At All Saints we actively bring God’s healing and hope to our community and the world through a variety of projects/partnerships.
Episcopal Church Women
All Saints Episcopal Church Women welcomes all women to participate and join us in our monthly meetings. We meet the third Thursday 1:00 pm at the Paulsen Manor Meeting Room, 2424 41st Street (right next door to All Saints) September through June – June being annual picnic.
Join us in fellowship, faith and service to our community as we undertake projects to give back to those in need or less fortunate. Our major fund raiser is during the months of November when we offer items for sale following Sunday services. The proceeds from the fund raiser have been donated to various organizations including Humility of Mary, the ECW National Committee, Christian Family Care Center, Arrowhead Ranch, Winnie’s Place, and the Diocese of Chicago ECW.
Donations may vary from year to year depending on the amount of monies collected at the November bazaar.
Outreach to the world:
Episcopal Relief and Development Gifts for Life - We collect quarters until we have sufficient funds to select a “gift.”
What is a Gift for Life? Gifts for Life is a special way to change our world for the better by providing lasting solutions that fight hunger, create economic opportunities, support health education and strengthen communities around the world. ERD Gifts for Life webpage
Outreach in our community:
Underwear/Socks - Very much needed items by the homeless so every fall and into the winter we collect donations to purchase and distribute long underwear and socks to give to the homeless via the Humility of Mary and the Rock Island Shelter. We use any funds remaining during the spring and summer to provide tooth brushes.
Arrowhead Ranch - Members of All Saints Episcopal Church Women arrange for a celebration for at-risk youth who complete this transformational program.
Learn more about Arrowhead Ranch clicking here.
Pennies for Seminarians – Members of All Saints Episcopal Church Women facilitate a pennies collection from parishioners and the money is used to purchase books for seminarians.
Manna Bags - Each Sunday parishioners are encouraged to bring in a food item so we can assemble simple meals to go for the poor and homeless. The meals can be taken by the working poor when they go and work during the day. The assembled bags are shared with the Christian Friendliness Food Pantry and/or the Christian Care Shelter.
Information about the Christian Friendliness Food Pantry can be found by clicking here.
Women’s Shelters – Once a month we collect personal hygiene and other items to help support Winnie’s Place and Christian Care Women and Children Shelters.
Information about Winnie’s Place can be found by clicking here.
Information about Christian Care Shelter can be found by clicking here.
CBW Gospel Music Camp – Every July we help with a camp that reaches out to at risk youth and teaches them through the medium of music. Attendees learn about this wonderful genre of music. Our volunteers help with monitoring and group movement as well as assisting with serving lunch.
Red Cross – We also partner with the American Red Cross and have members who are very active on local Disaster Action Teams who respond to help people affect by fires, and volunteer to provide admin support.