Outreach

 

Outreach Events Calendar

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 1 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. ALL ARE WELCOME

Date                             Event

May                               Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Boxed meals/Stove Top/Hamburger Helper

May 5th /Sat                Serving dinner at YWCA Family Center

June                              Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Can Ravioli/Chef Boyardee/Spaghetti-O’s

June 5th /Tues             Iftar Dinner hosted by All Saints. Sign-up sheet on Outreach table in Narthex

Jun 10th /Sun               In the Garden, 1:45-3:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus. Sign-up sheet on Outreach table in Narthex

June 30th /Sat              All Saints hosts Water Stop for Homeless Families Foundation’s Ridge Runner Ramble bicycle event. Sign-up sheet on Outreach table in Narthex

July                               Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Pancake Mix and Syrup

Aug                               Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Applesauce/Fruit

July 29th & Aug 5th     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:

* Congo Initiative

* Episcopal Relief and Development

* Heifer Project International

* African Team Ministries

Regional and National Outreach

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

* 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

* Crop Walk