The Rev. Christopher T. Wilkerson has accepted a call to serve as Rector at All Saints Episcopal Church, Appleton. Fr. Christopher has served as Assistant to the Rector and Campus Minister at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Clemson, SC since 2017. He completed a Masters of Divinity at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee in 2017.
Prior to discernment of a call to the priesthood, Wilkerson was an Instructor of English at Spartanburg Community College for over a decade. A lifelong Episcopalian, he is a guitarist and songwriter who loves science fiction, poetry, theater and pop-culture. Fr. Christopher and his wife Anne have two elementary-aged daughters and are looking with interest at experiencing their first winter outside of the South.
All Saints Episcopal Church has served the Appleton area since 1856. It is a worshiping community of over 600 baptized members with an average Sunday attendance of 100. Located on the east side of downtown Appleton and next to Lawrence University, it is an altar-focused worshiping people involved in its community.
“All Saints is a vibrant and active congregation of the diocese," Bishop Matthew Gunter shared. "Adding the gifts that Fr. Christopher brings to share with strengthen the parish in spreading the Gospel and sharing God's love."
The Wilkersons will move to Appleton and Fr. Christopher's first Sunday is expected to be the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019.
In preparation for the The Way of Love Revival October 26 in Appleton, All Saints Episcopal Church is hosting a two-evening study program of The Power of Love, a collection of sermons of the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry who is featured speaker. Discussion Leader is Larry Danielson, retired Professor of Ethnology.
Sessions are open to the public and take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 and October 1 at All Saints Episcopal Church on the east side of downtown Appleton, next to Lawrence University on the northeast corner of College Avenue and Drew Street (100 N Drew Street). Parking is available in the lot behind the church building and across Drew Street from the church.
Sometime after 11pm on Monday, March 18, a number of buildings in the around City Park were damaged by a vandal , including All Saints Episcopal Church. Broken windows and vehicle damage were found by investigators. A suspect was taken into custody and is being treated for mental health concerns, police said in a news release.
The man smashed a number of windows along the east side of the building, as well as one of the glass doors at the Washington St. entrance, with an ice chopper. The nursery, the sacristy, and St. Mary's Chapel were all affected. The windows have been boarded up, and plans for repair are being discussed.
A giving option has been provided by the parish for those wishing to support the costs of repair outside of insurance. Contributions received above those costs will be added to the parish's Real Estate Endowment to provide for future maintenance and repairs. allsaintsappleton.org/giving.
Stop by and do some holiday shopping that benefits people around the world at the 21st Annual Alternative Gift Market at All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Appleton! The market, located downstairs in Kemper Hall (Room 10) will be open Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. View the list of vendors, including the Order of Julian, here.
An online sale begins Saturday, November 10 and runs through Sunday, December 2 (1st Advent). Order directly from Serrv, using this customized web link. All products in their regular catalog and on their website qualify, including overstock. This is a much wider range than their consignment collection, over 1000 items of global food, clothing, and crafts. Pay online with your credit card, and your order will be shipped to your home or designated address. All Saints will earn 20% of all sales, which will go toward building maintenance.
Alternative Gifts International Crowdfunding Site
You can also give to Alternative Gifts International through their online crowdfunding program during the same time period. Give to any of the AGI projects from their catalog/website. It's a great way to share the market giving opportunity with others!
The Lake Winnebago parishes (Trinity, Oshkosh; St. Thomas, Menasha; All Saints, Appleton; Cathedral of St. Paul, Fond du Lac) are coming together for an evening of food, fellowship and worship at Praise in the Park. Anyone is welcome to join in! Gather Shelter #1 in Rainbow Park (on the Fox River), Oshkosh on Sunday, August 12 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include testimonials about the recent mission trip to Puerto Rico.
All Saints Episcopal Church, Appleton is searching for a part-time (10-15 hours/week) organist and choirmaster. The ideal candidate would be a skilled, faith-centered musician with at least a bachelor’s degree in music, broad musical experience, and a deep appreciation for and knowledge of the Anglican musical tradition. This is a salaried position with significant support from the congregation and the community. Learn more here.