All Saints Episcopal Church Welcomes You
Welcome to a friendly, community based Episcopal Church. We invite you to come and worship with us experiencing the Love of God and sharing the Good News of Christ. Whether you are a life long Episcopalian or seeking a new church experience, you will be able to find friends here ready to welcome you. Our traditional Anglican heritage along with a thoughtful and reflective approach to faith means that this is a safe and non-confrontational place where you can explore your faith on your terms.
The Rev. Michael and the Rev. Betsey Monnot and the rest of the staff are committed to bringing the message of Christ to all people in an engaging and dynamic way that is both personal and profound. We hope that you will take the opportunity to come and meet us.
–The Members of All Saints
To parents of young children: Welcome!
We are so very glad that you want to bring your children to worship at All Saints. You, and they, are most welcome.
We know from our own experience (we have three boys) that worshiping with children can sometimes pose some challenges. We also know that children sometimes worship more actively or loudly than most adults. This is fine with us. If you would prefer to bring them out of the church, we have nursery care and Sunday school available in the parish hall: just ask someone how to get there.
- Some tips for helping your children be involved in worship:
- Sit close to the front so that they can see and hear what is going on around the altar (there is seating on the right side up at the front of the church as well).
- Explain to them what is going on in the liturgy.
- Participate in worship as fully as you can yourself – your children will learn how to participate in worship by copying you.
- Feel free to make use of the activity bags located by the door that leads into the church from the parish hall. They contain paper, crayons, and other (relatively) quiet activities.
- At the time of communion, please know that your children (and you) are invited to come forward and receive the Body and Blood of Christ. If you would prefer that your children not receive communion, or receive only the bread or only the wine, have them cross their arms over their heart, and we will give them a blessing instead.
Above all, we hope that both you and your children will feel at home at All Saints. Let us know what else we can do to help you have a worship time that helps you connect with Jesus, who told his disciples to let the little children come to him.
–The Rev.s Betsey and Michael Monnot, Co-Rectors
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Clergy and Staff
The Reverend Michael Monnot - Co-Rector
Michael was born in the Bay Area, and grew up there and in Fairfield. He came to the Episcopal Church as an Adult, drawn by the beauty of its ritual and the intelligence of its theology. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (where he also met Betsey).
The Reverend Betsey Monnot - Co-Rector
Betsey grew up in Massachusetts and came to the Episcopal Church in her early teens through her love of singing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in German from Oberlin College, a Master’s degree in Religion from Harvard Extension School, and a Master’s of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
Betsey and Michael were called to All Saints as Priests-in-charge in 2006, and appointed as Co-Rectors in 2007. They have three sons.
Mr. Scott Nelson - Organist
Scott Nelson, a native of Spokane, Washington, holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Whitworth College, where he studied organ with Wayne Kalstrom, and the Master of Music degree from Kent State University, where he studied organ and improvisation with John Ferguson. He has served as Tenor Lay Clerk in the choir of Men and Boys at Norwich Cathedral in England, and has directed the music programs at churches in Washington, Ohio, and Texas before coming to California. He is the owner of Nelson Pipe Organ Service and he built the All Saints 3 manual/58 rank pipe organ in 1999. In June of 2013 Mr. Nelson marked his 25th year with All Saints.
See our own Scott Nelson showing off a hidden gem in Memorial Auditorium here.
Ms. Norma Boge - Bookkeeper
Norma Boge has been managing All Saints finical records since 2001. She has had a long a varied career which has included owning a green house and a pawn shop, as well as working as a bookkeeper for GM.
Mr. John Miller - Intern
John Miller came to All Saints in 2003 as part of his seminary training, and never really left. Since 2009 John has been our ministry intern and has also filled the role of office administrator.