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Outreach and Evangelism

To worship God and minister to each other and the community so that Christ’s transforming love may be known in the world.

– All Saints Mission

For 89 years, All Saints has gathered to worship together and to serve others, both within and outside our community of faith. 

We're honored to work with the ministries below. We hope you will find a ministry that is calling you, contact the person responsible, and join in. Our prayer book reminds us that God has given us life, as well as “minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve.” (Book of Common Prayer, pg. 837)

Each year the All Saints’ Outreach Committee awards a limited number of small grants to ministries and organizations that serve those in need in our community and beyond.  Applications are due each year by March 15.  To download an application click here.

To learn more about our O&E ministries click on the boxes below.

Contact:

Outreach and Evangelism Commissioners: Chris Sizemore, (205)222-6505, or Craig Cecil, (205) 706-3622
Clergy contact: The Reverend Charles Youngson, (205)769-3180

 

 

  • Angel Tree

    Angel Tree is a ministry that has taken place at All Saints’ for over 25 years. It is part of Prison Fellowship and connects children with their incarcerated parent. The parent makes an application with the prison chaplain and we provide the gifts in the name of the parent. We usually sponsor approximately 75 children, and give each child something to wear, something to play with, and something educational. Children are invited to a Christmas party at All Saints’, and caregivers of the children are given the gifts to take home for Christmas Day. Small gifts are given to the children by Santa, the Christmas Story is read, and a birthday cake for Baby Jesus is enjoyed.

  • Cahaba Valley Health

    Cahaba Valley Health Care is a nonprofit organization based in central Alabama, and is dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare for the underserved, primarily Hispanic, communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

  • Community Kitchens of Birmingham

    Looking for a way to share a little of your time to help the hungry in our community? Community Kitchens of Birmingham is a non-profit organization committed to feeding anyone who is hungry at its two locations. All Saints’ members volunteer a few times each year to cook and serve lunch. For more details or to sign up to help, contact Vic Adamo at vtadamo@gmail.com. Upcoming dates: Oct. 21, and Dec. 2.

  • Disaster Response Team

    The Disaster Response Team is an outreach ministry of All Saints’ that helps communities respond to natural disasters with assistance.

  • Episcopal Place

    Episcopal Place serves as a model for providing affordable, independent living for seniors and adults with disabilities. The unique partnership between government, the faith community and the non-profit sector allows Episcopal Place to meet the needs of today’s seniors who want to age at home, remain independent for as long as possible, and live not just longer but better lives. The non-profit foundation funds supportive services such as transportation to nearby banks and grocery stores, nutritional and exercise programs, subsidized meals and housekeeping, resident activities and pastoral care services. Volunteers are used to help provide many of the supportive services which keep residents active and involved. For more information about volunteering or living at Episcopal Place, call 939-0085.

  • Episcopal Relief and Development

    Working in partnership with the worldwide Church, ecumenical agencies and local organizations, Episcopal Relief & Development saves lives and strengthens communities around the world. Our programs work toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015. You are invited to check out the ERD website for other service opportunities and join with other Episcopalians to help build up the Body of Christ.

  • Family Promise

    Family Promise of Birmingham is an outreach ministry offering temporary shelter to homeless families. All Saints is one of sixteen area churches participating in the program. Each church takes a turn for a week at a time to help the families have a safe, Christian environment to call “home”. Volunteers are needed to prepare rooms for the families, spend the night, provide dinner, and clean up when our guests move to the next church.

  • Firehouse Shelter

    Since December 1983, The Firehouse Shelter has been operating as a men's homeless shelter. In our early years our primary goal was to meet the food, shelter and clothing needs of the homeless men in the Birmingham metro area. Over the past decade we have greatly expanded this original mission. Today, we offer affordable housing (at 15 different sites) to over 213 people every night and serve at least 300 men each day in some capacity. All Saints volunteers are needed on the fourth Sunday of each month to prepare dinner at the shelter.

  • First Sunday Food Drive

    This ministry provides a way in which non-perishable food items can be donated to local food banks by bringing the food directly to All Saints’. Bring your canned goods by the first Sunday of the month and place them in the donation baskets in the Great Hall.

  • Greeters

    This ministry welcomes those who attend worship services on Sunday. They also provide assistance, directions, or information to any visitor, member, or guest.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Each year All Saints’ participates in the Habitat for Humanity “Building on Faith” during Lent. Mainly congregations of various faiths work together to build a group of houses, beginning after Ash Wednesday, with dedication of the houses and handover of the keys to the new owners on Good Friday.

  • Kairos

    Kairos is a ministry directed toward building Christian community and providing Christian training in prisons. This is done by conducting three-day short courses emphasizing the forming of small share and prayer groups and follow-up for one year.

  • My Child's Closet

    My Child’s Closet is a charitable organization that provides gently used clothes for needy children and teenagers. They also provide new underwear and school uniforms as monetary donations allow.

  • Rise Against Hunger

    Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Their mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. All Saints' works with the Rise Against Hunger staff once a year to package thousands of meals. We can not do this without your help! Please volunteer on packing day and make a financial pledge to this cause.

  • Sawyerville Day Camp

    The Sawyerville Day Camp is a project sponsored by the Youth Department of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and the parishes of the Black Belt. Held each summer, this day camp for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Hale County, Alabama is an outreach event marked by faith in action and peer ministry.

  • Service Saturdays

    The Outreach Committee is committed to providing four opportunities each year specifically designed to get families involved with outreach. This is a great way to bring families and parishioners together for a day of service.