Tuesdays: October 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10-11:15am at All Saints
Marge Schaffer and Karen Mathias Saboe will lead a book discussion on Whispers in the Pews: Voices on Mental Illness in the Church. In this edited collection, 18 people share their stories of how faith communities impacted their hope and healing as they or a loved one faced symptoms of a mental illness. In four sessions, we will focus on the following mental health themes:
1. Stigma and discrimination in faith communities
2. The impact of trauma on mental health
3. “Being with” to promote recovery
4. Mental health as ministry
Whispers in the Pews: Voices on Mental Illness in the Church is available on Amazon for $9.99 in print or $3.99 for the Kindle edition ($0 for Kindle unlimited). The book is edited by Chris Morris and was published in 2018.
Sign up for the discussion by emailing the church office or call and leave a voicemail (952.934.3550). Include your name, email address and phone number with either registration method.
A week prior to each session, you will receive an email with recommended stories to read in the book and questions to think about. This same series will be offered again in early 2022 as evening sessions. Please note, masks are required while in the building during daytime hours.
Sunday, October 17, 1pm
Let us officially welcome you to All Saints! Meet with Pastor Jon for a tour of All Saints, learn information about All Saints and have your questions answered.
Please fill out the class registration form here and we'll be in touch soon! Questions? Contact the church office at 952.934.3550.
In the summer of 2022, we get to experience the energy of 30,000 youth and adult leaders gathering for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering.
Youth in 8-12th grade are invited to register to be a part of the All Saints group attending the youth gathering. Our group will stay at one of the designated hotels for the gathering and go to all of the events and activities together. Not only is the ELCA youth gathering a great experience for faith formation, youth will get a chance to meet others from all over the United States.
The All Saints Racial Justice group invites you to join a seven-session study on the book Dialogues on Race. The study begins in October and will be led by Kim and Kathy Hovey.
Each week, participants read a short chapter (the book is 122 pages), view a video and then gather via Zoom for discussion. Books are available at no cost. Please email the church office by September 24 to indicate your interest; this gives us time to order books. We look forward to having you join the discussion.
Join a Writing Group
WordWorkers, a writers' group led by Rolf Olson, holds virtual meetings to work on projects. In the coming months, plans are underway to develop a gratitude project leading up to Thanksgiving and daily Advent postings similar to last year’s project.
We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing new voices at our upcoming meetings. New members are always encouraged to join. Contact the church office for information.
Upcoming Virtual Meetings, Wednesdays at 7pm
October 6 and 20