|Date Posted||February 8, 2017|
Michigan (Jim Gettel)
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||240|
|Average Sunday Attendance||90|
|Child Population in Church School||0|
|Adult Population in Church School||15|
|Teacher Population in Church School||0|
As a witness to God’s steadfast love and faithfulness, All Saints’ stands as the Episcopal presence in downtown Pontiac. We are a beautiful, historic church known for our enlivened liturgy and musical heritage. Through the years we have maintained deep roots in the Pontiac community serving the needs of our neighbors. We invite you to join us as, with God’s help, we strive to follow the words of the prophet Amos: “…to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.”
All Saints’ Pontiac is a diverse, inclusive, pastoral-sized parish that is centered in worship, music and service.
We prize service to those in need as our celebration of God’s generous love and invitation. We started as a mission to Pontiac in 1837, have remained in the city during its economic decline, and have developed into the congregation we are through our struggles to adjust to social change and confront racism, sexism, fair housing, busing, and LGBT discrimination.
We have significantly embraced the opportunity to conduct outreach to serve our neighbors, including:
- Bound Together, an independent 501 (c) 3, tutors and feeds dinner to 26 students in grades 1-6 three days a week.
- Community Produce Market provides nearly 30,000 pounds per year of affordably priced fruit and vegetables in an area where quality grocery stores are hard to find.
- Meals for a Healthy Pontiac offers a weekly free breakfast to 90-140 people in need. Will our commercial kitchen allow us to meet hunger head-on at a new level?
- The Old Rectory Resale Shop provides a retail outlet where residents of Pontiac can purchase a variety of high quality household items and clothing at very affordable prices.
- The Book Nook offers thousands of books arranged by many categories at very low prices
Our love of liturgy and music is celebrated in our 10:30 am service while the 8:30 service is patterned after Celtic spiritual practices intended to promote a deep personal and contemplative experience. With help from our diocesan Latino Missioner, we started a Saturday evening Spanish language service this year.
Our identity is rooted in becoming better Christians. We have evaluated our mission, its implementation, and its results to identify a number of challenges that we, as a faith community, wish to address in the future. We eagerly seek a rector who will help lead and guide us in our work, challenge us to improve, and help us to tell our story to others to promote our growth, both in numbers and in spirituality.
If our celebration of Christ through worship and outreach and our challenge to grow excite you as they do us, we invite you to explore our website (http://www.allsaintspontiac.org/), learn more about us through our profiles (http://www.allsaintspontiac.org/parish-profile.html), and submit an application if you feel called to do so.
Canon for Congregational Life