All Souls News

Labor Day Fire
A fire claimed the home of All Souls members the Vandenhoffs.  A Go Fund Me page has been set up by friends to to help with their immediate expenses.  There are 7 people in the family, parents, two young adult children, and 3 elementary age boys.  Financial help is the best way to help them get the...
Fall Parish Picnic
Join us for a Pot Luck Picnic on September 9 at 11:30 am at the Altee House to hear about this fall's activities, including Blessing of the Animals, Brunswick Stew Cook and Sell, and Home Winterization.  And hear about Children and Adult Formation and  the book chosen for Wednesday Evening Book...
Episcopal Church Women
Save the Date! Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women and United Thank Offering Ingathering Every woman in this Diocese is invited! October 11 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Epiphany, Oak Hill The October meeting of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will include presentations from several speakers. Bill...
August 7, 2018 Dear Leadership, Clergy, and People of the Diocese of Virginia, Over the course of the past few months, I have walked with Bishop Shannon and his spouse, Ellen, as they have been in a time of real spiritual discernment about their future and that of the Diocese of Virginia that has...
Dear Diocesan Family, After many months of intense prayer and reflection, and in close consultation with the presiding bishop and our Standing Committee, I am formally announcing that I have decided to resign my office and ministry as Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia effective November 3, 2018,...
Fal Garden
Now that the fall is close, we are moving our picking time to Sundays at 5 pm, and eliminating Wednesday evening and Thursday morning picking.  We are still getting some peppers and green beans, and in a few weeks will have black eye peas and turnips. In the past 6 years, we have given out over 7...
Immigrant families
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A broad coalition of leaders from across all faith traditions, including The Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, yesterday released a statement (below) calling on the U.S. government to end its policy of separating immigrant families. We Bishops...
Many thanks to the awesome teens in Hanover's Service Academy and their sponsor Lisa for volunteering their time, expertise, and laughter in our garden on Saturday, August 11.  The teens and other All Souls volunteers added new soil to the elevated beds and planted fall carrots, beets and lettuce,...
With a generous grant from the Mustard Seed and help from Boy Scout Trope 521, Eagle Scout candidate Connor, we now have a raised bed for a Kids Garden.  The raised bed  was planted May 24 with beans, carrots, turnips, beets, cucumbers and watermelon, and the kids also planted seed potatoes in the...
Garden and Atlee Work day and Garden Blessing was held on a Warm, Beautiful Saturday, April 14, 2018.  With a good number of All Souls people and over 20 Boy Scouts from Troupe 521, organic compost was spread on the lower garden, the garden was tilled, the Atlee House borders were cleaned up,...

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