Posts in the News Category

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

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

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

Our New Church Planting Curate

Posted onApril 9, 2021 | 0 comments

We are excited to announce that the Church Planting Catalyst Team has identified a curate for our Church Planting Curacy Program. Deacon Ben Williams is soon to graduate from Beeson Seminary with an M.Div. and become a priest in the ACNA. He currently serves on staff at Christ the King Anglican Church in Birmingham, and years ago served as an elder alongside Fr. Ross here in Jackson at Christ Community Church. Ben has been married to Janie for fifteen years. They have four boys and a newborn girl. ...Keep Reading

Get Ready for the Emergence

Posted onFebruary 1, 2021 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

There’s no doubt about it: 2020 was a tough year! It was as if, beginning last March, we entered into a perpetual Lent, a dark and cold winter that never seemed to end. If you recall last year’s annual meeting, we heard from those of you who had participated in our Mission Abbey Pastorates, groups that were designed to capture the hopes and dreams of those ministry opportunities we envisioned for our Mission Abbey...Keep Reading

The Latest from Immigration Services

Posted onFebruary 1, 2021 | by: Stacy Preston | 0 comments

With all the challenges of 2020, beginning a new ministry during a pandemic was a ray of light and hope during such an unprecedented time. While COVID-19 hampered the launch of All Saints Immigration Services, it did not stop us from being able to welcome the stranger into our church and assist them with their legal and immigration needs. ...Keep Reading

Rethinking Our Economics

Posted onNovember 19, 2020 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Each year around this time, we take a few weeks to reflect upon all that God has given us individually and as a church. We do this for at least two reasons: to give thanks for the great benefits we have received at his hands, and to assess how we are stewarding these gifts in ways that are pleasing to God. Typically we give attention to these well-known alliterated areas of our lives—time, talents, and treasure—because stewardship is holistic; it pertains to everything in life. As we say in our liturgy, “All things come from you, O Lord.” ...Keep Reading

Rethinking My Politics

Posted onOctober 6, 2020 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

Christians in America today struggle to make sense of the relationship between politics and their faith. For some, these two issues are best kept at arms length. Faith isn't political and the church ought to stay out of politics. Nothing but trouble awaits us when Christians try to enter the political realm. ...Keep Reading