Love Grows Here
Love Grows Here
Welcome to All Souls Parish the Presbyterian Church. We are grateful that the Holy Spirit has led you to our website. At this time of uncertainty during the Covid 19 Pandemic, we extend our constant prayers and love to our community and beyond. Surely the Lord is in this place, making a way for our future.
All Souls is a caring, inclusive community where all are welcome. On our website, you will find basic information about our congregation as well as our weekly musical offerings for Advent and Christmas Eve. You may also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/allsouls.parish.71.
We may not be physically present in the building, but we continue to be connected through the Holy Spirit, our love of the Lord, and our love for each other.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord be kind and gracious to you and grant you peace, today, tomorrow, and always.
Welcome to All Souls Parish
The Presbyterian Church website
Welcome to All Souls Parish/The Presbyterian Church website. All Souls Parish is an open-minded, inclusive, More Light congregation that values questions, affirms LGBTQ+ folks, and welcomes persons of all faiths and no faith at all. We love everyone and strive to nurture the Sacred in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. We seek to work justice, practice mercy, and walk humbly in Divine Love. All Souls has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community beyond. We hope you will join us on a Sunday morning at 10am and for fellowship that follows.
We are grateful to our community and are standing with all during this difficult and challenging time. If you would like to support our inclusive caring ministry you may do so via the "Give Now" button for our on-line giving platform through the Presbyterian Foundation. Each gift expands our church's ability to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world and to spread the radical love of Gospel to all.
Becoming a Minister of Word and Sacrament is a second career for Reverend Genus. She is a Certified Christian Educator and Curriculum Specialist (PCUSA) and served as the Director of Christian Education for 11 years at Presbyterian churches in New Jersey. Although she loved this career, Reverend Genus decided to pursue ministry at the urging of several people. She got her Master of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 2015 and was ordained in 2016. The pastor served as pulpit supply at the Presbyterian Church of Bloomsbury prior to ordination and has served the Osceola Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic Highlands, all in New Jersey.
Reverend Genus has facilitated the implementation of the Young Children in Worship curriculum in several congregations. Her approach to Christian Education and parish ministry is educating and empowering the entire family, across all generations. The pastor is deeply committed to racial and economic equality for all human beings and investing in building relationships between the church and the local community. She believes that mission work should be hands-on when at all possible.
Reverend Genus has volunteered with the Reformed Church in Highland Park’s visitation ministry for immigrants held in detention as well as in their sanctuary program. She spent time interning at Manna House, a program for homeless women and their children. She is currently a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
When we sing, we pray twice.
That is what we believe and practice at All Souls. Our music program is at the very heart of our worship. Each week anthems, hymns, Taizé chants, and instrumental music are all thoughtfully organized
around the sacred texts for that day.