All Saints’ Episcopal Church strives to be a growing Christian community that welcomes, nurtures, and nourishes people of varied cultures, backgrounds, and ages.
We are committed to share the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, outreach, and education for our parish family and for the community.
We gather as the Body of Christ so that we may grow in Christ and learn to live out our faith each day.
Our vision is for our parish family to be one in which each and every person experiences a strong, shared sense of ownership and applies his or her talents and enthusiasm to the good of the individual, the parish, and the greater community. We adopt this vision to help fulfill the Great Commission—Jesus said: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” -- Matthew 28:19
Eight years after the Civil War, All Saints' Episcopal Church was founded. Learn more about our history by clicking here!
We believe that all the members of All Saints' are its ministers. To keep All Saints' strong, we depend on everyone to get involved and enthusiastically welcome your participation. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please call the parish office at (908) 322-8047 for more information.
Young people (6th grade and up) and adults serve at the altar for our worship services.
Members prepare the altar for all worship services, care for altar linens and vessels, and often arrange flowers for the church.
Buildings and Grounds
Members supervise the maintenance of parish buildings and care for the grounds. Meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, they discuss long-term projects and immediate needs, considering competitive bids from vendors where necessary. The committee also sponsors cleanup and workdays.
Believing it is important for Christians of all ages to learn about their faith, we offer the following opportunities:
Responsibility for Bulletins, Newsletters, Press Releases, and our website at www.allsaints-spnj.org.
Also our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/AllSaintsSPNJ
Members plan recreational activities such as parties, picnics, and suppers to coincide with the seasons of the church year, and look into pastoral needs of the parish.
Members oversee the church's budget.
Welcoming both visitors and long-time parishioners to services on Sunday.
Coordinates the weekly Coffee Hours, along with potluck suppers, receptions, and other special events.
This committee works on bringing newcomers to All Saints', and tries to make sure that visitors who worship with us or attend other parish events are warmly welcomed.
Fellowship for the men of the parish on the last Wednesday of the month. They perform a vital ministry, preparing the newsletter for mailing and, having earned it (smile), they enjoy lunch.
The All Saints' Choir welcomes men and women of eleventh grade and up who sing at the main service every Sunday and on other major holy days (Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday). They rehearse Thursdays from 8-9:30 pm, and sing both classical and more contemporary sacred music. All four voices are represented.
The Youth Choir has grades 2nd to 10th. They sing at the main service one Sunday a month and at the 5 o'clock Family Service on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals are at 11:30 am on most Sundays, and at 9:00 am when they sing. Learn more by clicking here.
The mission of the Outreach Committee at All Saints' is to reach out to those in the community and in the world who are in need. The committee meets several times a year, as needed. The committee’s projects include:
Every year, parishioners who are graduating from high school and going on to higher education may apply for the Curtis M. Jackson Memorial Scholarship.
All Saints' has an active, faithful community of pledging members.
Men and women greet worshipers, and then coordinate then guide the lines for Communion at every worship service.
Worship Leaders/Lay Eucharistic Ministers
After completing a series of classes in the parish, Lay Readers are licensed by the Diocese of New Jersey. They minister at all worship services, reading lessons, leading prayers, and administering Communion.
All Saints' Episcopal Church . 559 Park Avenue . Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 322-8047 . Church@AllSaints-SPNJ.org
(908) 322-8047 . Church@AllSaints-SPNJ.org