OutreachWritten by allsaints on Nov 26, 2011
All Saints’ Giving and Outreach Opportunities
All Saints’ Episcopal Church believes in outreach to the community and beyond. Listed below are just some of the ways All Saints’ reaches out in Christ’s love. If you would like to contribute to these organizations, please make your check payable to All Saints’ but make sure you put in the memo the organization you would like your funds to be allocated to. Thank you for giving to those in need.
BARHD (Bushenyi Alliance for Rural Health & Development)
Supporting orphans in Uganda, a gift of $400 provides enough funds for a child to go to school for a whole year. All Saints’ currently supports one child in Uganda. Please see www.BARHD.com for more information on this organization.
Bark in the Park and Pet Blessings
Each year All Saints’ participates in the largest fundraiser for the Stephens County Human Society called “Bark in the Park”. We have a booth that provides free pet blessings and usually some free gift for our four legged friends. We also provide a pet blessing service in our courtyard each year.
On the fourth Sunday of every month we collect and take food to Christians Concerned. Please support us by bringing can goods and other items and place them in the baskets in the back of the church (Narthex). Christians Concerned is a local non-profit food bank and assistance organization. Along with giving food, we also support this organization financially every year.
Christmas Food Baskets
Each year, All Saints’ raises money throughout the year to buy and distribute food baskets
to those in need in our community. We partner with Christians Concerned to identify the people in need. In 2015 we distributed 80 food baskets and 20 Homeland gift cards.
Miles of Pennies
All Saints’ children contribute loose change each Sunday during the offering time to the Miles of Pennies fundraiser, part of the ministry of the Episcopal Church Women. The maximum grant given by Miles of Pennies is $844.80 which represents one mile of pennies. The grants serve the needs of children from kindergarten through high school wherever there is a need.
New Hope: An outgrowth of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, this organization provides help to children of prisoners.
Toy Shop of Duncan: Sponsored by Duncan’s Church Women United to provide toys to needy children in our area. Over 400 families are recipients of this charity. On the first week of Advent, please bring a new unwrapped toy or gift for the children and youth in our area.
Trunk or Treat
Each year All Saints’ reaches out to our immediate neighborhood to provide a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween with their children. This is a free event in our parking lot and is loads of fun to be a part of.
United Thank Offering (UTO)
UTO is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world. All Saints’ collects for this organization two times a year.
Watonga Children’s Mission
For the many years, youth and adult volunteers from All Saints’ have provide a summer church school experience to children at the Whirlwind Mission in Watonga, OK. For the past five years we have partnered with adults and youth of St. John’s, Norman in this 4 day Mission experience. Held at the Oakerhater Episcopal Center, the program guides children through a time of fellowship and learning together, singing, crafts and playtime.