Loaves and Fishes
LOAVES & FISHES IS TEMPORARILY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH, OFFICES, AND ALL BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Please read the message from Interim Rector Lane Hensley regarding online worship, meetings and events.
“As you do it unto the least of these, you do it unto me.”
Many members of the congregation participate through monthly donations on the All Saints’ website or donations during the offertory at Sunday services. Others participate by contributing to the purchase of $10 HEB gift cards, or by donating toiletries, Christmas/ greeting cards, stamps, and other items. Several members prepare breakfast tacos on Monday evenings to be served during breakfast on Tuesday for our guests at 8:00 a.m. Spiritual help can also be offered in the Prayer Room around 9:30 a.m. after the interviews. This can be as great as the assistance given with checks or HEB cards.
Congregational giving makes it possible to purchase discounted Capital Metro bus passes and the HEB gift cards, and for financial assistance of approximately $40 to be used for rent, ID’s, birth certificates, prescriptions, out-of-town transportation, or work boots. Loaves & Fishes serves about 40 people each week. Clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, some arrive as early as 5:00 a.m. to stand in line.
Because of All Saints’ connection with other Micah 6 churches, Loaves & Fishes participates in a cooperative effort to assist the needy. All Saints’ was a founding member of the Micah 6 food pantry, housed at University Presbyterian Church on Thursdays, and is currently a contributing member.
The most important part of this ministry is to see Christ in the people who come for assistance and to show them options they may have been too overwhelmed to discover on their own. All of us who have personal contact with the clients gain more than they do when we observe the strength, perseverance and faith many of them exhibit in handling the difficulties of their lives.
CONTACT: If you have any questions about Loaves & Fishes, contact Mimi Parris at [email protected] or call 512.476.3589 for more information.