News and Notes

For weekly worship and fellowship opportunities, please see the current information on the Worship page.


Kids’ Corner

Meet one of our Sunday School teachers, Jenna Madden!

How long have you been a member at All Saints?
I have been attending All Saints since 2019.

What do you do when you are not teaching Sunday School?
I have been a teaching artist, singer, and actress and I am currently a music teacher part time and teach early childhood music.  

What brings you joy when you teach Sunday School?
Knowing that I am sharing God’s love with the children and hopefully giving them something that they can draw upon for their life. 

Do you have a preferred age group to teach, and if you do, why?
I have always enjoyed the joy and enthusiasm of the younger children. 

Do you have a good Sunday School story to share? Your own experience as a child or as a teacher?
I do remember teaching Sunday School with my mom when I was in high school. She is no longer around so when I teach at All Saints, I feel her presence greatly.  

What do you hope your child will receive at Sunday School at All Saints?
My son Alexander is 7 and I hope he will experience joy in learning about God’s love and also a sense of comfort in being with a community that will always be there for him.

We are so grateful for your commitment to our children, Jenna! If you are interested in joining this amazing group of teachers, contact Aiko at


Episcopal 101 for New Members and the Simply Curious continues!

We will meet in the Muller Room after the 10:30 service (at approximately 11:45). Here’s the schedule: 

February 5: Basic beliefs: the creeds, the bible, salvation, grace, prayer, and the Church — Walk, chapters 13 – 20

February 19: The Trinitarian Life and everything else! — Walk, chapters 21 – 26

The text is Walk in Love by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, published by Forward Movement. It is available to order at Little City Books or directly from Forward Movement or your favorite online bookseller. This class is also appropriate for youth who are considering Confirmation. Contact Pastor Elaine if you have questions or are … simply curious!


Young adult gathering at the rectory on February 5 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. If you have not received an invitation via email, please contact the parish office.


The Westside Chamber Players return to All Saints! Mark your calendars for this evening of music under the direction of our own Julius Mauldin with selections by Haydn, Grieg, and Ives. This free concert is on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Don’t miss it!

Get involved! There are many ministry opportunities at All Saints, from helping set-up for Sunday services to volunteering at the Hoboken Shelter. Please contact the rector or the parish office if you’d like to discuss offering your gifts of time and talent!


Ukraine assistance: Episcopal Relief and Development is working to help refugees fleeing from the violence in their country. Please give generously! Also, Welcome Home and the City of Hoboken have partnered with the city of Białystok, Poland, to provide Rent for Refugees. You may contribute to this home-grown effort here.


Meeting Community Needs:

Helping our neighbors: There is a bin at the entrance of the church for your donations of diapers (toddler size) and formula for In Jesus’ Name Charities. We will also collect coffee, tea, sugar, cooking oil, and non-perishable food items for The Lighthouse. Let’s fill the bin each week!

Street Life Ministry needs a van, and we have raised about $20,000 to date to help acquire one! Our own Anthony Forbes (“Rev”) started this non-profit last year to serve those living on the streets, especially LBGTQI youth who have been rejected by their families and their communities. A van equipped with clothing, toiletries, snacks, and coffee would permit Rev to meet them all where they are while providing resources and services to help them find a way off the street. If you can help, make a contribution to All Saints and mark it “Street Life” either by check or online. For more information about Street Life Ministry, check out the website here.

The Lighthouse of Union City: support this home for asylees with your monetary donations. The residents are also in need of women’s and men’s pajamas, slippers, and coats. If you are out shopping and can pick up something extra, they would be grateful! Contact Jill Singleton at for more information.

Hoboken Shelter: ​​monetary donations, or donate paper plates and bowls, latex gloves, bleach, breakfast cereal, coffee, and individual packets of sugar, salt, and pepper, and paper napkins, or order from their Amazon wish list.

Hoboken Community Center Food Bank at 1301 Washington: donate diapers, wipes, formula, pet food, hygiene items, adult diapers, and sanitary supplies. Find more information here.

Welcome Home Jersey City is committed to providing educational, employment, and material support to refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers in the Jersey City area. Go to their website to contribute, donate items, or volunteer.

In Jesus’s Name Charities: shop online for what is most needed or you may send a check to them at 411 Clinton Street, Hoboken.

Lunchtime Ministry at SMT: donate ready-made sandwiches, pop-top canned soups, socks, and bottled water. Monetary contributions may be made here, noting Lunchtime Ministry.

DJ’s Free Market: find a complete list here of needed items.


And for All Saints:

If you have not made a pledge for 2023, you may do so here. Thanks to all who have made a commitment to support the life and ministry of this church by making a pledge for 2023!

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