Garden of Hope – Nurturing relationships, Harvesting dreams
In this time of social distancing when we desperately need to connect, we will begin our first community garden. It is our hope and prayer that our friends and
neighbors will allow us to provide them with the fruits of the harvest.
As a show of support to our local heroes, All Saints provided lunch for the teachers and staff at Corey Elementary on November 20th. We have partnered with Corey on several events and consider them one of our strongest community partners. We Recognize the commitment teachers have made during the pandemic, and this is just a small way of showing our appreciation. The lunch was made possible by a grant from Thrivent financial.
“The lunch was a perfect touch to finish off the week and begin the Thanskgiving Break. We feel so blessed and supported. Thank you for your partnership over the years.
Nidia Prego Zaravar
Principal, Corey Academy of Fine Arts & Dual Language”
Arlington Charities Christmas Food Drive
We provided Arlington Charities with $830 cash for turkeys and 25 bags of groceries for their Christmas drive-thru & senior Christmas meals. We were assisted with a $250 grant from Thrivent, a Lutheran non-profit financial group.
Arlington Charities Tornado Relief – Through the grace of one of our church members over the years, we were able to give a check in the amount of $10,200 to Arlington Charities to assist with repairs related to the recent tornado. The check was presented to them on Wednesday, their first day open since the tornado. We are thrilled to be able to bless them so they can continue their good work in the community!
How All Saints is blessing our Lutheran brothers and sisters:
The NALC congregation of Santisima Trinidad (Holy Trinity) is now meeting at All Saints on Sunday afternoons. Their previous worship space was too small for them to social distance and we are happy to share our Sanctuary so they can continue to worship.
All Saints has donated $3,658.44 to San Miguel Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. The remaining grant money from our Hispanic ministry, plus matching funds from our General Mission Fund will help this local church with their ministry.
Pastor Juan Portillo writes,
“Dear All Saints Lutheran Church,
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your contribution to our church Your donation and prayer are very important to us. Our church would not be successful without people like you and your support.
We always believe that through a movement of gospel, it brings the formation of a peaceful and healthy community, social justice with love and peace with God in our hearts. Our Church conducts activities that enable everyone to experience and feel the teachings of God.”
Arlington Life Shelter
Brad Jay, Arlington Life Shelter Board President, appreciates all Saints’ donation of $238.21 for the shelter’s expenses.
Chandra Thompson, Community Engagement Manager with The Arlington Life Shelter, thanks All Saints Lutheran Church for the donation of $1,174.32 to assist with the shelter’s program for feeding the homeless.
Cowtown Brush-Up 2020
All Saints Finance Board
It’s budget time at All Saints and the Finance Team wants to hear what you think should be in there! Budget wishes can be items for the church or activity funding.
Do you have ideas for a new benevolence organization for All Saints to support? Let us know how you are connected to the organization or why you are nominating them, what their mission is and how it fits with All Saints. Suggestions will be included for consideration at the annual meeting on Nov 1st.
Current benevolence is 11% of non-dedicated offerings, 40% to NALC, 40% for Local Benevolence and 20% to Mission Support. In local Benevolence, we currently support St. Vincent de Paul, Arlington Charities and Arlington Life Shelter. Under Mission Support, we send funds to Wycliffe Bible Translators (we support 2 family groups), Mission Aviation Fellowship, WEC International and Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Inc.
Email suggestions to email@example.com, or call 817-483-1631.
Learn more about the charities that we support by clicking on the links below: