Time, talent, and treasure are essential elements of our stewardship—returning a portion of what we have to God in gratitude for the gifts we have been given. There are many ways at All Hallows Parish, through both inreach and outreach, to share one’s time and talent to help build God’s Kingdom and spread God’s love to a world that needs it so much.
If you would like to be involved in any of the following ministries, please contact the Parish Office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Hallows Parish has an Altar Guild, greeters/ushers, lay Eucharistic Ministers, acolytes, lectors and intercessors, an adult choir, and a music committee to help the Rector and Director of Music prepare for and conduct worship. These abundant volunteer opportunities are necessarily constrained during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still ways to participate in the daily Morning Prayer or Ante-Communion services. To get involved, please contact Fr. Jeff or the church office.
Volunteers run the church office, write and edit correspondence, and manage the church’s finances as well as rental of the “Yellow House” on parish property adjacent to the Chapel in Davidsonville. If you have skills or interest in these areas, please contact the church office.
Our governing body, the Vestry, consists of nine members, elected by the congregation at the parish’s annual meeting, who serve staggered three-year terms. Six officers are chosen by the Vestry: Rector, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Registrar, Treasurer, Archivist and Finance Committee Chair, and Assistant Treasurer; all of these except the Rector are elected annually. See the Parish Bylaws for particulars on how to get involved in lay governance at All Hallows Parish.
Please go to the Formation page under WHAT WE DO for more information.
Please go to the Outreach page under WHAT WE DO for more information.
All Hallows Parish is fortunate to have trained Eucharistic Visitors who can bring communion to shut-in parishioners. A volunteer Congregational Life Coordinator arranges supplies for coffee hours and organizes parish picnics, the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake Supper, Lenten suppers, receptions after special services, and other parish events. Volunteers also provide or serve refreshments at coffee hours following services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have stepped forward to coordinate and host a variety of online activities including a gardening club, a Qi Gong stretching program, and a parish social hour. To get involved, please refer to our weekly eTidings newsletter or contact the church office.
All Hallows Parish has cemeteries at the Brick Church in Edgewater, with interments dating from the 1730s, and at the Chapel in Davidsonville, with interments dating from the 1860s. We have records of interments from the seventeenth century, but we do not know the location of our first cemetery—a challenge for volunteer sleuths if ever there was one. Our Cemetery Committee manages records and interments while also ensuring proper care of the churchyards.
We contract out for mowing, snow plowing, interior cleaning, HVAC service, fuel oil delivery, and strategic pruning or removal, when necessary, of the large trees on our campuses. We rely on volunteers for much of the remaining care and maintenance of our properties. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel our usual major campus clean-up days by volunteers but are encouraging parishioners and friends who can come singly or in family units to do weeding, hedge clipping, and leaf raking at our Brick Church and Chapel campuses.