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