

Youth Group

The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.                                                                                  Luke 2:40 NRSV

The All Souls Youth group welcomes all youth (and their friends!) in grades 6-12.  Our youth meet twice a month, September through May for fun, fellowship, service, and study.  Their schedule is on the calendar found on this website. The Youth Group chose the name “Fusion” to represent its various members, backgrounds, and world views.  The group is open to youth from Messiah Lutheran Church and All Souls. 

"Fusion" is also using Presiding Bishop Curry's Way of LovePractices for living a Jesus-Centered Life as a basis for monthly focus.  

Members of the congregation provide dinner and snacks for the meetings.  We hope you will join our great Youth Group!

Other opportunities to Learn and Grow

Vacation Bible School is a joint program with Messiah Lutheran Church that includes Bible lessons and stories, crafts and science experiments, and music.  All Souls and Messiah are trying new formats to assist busy families with their schedules.

Retreats

Shrine Mont, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s Shrine at Orkney Springs, VA is the location for many opportunities for youth camps, boomer camps, music festivals, and parish retreats.  All Souls traditionally has a weekend retreat in October, Friday evening through Sunday lunch, to learn, have fun, worship, eat, and enjoy the beautiful location during the spectacular turning of the leaves in the fall. A highlight of the weekend is our worship service at the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  This year's retreat will be Friday through Sunday, October 18 - 20, 2019. 

 

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