Outreach

Outreach 1We 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

 

Initiatives We Participate In

Global and International Outreach

Among the outreach efforts All Saints’ has supported in the past and continues to support are:

* Heifer Project International

* Congo Initiative

* Episcopal Relief and Development

* African Team Ministries

Regional and National Outreach

Among the forms of outreach that impact our nation and the Ohio Valley region are:

* Crop Walk

* Episcopal Relief and Development

* Episcopal Community Services Foundation

* Kairos Prison Ministry

* Young Lives

* Specific outreach to support national disasters and tragedies

Local and Community Outreach

Our outreach efforts support local and community initiatives such as:

* Let’s Bag Hunger

* St. Francis’ Day Blessing of the Animals – with donations to local animal shelters

* Homeless Families Foundation

* Giving Tree for Christmas gifts

* Back to School Supplies for families in need

* Thanksgiving Dinner with St. James Episcopal Church (Clintonville)

* Nursing Home Ministry

* In The Garden

* Homework Club