February Sunday School bags ready to pick up!

We are so excited to see so many families virtually Sunday mornings! We miss everyone and look forward to a great, albeit different, year “together.” As we are not yet having in-person gatherings in the church and cannot safely provide social distancing in our Sunday school spaces, we will continue to have all Sunday school virtually this winter.

SPARK, Affirmation and High school Sunday school will be offered each Sunday morning, except 1/24 & 4/4. For the rest of the school year, we will continue 9:45 start, in between the 8:30 and 11 worship services. Most SPARK Sunday school will be around 30 minutes (30-45 minutes for our Older Elementary students) and Affirmation & High school will be 45-60 minutes. 

A family supply bag has been prepared for each family with anything special they may need for Sunday school through February. All families may pick up their respective family bag Sunday when they come for drive-in worship or anytime throughout the week. The bags are on a table inside the Parish Life Center (PLC) for families to pick-up. Please also return your previous month’s Family Supply Bag with any service projects and unused supplies to the box labeled with the new bags for reuse next month. Please wear a mask and keep your distance from others, ideally only 1 person in the PLC at a time.

There will also be a basket inside the PLC with boxes of Sunday school family offering envelopes. Each family who needs a new box can take one and place offerings in the Offering box that is set out at drive-in worship. Those Sunday school offerings will be used in support of the monthly Service Focus. This is a good opportunity to have children & youth practice generosity (divide allowance into Savings, Giving and Fun).

If you do not receive the virtual link email to join SPARK, Affirmation or High school Sunday school, please email Tricia at finkfamily1999@gmail-com. We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday 😇

SOUPer Bowl of Caring

Sundays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 7

The SOUPer Bowl of Caring is a national youth initiative to tackle hunger. Our donated items go in support of the East Cooper Community Outreach, the Lowcountry Food Bank, Wando’s Feeding the 1000s and our new Blessing Box sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 609.  Grocery bags will be available to pickup during drive-in worship on Sundays starting Jan 24 and at the table located under the Service Focus bulletin board in the PLC. Please wear a mask when entering the church. A wagon to collect the grocery bags with donated non-perishable food items will be out on Sundays, January 31 and February 7. Bags can also be brought into the PLC and placed on the table under the Service bulletin board. Your generosity is so appreciated as we make a dent in the hunger need in our local community.

January 2021 Congregational Update on All Saints Community Garden

Produce: During 2020, the Community Garden grew okra, green beans, bell peppers and loose-head lettuce. Soon we will plant turnip greens and lettuce. Okra, green beans and  bell peppers will be planted in April. This begins a crop rotation plan aiming to keep the  Garden as healthy as possible while growing healthy food. 

Education: We have learned much from the Community Garden over the past year. It has taught us that beginning something new at All Saints can be an opportunity for growth through working together, discerning the needs of those around us, and developing  answers to challenges as we move forward.

Community: During 2020, Community Garden volunteers and All Saints home gardeners contributed over 500 volunteer hours, including construction of the Garden from February into July; planting, watering, harvesting and composting in summer and fall; and installation of a drip irrigation system in October. We delivered to East Cooper Community   Outreach (ECCO) a total of 23 pounds of okra, 12 pounds of green beans, 70+ bell peppers  and 100+ heads of lettuce. We look forward to a full planting year in 2021 and continued communication with ECCO leadership to ensure that our efforts support their pandemic- oriented food distribution system.