All Saints' Named Church of the Year

All Saints' Named Church of the Year

by Betty Harrison-Smith, Senior Warden, All Saints', Redding

On Friday, March 23rd, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Redding was named Church of the Year 2011 by the Good News Rescue Mission. In his introduction, Executive Director Cesar Partida described All Saints’ as “The Little Engine that Could.” By Redding standards, All Saints’ is certainly not the largest church in town, but it carries a lot of weight.  "In fact," Partida continued, “you can’t tell them what they can’t do!”

All Saints’ received this recognition at The Good News Rescue Mission’s annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony, attended by over one hundred of the Mission’s 350 active volunteers. Attendees were told that All Saints’ received this award as they have the highest per capita donation rate to the Mission of any church.

How does this happen? Every year, the All Saints’ Thrift Shop donates $6,000 to the Mission to assist the homeless. Also, the Mission has been recognized as a Change for Change recipient during All Saints’ Grateful, Glad and Giving program. Through this program, the congregation learned about the Mission and its programs.

Not bad for the little ole Episcopal Church in town!

Pictured above: Left to Right, Gerry Statton, All Saints' Thrift Shop Director, Cesar Partida Good News Rescue Mission Executive Director, Betty Harrison-Smith, Senior Warden.


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