As we begin Living Responsibly with the Virus, the All Saints' campus is opening for small groups and ministry meetings. The listings below indicate the current status of each group, meeting either by Zoom or other online methods and/or in person. As we begin our post-pandemic re-gatherings, please contact the leader of each group for the most current information.
Building Use Request Form: As ministries are flourishing and expanding their scope of work, a
new system of requesting building space use has been added to the
website in a Building Use Request Form. All groups from All Saints'
whether meeting one time or repeat, are asked to complete this form to
reserve meeting spaces. The ministry leader or one designated individual
will complete and submit the form online and staff will review the
request for date, time and space availability. Groups from outside All
Saints' will also be required to submit the same form, but All Saints'
groups are given preferential assignments.
While staff will attempt to accommodate all requests, there will be instances when a space, date or time is not available. Please refrain from publicizing events until your request has been approved to avoid confusion. The form will also give you an opportunity to indicate your specific needs for equipment and setup. Either Marvin Jones or Mona Myers will acknowledge your request and confirm details.
The form is still a work in progress and suggestions are appreciated. To find the form on the All Saints' website, you may search for "Building Use Request" then click on the link for more information.
Building/Space Use Request
Thank you for your request for building/space use. You will be contacted for more information after the request has been approved or if we require more information. Until you have received approval for your event, please refrain from publicizing details. Blessings!
Adult Ed Forums
Beginning Sunday, September 18, our Adult Forum resumes at 9:00am in Kinsolving Parish Hall. To view the Fall 2022 Adult Forum Schedule 2022 Adult Ed Fall Forum
Bailey Lecture Series
Annual 3-day lecture series featuring well-known speakers. This series is free and open to the public. The 2023 Bailey Lecture series has been tentatively scheduled for February 3-5. Details to follow.
Book Group (Hybrid in person and Zoom)
All Saints' Book Group (Hybrid in person and Zoom) meets once a month, usually the third Tuesday at 7:30pm in person in the Masterson Library and via Zoom. For more information and the Zoom link, contact Wini Wood at [email protected]
December 6 Life on the Rocks by Juli Berwald
January 17 Klara and the Sun by Kazoo Isiguro
February 7 Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden
March 21 How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith
April 18 French Braid by Anne Tyler
May 16 Lessons by Ian McEwan with Mimi Parris
We welcome anyone interested in exploring this group and this grounding practice. Each session includes some conversation time, a period of centering prayer meditation and discussion on a point of focus. For the fall we will be reading Steven Charleston’s Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage. Our plan for the fall is to meet in person on the weeks there is a Taize service and to meet on Zoom other weeks. Zoom will also be available on Sundays at 4:45pm upon request and for the virtual meetings the remaining weeks. For more information or to request participation on Zoom, contact: Betsy Aylin [email protected] or 512-695-4431.
Adult Ed Committee (Suspended)
Our Adult Education Committee does ongoing planning to bring programs that provide a wide range of interesting topics designed to best suit our parish’s needs/availability and concerns. The Committee meets seasonally to brainstorm and schedule speakers for Sunday mornings and weekday programs. Speakers are invited to share their expertise in conversational style integrating theory and their personal experience. The success of our program is evidenced by participation, enthusiasm, and positive feedback the committee receives. Adult Education topics includes: Spiritual Formation, Episcopal Life, Biblical Study, Current Issues, Life Stages, Church and the Arts, and Theology and Philosophy.
Daughters of the King (Hybrid Zoom & In Person)
Founded in 1885, The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order of women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, each Daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order. Our Rule of Life and our vision of the Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world. A Daughter pledges herself to a life of prayer, service and evangelism, and she is dedicated to the spreading of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
The Order of the Daughters of the King will resume meeting in person every second Sunday (11:30am) in Masterson Library located in Gregg Parish House. We invite all women of the parish to come as our guests.
Daughters of the King St. Catherine’s Chapter have elected a new slate of officers! They are:
Diane Owens, President
Barbara Hannon, Vice President
Vivien Geneser, Treasurer
Beverly Pond, Secretary
Hospitality - Heavenly Hosts
Heavenly Hosts Chairs:
(H) 512-474-5228; (C) 512-415-5228
(H) 512-476-7643; (C) 512-968-5800
Heavenly Hosts is All Saints’ lay hospitality ministry whose mission is to be a welcoming and gracious presence to all who enter our doors for both celebratory and funeral receptions. Its main purpose is to involve parishioners in the preparation and staffing of these receptions and is comprised of approximately 40 volunteers who help with setup, food preparation, serving, and cleanup. Because of Covid, Heavenly Hosts suspended its reception activities but has resumed service with Rector's approval.
Kitchen Guild (Suspended TFN)
The Kitchen Guild's was mission is to facilitate cleanliness and safe food-handling by the many kitchen users. The Kitchen Guild strives to make the kitchen user-friendly while at the same time maintaining its guidelines. Our plan is to call a workday twice a year to clean and reorganize the kitchen and new members receive on-the-job-training.
Here is how it works –
- If you sign up, you will be assigned to a group of 8-10 people.
- Each group decides when and where to meet.
- Usually each group will meet once per month for a year at someone’s home or at a restaurant. We hope to start in October!
- Outside dining is strongly encouraged. Other Covid precautions will be discussed later.
- It is understood that not everyone can come each time.
- Special Groups can be set up (vegetarian/kid inclusive, etc.)
- See if a friend wants to join! (They do not have to be members of All Saints.)
This is a very casual dinner party that does not need to be “religious” in any way. Just get to know a few friends very well! If you do not sign up today, feel free to sign up later with Nancy Lynch 512 826-6595 [email protected].
St Clare's Guild (Zoom meeting access 9:00am to noon as hybrid with in-person attendees in Masterson Library at the church. Meets in conjunction with St. Monica's Guild.)
We are a guild of needle workers who meet the third Saturday of the month. We knit, crochet, tat and sew to create prayer shawls, scarves, baptismal blankets, confirmand crosses, prayer monkeys, which are then presented at designated services for a special blessing. Folks also work on personal projects and enjoy the time chatting or seeking guidance on their art form. We welcome all who wish to participate in doing this work and will gladly help those who want to learn the fine art of needlework. Offers of yarn for blankets and fleece batting for stuffing sock monkeys are appreciated. Contact Sarah Peet at [email protected] for questions about projects.
To get on the reminder list for meetings, contact [email protected].
St. Monica's Guild (Zoom meeting 9:00am to noon as hybrid with in-person attendees in Masterson Library at the church. Meets in conjunction with St. Clare's Guild.)
This is a sewing group(hand or machine) that meets to work on personal projects or group endeavors. As quilts are completed they are blessed at the Altar during a Sunday worship service, and are then given to a charitable organization for distribution. Over the years, these have gone to Dell Children's Hospital, Breast Cancer Resource Center, Helping Hand Home, SAFE, Jeremiah Project and more. If you are interested in this ministry, contact Wini Wood at [email protected] for more information or the Zoom link.
St. Monica's recently completed quilts for two different receiving groups. Ten quilts are going to a newly opening therapeutic non-profit care home for children in the Lubbock, TX area. This new facility is designed for the needs of children from Child Protective Services aged six to eighteen.
Twenty one quilts are for the Austin Chapter of Jeremiah Project. This is a supportive housing program for single mothers and their children as they work on their personal plan to increase level of education for greater financial independence.
No experience is required, just the desire to help. You don't sew, but like geometry and color? Come help cut with a straight edge and rotary cutter. We'll find a way for you to participate. Previous projects have included no sew fleece blankets for distribution to homeless individuals, pillow case dresses for children living in orphanages in Africa. Bringing your own project to work on is welcome. Need coaching on a new or difficult project? Someone will have an idea.
We appreciate offers of cotton/high percentage cotton fabrics, thread, large remnants of flannel, fleece; maybe something else. Please email Wini [email protected] to discuss what you may have that needs a new home.
St. Lucy's Guild (Contact Patti Woolery-Price)
We send handmade cards to homebound parishioners and others needing a kind word, and Kairos Ministry for women prisoners in Lockhart. All talents are welcome! For more information contact Patti Woolery-Price at [email protected]
Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry (not currently meeting)
Woman to Woman is an All Saints’ mentoring ministry to women who have been released from prison. Our mission is to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual guidance to one woman at a time for a limited period to assist her in becoming a self-sustaining, emotionally stable,and spiritually whole person, with appropriate life skills to successfully achieve her goals.
For more information, contact one of the Woman to Woman team members: Sandy Apperley, Harriett Choffel, Ruth Davies, Barbara Hannon, Mary Irvine, Lisa McCafferty, Barbara Reyes, and Patti Woolery-Price.
Women's Group/Ladies' Night Out
Ladies' Night Out is back on Tuesday, October 11th @5:30pm. Additional dates to follow! We will be at Vivo (https://vivoaustin.com/) for appetizers, dinner and fellowship from 5:30-7:30pm. The Women's group will treat a few appetizers to share. Vivo is at The Linc Shopping Center near ACC Highland campus. The address is 6406 N Interstate Hwy 35 Ste 2343, Austin, TX 78752.
We need an accurate count for the reservation, so please RSVP to Denise Ketcham at [email protected] or by text to 512-680-8638.