Parish Blog

Blog articles from parish members

  • “Narrative Budget” – Frequently Asked Questions (4/29/2019)- What is this “Narrative Budget” I’ve been hearing about? As part of vestry each year, we are traditionally presented with a budget and an accounting of how we spent and earned money over the past year. Normally we are given a line-item summary from Excel or Quick Books, presented in the form of a spreadsheet, Read More ...
  • Understanding what “Giving” means at All Saints (4/18/2019)- This year, All Saints has embarked on creating a narrative budget – one that tells the full story of our parish and community life, not just the status of our bank accounts. From now until Vestry in the fall, we are asked to pay attention to our God-inspired activities, and note these in the record Read More ...
  • Visit from Andrew Asbil (4/9/2019)- On Sunday April 7, All Saints warmly welcomed our new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Reverend Andrew Asbil. Bishop Asbil is the new “chief pastor” of the Diocese, with oversight of 202 parishes. Bishop Asbil officiated our 10:30am service. Along with over 80 parishioners, the Bishop was treated to a performance from our young people. Narrated Read More ...
  • Celebrating with our Sister-Parishes in Mexico (4/2/2019)- We have some new pictures to share from our Sister parishes in Mexico, showing celebrations at the various churches within the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca. All Saints supports two parishes from this Diocese through donations and craft sales (managed by Dawn Ballard). Members of our parish have sponsored Christmas parties for the children of these Read More ...
  • A Lenten Statement of Faith (4/2/2019)- During this period of reflection and renewal, All Saints is using a form of creed from the Celtic Order of St. Columba: We believe that our lives are held within the encircling love of God, who knows our names and recognizes our deepest needs. We believe that Christ is the divine child of the living Read More ...
  • Stewardship Article in The Anglican (3/7/2019)- The following article is reproduced from the March 2019 edition of The Anglican newspaper. Article submitted by Peter Misiaszek.
  • Sunday School at All Saints (1/16/2019)- Creative learning about Jesus and his teachings is offered at All Saints every Sunday for children and youth ages 6-14. Our wonderful youth leader and Sunday School teacher Grace Martin takes the Gospel of the day and invents crafts and participatory activities to bring out the meaning of the teaching in a “kid friendly” way. Read More ...
  • An Outpouring of Generosity (12/18/2018)- Recently a parishioner with a long history of advocating for indigenous issues (Dave Gordon) received a desperate appeal from Jennifer Manitowabi, Vice Principal of Eenchokay Birchstick School in the remote Ontario native reservation of Pikangikum. She told of over 70 students in elementary and high school who did not have proper winter clothing – this meant they Read More ...
  • New Refugee Family Settled in King City (11/22/2018)- We are excited to share the good news that All Saints is sponsoring a new refugee family this year. We are listed as a “Parish of Record,” and will work alongside King for Refugees, a local non-profit group that All Saints has worked with before, and the Diocesan group AURA (Anglican United Refugee Association) who are both responsible for the Read More ...
  • New Episcopal leadership for Anglicans in the Diocese of Toronto! (10/1/2018)- Bishop Andrew Asbil, former rector of the Church of the Redeemer and Dean of Toronto, was consecrated coadjutor Bishop of Toronto in a rousing two hour service last Saturday Sept 29, at St. James Cathedral in Toronto. Our Rev. Dr. Elizabeth was there and told us last Sunday that “a new era, a new wave Read More ...