"More of the Story" speaks to our church's desire to move forward in a way that is faithful to our story thus far. Fifteen years ago, God birthed All Saints Anglican Church as a small group of people met together, prayed together, and asked the question, "What is the Sprit doing among us and how should we respond?"
Fostering this ongoing posture a discernment has been the motor that has allowed our church to be led by the Spirit, led to serve and grow together, to purchase a building together, call a Rector, find episcopal oversight, launch new ministries, identify our Mission & Personality, transition to two services, and more recently, decide to develop our property and pursue church planting at the same time.
This discernment process has taken many twists and turns, and so far, it has led us to this present moment, on the cusp of building a Mission Abbey. Mission Abbey is how we answer the question, How do we develop our property and pursue church planting in a way that is faithful to our Mission & Personality? Answer: we build a Mission Abbey (read more here).
The first phase of our Mission Abbey will be its central piece, the Nave, which will include a narthex, a hospitality area, a nursery, bathrooms, bathrooms, the worship space, and behind it a sacristry and vesting rooms. Right now, the Nave is designed to be a little over 15,000 square feet, holding around 350 people. Depending on how much is raised, the projected costs of the project is anywhere in the $3 million range, which includes site development, two new parking lots, and all the furnishings and equipment.
As you can tell, this is a significant step for us as a church. We believe the Spirit has led us here, but since this is such a leap of faith, it is important for us to stop and make sure that we're all doing some deep discernment together during Lent. We invite you to participate.
March 6 | Ash Wednesday Service, 6pm
March 10 — March 16 | Pastorates: Week 1
March 17 — March 23 | Pastorates: Week 2
March 24 — March 30 | Pastorates: Week 3
March 31 — April 6 | Pastorates: Week 4
April 7 | Ingathering Day
April 14 | Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins
April 21 | Easter Sunday
Week 1 | As our story continues, we will discern the Spirit's leading together.
Week 2 | As our story continues, we will stay focused on the mission.
Week 3 | As our story continues, we will be generous with our resources.
Week 4 | As our story continues, we will step out in faith.