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Evangelism and Outreach

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

Since 1928 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 31.  To download an application click here.

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

Contact:

Evangelism and Outreach Commissioner: Beau Strong
Clergy contact: The Rev. Seth Olson

 

Opportunities for Outreach during COVID-19:

  • Donate money! To our church and to other local ministries who serve those in need like Community Kitchens and Firehouse Shelter. Mail is still being received at church daily. Pledges and/or gifts may also be submitted online at allsaintsbhm.org/give.
  • Donate to The Food Pantry at Grace Woodlawn: Donate household size cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, saltine crackers, personal hygiene items, or masks (reusable or disposable) to The Food Pantry at Grace Woodlawn. A collection box is outside the front door or you may bring your donations into the Great Hall.
  • Help Provide Brown Bag Breakfast for Avondale Breakfast Ministry: Please consider donating bottled water, juice, salty snacks (such as peanut butter crackers), soft cereal bars, soft fruit (such as bananas or oranges), soft sweet snacks, or breakfast foods (such as biscuits), as well has travel hand sanitizer, small packs of tissue, and socks to be distributed in Avondale. Any homemade items need to be packed individually - either wrapped in plastic wrap or in small ziplock bags. Donations will be picked up at the church on Tuesdays. If you would like to contribute but need donations picked up from your home, contact Ron May.
  • Donate blood or plasma: LifeSouth is now testing donors for Covid-19 antibodies when they donate blood! To find out more or to find a blood drive near you, click here. You can also give through the Red Cross. To find out more, call 1-800-448-3543.
  • Show Gratitude to Healthcare Workers by Providing a Meal: Click here to learn more about CareHealth, a local initiative dedicated to feeding healthcare workers and supporting Birmingham restaurants.
  • Apply for a grant

    Applications are now available for 2019 All Saints’ Outreach Grants. These grants support ministries beyond our walls that help make the love of Christ known in our community and in the world. Applications are due by March 31. The Outreach Committee will meet in April to determine how the funds will be allocated.

  • Angel Tree

    The Angel Tree ministry provides Christmas gifts for children with a parent in prison. Volunteers choose a child for whom they will purchase gifts when the program begins in November. They can also help with the Angel Tree Party held each December. At the party the children hear the Christmas story, enjoy food and crafts, and receive a visit from Santa.

  • ThankServing Day

    Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, ThankServing Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to help those in need by assembling and delivering Thanksgiving food baskets at Christian Service Mission (3600 3rd Ave. South).

  • 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.

  • Disaster Relief

    All Saints helps communities respond to natural disasters with financial assistance, and periodically collects needed supplies and sends volunteers to help in those communities.

  • Episcopal Place

    Episcopal Place provides 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

    Episcopal Relief & Development is an international agency that provides a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church. Check out the ERD website to find out how you can help in their mission to heal a hurting world.

  • 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, hospitable 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, providing food, shelter and clothing to homeless men in the Birmingham area. Its work has greatly expanded in the last decade to include providing affordable housing (at 15 different sites) to over 213 people every night and serving 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 we partner with other churches to build a home for a low-income family through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. Volunteers (ages 14 and older) are always in need. No construction experience is necessary.

  • Honduras Mission Trip

    All Saints has a long history of sending parishioners on mission trips to Honduras. During these week-long trips, in addition to sharing the love of Christ in one of the poorest countries in the world, medical care is provided to people who have very little access to adequate health care. For information about participating in a mission trip or giving financial assistance contact David Walters.

  • 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.

  • 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 provides four opportunities each year in which families can come together for a day of service.