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.

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Upcoming Events

"Souper" Bowl Party
January 13 through January 27
The Sunday school is collecting cans of soup for St. Gregory’s Pantry. Keep an eye out for student made flyers announcing their goal.
Women's Guild Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 12:00 noon
Please join us in Bristol Hall for an afternoon of warmth and fellow ship. Invite your card partners and neighbors. Suggested donation is $15.00 per person, which benefits the Women’s Guild Outreach and Inreach programs. Please bring cards and games. Soup, tea sandwiches, dessert, and beverage will be served.
Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 20, 9:30 am
There will be one service followed by the Annual Meeting: There will be NO Sunday school.
Supper with All Saints
Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Start the New Year with us, either by joining in for a tasty dinner or volunteering to help prepare and serve our guests. We have the list of tasks for the dinner on the Outreach bulletin board in Bristol Hall. Bring your talents and your apron for a great time. Any questions, call Phyllis Kat.
Ocean's Harbor House
Sunday, February 3
Our new pledge envelopes allow for periodic Outreach offerings. February 3, the first specific envelope for an Outreach activity, is dedicated to Ocean's Harbor House, which provides a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth from ages 10-21. The shelter provides services for youth in crisis, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with the goal of family reunification. We invite you to help support Ocean's Harbor House in its youth ministry.
Hearts for Hope
Sunday February 3 and 10
The church school children will once again be ‘selling’ their homemade Valentine’s Day cards. All donations will be given to St. Gregory’s Pantry. We hope to see you there!
Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
Please view our events page for specific times.

Other Information

Church Directories
Issued every six months
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