Founded simply as “the Chapel at Sharon” in 1848, All Saints Sharon Chapel has a rich history including war, occupation, fire, collapse and, most importantly, the grace of God to continue to serve our community through it all. Today, led by the Reverend Cayce Ramey, All Saints Sharon Chapel is the cherished home of an open and affirming, racially and ethnically diverse congregation holding steadfast to our best traditions while seeking to explore the spirit and will of God together.
The parish is also honored to provide a home to two other congregations, Iglesia de Dios "El Sinai" and the Jesus Love Church (예수사랑교회) and benefits from its history with and proximity to Virginia Theological Seminary as it hosts seminarians seeking practical experience with a diverse and active congregation.
Core values are basic beliefs we live by; that give our lives meaning and shape our relationship to the world around us. As Christians, living into our core values always has to do with the person of Jesus Christ, for he is the Word, the expression of God's will for humankind.
We asked ourselves, What have we always cared about? Who are we today? What are we called to be tomorrow?
After reflection and lengthy discussion, the Vestry determined the following Core Values of All Saints Sharon Chapel:
DIVERSITY + INCLUSION
EDUCATION + FORMATION
FAMILY + BELONGING
"When we get in touch with what truly matters to us, we discover what makes us most alive."