Women’s ministries at All Saints Church are thriving and growing stronger day-by-day.
In addition to the Women of All Saints, described below, which has been a very active group since 1953, you’ll find a number of women’s Bible studies and ministries as listed below.
Women’s Monday Night Bible Study—7:15 PM
• 7:15pm Refreshments & conversation
• 7:30pm Prayer followed by Discussion
• Close with prayer and prayer requests as one group – or break into small groups
• We finish by 9:00pm at the very latest!
This group is for everyone – no matter where you are on your faith journey or your stage in life! We’re going to be relevant to all and grow together in God’s word!
All Saints Church Mothers’ Bible Study (Wednesday Mornings)
Our dynamic and ever-growing Mothers Group welcomes mothers of all ages—including those with infants—to join whenever you are able throughout the year. Friends are always welcome, too!
The format of our weekly meetings held September-May is as follows:
- 9:30-10:00am — Coffee & Conversation
- 10:00-11:30am — Teaching & Prayer
We provide professional childcare onsite -- so your little ones are also welcome in our two nurseries: one for Infants & toddlers and a second nursery (called Daffodils) for our 2s & 3s.
Our group also meets throughout the summer for a variety playdates for moms and kids of all ages.
For more information and/or to be added to our email list for non-Wednesday morning activities throughout the year, contact Liz McReady in our church office (301) 654-2488 x239.
Rector’s Mid-Week Bible Studies for Women
Newcomers & friends always welcome!
Our Rector Fr. Ed Kelaher invites you to join him weekly for one of the following groups:
- 11:00am Wednesday - Women’s Group in Library
- 7:00pm Wednesday - Men & Women in the Great Hall
Chevy Chase Women’s Bible Study (Thurs. 9–11:30 AM)
We invite all women in our community to come for weekly guest speakers and small group discussions every Thursday September -- June in Memorial Hall
January ~ Blessings! Blessing God, Blessing ourselves, Blessing others
February ~ Study on Proverbs
9:00am Coffee & Conversation
10:30am Small Groups
- 9:00 - 9:30 am: Coffee & Conversation
- 9:30 am - 10:30 am: Guest Speaker Teaching & Presentation
- 10:30 am: Breakout for Small Group Discussions & Prayer
With the Lord's urging at heart, several women among us acted on the inspiration to establish another strong, lively and nurturing Bible study uniquely designed for women. Using a high octane weekly series of exceptional teachers from around the region, a test period from April-June proved to be a great success with an affirming attendance. Those who came loved the presentations and our time together. The summer is coming to a close and we can’t wait to get started again!
No RSVP needed, unless you need child care, which we’ll gladly provide.
Snow Policy: If Monttgomery County Schools are CLOSED or open 2 HOUR LATE, our Bible Study will NOT meet.
Expectant Mother Prayer & Newborn Welcome
Please let us know if you are expecting, so we can actively pray for you by including your name on our prayer list.
Once your baby arrives, we are eager to serve your family by providing meals via www.takethemameal.com and to greet our newest family member in Jesus name and support your family in any way we can.
The Women of All Saints
All women members of All Saints Church are automatically members of the Women of All Saints. The WAS provides social and service opportunities within the church and the community. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May (except November and February) for worship, lunch, a short business meeting and an inspirational program. In December there is a Christmas luncheon (on the second Tuesday) that includes many members who are normally house-bound and who are brought to church for this special luncheon. A Christmas musical program is provided by the church’s music ministry for this festive occasion.
2012-2013 Calendar of Monthly General Meetings and Luncheons
- The 4th Tuesday of each Month - beginning with 10:30am Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel
- Followed by a brief meeting & luncheon with guest speaker in the Great Hall
|September 25||January 22 (snow date 2/26)|
|October 23||March 26|
|December 11||April 23|
Officers for 2012-2014
Chairman & Representatives
|Altar Guild||Libby Bruner||301-657-3205|
|Episcopal Church Women||Gloria Becker||301-657-8653|
|Special Events & Reservations|
|Thrift Shop||Sally Griffin||301-654-2735|
|Thrift Shop Treasurer|
All Saints Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop is the Women of All Saints charitable fundraising arm which benefits
a variety of outreach and community service projects. Volunteers are needed to staff shop
1 day per month. Donations welcome (except furniture) Monday mornings or during shop hours.
Location: off Oliver Street at the other end of church parking lot.
- Open: Tuesday—Friday 10:30am—1:30pm Saturday 10:30am—12:30pm
Women of all Saints at a Glance
Contributes to a variety of worthwhile outreach projects, such as Martha’s Table and the Episcopal Center for Children.
Contributes to parish needs and activities, including clergy discretionary funds, kitchen equipment, and hospitality.
Sponsors occasional fun outings open to all. Receives the bulk of its funding from the Thrift Shop.
History of the Women of All Saints
The Women of All Saints (WAS) began its official existence in May 1953. Under the leadership of Cynthia Wedel, the wife of a Canon of the National Cathedral, and Dr. Charles Lowry, the Rector of All Saints Church, individual women’s service groups were united into one group, WAS, with nine Guilds raising monies which were designated for projects in the church and for charitable gifts in the community.
In January 1954 the Next to New Shop, rechristened later that year as The Thrift Shop, opened in basement space with an outside entrance. It has become the fund-raising arm of the WAS. The Thrift Shop made $900 that first year and its income has risen steadily each year.
The Thrift Shop currently has 40 volunteers. Monies raised and donated by the WAS generally fall into the following categories: internal parish projects (42 percent), local area projects (50 percent) and global outreach projects (8 percent).
In the past several years, the WAS has given a computer to the church office, flatware, tablecloths and supplies for the kitchen and Great Hall, and monies to refurbish the veterans’ plaques. Substantial gifts include $30,000 for the restoration of the organ and monies for the preschool. In addition to gifts given directly to the parish, the WAS also contributes to the discretionary funds of the clergy and ministry staff. Outreach giving has been over $40,000 to approximately 20 charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and abroad. The WAS gives to charities primarily serving women and children.
We cordially invite all the women of the parish to the monthly luncheons for fellowship, good food and an inspirational program. In addition to the monthly luncheons, the WAS sponsors several special events throughout the year. We hope you will join us as well as participate in our very active Thrift Shop.