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…Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 and Dec 10.  All are welcome.

Date                             Event

Date                                       Event

Sept                                       Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Peanut Butter / Fruit Snacks / Boxed Drinks

Sept 10                                  Create Placements for Men’s Kairos Inside (during coffee hour)

Sept 17/Sun                         In the Garden meal service… 1:45-3:00 pm…at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus

By Sept 21                            Cookies for Men’s Kairos Inside Weekend

Sept 28 –Oct 1                     Vigil for Men’s Kairos Inside. See Deacon Fred to sign-up to pray for  weekend

Oct                                         Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Canned Veggies

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

Early Nov                             In the Garden Collection: Gently used coats, new underwear and socks, and hats, gloves and scarves (all adult sizes)

Nov 5/Sun                            In the Garden meal service… 1:45-3:00 pm…at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus

Nov 19th week                     Thanksgiving Turkey prep & meal deliveries…St James, Clintonville

Dec                                         Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Canned Meats

Nov 26 – Dec 10                 Giving Tree gift cards & special collection to support Homeless Families Foundation & Village Coalition Against Hunger

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