SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 10:00 AM – ALL SOULS CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE
Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our next online service.
“OUR BELOVED COMMUNITY, STRENGTHENED WITH REV. TELOS WHITFIELD
Communities of faith are as ancient as belief itself, sharing a common core. How can we help in strengthening and sustaining the community of All Souls? We will launch our stewardship campaign, celebrating ways we can give to support this, our beloved community. 3:00 PM – MEET WITH OUR MINISTER
The Reverend Telos is excited to meet and get to know all of us, longtime members and newcomers alike. What’s going on for you? What’s your All Souls story? Just come and have a chat, even if you have come before. We meet for about an hour on Zoom. Register on the church calendar for these meetings. Or if you want to meet Telos one-on-one by Zoom or in person, email the ministeror call 802 257 5186. Hope to see you soon. Any questions connect with Kathy Squires. Next meeting Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 PM.
Online Forum: Inspiring Change for 2021 hosted in collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library and The Women’s Freedom Center Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Thursday, March 4th, 2021, Online. 7pm-8pm. For more information on how to register, call the WFC at 802-257-7364, email email@example.com, or contact Brooks Memorial Library at 802-254-5290 or . Free and open to all.
The Women’s Freedom Center is hosting a month-long dialogue focused on reimagining and shaping a world where everyone is valued and everyone is safe to thrive.
We’ll outline the scope of our anti-domestic and sexual violence work in a broader social context, and invite your questions and best thinking throughout the series. Highlighting how different oppressions function in tandem, we’ll discuss various systems of power and their impact, not just on survivors of domestic and sexual violence, but on our whole community. The main focus will be on honing skills for the everyday social justice work facing us all.
The topics include aiming for economic and legal justice, media literacy across the lifespan, bystander empowerment to address all forms of oppression, and domestic and sexual violence.
The WFC bills itself as “a feminist organization working toward ending men’s violence against women while offering support and advocacy to all survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated.”
The four-part series is an opportunity to learn how people can safely advocate for their families and friends, but it’s also about how the culture minimizes violence against women.
Part of the lens of the discussion will be about how we can be more informed to know exactly what survivors are up against.
LOCAL LOVE BRIGADE, CURBSIDE
We’re trying out a curbside version of the Local Love Brigade postcard-writing project. Portable kits with everything you need to create and mail out 10 cards are available in a small bin outside the entrance to All Soul’s Church. Come pick up a kit and send out some love! Each kit includes colored pencils, a heart stencil, the web address for the LLB, and stamps. Contact Katherine Innis with questions:
FROM GEORGE CARVILL
All Souls Church will be changing the host for our website this month. If all goes well, you won’t notice anything. However, if you have a problem accessing our site, please send an e-mail to .
NOTES FROM THE OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR AND WEB TECHNICIANS :
Leslie Kinney will be offering the Board Welcome during February Worship Services. Please let her know if you have any announcements to be made at the beginning of worship services this month. Email her at: .
PLEASE NOTE: Since we have “gone virtual” the most up to date version of the ASC Directory is available to members on our website. Click on “MEMBERS” in the upper right hand corner of the homepage. Then, click on “Church Directory” in the left hand menu of the next page and you will find our most recent Directory.
“OFFICE” ADMINISTRATION HOURS:
Tuesday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
I will be in the physical office on Wednesday mornings. Please be advised that, except for emergency situations, if I receive calls or emails after hours on any given day, I will respond at the start of the next work day. Thank you for your understanding of and cooperation with these changes as we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented time.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS STILL HAPPENING BUT SACRED SOLIDARITY CONTINUES!
To keep us together, All Souls Church is using the on-line program, Zoom, to conduct church services and some committee meetings. You can get all the details on the church webpage under this “Virtual Services” link: https://ascvt.org/virtual-services/ where you will find instructions, links to church events, and a continuously evolving list of information. If you are having trouble hearing or being heard at our online meetings or services, here is the link to a video that can help with this issue. https://youtu.be/nN_9_GWMb7M
You can find out what’s happening and how to stay involved by checking the church calendar, Look for the word “CALENDAR” in red at the top of the webpage under the “Click here to donate” button. Each calendar event listing for all ASC meetings now contains a secure link to that particular Zoom meeting. You can also submit an event request for the calendar using the link at the top of the calendar page,
If you have any questions about an event on the calendar, you can reach out to the person listed in the event, or the church office, or the web support team,
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“We have a duty to show up in the world with meaning and purpose and commitment to doing good. And to use any privilege that we have to make positive change and to disrupt oppressive systems. ” Meena Harris