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Church Plant Update

Posted onMay 15, 2022 | by: Ben Williams | 0 comments

As a church planter I get a lot of questions such as, where is your new church? When are your services? Who comes to your church? I wish I could answer these questions, but beginning a new church takes time. One of the biggest questions that has lingered has been, What is the name of the new church? As a planter, I don’t get to answer this question because the name of a church is the bishop’s prerogative. ...Keep Reading

Diocesan Discernment

Posted onApril 13, 2022 | by: Scott Huelin | 0 comments

Once or twice a year, Bishop Bill Atwood visits All Saints, and it’s always a big event. For many of us, this may be the only time of year we think about the fact that our local church is a member of the International Diocese, over which Bishop Bill presides. Even so, you may have wondered, what exactly is the International Diocese, and how does it relate to the Anglican Church in North America and to All Saints and the broader Anglican Communion? ...Keep Reading

Sunday JAM

Posted onMarch 7, 2022 | by: Ben Williams | 0 comments

In recent months you may have heard someone mention the phrase “Sunday JAM.” Let me explain. Janie and I returned to Jackson in June of last year as church planters and immediately set to work establishing relationships with as many folks in our community as possible. The Lord has crossed our paths with so many new people that it has been difficult to keep up. On October 15, 2021, we held a retreat with the Vailes and Denker families who committed to our planting efforts early on. We all agreed that we needed a weekly gathering to which we could invite friends old and new. Thus was born Sunday JAM. ...Keep Reading

Epiphany Book Clubs

Posted onJanuary 10, 2022 | 0 comments

Our church is filled with people who love to read, but too often we find ourselves reading alone, wishing we had others with whom we could discuss our thoughts. As a step toward creating a community that reads, thinks, and converses together, we are offering a variety of different book clubs during the season of Epiphany. Each will be facilitated by a different person, will read a different book, and will meet at a different time and place to discuss. Descriptions coming soon!...Keep Reading

Our New Administrative Assistant

Posted onOctober 7, 2021 | 0 comments

We are thrilled to welcome Laura Griffith to the All Saints staff as our new Administrative Assistant. Laura is a recent college graduate originally from Nashville. Among other things, she loves reading, music of all kinds, travel, and long walks in her sweet midtown neighborhood. Laura has loved being involved in the life of All Saints, first as the ASIS intern and now in administration, and she looks forward to seeing how God will continue to use this church to further His kingdom. ...Keep Reading

Where Do Churches Come From?

Posted onOctober 7, 2021 | 0 comments

We pass them every day on our commutes. Even if a new one pops up here and there, we rarely ask: Where do churches come from? We may be aware of our church’s humble beginnings, but as a congregation changes, there are fewer people who remember those beginnings. Ask one of All Saints’ founding members and you will realize that a lot went into starting something that we take for granted today. There are countless systems, paperwork, and documents to prepare, but before we begin to think of the red tape, we must first think about the people. ...Keep Reading

Fall Pastorates

Posted onAugust 9, 2021 | 0 comments

As we often remind ourselves at All Saints, the church exists “for the life of the world.” We remind ourselves this important truth because we tend to forget it. Churches too often—even if unintentionally—isolate themselves from the world. But that’s not as God intends. As the Father sends Jesus into the world, so now Jesus empowers us with his Spirit and sends us into the world to bear witness to his kingdom. ...Keep Reading

Fr. Ben and Church Planting

Posted onAugust 9, 2021 | 0 comments

We were thrilled to welcome Fr. Ben and his family to All Saints back in June. As you know, Fr. Ben has come on board as our Curate for Church Planting. But what does this mean exactly? What will this “curacy” look like? What are Fr. Ben’s duties here at All Saints? ...Keep Reading

Commission | Ascension | Pentecost

Posted onAugust 2, 2021 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

The sequence of Commission-Ascension-Pentecost sets the scene not only for the entire book of Acts, but also for the entire life of the church. We are a people commissioned by Jesus Christ to bear witness to him. As the ascended Lord of all, we are a people committed to bringing the reign of Jesus in heaven to bear upon this earth. And then it’s Pentecost that makes this possible. ...Keep Reading

COVID Relief Gifts

Posted onJune 7, 2021 | 0 comments

Last year, as the COVID pandemic was surging and no one really knew what kind of impact this might have on the economy, All Saints took advantage of a PPP Loan (Payroll Protection Plan) from the federal government for approximately $40,000 to make sure our employees would be paid during this time. The loan was forgiven since we used the relief funds as intended. ...Keep Reading