Community Ministries

“The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety.”
Isaiah 14:30a


 

Community Ministries is an agency of change that equips and empowers individuals experiencing homelessness, addiction,

and mental health challenges to be dependent on God, independent in self-care and inter-dependent within the Community.

We do this by ministering to the whole person through the provision of compassionate care, spiritual formation, and community building.

 

 

Summary

 

We seek to be a community that loves boldly and radically as one community in Christ, where the poor, marginalized, and hurting people of the city are integral members of a diverse church body -- transformed by the gospel, formed into the image of Christ and empowered for missional living. To be accepted, known and held accountable by others is imperative for lasting recovery and transformation. Our commitment is to be a community where that hard yet hopeful work takes place.

 

 

Programs & Services

 

Sunday Shelter: Our Sunday night emergency shelter provides a hot nutritious dinner, showers, beds and linens, toiletries and eight hours of sleep in a safe, clean and quiet environment for up to 13 women and 22 men. (Sundays, 7:30pm-6:30am) * We also open our doors for "code blue" shelter in the event of extreme weather conditions or sub-freezing temperatures.

 

Pathways Drop-in Program: Addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of our homeless clients. A light breakfast and lunch, showers, clothing donations, mail service, medical, psychiatric and social services, and pastoral care are provided. (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8am-2pm)

 

Bible Study & Evening Worship: The expository bible study teaches individuals to wrestle with biblical truths and to address personal struggles through the lens of the gospel. Our 5pm gospel-oriented worship service is inter-racial, inter-generational, and socio-economically diverse, where the marginalized and oppressed members of our community are valued as integral parts of the church body. (Sundays, 3:45 & 5:00pm)

 

Community Meal:  A hot meal that intentionally brings together the homed and homeless as we break bread together in a beautiful and hospitable atmosphere. We consider this meal an extension of our evening worship, feasting with gratitude and thanksgiving. (Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm)

 

Special Events: Inviting the wider community to break down walls of hostility, giving voice to the voiceless and making visible the invisible. Events include homelessness awareness art events, annual Christmas & Thanksgiving celebrations, vigils & memorials, community service projects, and etc.


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Interested in volunteering?


There are many ways to volunteer at All Angels' Church. Please fill out our Volunteer Inquiry Form or contact Chelsea Horvath, 

Director of Community Ministries at chorvath@allangelschurch.com


Sunday Night Community Meal
Scope
Assist with the Community Meal.

Duties
Help Purchase/ Collect food for the Community Meal.


Time Commitment
The Last Sunday of the month for about 2 hours in the afternoon.

Shelter Volunteer
Scope
Provide oversight and monitoring to Sunday night shelter with staff person.

Duties
Set up and break down shelter beds, dispense fresh linens and sort used ones. Sleep in close proximity to homeless guests to monitor safety.  Serve Breakfast. Create a warm, loving environment.

Time Commitment

At least 2 to 4 hours per month.

Administrative Helper
Scope
Provide administrative support to Director of Community Ministries.

Duties
Possible tasks: help organize volunteer teams, create spreadsheets for keeping data, assist the Director of Community Ministries with grant writing, and other administrative tasks.

Time Commitment
Help with one individual project or on a weekly basis for up to 2 hours per week.



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“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody…is a much greater hunger,

a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
Mother Theresa