We believe Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves embodies a call to service. We care for each other, whether within or outside of our walls, and strive to bring the love of God to all people. We value and support lay leadership, strong involvement, and interactive participation of our members, and commit to serving each other and the greater community.
Our fourth core value calls us to a ministry of service. All Saints’ Church has a long history of faithful and generous outreach and inreach. We serve our neighbors, whether local or international, through various feeding ministries, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. We serve our parishioners through fellowship and deep pastoral care.
Simple Gifts is an umbrella group working to coordinate and organize the many outreach activities sponsored by All Saints’ Church. Several organizations and individuals within our church provide Christian service and contribute to outreach, whether on their own or through parish activities. Through the Lenten Lunch series, Cathedral in the Night, the Columbus Day Fair, the Gleaning Project, the Angel Tree, and other events -- formal and informal -- the parish gathers people in community, increases awareness of need, and raises funds and provides donated items for agencies such as Episcopal Relief and Development, Habitat for Humanity, Westfield Youth Correctional Center, Heifer Project International, Kate’s Kitchen, Council on Aging, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Meals on Wheels.
Pastoral care is provided to parishioners and shut-ins by the Rector, the deacon, and various members of the parish. Some parishioners take time to visit shut-ins and drive them to church and appointments. There is a monthly service held at Loomis Village for its residents. Parish groups provide pastoral care for one another when a member is sick or needs meals or rides. Home cooked meals are lovingly prepared and available to be delivered to anyone known to be in need.