All Saints' Ministries
All of our ministries welcome new members. Please call the office or Rev. Hanavan if you would like to join one or more or our ministries.
Many things have changed since the Pandemic, but our Altar Guild continues its ministry of caring for our altar; our linens, candles, chalices, patens, and many other items, and preparing for services. Members include: Felicia McBorrough (chair), Patricia Solo, Trish Blake, Pattie Marshall, Gloria Perry, Cecilia Bernardo, Paul Connors, and Dan and Kathy Mechnig.
With the Pandemic has come a new need for connecting parishioners and conducting services live via Zoom, as well as posting services and music on our Facebook page. As the church building re-opens for services, we are planning ways to make sure that those who cannot attend in person can continue to join us digitally. Ryan Mott leads this effort and continues to guide us. Members include: Chip Smith, Amos Jallah, David Moniz, and Becky Silliman.
Although our gardens and grounds are not extensive, plants, both wanted and unwanted, grow seemingly continuously. We recently added an herb garden as well as several other new plantings. Our Gardening ministry is led by Pattie Marshall, ably assisted by Linda Johnson, Agnes Fox, Marybeth Hanavan, April Donahower, and Becky Silliman.
The Outreach Committee, chaired by Wilmar Jennings, has as a major focus providing food to those in need. A more fuller description of its activities can be found on the Outreach page. Members include Barbara Badio, Harriet Choi, Bill and Felicia McBorrough, Rosetta Evans, Marywood Gray, Marybeth Hanavan (treasurer), Belinda Johnson, Monika Kraemer, Pattie Marshall (communication and Winter Cook-off leader), and Gloria Perry.
Marybeth Hanavan and Charlotte Burgess outfitted a good portion of the parish with cloth masks, giving us also some in reserve, and Linda Johnson was hard at work making hand sanitizer using a World Health Organization recipe during the early days of the Pandemic here in Rhode Island.
Music and the Arts
Our Music and the Arts Ministry supports worship and community outreach that over the years have included art sales and exhibits; performances by local, national, and international music groups; and a close relationship with New Urban Arts, an after school arts program for high school students, our neighbor just across Westminster Street. You can learn more on our Music and the Arts page. Members include: Becky Silliman (chair), April Donahower, Anne Tait, Charlotte Burgess, Marybeth Hanavan, Chip Smith, David Moniz, Barry Turley, Jay MacCubbin, Peter and Pattie Marshall, Trish Blake, Ryan Mott, Dan Mechnig, and Sandy Buote-Pease.
Our Pastoral Care Ministry is led by Rosetta Evans, Agnes Fox, and CeCelia Sirleaf. This is a ministry of caring for each other. For now, during the Pandemic, we care for another through telephone calls, cards or notes, and prayers. When we can visit one another safely, the Pastoral Care Ministry will include bringing the Eucharist to those who are sick or unable to come to church, and reaching out to parishioners when other needs arise. Agnes and Barbara Badio are our Lay Eucharistic Visitors.