Justice and Joy
All Saints’ is an inclusive, progressive, and thriving community that is rooted in our neighborhood and engaged in our world. Our growing congregation comes from diverse religious traditions (or none at all), but we are united in our commitment to putting our faith into action for the good of the world. We are called to fight systemic injustice, to care for our neighbors, and to meet the challenges of our time with faithfulness, courage, and creativity. But it is joy that binds our congregation together: even in the midst of sorrow and anxiety, we laugh, we sing, and we put on a show.
We believe that Black Lives Matter, and we embrace the Episcopal Church’s framework for racial reconciliation, Becoming Beloved Community. Our anti-racism work is both inward, with the hard work of confronting our own biases and the history of racism in the church, and outward, with concrete actions to address gun violence and housing inequality.
All Saints’ affirms our commitment to full inclusion for LGBTQ+ persons in the life of the church, and to equality under the law for all people. We acknowledge the harm done by religious institutions through historic and ongoing discrimination against LGBTQ+ people of faith, and we remain vigilant against any threats to hard-won civil rights.
Love is Love
Feeding Our Neighbors
We believe that no one should go hungry. Ravenswood Community Services (RCS) operates our weekly community kitchen and food pantry, providing a hot meal, groceries, and fellowship to hundreds of our neighbors in need each Tuesday evening.
All Saints’ prioritizes opportunities for formation and education for our growing youth program as well as adults seeking deeper engagement. Our church school program uses the Montessori principles-based Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program to nurture respect for our young people and their spirituality, and they are fully welcomed members of our worshiping body. Our clergy, staff, and talented lay teachers offer ongoing learning opportunities for adults in scripture, prayer, the Episcopal Church and its history, and more. Small groups gather to read books, discuss current events, and deepen our knowledge and understanding of our faith and the world.
Learning and Growing
In the World
We believe faith matters when it is lived out in activities that alter our world for the better. Our energy for our worship, our community, and the work we want to do in the world is high.