Greetings, families & friends of All Saints!
YOUTH GROUP will continue to gather Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom, and SUNDAY SCHOOL will continue to gather Sundays from 9:30-10:00am via Zoom. Whenever we are able to resume in-person gatherings, families will be notified. Links can be found in the Weekly Update email. Contact me at email@example.com to sign-up for the Youth Ministry email list. *Please copy & paste email addresses as needed.
ADULTS: We need your help with supervision – while adult leaders are welcome to participate fully in Youth Group, we need other adults in the building/online to meet our safeguarding guidelines. If you are able to help out, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Thank you!
CALENDARS: You can find updated calendars for Winter/Spring 2022 SS & YG classes - CLICK HERE. Diocesan summer camp dates for June 2022 are also listed on the main calendar page for families that are starting to plan ahead.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCES: If you and your student are looking for Black History Month resources within the church, CLICK HERE for a list to get you started.
Another great resource for on-going learning and conversation is the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta (CLICK HERE). The center is named for the first Black priest in the Episcopal Church, Absalom Jones, ordained in 1805. Their mission (from the website), “…is to provide tools and experiences that allow faith communities – and the larger community of individuals – to engage in dismantling racism through education, prayer, dialogue, pilgrimage, and spiritual formation.”
I have had the chance to work with the Absalom Jones Center in completing trainings within their Dismantling Racism curriculums for youth and adults, as well as following some of their discussion series via YouTube. I’ve also had the chance to meet and learn from their Executive Director, Dr. Catherine Meeks, who has been doing this work for over 40 years. For those interested in learning more, I highly recommend exploring the website and YouTube channel and welcome further questions and conversation for those interested in this work and/or learning.
Finally, you can learn more about the Dismantling Racism network here within Province V, the Episcopal Church of the Upper Midwest, which our Diocese of Fond du Lac is a part of. CLICK HERE for more information.
ACOLYTES/TECH SUPPORT: If you are a student interested in re-joining the acolyte roster or learning how to become an acolyte, please contact Emily Gilbert in the parish office at email@example.com.
If you’re a high school student or young adult interested in learning how to help run the livestream for worship services, contact Brad Retzlaff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.