Our Hands-On Missions team supports local nursing homes, shut ins, and Hospice House patients with hand-made cards and care packages. This team also puts together personal hygiene care packages to support the Domestic Violence Program, Hope Mission Homeless Center, and Family Promise of Carteret County.
We have a team that travels to Ayden, NC a few times a month to work with NCPacks4Patriots. Our Hands-On Missions team makes cards for troops and bring them to NCPacks4Patriots where they are shipped overseas in care packages for deployed military personnel. We also help pack personal hygiene kits for soldiers in Combat duty that are distributed 2-3 times yearly.
Knitting and Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our Knitting Ministry hand-makes prayer shawls for those who have been hospitalized or are in recovery. They also knit lapghans made for local nursing home and oncology patients, as well as make children’s winter hats made for the local Head Start program.
Hurricane Relief Program
Our Hurricane Relief Program helps community members in need following a natural disaster. Our most recent project involved completing 25 buckets filled with hygiene items, tarps, mold killer, and other items necessary for post-hurricane cleanup.
Our Food Ministry hosts a monthly Buggy Day at the church, where we collect non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries. This team also hosts local food drives that are sponsored by church members in their home neighborhoods. Food collected from these drives are also distributed to local food pantries and other community needs.
All Saints participated in the Appalachian Christmas Outreach project this year along side the Baptists on Mission. This program brings love and hope to needy children in the coal mining areas of the Appalachian mountains in five surrounding states. Children’s backpacks are filled with warm clothing, hygiene items, school supplies, toys and food. Fifty-one backpacks were completed by the congregation and delivered to Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock, a collection center, where they will be boxed, labeled, and driven to West Virginia before Christmas. The churches in these eastern NC counties usually contribute 1,200-1,500 backpacks each year. By sharing information from NCPacks4Patriots, another important part of Local Outreach, we were made aware of this ongoing project and were able to extend outreach into a much needed area. We look forward to participating in this project again in 2021!