Affirmation of Faith
- The Bible to be
the inspired Word of God which contains all things necessary for salvation.
Nicene & Apostolic Creeds contain the tenets of our faith.
- The sacraments
to be an effective means of grace.
- That we are an
orthodox Christian Church.
- We look to Jesus
for direction individually and collectively, and seek to move in unity
as the Holy Spirit directs.
- We accept the
authority of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church of
the United States and the Diocese of Massachusetts.
All Saints’ Parish
is a welcoming Christian community whose fellowship reflects Jesus in
the caring we have for every member. All Saints’ has a desire to reach
out to others through evangelism and service, while inviting spiritual
growth in all our members by clear teaching about Jesus.
We believe in…
1. Prayer as the
foundation for all actions done in the name of the Church.
- Worship and teaching
which is centered in Christ and informed by the Baptismal Covenant and
- We believe we
are part of God’s creation, made in the image of God and free to make
choices. We believe God gave us the Ten Commandments to help us make
good choices. The Ten Commandments define our relationship to God and
to our neighbor.
2. The sacraments
as a sign of God’s grace given to us to forgive our sins, enlighten
our minds, stir our hearts, and strengthen our wills.
3. Using our ministries
to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ, to seek
and serve Christ in all persons loving our neighbor as ourselves and to
strive for justice and peace among all people while respecting the dignity
of every human being.
4. Accepting, and
nurturing individuals and inviting spiritual growth.
5. Providing a breadth
of opportunities to minister in Christ’s Name.
concern for all members; those able to attend and those shut in.
7. Fostering growth
by providing a variety of learning and serving opportunities.
8. Showing respect
and acceptance of spiritual diversity by considering individuals more
important than issues. (traditional - evangelical, liberal - conservative)
9. Seeking the mind
of Christ in order to find unity and harmony in decision making.
10. A desire to
maintain a variety of worship styles to meet individual needs.
We value . . .
A healthy Church.
We believe a healthy church is prayerful in all of the following aspects
of church life and ministry, and values:
1. God’s Empowering
2. God-Exalting Worship
3. Spiritual Disciplines
4. Learning and Growing
5. A Commitment to
Loving, Caring Relationships
- a value to spend
time together in community and to know each other.
- to do everything
possible to support one another in our faith journey.
- to provide as
well as possible for those among us who are in need.
7. An Outward Focus:
evangelism, social concern, and international missions
8. Wise Administration
9. Networking with
the Body of Christ
10. Stewardship and
Our mission as a
parish is to:
- grow a church
- provide for shut
ins through lay eucharistic ministers
- love and serve
all members of the church.
- teach and raise
our children in the Christian faith.
- provide, maintain
and improve a physical place for people to come to worship, learn and
grow as Christians.
- help others to
- reach out to the
poor and needy around us.
- maintain a relationship
with other Christian communities.
- be evangelists
in word and deed.
- have Christ centered
in our worship.
- create and maintain
accessibility to church and worship that all people would be able to
attend church. To allow anyone to be here that wants to be here.
Our strategy is to
invest our personnel and ministries in spreading the Good News of Jesus
Christ in a loving and caring manner, within our congregation, among our
neighbors and others outside the church, and as possible throughout the
While we continue
in developing the characteristics of a healthy church, our current focus
is on three primary areas:
- Fellowship reflecting
Jesus in the caring we have for all our members
- Reaching out to
others through evangelism and service
- Inviting and encouraging
spiritual growth in all our members by clear teaching about Jesus.
Reaching out to others
Inviting & Encouraging
Spiritual Growth in all members
- Serving the homeless
(Ecclesia Ministry, Wood Mullen, etc.)
- Supporting Food
for the Poor
- School Tuition for Two Boys in Haiti
- Support for AA
Jesus Love and Caring
- Nursery &
- Adult Education
- Christ Centered
- Women of Faith
- Alpha Ministry
- Altar Guild
- Lay Readers
- Parish activities
- Coffee Hour
- Lay Eucharistic
- Personal Ministry
to one another
- Creating and Maintaining
the Parish Family