All Saints Community Church

Sunday worship: online at 10:45am

Welcome

Welcome to our website. These are certainly strange times. We thank you for visiting with us. As you're probably aware churches are currently prevented from meeting together in person. To that end, we have adapted---as The Church has done over the centuries---to enable us to continue to meet. Our Services can now be found at the All Saints Community Church YouTube channel by clicking here.

Why don't you join us for Church on Sunday at 10:45am. If you've got any further questions, don't hesitate to call us. We look forward to worshiping with you.

The peace of our Lord,

Bishop Peter Klenner
Pastor
All Saints Community Church

Project Oikos

A pastoral letter from the Right Reverend Peter Klenner

All Saints Community Church


October 25th 2020

Dear Church Family,

Raising funds to buy a church building during a global pandemic seems like a crazy idea. But then again, so does crossing the Red Sea and surviving life in the desert for forty years as the nation of Israel did 3,500 years ago. Or walking on water, healing the sick, or being resurrected as Jesus did 2,000 years ago. The history of the people of God is filled with stories of faith and the miraculous. "Project Oikos" is one of those stories.

We began the ministry of All Saints Community Church, by the grace of God, in our home in July of 2007. A few months later, with the help of Father Stanley Galvon (Pastor of the Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Parish), we continued our worship in the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Crescent Beach. We made that church our home for seven years, until it was rumoured that the church was to be put up for sale. In 2013 we moved and rented the White Rock Seventh Day Adventist building.

It is now 13 years since All Saints Community Church was planted under the banner of the Anglican Mission in Canada (an Anglican Mission Society based in the Anglican Church of East Africa). Since then we have grown and established a vibrant and committed community. In October of 2019 we were notified that Holy Cross Church was once again for sale. After much prayer and fasting, we as a church community decided to purchase this church building.

You can find further details about "Project Oikos" on the next page of our website. It explains the reasons why we want to buy this church building, what we plan to do with it, and how much it will cost. I invite you to consider being part of our journey. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a long-lasting difference to a community. The purchase of this building will ensure a Christian presence in Crescent Beach for the next generation, as well as a continuing effort to serve the community on the Semiahmoo Peninsula.

As you can see our goal is to raise $3,000,000. We need everyone to help. We have divided our giving strategy into three categories:

1. Those who are able to give $100,000

2. Those who are able to give $10,000

3. Those who are able to give what they can

(Giving instructions are on the "Project Oikos" page. All gifts are income tax deductible for residents of Canada.)

The word "oikos" is the New Testament word for a "building" or "home." All Saints Community Church is looking for a home—a place where we can worship and serve the community at the same time. We can't do that alone. We need your help. Would you seriously consider supporting this project? It will take sacrifice for us to make this work. However, the dividends will reach into generations to come.

A continuing Christian presence in Crescent Beach-and indeed the Semiahmoo Peninsula is one of our priorities. Supporting the community, serving those in need, befriending seniors, presenting positive alternatives to young people, caring for the lonely, providing food and clothing for the homeless, encouraging new immigrants, and creating a safe place for children are only a part of what God could do through us if we had a church home.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for helping us help the community. You can make a difference.

The peace of our Lord,

Peter

The Right Reverend Peter Klenner
Pastor
All Saints Community Church