Celebrating All Saints’ 125th Anniversary
In fall 2019, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of this parish. Soon after, the vestry convened the 125th Anniversary Task Force to develop a plan to honor our past, embrace our present, and envision our future. Following a delay due to the pandemic, in spring 2021 we were finally able to launch Gifts for God’s House, a fundraising campaign to allow us to make some gentle refurbishments to our sanctuary in honor of this milestone. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of parishioners, Gifts for God’s House has been a great success, raising over $50,000. With these funds, we are in the process of implementing the projects with a goal of having them all completed by All Saints Day 2021.
For further details on the planned projects coming out of the Gifts for God’s House campaign, please see the “Gifts for God’s House” link above.
During the 125th anniversary celebration of All Saints, we have paid particular attention to the artwork of Julia DeWitt Addison, the wife of the parish’s first rector. For a short exhibit on her life and two important pieces of her artwork hanging in All Saints’ sanctuary, please see the “Addison Reredos Exhibit” link above.
In further celebration of Addison’s talent, we produced notecards featuring her artwork. While these are currently sold out, if you are interested in being informed when they become available again, please see the “125th Anniversary Greeting Cards” link above.
Finally, below is a short video on the church’s Parish House, then and now. Enjoy!