About us

If you want to get to know All Saints', then you need to know:

Who we are

 

We are a warm and welcoming Christian community. Open-minded, curious, fun-loving, devoted, and relational, we enjoy being in each other’s company and find that newcomers and old-timers are equally important to our community’s vitality. We offer radical hospitality to the stranger, and infinite respect for all, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

We are a parish within the Northern Convocation of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire. As such, we govern ourselves according to the canons (policies) of the Episcopal Church and our parish’s bylaws. We are led by our Rector (the priest in charge of a self-supporting parish) and our Vestry (the governing body of the parish consisting of the Rector, who is the presiding officer, and nine elected lay leaders).

What we do

 

Our mission is to honor our Lord Jesus Christ by practicing our Christian faith through prayer and acts of love and unconditional kindness. 

 

Our primary areas of ministry are worship, study, fellowship and acts of service. Our active programs number more than 30 and range from a card ministry that sends cards to those in our midst who are sick or injured to a set of mission outreach projects that seek to end extreme poverty at three locations across the globe.

 

For details about what we have done in the last year, we invite you to review our annual report.

What we believe

 

“A mini catechism used at baptisms and on Easter and other special occasions, the Baptismal Covenant opens with a question-and-answer version of the statement of faith that is the Apostles’ Creed and adds five questions regarding how we, as Christians, are called to live out our faith.

 

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?

People: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

 

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

 

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People: I will, with God’s help.

 

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People: I will, with God’s help.

 

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People: I will, with God’s help.

 

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People: I will, with God's help.

 

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People: I will, with God's help.”

(From the Website of the Episcopal Church in the United States episcopalchurch.org)

 

At All Saints', we have classes for newcomer and anyone interested learning more about their faith that will help us all to live into this creed and the promises we make to god and each other in our Baptism. 

 
All Saints' is proud to be a parish in the Diocese of New Hampshire, under the leadership of
the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld. He is in our prayers, as we are in his.
 
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All Saints' Episcopal Church | 35 School Street | Littleton | NH  03561 | 603.444.3414