Ministries and Outreach
We serve our community in many ways. All Saints members create numerous opportunities for members and non-members to offer time and talents toward service to others. The All Saints Social Ministry Committee oversees most of these activities. Its mission is to care for the church family, the community and the world.
All Saints Food Pantry
All Saints operates a food pantry that has been providing food to the food insecure of Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Arlington Heights for the past 6 years. The pantry, staffed by volunteers, provides food supplement to those on the edge of financial sufficiency.
There are a number of volunteer opportunities available to help in this ministry. Food and monetary donations are accepted at All Saints Lutheran Church. Please Contact Us if you are interested in volunteering at the pantry. The All Saints Food Pantry operates out of the Community Resource Center at 1585 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL.
PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)
All Saints shelters the homeless and feeds the hungry as directed by the gospel. For more than a quarter century, our church has been a PADS emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children during cold-weather months. Recently, it has joined a faith-based program serving Summer Suppers, community meals for the hungry.
Habitat for Humanity
All Saints is a member of the Spring of Life Partnership, the “resource magnet” that attracts the people, ideas, funds, skills, and overall resources to carry out the Habitat For Humanity mission in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. We are committed to fulfilling the goals of Habitat For Humanity here in our corner of the world in a way that delights the new homeowners, the volunteers, and the contributors who make it all possible. The Spring of Life Partnership is planning its eleventh home!
We also support the Palatine community through the following actions.
- Food Pantry donations
- Apple Tree project
- Christmas Angels
- Blood Drive
- Easter Baskets
- Souper Bowl
- Relay for Life
Ministry Endowment Fund
The All Saints Ministry Endowment Fund (MEF) exists to enhance the mission outreach of the church. It was initially established with a bequest from a charter member, and has grown through investment returns, additional gifts, and proceeds from the sale of Bethel Lutheran Church. Funds of the MEF are invested with the Ministry Growth Fund of the ELCA Foundation. Grants provide financial support to community agencies, ministries within the Metropolitan Chicago Synod and through the ELCA, as well as funding specific capital improvements for All Saints. Please send an email to MEF@allsaintspalatine.org for more information about submitting a grant request.
We partner with and support the ELCA locally and globally through the following programs.