All Saints Church — Bay Head


Community Outreach

Outreach at All Saints primarily has two branches: one represented by the Women’s Guild projects, and the other represented by Vestry-approved projects.

Since 1999, the Vestry has typically committed 5 percent of the annual profit/gains of the Endowment Fund to outreach. Whenever possible, the church has increased the amount of its donations. Among the recipients in recent years have been Mary’s Table (which provides hot meals once a week to needy families), the Friendship Dinner (which is hosted by a different church in the community each year), St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, the Human Trafficking prevention project of the Millennium Development Goal, and St. Paul’s (Camden).

In addition to our financial commitment to helping others, many of our members devote numerous hours of service to various projects. A particular favorite event each summer has been hosting a group of teens from St. Paul’s in Camden. For many years, St. Paul’s has offered Camp Faith to inner-city children, who are assisted by these teens. To recognize the joyful service that these teens provide, All Saints hosts them for a day at the beach—with free beach passes, a cook-out in the churchyard, and a visit from the ice cream truck. For many of these teens who come from an impoverished area, it is the first time they have ever seen the ocean.

Outreach efforts need the support of parishioners throughout the year. In the autumn, we join with local churches in collecting turkeys and “all the fixin’s” so that needy families can enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal in their own home. The first Sunday in Advent brings the arrival of our “Giving Tree,” which posts specific requests for items that financially strapped parents would like to wrap for their children at Christmas. During Lent, we work with the local food pantry to create Easter baskets full of goodies for the little ones. We also have collected warm coats for St. Paul’s and have raised funds for Nets for Life. We also extend a helping hand across the globe for unique projects.

St. Nicholas Bazaar

A huge thank you to all who helped to make our St. Nicholas Bazaar a big success! Whether you were a worker, donator or a shopper, we appreciate your help. The bazaar is one event that involves so many of our parishioners as well as opening our doors to the community. We have exceeded last year numbers and are well on our way to funding our outreach goals. Many thanks!

"Loose Plate" Collection

Held on Sunday, November 18, to aid the towns flooded by Florence in the Carolina's and those swept away by Michael's fierce winds in Florida and Georgia. We will place envelopes in the pews for your contributions and checks can be made out to All Saints, with "hurricane" in the memo line. We have been there, we know recovery is a long process, we can help.

St. Gregory’s Pantry Holiday Distribution

Sunday afternoon (November 18): Youth needed to carry food between 2 and 4 pm. On Monday, from 9 am to 2 pm: Any time would be appreciated; help is especially needed after 1:00.

St. Gregory’s Toy Drive

On Sunday, November 25, please take an ornament or 2 (each ornament will have the gender and age of children from birth to 17) and buy a present for the families served by St. Gregory's Pantry. Place the unwrapped gifts, beneath the tree by December 10, and St. Nick will ensure the families will have a special holiday. The tree will be set up on November 24, volunteers needed and welcome!


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Upcoming Events

"Loose Plate" Collection
Sunday, November 18
To aid the towns flooded by Florence in the Carolina's and those swept away by Michael's fierce winds in Florida and Georgia. We will place envelopes in the pews for your contributions and checks can be made out to All Saints, with "hurricane" in the memo line. We have been there, we know recovery is a long process, we can help.
Church School
Sunday, November 18
Because of the school breaks and Thanksgiving, Church school will only meet on November 18.
St. Gregory’s Pantry Holiday Distribution
Sunday, November 18, 2:00-4:00 pm and Monday, November 19, 9:00-2:00 pm
Sunday afternoon: Youth needed to carry food. Monday: Any time would be appreciated; help is especially needed after 1:00.
Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, November 21
Please submit all articles to Linda Gyurko.
Church Office Closed
Friday, November 23
In observance of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
St. Gregory’s Toy Drive
Sunday, November 25
Please take an ornament or 2 (each ornament will have the gender and age of children from birth to 17.) and buy a present for the families served by St. Gregory's Pantry.
More Toy Drive details >
Supper with All Saints
Tuesday, November 27, serving from 4pm to 6pm
We look forward to welcoming All Saints parishioners and friends from the surrounding community to share our post-Thanksgiving evening meal. Shall we gather together to ask the Lord's blessings, and share a meal with friends.
Bay Head Christmas Walk
Friday, December 7, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Please join us at All Saints to welcome the season with our Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling, and Christmas cookie treats. We need volunteers to bake their favorite cookies and greeters to welcome visitors.
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Holiday Gifts for Overseas Military Personnel
Saturday, December 8
All Saints is placing a box in Bris-tol Hall to collect donations like lip balm, sunscreen, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes/toothpaste, shaving supplies, socks, bug repellent, candy, gum, pretzels, granola bars, and a card with holiday greetings. 'Tis the season to remember our troops.
Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
Please view our events page for specific times.
Church Directories
Issued every six months
Everyone who receives email blasts via their email address should have received a digital copy of the Church Directory.
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