Outreach Opportunities

Full Circle Meals

Full Circle Meals is a program that enables over 16,000 meals to be provided to shut-ins affected by AIDS living in Hampton Roads.  Each month, one of four teams of five to eight people from All Saints’ prepares, and freezes 80-90 meals which are then transported by a church volunteer to a central distribution point for delivery to those in need.  Three teams meet in the evening and one team meets during the day.  In joining a team, you participate in meal preparation only three times a year. 


Additionally each fall, All Saints’ Hosts “Dinner Is Served” as a participating fundraising entity.  The premise is a simple one.  A pot luck supper is hosted by one of our parish families on our behalf of ACCESS and in exchange for dinner, drinks and conversation, donations are collected to support our programs and families.  ACCESS closes the evening with a common dessert and champagne reception in Norfolk for those who are interested.

Please consider joining or supporting this worthy ministry.

To help, contact our team leaders at All Saints’ — Jan Tempest (481-5275) and Buddy Redfearn (621-1146). 

  • Soup: Chicken Noodle, Chicken and Rice, or your choice

  • Cooking Oil

  • Instant Pudding or Jello

  • Biscuit Mix

  • Dishwashing Liquid

  • Laundry Soap

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Soap

Food Pantry

For months, the Food Pantry has served many families and individuals. Now our pantry is a little bare. We are asking your help with a few items that seems to move faster than usual:
 

  • Spaghetti (1 pound)

  • Tomato Sauce: bottled or canned,
    with or without meat

  • Chili and/or Sloppy Joe

  • Peanut Butter

  • Strawberry Jam or Grape Jelly

  • Cans of Peaches or Pears

  • Mayo, Mustard, Relish

  • Toothpaste

  • Ranch Dressing

H.U.G.S.S.

The Outreach Commission collects warm clothing for the upcoming Winter Watch program that assists the homeless individuals of Virginia Beach.  Thanks for your donations that you brought last year.

During October, new Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks and Scarfs can be donated in the HUGSS receptacles that will be placed in the Narthex.  Don’t worry too much about the sizes—there is a sufficient population to use all sizes and trading will make it work well ! These will be distributed to the men and women at the Lighthouse Center at the Beach and when we feed them in December.  Thank you for hugging and supporting them at this time.

 
Shawl Ministry

"Shawls are embracing and symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter, and beautify. Those who receive these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles ... ”

All Saint's always needs more Prayer Shawls! We think you will find your life changed, blessed and strengthen by this very act of service. Each stitch is a prayer and connection to this community we call All Saints’. A prayer shawl is a special way of embracing someone in need-as you knit you think of that person, known or unknown, and hold him or her in your heart through prayer. In addition to the traditional prayer shawls, we are knitting lap robes for those who are chair-bound and pocket prayer squares for those who wish to have a convenient and constant reminder of the prayers being offered on their behalf. We are also knitting wool helmet-liners for our men and women who are deployed to areas where the weather demands more protection than the government-issued helmet.

You may choose to knit on your own, or you may choose to get together with a friend or friends to create shawl(s).

Shawl Instructions:

  • Use size 10 ½ needles and 3 or more skeins of yarn (a synthetic will be washable).

  • Cast-on 60 stitches. Alternate “knit three” with “purl three” across the row; ending and beginning each row with “knit three” for a length of 54 inches. Cast –off.

  • Half way through your last skein, you may want to cast off so you will have sufficient yarn left to create fringe on each end.

To get involved, please contact Jan Tempest (481-5275) or Caryl Felty (496-7007) from the Outreach Commission.

Pennies for Prescriptions

This program of Virginia Beach Social Services was established to help pay for prescriptions for some Beach residents who need medication, but for one reason or another, are in between the qualifying dates or do not meet other rules about receiving assistance.

So, the pennies that we collect supplement what Social Services raises through their own flea markets and bake sales specifically held to help those in the city needing, but not being financially able to regularly fill their required prescriptions. The need now is greater than ever.

So, thanks for your donations. We move the jar frequently to keep it from being overlooked, so look for the jar and then look at the bottom of your pocketbooks and desk drawers and get those pennies back in circulation (and maybe the U.S. government will consider saving some of the costs of minting new pennies).

Operation Jump Start School Supply Drive

Description coming soon!

 

Shelter Feedings: JCOC/ Winter Watch

 

 

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Thanksgiving Bags

 

 

 

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