The goal of the Women’s Ministry is for us to become more firmly and deeply rooted in Christ and fully participate in his mission to redeem his world. We do this by regularly making space for God to speak to us through his Word, his people, and his Spirit.
The women at All Saints are a diverse group, so our gatherings are also diverse! We meet at various times and locations around the city to study, pray, read, encourage and serve. We also gather to camp, hike, walk, run, cook, and eat good queso!
My hope is that every woman would find a place at All Saints that helps her make more space for God's presence in her life. My prayer is that Christ will continue to grow each of us in greater freedom, mercy, and joy, so that we might bear abundant fruit in his world.
"For He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it." (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
- Kim Hall, Director of Women’s Ministry
All Saints' women love to serve and support our local and global mission partners as well as those in our church body.
Please see service opportunities below:
Xeno Café is an All Saints service project in coordination with Foundation Communities, a local non-profit serving our Austin neighbors in long-term, low-income housing communities. Through Xeno Café, we have an opportunity to sit down and share a meal with our neighbors at Skyline Terrace who are working hard to build strong foundations and healthy growth after a set-back in life. Please join us as the Women's Ministry serves and joins in a meal with our neighbors.
Stay tuned for details about our next quarterly service event at Xeno Cafe as well as our Earth Day service event.
THE SOURCE (formerly AUSTIN LIFECARE)
The Source meets the needs of those who are facing unplanned pregnancies and offers support after babies are born. There are so many ways for our women to serve this ministry partner regardless of your life stage or schedule, such as serving as mentors, attending monthly playdates (children welcome!), or helping in the Life Care office. If you are interested in serving at The Source, please contact Courtney Abernethy.
Serve Our Church Body
Would you like to serve a family in need by bringing a meal? We would love to add you to the care calendar list. Contact Kara Dunleavy to be added to the list when a need arises.
There are so many ways to use your talents to serve the church body throughout the week and on Sundays. Please see all of the current needs and reach out to Sonya Menges or directly to the contact person for the area in which you would like to serve.
We have so many global missionaries that would love your support.
Rebe McReynolds, who is serving with her family in Madagascar, has begun a ministry called Mama Vao Vao. Mama Vao Vao serves by providing hope, in the forms of jobs, to the women of her village as they design and sew goods for purchase. To order a Mama Vao Vao product and support this wonderful ministry, contact Rebe.
Women's Holiday Market
Our third annual holiday social and market is on Thurs, Nov 21, 6:30-8:30 PM. Join us for an evening of live music, fellowship, and festive shopping!
We'll have live music featuring Allison Acton, and we will celebrate our ladies with special talents making goodies, artwork, and jewelry. Come to shop or just to hang out!
Morning and Evening Gatherings
A time for women to gather together, study the Word, and spend time discussing and praying in their small groups. Small groups will remain the same for the year, so that relationships have time to develop and deepen.
Join women of all life stages for a mid-week gathering (with an accompanying children's program) on Wednesday mornings and evenings. This is a time for the women of All Saints to enjoy worship, large group teaching, mentoring, small group discussion, prayer, and fellowship.
Wed, 9:30 AM & 6:45 PM
All Saints Narthex
Last fall date - Nov 20 (resumes January 8)
Women's Bible Study
- Tuesday lunchtime
- Last fall date - November 19 (resumes January 7)
- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (optional prayer in hospitality room at 10:55 AM)
- Bring your own lunch
- Room 208
A TRIAD at All Saints is a small group of three women that meets monthly with the intention of connecting in a deeper way with God and with each other. The purpose of a TRIAD is to see, hear, and enjoy the Spirit of God that works and grows in every struggling saint.
If you are interested in becoming part of a TRIAD, or just have questions, email Joanne Moore.
WHERE TO START
- Read the book, Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up by Larry Crabb.
- Attend a TRIAD training session: Sun, Dec 8 at 9:15 AM or Sun, Dec 15 at 11:00 AM
- Sign up for a TRIAD with Joanne Moore.
Support, Prayer, and Fellowship for women over 60.
"Gifts of the Spirit"
This group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month for Bible/book study. Bring a brown bag lunch if you would like to stay after.
2nd Thursday of the month - 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Joanne Moore's Home - 4701 Gold Flower Hollow, 78731
Nov 14 , Dec 12
4th Annual Advent Silent Retreat: Saturday, December 7, 1-4 PM at Reimer's Ranch.
A favorite event for many women, our Advent Retreat offers an opportunity to slow down, soak in God's beauty, and listen for the LORD's voice. It is a wonderful way to make room in your heart, mind, and spirit for the Advent season.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Ashley or Kim! Please RSVP if you plan to come and we'll add you to the list for updates. (Please know that there is no RSVP required...we just like to get a general headcount of those who know they can join us, and we like to send emails / reminders to those attending as we get closer to the date.)
Reimers Ranch? Will it be easy to find the group?
Not really. Reimers Ranch is lovely and remote and GPS doesn't work in the park! We will meet at the River Pavilion (past the parking park). If you get lost, you can call Ashley (512-632-7932). If you haven't been before, plan for a 12:30 PM arrival, as getting into the park takes some time, and once we begin at 1:00 PM it will be difficult to answer the phone and connect. It is $10/car to get in and the park only accepts cash, so we suggest you carpool. We will start our first session at the pavilion by the river at 1:00 PM.
What will we be doing there?
We'll gather at the river pavilion as a large group for welcome and instructions. After this, you will be dismissed for the silent/listening/contemplative portion of the retreat. Some like to walk; some will read; some will rest. This is your time with the LORD...enjoy it!
Reimers Ranch is beautiful with so many different spaces to enjoy. There are areas overlooking the water, picnic spots, smooth paths, and hiking trails. And yes, there are bathrooms. Feel free to stay put or move around!
We will meet back at the pavilion at 3:30 for worship, refreshments, and closing. We'll be finished by 4:00.
What should I bring?
Pack a Bible, journal, and anything else that makes you comfortable. You may bring drinks or snacks you would like for your afternoon. (We will have a time of feasting with light snacks following your contempative time.)
We have some ladies who bring sleeping bags, camp chairs, blankets, hammocks, walking sticks, and others who just like to bring themselves.
For information on spiritual direction or to be connected to one of the spiritual directors in our church, please email Kim Hall.