Faith Groups

FAITH GROUPS connect believers to God and His family. Faith Groups (previously known as Small Groups) expose participants daily to the Holy Spirit working in the hearts of people and ministries that reach out to men, women and children who are forming who they are and who they will be through the saving grace of God's love. Faith Groups develop believers for ministry and evangelism by teaching do-able actions that fit their lives. Faith Groups invite members to gather around Scripture, prayers of intercession and thanksgiving and, at the end, say: "Wow, we just engaged in the act of witnessing!" And they will be right. Like Peter and John before the Sandedrin, may the people of this church SHARE all they have seen and heard about the love of Jesus because they can't keep it to themselves!

New ideas for Faith Groups ministries are ALWAYS welcome! Please contact Kevin Harpel in the church office with your suggestions. Continue to scroll down to see is what is offered at All Saints:

New Summertime Faith Group!

Christian groups centered on the home brewing of beer are gaining popularity.  After much discussion, planning and prayer, Joe Schwartz and Kevin Harpel have launched a chapter of “What Would Jesus Brew.”

Our goal is to help people connect with each other and with God through the common appreciation of beer.  Jesus made wine. Monks brewed beer. Martin Luther, the leader of the protestant Reformation, was an avid brewer of beer.

By coming together to enjoy a barley-brewed beverage, we believe that people will build more relationships with each other, and with people who they wouldn’t cross paths with otherwise.

A typical meeting opens with a devotion and prayer  We then move between learning about the brewing process and different styles of beer and bible discussion then close in prayer.

Contact Joe Schwartz for location, date, and time.

If you’re interested in attending or have more questions, contact:
Joe Schwartz jschwartz@allsaintsphoenix.org (602) 866-9191 ext. 118

A Growing Place - All Saints Community Garden

    
We are located on the north side of the campus outside Fellowship Hall.

With hard work and many hands, the garden is growing, and we're excited about the progress.  Sunday School students have planted beans and herbs.  Our faithful gardeners have sifted rocks and worked hard to make the soil ready for more.  We've decorated and filled three raised bed planters.  We've also started a pollinator garden to attract and support bees, butterflies  and hummingbirds.

We need you, your time and your talents!

We meet the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 am to 10:00 am!

How can you help? Experienced gardeners, inexperienced wannabe gardeners, idea people, action people….YOU! We need donations and builders to build a permanent structure that will keep animals (rabbits, birds, squirrels) from eating what we've planted. We need more of YOU to help construct a permanent structure to keep those pesky desert animals at bay.

Bring a hat, refillable water bottle, sunscreen, gloves, kneeling/knee pads.

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7

 See you in the dirt!

For more information please contact Monica Rabb at monica.rabb@yahoo.com

A Time For Us - Couple's Group

...Couple's Bible Study 

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays September through May

7:00—8:30 pm; Room 201

          A time for couples in mid-life to join together for fellowship and fun while learning and growing in knowledge of the Lord. 
         

ContactMary Schroeder

Book Club

You are invited to join fellow lovers of literature as they discuss current books... fiction, non-fiction, and topical.  Participants are encouraged to suggest titles for the group to consider.

We always welcome newcomers! If you enjoy reading and discussing books, please join us.
The Book Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am in the Café/Theater of the Life Building.
(September through May)

Contact:  Renate Kaufman, 623-434-8993.

Card Group

Gatherings of the Card Group begin with a potluck, devotions and an opportunity for fellowship.  Then the games begin! Participants play hand and foot, bridge, spades and hearts.

This Faith Group normally meets the first Saturday and the third Sunday of each month.  A “potluck” is always part of the fun!  All are welcome.

A contribution of $2.00—$3.00 is suggested at each gathering. These funds are contributed to the life of the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ.  “Scriptural” and “missional” are two important aspects of each faith group at All Saints.

Contact:   Jamey Schultz (623) 242-8305 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Culinary Service

The All Saints Culinary Service creates personalized dining experiences for receptions, parties and special events for the congregation and in other locations. 

Culinary’s annual “Nutcracker Sweets” event provides delicious home-made cookies and candies that are beautifully packaged for the enjoyment and convenience of the congregation.  Funds received help to purchase important items to support congregation ministries.

You are invited to join in the fun as the group researches, plans, coordinates, designs, learns, shares, laughs, prays and serves our Lord.  No experience is necessary!  The group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall.

ContactScott Hagen

Heavenly Hikers

This group gathers in friendship and fellowship to visit the magnificent outdoor beauty God has created.  Most hikes are easy enough for people of all fitness levels.  We have an average of 10 participants on each hike typically scheduled monthly from September through June.  To see a schedule of hikes (prepared  in September annually) or to view pictures of past hikes, go to:

http://heavenlyhikers.blogspot.com

We normally meet in the church parking area to carpool to the trailheads.  Members and their friends are more than welcome to join us!

ContactBill Lewis