All Saints’ is a congregation that celebrates diversity – both among ourselves and in the world we live in. We range in age from newborn to 90, with an average age around 38. A few of us have attended All Saints since childhood, and have raised our own children here. Many others are new to the city or the neighborhood and are just beginning to feel at home at All Saints'. Over the past five years, we have welcomed a number of young, single people as well as families with young children and, simultaneously, many empty-nesters.
Tradition and Engagement
Most parishioners were not raised in the Episcopal tradition. Indeed, many of us didn't attend church at all as children and are surprised to find ourselves encountering God through the institutional church. We turn up each week imbued both with skepticism and with hope, knowing that what we will find at All Saints' will be honest and provocative. Services and sermons are rooted both in tradition and in the real world, the spirit is joyful and fun and the congregation is warm and welcoming.
Commitment to Our Neighbors
All Saints' unique spirit also extends into the surrounding neighborhood through our commitment to helping others. We currently dedicate one-third (and we're aiming for half) of our operating budget to outreach. Our weekly community kitchen and food pantry, administered by Ravenswood Community Services(RCS), is also funded in part by private foundations and other Episcopal parishes. Every Tuesday evening, parishioners and volunteers from the community prepare a sit down family style meal for 125 of our neighbors who after dining take home a couple of bags of groceries. In addition, another 200 or so of our neighbors just come by for groceries. We offer more than 2000 lbs of food and an unending supply of respect and dignity to hundreds of our neighbors who visit us each week. Neighbors in need and neighbors of means all gather together to create a community of compassion and hope.
All Saints' is a compelling church. We hope that you will join us as we continue to wrestle with life's difficult questions, deepen our spiritualities and broaden our community involvement. To learn more about All Saints', take a look around this website, e-mail one of our clergy or staff people, visit us on a Sunday morning or Tuesday evening and take a look at our 2015 Annual Report.