We take seriously our Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves” and we “strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being (BCP, 305).” Growing in service to others is a principle component in Discipleship. At All Saints, we offer many opportunities for youth, adults and families to grow deeply in our understanding of loving Christ by loving our neighbor. We echo the words of St. James “So Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead (James 2:17).” Outreach is our prayers in action!
The Outreach Action Committee coordinates the outreach efforts of All Saint’s New Albany on behalf of the whole congregation.We attempt to find ways for the parish to participate in outreach events in many ways, including the use of their skills and labor, donating goods, collecting funds, and of course – holding our outreach partners and ministers in prayer. We also strive to maintain a balance for the scope of our efforts, meeting global needs, national and regional needs, and local or community needs.
Outreach Committee meetings occur the Second Sunday of the month, following the 10 am Service and Coffee Hour on Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11. Look below for upcoming Outreach events coming this fall. All are welcome!
Mar/Apr Lenten Outreach: Episcopal Relief & Development – Collection for Animal Gifts to provide lasting solutions to poverty and hunger
April Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Boxed Drinks / Kid Snacks (snack size cookies, pretzels, granola bars, etc.)
April 22nd /Sat- Tour of the Noor Mosque
April 30th /Sun- Adult Forum: Overview of Episcopal Community Services Foundation presented by the Rev. Terri Thornton
May Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Boxed meals/Stove-top Ready to Bake
May 7th /Sun- Mitzvah Service Day with Temple Beth Shalom
June Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Canned ravioli/lasagna/ Spaghetti-O’s
Jun 18th /Sun- In the Garden… 1:45-3:00 pm…at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus. Sign-up sheet on Outreach table in Narthex
July Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Pancake mix & Syrup
July 15th /Sat- All Saints hosts Water Stop for Homeless Families Foundation’s Ridge Runner Ramble bicycle event
Aug Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Applesauce/Fruit
July 30th & Aug 6th School supplies collection to benefit Homeless Families Foundation