Ministry in the Local Community
All Souls' Participates in many local outreach activities. There are numerous ways to get involved in our own neighborhood:
Peninsula Shepherd’s Center:
The Peninsula Shepherd's Center provides many essential services to seniors on the Point including Senior Drivers Safety Classes; Senior Computer Skills Classes; shopping trips; transportation to doctors’ appointments; monthly social events (movies, knitting,
The Lunch Bunch with a speaker, and game day). In addition, we provide volunteer drivers, and PSC is housed at All Souls’ Episcopal Church.
Blessings in a Bag:
Blessings in a Bag is a ministry of All Souls’ and other churches in the area. After Sunday services, parishioners decorate and fill paper bags with non-perishable food items, toiletries, water, etc. to be carried in cars and given to any homeless persons in the community. This is a tangible way to live out our call to care the poor and hungry.
Episcopal Church Center:
The Episcopal Church Center of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is located in the former Holy Trinity Episcopal parish building in Ocean Beach, this extension of our ministry includes a health clinic; donates clothing and shoes to the homeless and others in need; cooks and serves suppers on one Wednesday evening per month; and provides a number of other services for those who are homeless, are low income, or are in need.
Showers of Blessings:
This mobile shower facility was funded locally through grants and donations to provide safe shower facilities for those with no other access to hygiene. Access to this basic need is important to health, wellness, and the ability to search for employment. This project of the Diocese is intended for use around San Diego County. For more information, click here to visit the diocesan website.
Ocean Beach Loaves and Fishes Food Bank:
This is a long-term peninsula ministry supported by our parish’ Outreach Commission and Bread Ministry. Other churches in the Point Loma area also support this food bank. Our parish members bake and sell bread within the parish. The funds raised are given to Loaves and Fishes to purchase food for the pantry. In an on-going program, All Souls’ also conducts regular specified food drives to help maintain a sustainable pantry.
Financial Peace University:
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a program to help couples/individuals look at their debt, reduce it and learn a lifestyle that will help them manage their money. FPU is a light-hearted program that teaches handling money. To date over two and a half million people have completed FPU. The focus is on getting rid of debt, managing money, spending and saving wisely and much more.
All Souls’ and the Stewardship committee are inviting members of the parish, the community, as well as, the military to attend.
Here are the details:
The program is nine weeks every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:30 beginning September 23rd.
The class will take place in Point Loma at All Souls’ Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Boulevard San Diego, CA 92107.
The cost is $105 per individual or couple – a 10%military discount applies. Scholarships are available upon request.
The class size is limited to 25 people.
There will be a brief preview of the class after the 10:15 service September 6th.