Inspired by the Marks of Mission of the national Episcopal Church, the mission of the Social Ministries Programs of All Saints is the mission of Christ:
- To respond to human need through loving service.
- To pursue justice, reconciliation, and peace.
Our Christian Call to Action:
All Saints Social Ministries Programs strive to fulfill our understanding of the requirements and the vows of our Christian faith:
- Micah 6:8 asks “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”
- The Baptismal vow of the Episcopal Church asks: “Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?” and “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”
With God’s help, we respond to human need through loving service, currently offering the following:
- A food pantry and hospitality program that serves 350 people monthly.
- Pantries are held the first Saturday of every month and also on 3rd Saturdays of November and December.
- Volunteers report at 11:30 am. The Hospitality Room for guests opens at 12:00. Food distribution is from 1:00 to 2:00. Cleanup generally ends by 2:30.
- Bag Lunches for guests of the April Showers Program of the Interfaith Homelessness Network, feeding over 100 men and women.
- Lunches are prepared in the parish kitchen 9-10 am on the third Sunday of every other month, beginning in February each year.
- Meals for the Warming Center of San Leandro
- Dinners for the homeless on inclement nights begin on the Friday after Thanksgiving to mid-April at First United Methodist Church.
- Meals for the shelter, Building Futures with Women and Children
Dates and times for our Food Pantry and April Showers program are available in English or Spanish. For our guests to know what to expect when visiting the food pantry, we have an overview in both English and Spanish and also Chinese. For our volunteers, here is an overview of how the pantry functions.
Alameda County Assistance Programs: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/alameda_county_assistance_prog.html
Please contact the church office to find out how you can join in!
With God’s help, we pursue justice, reconciliation, and peace while respecting the dignity of all:
- As Episcopalians, we are seekers, honoring disparate viewpoints while using the guidance of scripture and our Christian tradition. We have attended and sponsored discussions and workshops, and taken other actions related to issues such as those noted below:
- Income inequality
- Interfaith reconciliation
- Gun violence
- Public health advocacy