Service Opportunities at All Saints

All Saints has a variety of ways to get involved in serving our community and abroad. We encourage you to contact us at alsc@saintsonhigh.org to learn more, or to get connected to any of these ministries.

Caring Community

Our Caring Community "shows God's loving care within the All Saints faith community by serving and supporting in times of personal and family need."

It was the result of conversations that began in 2012, when people in the congregation saw a need to extend practical help to those within our own congregation. The most-often requested services are for friendly visits and for rides. We also provide simple meals, and send greeting cards and notes to those who are sick or those confined to the home.

Sew Sew Saints

Tuesday afternoons, 1:30–4:00 PM (except December)

The Sew Sew Saints use donated fabric to sew useful items for persons in poverty around the community and world. All sewing skill levels are welcomed. People are needed to sort, iron and cut fabric, assemble quilt kits for congregation members to sew quilt tops at home, and then assemble quilt tops. The tote bags and baby layettes are easily learned as well.

 

—Projects—

  1. Quilts for Lutheran World Relief

  2. Tote bags for an inner city giveaway

  3. Baby layettes for First English Lutheran Church in Columbus

For information on current projects and meetings, please contact Gretchen Glasgow at jglasgow@columbus.rr.com.

Habitat For Humanity

All Saints is proud to be a member of the Worthington Partnership of Habitat For Humanity. The partnership is a group of churches who finance and help build an area house each year. If you would like to help with building a house, the partnership workdays are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

 

No experience is necessary, and hand tools are provided. There are people on the site who will show you how to do a certain task, and work with you. Please contact the All Saints' staff to learn more or to get involved.

Hunger Task Group

 

The Hunger Task Group engages with the congregation in helping meet the hunger needs of our community. The group facilitates volunteers to assist at two area food pantries, organizes food and hygiene drives for the pantries, and leads the 'Christmas With Dignity' campaign each fall. The group meets two to three times a year and welcomes anyone interested!

—Current Drives—

"Thankfull" Holiday for LSS

Pick up a bag with a grocery list and return it filled with all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal. We accept donations beginning in November.

Worthington Pantry

We have a new focus for the Worthington Pantry every month. Subscribe to our email list for more information. Look for the blue box near the office labeled “Worthington Food Pantry” and put your donations there. 

One More from the Store

This ongoing effort asks the congregation to pick up an "extra" of one of their favorite items on each shopping trip to help our neighbors at the LSS pantries. Personal care items are always especially needed, as the pantry cannot buy them at a discount and they are not eligible purchases for those using government food assistance programs.

The Laurels of Worthington

Meets the third Sunday of each month at The Laurels of Worthington, 10:20 AM

The third Sunday of each month, we facilitate a worship service at 10:20am in the memory care unit at The Laurels of Worthington. By engaging in fellowship with the residents, we offer an avenue for residents to grow spiritually and to be a part of a worship community. Feel free to join us as we seek to share Christ's love.

 

For more information please contact Pastor Bonnie Gerber (bonnieg@saintsonhigh.org) or Heidi Lockhart (hlockha@insight.rr.com).

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Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) focuses their efforts on food, shelter, safety and healing for those in need in 27 Ohio counties. In 12 Ohio counties LSS provides food pantries, mobile food pantries and produce distributions to move their clients’ focus away from their basic needs.

—Current Projects—

The Champion Food Pantry is asking for volunteers (yes, even during COVID-19). Volunteers will be prepackaging produce for clients to pick up. There will be no contact with clients. To sign up click here and access the volunteer hub.

We are still looking for masks, gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is especially critical at our shelter sites, food pantries, senior healthcare and living facilities, and our Health Center at Faith Mission. You can view other needed items on our wish lists (scroll down to see the tabs on the page). Please deliver the items directly to our program locations. 

Thankfull Giving

Click here for details and the shopping list.

Christmas With Dignity

'Christmas with Dignity' is our annual food-assistance program for our friends in Ironton, Ohio. The event takes place in Ironton in December. Partnering with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, we are committed to providing 500 boxes of a week’s worth of frozen meat, vegetables and side dishes to serve a family of four. The price of one box is about $32. We also collect winter wear.

In 2019 we collected several hundred dollars for food boxes, 276 hats, 236 gloves, and 19 scarves (some handmade!). A huge thank you to the congregation, preschool parents, and the two participating Thrivent Teams.

Operation Christmas Child

Collections accepted in October and November.

All Saints collects gift-filled shoe boxes in October and November every year to support this global ministry. With these shoe boxes, Operation Christmas Child brings joy, hope and the good news of God’s love to children in difficult situations around the world. Stop by the table in the hallway to pick up box labels and/or drop off your donation. We have sample boxes on the table to help provide ideas of what could be included in your shoe boxes. 

Helpful Tips to Remember:

  1. We can no longer put toothpaste or candy, of any kind, in the boxes

  2. There cannot be any kind of ornamentation on top of the boxes

  3. If wrapped, the box lid must be wrapped separately so the contents can be inspected and your $9 check for shipping can be applied.

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Yarning Saints

Meets the third Monday of each month, 1:30–3:30 PM

The Yarning Saints crochets and provides shawls to anyone who is need of comfort and peace.

The shawls are blessed by time in the midst of our congregation, knitted with prayers, exposed to Scripture, sermons and songs of praise. They carry the joys and heartaches of our people and are surrounded by love. These special shawls comes to offer you a reminder of God’s comfort and peace and with our blessings to you!

Tools For School

 

Each year All Saints partners with St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironton, Ohio, to provide children of Lawrence County with school supplies and backpacks. Nearly half of the students' families are unable to buy the supplies needed for school, and teachers continually express their gratitude to St. Paul's, and in turn churches like ours, for providing the necessary supplies to help their students get off to a good start in the fall.

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Worthington Resource Pantry

Worthington Resource Pantry serves 8 zip codes in northern Franklin County and southern Delaware County. They provide food and personal care items to those in need.

—Current Projects—

To donate, look for the "Worthington Resource Pantry" bin in the main office hallway.