Ministries at All Saints'
All Saints Church provides many ways to get involved and make a difference.
Here are some of the ways you can participate:
The Altar Guild is a group of women and men who prepare the altar for communion each week. This includes setting out the communion vessels, bread, wine, cleaning everything at the close of worship, and changing the altar hangings seasonally. This group also gathers before Feast Days to make our worship space glad with flowers and more! The group self-schedules, letting the Altar Guild leadership know when they are available to help.
Lectors are parishioners who read the lessons and lead the prayers at all our public services.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic ministers assist with the celebration of the Eucharist and particularly with serving the chalice at the altar rail. Training is provided. Upon completion of the training lay Eucharistic ministers are licensed by the bishop.
Youth 4th grade and up serve as acolytes every Sunday during the school year at the 10:00 a.m. service. Acolytes carry the cross in the processions, light and extinguish the candles, ring the Sanctus Bell, and assist the priest at the altar. Training is provided.
All Saints ushers are responsible each Sunday for posting service hymn numbers on the four wall displays, handing out service leaflets, directing parishioners to pews, recording attendance, collecting the offering, and coordinating the flow of traffic during communion. After the service, ushers make sure that the sanctuary is left in good order by returning kneelers to the upright position, picking up any loose paper or artifacts, returning hymn numbers to the storage caddy, turning off lights, closing windows, and locking doors.
The Offering Stewards play a vital role in our finances by counting, recording and depositing the offering collected at each 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Sunday service, special services, and all other revenues.
Coffee Hour Hosts
Every Sunday a person or family volunteers to prepare the coffee, tea, and refreshments (these are provided) for the parish family to share after the Sunday services. Detailed instructions are provided.
Church School and Childcare Volunteers
All Saints has an all volunteer staff in our Nursery for ages 0-3.
Godly Play Team
Every year we need 12 volunteers to staff our Godly Play program. The team meets the second Thursday of each month for planning and training. Our Safe Church Policy states that only those members who have been at All Saints for one full year are eligible to work with children. Juniors and Seniors in high school are also welcome on the team.
Families are invited to help make the Godly Play program successful by signing up to bring the feast (a simple snack) on a monthly basis. Sign-up sheets are located on the outside of each classroom.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
The Property Committee meets regularly to plan for regular maintenance of our buildings and grounds, to prepare an annual budget, and plan for capital improvements. In addition they sponsor several work days each year to help off-set landscaping costs.
Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen Ministry
On the second Sunday of each month parishioners gather in the kitchen after the 10:00 a.m. service to prepare a meal for approximately 50-60 clients at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham. Later in the afternoon volunteers re-gather to deliver and serve the meal. Volunteers are needed to plan the menu, shop, prepare the meal, and deliver the meal each month.
Mission of Hope International in Haiti
All Saints' is partnering with the Mission of Hope International in Haiti to help provide for the spiritual, physical, and educational needs of the people in Grand Goave, Haiti. Click here for more information
All Saints' Church
17 Clark Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Office Hours are by appointment only. Please call the parish office at 617-484-2228 before coming to the church.
Stories from our Community
"Two years ago I went to my first Agape meal with my son, who was five at the time. To my surprise, when it was time to pass the peace during the service, he greeted those near by, and then proceeded to greet others around the room, adults and children, known and unknown. I realized then that my faith community here at All Saints', was also his community."