Sunday Callers re-arrange flowers from the High Altar each Sunday into individual vases that are then delivered to parishioners in need.
Sunday Callers often work in teams as they arrange the flowers and then set out independently to visit parishioners in their homes, hospitals, or long-term care facilities. Volunteers can expect to serve no more than one Sunday a month and may skip months as needed. Volunteers are required to complete diocesan training requirements for Safeguarding God’s People and go through a brief orientation.
Deliver Hydrangeas on Sunday, April 3, 2022!
There's an opportunity to serve with the Sunday Callers this Sunday, April 3! We invite you to deliver a hydrangea to a fellow saint. Following either the 9:00 or 11:15 a.m. services, you may pick up a plant and a note to deliver any time during the following week. We will attempt to pair volunteers with recipients who live near their homes as best we can.
If you would like to help, please sign up ASAP and Ellen Porter will be in touch with further details.
Hi, I'm Della Fried. When I heard Sunday Callers were needed, I was interested in learning more. I recalled returning home one Sunday afternoon a few years back and finding—to my surprise and joy—a bouquet of flowers at my front door. My brother had died weeks earlier; the arrangement came with a note and a voicemail. I was touched, and so comforted to feel a part of the All Saints' community.
When the need arose for volunteers and I learned the commitment was a natural fit for me—about once a month, a few of us meet after the 11:15 a.m. service for an hour or so—I decided to try it. Sunday Callers confer with the pastor on duty, arrange a few bouquets, and decide who needs support in grieving, celebrating, or just touching base. We write a note and head out to deliver the arrangement and make a call to one or two people. It is low commitment, yet intimate; a small offering of time and collaboration that brings deep peace and satisfaction to the caller. It also deepens our connections and sense of belonging in our All Saints' community, and most importantly, it provides a reach out to a church neighbor or parishioner who may just need it.
I invite you to join me in this ministry. Please click the link below or call the church office.