Historically, the Church has confessed a belief in the “communion of the saints,” which includes not only all living believers but also all who have gone before us. 

On All Saints Day (October 31), we publicly remember and honor those who have passed away. Many congregations light candles, ring bells of remembrance, and call the names of those lost in the previous year as a way of honoring the impact their lives have had on us. 

During the prayers of the people on Sunday, you are invited to name those who have died. We will honor each name spoken aloud or posted in the chat with the ringing of a bell.