All Saints’ Church, Princeton
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Princeton is a congregation of approximately 200 active members located in the Princeton Township area of Mercer County, New Jersey.Although blessed to be situated in Princeton Township, a relatively affluent area of Central New Jersey, the parish has created intentional partnerships with both international and local organizations and ministries.
All Saints’ has forged partnerships with the Diocese of New Jersey, Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, and congregations affiliated with the New Jersey Regional Coalition (the community organizing arm of the interfaith community of Mercer County). These take the congregation of All Saints’ out into areas of poverty and violence, into projects of education and service, and into relationships of both charity and justice through grants, congregational donations and parish giving.
The parish is committed to the concept of ONE Episcopalian, committed to ending global poverty through implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as its extensive outreach ministries to the community and the Diocese of New Jersey.
All Saints’ Church has
• Built homes outside of Juarez, Mexico through Border-to-Border Missions. We have built three homes within the past five years.
• Renovated the urban Food Pantry of the Crisis Ministry of Trenton and Princeton in July and August 2009.
• Created and managed a “Clothing Closet” that benefits the Princeton and Mercer County area, especially Homefront and The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton.
• Provided volunteers for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
• Founded a special knitting ministry to provide clothing for disadvantaged children in the Mercer County area, and especially to the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton.
• Began a pre-Christmas baking project for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
• Offered direct service to selected families in Princeton Community Village of Princeton Community Housing, including the complete resettlement and support of a family displaced through Hurricane Katrina.
• Provided volunteers and leadership for the Anchor House Bike Ride for Runaways.• Sponsored a summer youth project for urban ministry and the renovation of inner city churches and organizations through Passport Camps.
• Provided volunteers for refugee resettlement work through Lutheran Social Services.
• Held special collections for funding projects through Episcopal Relief and Development and El Hogar Ministries.
• Provided gifts and support for families at the Family Preservation Center in Ewing at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and back-to-school times.For its extensive and successful efforts, All Saints’ Church was awarded a Jubilee Center designation on March 6, 2011.
If you’d like to know more about All Saints’ Church and its outreach efforts, have a look at the church’s website. Or contact the Reverend Dr Hugh Brown, Rector, or Ms. Clara Gregory, Diocesan Jubilee Officer.