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The focus of our ministry is to be the hands and heart of Christ to those outside our church walls and to witness God’s ever expanding love.
All Saints’ is active in our community
Homeless Veterans Outreach
“Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.” Romans 12:13
All Saints’ Episcopal Church is dedicated to helping homeless veterans receive the necessities of life, including food, shelter, clothing and resource support. Partnering with homelessness programs on the state and local level, we are committed to sharing love and compassion to those in need.
Charitable Support through Giving
“For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have.” 2 Corinthians 8:12
At All Saints’ Episcopal Church, we believe in sharing the gifts God has blessed us with to benefit the community in which we live and work. We do this through fundraisers, local events and the generosity of our congregation.
Very probably a Hellenistic Jew, Stephen was one of the “seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom” (Acts 6:3), who were chosen by the apostles to relieve them of the administrative burden of “serving tables and caring for the widows.” By this appointment to assist the apostles, Stephen, the first named of those the New Testament calls “The Seven,” became the first to do what the Church traditionally considers to be the work and ministry of a deacon.
We have just returned from ten days in Ireland, split between Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry. It was interesting to me in part because I had been there in 1977 in the midst of the Troubles. In those days, I was working for Jews for Jesus. The story was that a Catholic bishop, asked when there would be peace in Northern Ireland, replied that it would happen when the Jews came preaching Christ. Well, they came, and I was driving the van for one of the music groups.
The season for giving is upon us! In this joyful time of abundance and celebration, All Saints’ has not forgotten those who are most vulnerable and in need: children in our community. While many in our society are focused on Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales, and upcoming holiday festivities, we at All Saints’ are also keeping those who have the least in our thoughts and prayers. In the spirit of giving, we have launched our annual toy drive to collect new toys for local children to make their Christmas a warm and joyful one.
Grant, O God,
that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Faith is Biblically Based, Focused on Jesus, and Leading to Inclusion and Equality of All Peoples.
Who are we at All Saints’ Tacoma and what do we believe? We are followers of Jesus Christ in the Episcopal tradition. It is our goal and purpose to create a beloved community of those who share our values.
We are committed to Christian Principles, focusing on the basic equality and inclusion of all peoples.
Our lives as followers of Jesus are based on the historic creeds and the two great sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. We strive accordingly to be a place of refuge and sanctuary for all people. In our often divisive world, our congregation is based on love, compassion and hospitality. We believe the first step in making the world better is creating a church where people can be valued for who they are and who live our lives in imitation of Christ.