Local Missions

Mission & Vision

The purpose of the Local Missions Team is to inform, lead, educate, and inspire our congregation to lovingly respond to local needs, both spiritual and physical, in the name of Christ. We are committed to loving every part of our community, especially the overlooked, under-resourced, and marginalized. Local mission initiatives at All Saints are ministry because we prioritize relationship and service; they are outreach because we go to people not yet a part of our family; and they are missional because we proclaim the good news of Christ.

Who are we and what do we do?

The Local Missions Team (LMT) endeavors to link All Saints Church to local mission partners that exemplify the values of our congregation. We try to be vigilant in our awareness of additional ministry outreach possibilities, and we seek to become intimately involved as a congregation with the multiple opportunities available to us in Durham and Chapel Hill.

Annelise Sears oversees the Local Missions Team at All Saints Church. Please contact Annelise with questions or ideas: Annelise.Sears@gmail.com.

On-going Ministry Efforts

Fil-A-Bag for . . .

This is a quarterly outreach project to assist in providing supplies for various ministries in our area. Each quarter, we select a ministry for whom we can provide items that are used on a daily basis. We encourage families, small groups, and individuals to fill a paper grocery bag with items from a provided list. These items are then blessed during a Sunday morning service and delivered to that ministry. We are currently providing supplies to Reality Ministries, Pregnancy Support Services, World Relief, and Samaritan Health Center.

Our Ministry Partners

We currently partner with World Relief Durham and have multiple Good Neighbor Teams in place that are assisting in the relocation of refugees coming to the United States from around the world. We provide on-going training, and new Good Neighbor Teams are formed as the need arises.

To learn more about World Relief and register as a volunteer affiliated through ASC, please contact Annelise Sears at Annelise.Sears@gmail.com or visit www.worldreliefdurham.com to begin the process of becoming a part of this vital ministry in our community.

Reality Ministries is a community-based nonprofit that offers a variety of opportunities for participants to work, play, learn, and grow together. Their mission is to create opportunities for teens and adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship, and the life-changing Reality of Christ’s love.

The Reality Center is a place that strives to reflect God’s heart for humanity, a place where no one is marginalized and everyone is accepted, valued, and celebrated in service to others in the Name of Christ in Durham and Chapel Hill. Visit their website at www.realityministriesinc.org to learn more and volunteer.

Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) is a Christian nonprofit committed to providing honest, helpful, and accurate information to women in Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas who are considering their choices in an unplanned pregnancy. PSS seeks to give help and hope to these women as they consider their choices. The ministry also offers education about relationships for middle and high school students, helping them learn to distinguish between unhealthy and healthy relationships. Visit pregnancysupportservices.org for more information.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. They minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, and life-changing conferences and events. Hank Tarlton, who is a deacon at ASC, leads the Intervarsity ministry at UNC/Chapel Hill. You can contact Hank for additional information at HTarheelton@mac.com.

Other Community Ministries