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Growing Together in the Way of Jesus

Sunday, September 17, 2018

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Heading into Summer

Summer opportunities await us, for giving, learning, and preparing.
Giving. As we've been developing our new website, we've identified and launched a new online giving tool. It's called Tithe.ly and it can be accessed on our website at allsaintsamesbury.org/give/. The tool is secure, easy to use (much simpler than the PayPal tool on the old website), and allows you to make both regular or occasional gifts. You can also set up automatic giving from your checking or savings accounts. Summer travels sometime disrupt our usual giving habits, so it might be a good season to try using this tool. Feel free to talk with Fr. Nathan, Paul Aganski (Treasurer), Chris Sherratt (Sr. Warden), or Nate Etu (Clerk) if you have any questions about Tithe.ly.

Learning. Summer is always a great time for reading books and connecting with people. The Vestry leadership has identified a book and established a"Connecting with Amesbury Families" Taskforce in order to keep taking practical steps grow in our capacity to welcome all and to share the gospel in our city.
Hopefully, your household has already picked up a copy of Growing Young (available in the back of the church). We'll be reading and discussing it informally as a church over the summer.
The "Connecting with Amesbury Families" Taskforce will be pursuing a two-fold responsibility: A) to work during the summer to prepare ASAC for a Fall ministry-year restart that facilitates families and children’s entry and involvement in ASAC Sunday worship and B) to continue working during the fall to recommend ways to develop sustained corporate commitment to prioritizing young people in all aspects of ASAC life.
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FINAL FAREWELL TO THE RABBS
We had a wonderful time celebrating McLean and Mary Moore last week during our Celebration Sunday luncheon, but this Sunday is their final day with us- we will be commissioning them and sending them off during the service. Don’t miss your opportunity to wish them well and thank them for their ministry among us.

SUMMER SCHEDULE CHANGES
Please note coming changes to our Sunday morning schedule. Beginning next week, June 24th, worship service will shift to 9:00, and there will be no cross training for the summer months.

AMESBURY DAYS INFO MEETING, JUNE 24TH
We are still in need of plenty of volunteers for our Amesbury Days outreach events (see below). On June 24th, we will be having a brief meeting after service to prepare ourselves for these exciting opportunities for engaging with families and children in our community of Amesbury.

SUNDAY PRAYER MINISTRY
All Saints provides a prayer team for ministry each Sunday after the service for anyone in need of physical, emotional, or spiritual healing and support. If you need prayer, meet them at the front of the sanctuary by the prayer alcove. (Prayer sessions last an average of five to ten minutes; if the prayer team is with someone, please wait quietly in the pews nearest the front until they are available).

COMMUNITY GARDEN HELP NEEDED
We need volunteers to water the garden (it needs to be watered every day when it doesn’t rain), general upkeep, and then help with harvesting and giving the food to Our Neighbors Table, and our participants. Look for the sign-up at the back of the church.

We are hoping to have a community meal with our gardeners once a month to show them how to prepare the vegetables and fruit we are growing. Your participation helps us reach our community in a loving and non-threatening way. For more information, and to volunteer to take a few minutes once a week to water or weed please contact Patty Champion patty.champion@comcast.net or Cindy Carter carter.cindy73@gmail.com.

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AMESBURY DAYS ASAC OUTREACH JUNE 28TH AND 30TH
We have the opportunity to participate in two events with our Amesbury neighbors during the upcoming Amesbury Days.
JuneJune 28th KIDS DAY IN THE PARK from 10-1, we will be providing sno-cones and popcorn to attendees as we engage all in conversations about what they love about Amesbury.
  • June 30th- KIDS DAY AT THE FARM from 10-1pm, we will be collaborating with Cider Hill Farm where children of all ages can participate in activities and crafts.W
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    We need plenty of friendly faces to greet our Amesbury neighbors at both events. A sign-up is available at the back of the church or sign-up here. We realize Thursday is a little more challenging- so, if you have a flexible schedule, we need you! Come and greet our Amesbury community through these two events. Come grow with us!

Join Us Sunday Mornings:

9:00am Christian Formation for Adults (& Nursery) [Lower Church]
10:00am Worship Service (& Nursery)

Summer Schedule (beginning June 24th)
9:00 am Worship Service (& Nursery)
no Christian Formation classes for summer months
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