Posts in the News Category

Fall Pastorates 2022

Posted onSeptember 6, 2022 | 0 comments

Pastorates are small home groups of fellowship, study, and prayer designed to renew us in our mission as a church—sharing in the life of God for the life of the world. In the spring, our Pastorates more sharply focus on “sharing in the life of God” through shared spiritual practices. We do this because the best thing we can give our world is the community we become. And then in the fall, our Pastorates give closer attention to what that “for the life of the world” witness might look like....Keep Reading

A New Season in Church Planting

Posted onAugust 4, 2022 | by: Ben Williams | 0 comments

Currently, it is nice and cool in my office as I sit down to write this update. Behind me is a construction crew that is laboring on our new nave in near-triple- digit heat and humidity. This is significant for two reasons. First, building something is exciting, and second, these workers are longing for a new season. As construction continues on our new church building, we continue to build a new church congregation, Mission St. James. And just as we are looking forward to a new season with cooler weather, we are also looking forward to a new season in church planting: Preview Season. ...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

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