KAMARI KING SYLNE IS TURNING 4! – Please join Kamari’s family- Jessica, Richard and Fiona in the birthday celebration of Kamari with cake downstairs in Lower Hall following the service this Sunday. Happy birthday Kamari!
ASAC SPRING GROUNDS ENHANCEMENT DAY 2019- Please join us this weekend, May 4th, 8-Noon for the annual Grounds Enhancement Day. (Rain date, Saturday morning May 18th). We will trim bushes, remove debris, spread mulch, plant things and generally have a good time together beautifying our grounds. This year we will include work on our Community Garden plot. Pizza lunch will be provided. Please contact Cindy Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-609-1021 with questions and to sign up. Thank you!
WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY- Thank you All Saints for supporting our family in prayer, offerings of meals, and kind notes during these recent weeks following River’s father’s death. There will be a Catholic Mass for Darryl at his childhood parish in Reading, MA in early summer, followed by a celebration cookout in Hampton Falls, NH in mid-July. Our church family is welcome to attend either; we will let you know once details have been finalized. Darryl’s obituary is available online at https://www.remickgendron.com/m/obituaries/Darryl-Conte/Memories. With love and gratitude, River & Ann Conte
NURSERY TRANSITIONS- This week, we welcome back Lynne Pardi to the nursery following her recovery from knee surgeries. We are so grateful she is able to return to continue to care for our youngest members. We also want to extend a huge thank you to Ikram Aissa, who graciously was able to fill-in these last several months while Lynne was recovering from multiple surgeries. Ikram will be continuing to volunteer with us in the weeks ahead. We are so grateful for Ikram and Lynne’s presence in the nursery and their care for our little ones.
ESL CLASSES AT ASAC- Classes have begun and are running through June 10th (Monday evenings from 6-8pm). This is likely our last term. Amesbury Public Schools will be beginning an Adult ESL class next fall in the evenings and we’d like to support this effort and recognition from the town. We have filled a void for the last 7 years. Thank you to Patty and her team for their many years of faithful ministry. Stay tuned for other ways that we can reach out to our neighbors!
PREGNANCY CARE CENTER BOTTLE DRIVE- Over the next 3 weeks All Saints Anglican will participate in a baby bottle campaign supporting the work of The Pregnancy Care Center in Haverhill. The Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) offers, loving, confidential support to women who are facing unplanned pregnancies. In addition, they provide sexual integrity education, post abortion counseling and material assistance (baby items/food). The services are free, thanks to support from individuals and local churches.
Please take a bottle home. Then, as a family, fill them with checks (made payable to PCC), cash or coins, and return them to the church no later than May 26. Inside the bottle is an insert where you may list the name and address of someone you wish to honor. The PCC will send a special card to them showing that you have made a gift in their honor.
“FOR OUR COMMUNITY” DAY OF SERVING, SATURDAY, MAY 18TH (SPONSORED BY ROCK CHURCH)- If you’re not already helping out for our Grounds Enhancement Day (rain date), consider joining our neighbors at Rock Church on Saturday May 18th for a day of serving our Amesbury community. Current projects include the Cashman School, Amesbury Conservation Trails, Amesbury Firehouse, Mill Yard, and much more! This a wonderful way to partner with our neighbors in serving our community in really practical ways. Sign-up for specific projects at ForOurCommunity.org. If you have questions, please contact Bruce McBrien at email@example.com.
HELP EMPOWER YOUNG LEADERS- Early this summer (June 17-23, 2019) Fr. Craig Vickerman will be leading over a dozen ADNE youth to the ACNA Provincial Youth Gathering (PYG) being held in Dallas Texas. The Vickerman family (Fr. Craig, Anna, Alethea and Andrew) were a vital part of our All Saints community during Craig’s time at seminary, and now serve at All Saints Attleboro.
The PYG presents us with a direct opportunity to support youth in our Diocese with funds, prayers, and commitment to the constant hope of enabling more young people to follow and deepen their walks with Jesus.
Our vestry has established a “Growing Young” fund in our budget to invest in developing the leadership and discipleship of young people in our church and diocese. We’ve committed $500 toward supporting the youth who are participating in the PYG. Would you consider adding you financial support as well? We’d love to reach and exceed $1000 to bless these young people and to encourage Craig’s excellent leadership with youth in our diocese.
If you’re led to give, please make a check to ASAC, and write “Provincial Youth Gathering” in the memo line. ASAC will write one check to the diocesan fundraising effort.
SUPPORT RACHEL DANLEY- Our vestry is pleased to partner with ASAC member Rachel Danley in her ministry of training and equipping disciples. In the Fall of 2019, she will be entering a three-year doctoral program in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
ASAC will be providing Rachel with financial infrastructure and oversight in the form of a giving platform (Tithe.ly) and a funds-held account within our bookkeeping.
This will allow those who have been investing in Rachel’s ministry with InterVarsity over the past decade to continue supporting her in ministry in this new phase, while maintaining good fiscal oversight and transparency for her support.
Read more about Rachel’s ministry the ASAC blog posting titled “Renewed Callings” (allsaintsamesbury.org/2019/04/04/renewed-callings/)