We first came to All Saints’ in the middle of July, 2005. We had moved from St John’s, Newfoundland because our two daughters were here. When it came to finding a church, I said, ‘Let’s look around.’ We came in on a bright sunny day and were met by Rob C. and Sandy B. They were so nice to these two strange Newfies. Everybody was so friendly, of course we stayed. So much for looking around. Two years passed before we went back to Newfoundland and to St Mark’s, our church there. Going back was wonderful, of course, but it didn’t feel like All Saints’.
We began as sidespeople right after we came. And later we took on the street sign. We liked that because we were always talking to people on the street. They would want to know if we were members and about the church, so we’d give them a little pep talk, and tell them to come on a Sunday, and not to worry about wearing their best bib-and-tucker, but just to come and see what it’s like.
The thing that strikes me most about All Saints’ is the friendliness. Everybody hugs. Everyone is outgoing and helpful. We felt this from the beginning. It’s a feeling of family. I don’t think you can improve on the friendliness of All Saints’.
~ Hugh and Ada Cole