The All Souls Church Task Force will have another meeting to consider the steps, criteria and protocol for opening up in-person activities at All Souls Church. Under consideration is everything from individual appointments, small group and committee meetings to larger events including worship services and public gatherings as well as any potential combination of in-person and zoom activities.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
11:30 AM – PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
You can register for the meeting by clicking on this link.
SUNDAY, MARCH 7 10:00 AM – ALL SOULS CHURCH VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE
Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our next online service.
“Healthy Families,Thriving Farms, Connected Communities”
Our “Share the Plate” organization for March is Food Connects (“Healthy Families, Thriving Farms, Connected Communities.”) Laura Carbonneau will be our guest at the March 7 service. Please contact Karen if you’d like to participate.
2:00 PM –
The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro currently meets every other Sunday online in a Zoom format to offer understanding, consolation and support to all parents and families who have endured the death of a child regardless of age and cause of death. If you or anyone you know could benefit from having the company of a group of people who have all endured this worst loss please contact Beverly for more information and/or to join us.
FROM THE CARING CIRCLE
Ann Newsmith has had another bout with a return of the mrsa virus. After a few days in the hospital and a procedure to drain an abcess, she has returned home again and is continuing antibiotic infusions once a day at BMH for the next month. She still has some pain but says they do not need specific help at this point other than your caring thoughts and encouragement. Cards can be sent to her at 55 Scott Rd., Brattleboro, or you can email her at .
Online Forum: Inspiring Change for 2021 hosted in collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library and The Women’s Freedom Center Thursday, March 4th, 2021, Online. 7pm-8pm. For more information on how to register, call the WFC at 802-257-7364, email , 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:
“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,