During this time of isolation, physical distance has become the new norm. It can be difficult to see, but the light is still shining here at All Saints’. Our church is actively supporting our community partners. This continued outreach support would not be possible without you. We, as a beloved community, have carried that light to our neighbors in very creative, safe, and virtual ways this year.
Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) received donations from generous parishioners totaling 4,800 pounds of food that provided 3,100 meals. A fun and volunteer-staffed event, Tour de Saints’, happened virtually this year. This charity bike ride typically brings thousands of cyclists to our church property for a delicious lunch and gathering. As a trial, 100% virtual event, the 2020 ride raised $5,800 in charitable contributions for CCM. For anyone who has helped with this event, it was sad to miss out on all the activity, but Tour de Saints’ still thrived and fulfilled its purpose of providing for our community.
All Saints’ continues to open our doors monthly to host a community blood drive. Through the Red Cross, our local community and parishioners have donated 198 pints of blood since January 2020. This important event has allowed 3,600 lives to be saved by blood donations.
These are just a couple examples showing how alive our parish is during this uncertain time. Look for more outreach highlights next week.