Outreach

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 and Event

Oct  Let’s Bag Hunger Food Collection: Condiments

Oct 4 –Oct 7 Vigil for Men’s Kairos Inside. See Deacon Fred to sign-up to pray for weekend 

October Gahanna Residence In Need (GRIN) Collection: Gently used coats, new underwear and socks, and hats, gloves and scarves (all adult sizes)

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

Nov 11/Sun In the Garden meal service… 1:45-3:00 pm…at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus

Nov 18th week Thanksgiving Turkey prep & meal deliveries…St James, Clintonville

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

Nov 25 – Dec 9 Giving Tree gift cards & special collection to support Homeless Families Foundation & New Albany Food Pantry collection

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
  • Iftar Dinner

 

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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

 

 

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
  • Homeless Families Foundation
  • Heifer Project International
  • African Team Ministries