Overview

 

All Saints parishioners take seriously the scriptural call to be good stewards of God’s blessings. We know we are at our best when we practice the work God has sent us to do – to share God’s love and bounty with others – especially those in need. We recognize that engaging with our neighbors is an exchange of spiritual gifts.

A structured Outreach Committee was formed several years ago with a well-defined process for engaging parishioners in hands-on ministries and allocating funds. Members of the committee serve staggered, limited terms of two years. An annual golf tournament to fund outreach was initiated by a parishioner committee; this fundraiser dramatically increased the dollars available for Outreach grants. It and the Church budget provide the bulk of funds used to help others. In 2012, $137,200 was distributed and in 2013, $94,692 was distributed. Priority is given to those with opportunities for All Saints parishioners to experience hands-on ministry.

The 2015 Outreach Calendar is out! Click here.

The Outreach Committee conducts regular retreats in order to develop a sense of team, set goals, discuss parishioner engagement, and focus its efforts.  Photos below are from the Committee’s most recent retreat held in the Spring of 2014 at the home of one of its members.  Father Bob facilitated the half-day event which resulted in specific plans for the current “Local Focus Project”: Cleveland Elementary School in Santa Barbara.

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