The Oikos Project
(oikos, Ancient Greek (noun): "a building consisting of one or more rooms and normally serving as a dwelling place")
Establishing God's Kingdom in Crescent Beach
A small, dedicated and prayerful congregation has big ideas to impact the 475 households and thousands of year-round visitors to Crescent Beach with the Gospel of Christ! Through a series of miracles, in the midst of a global pandemic, while everything was more or less shutdown, God provided a way for All Saints Community Church to save the little white church building in the heart of Crescent Beach by purchasing it from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
Writing to all their friends and neighbours, the con- gregation of All Saints Community Church raised $500,000. Four couples arranged interest free loans totaling $600,000 and a businessman stepped up with the balance needed of $1,500,000 at a very low interest rate. The purchase was made!
A Daily Presence
The church's location provides an opportunity to reach the local residents of this prestigious seaside en- clave and also to be a point of Christian contact with literally thousands of people who come to the popu- lar area recreationally. The street-front aspect of the church building, positioned as it is among popular restaurants and coffee shops, makes it a place of at- traction and historic interest and grabs the attention of those who stroll by. It is amazing how many people "drop in" when they see the building open or when a service is in progress. Once renovations are complete the goal is to have the building open on a daily basis and to be available to respond to the spiritual needs of those who call by.
As well, as weather allows, the congregation holds services and picnics outside and hosts a summer fes- tival that attracts hundreds of visitors. In fact, a good number of those who now attend All Saints came to be part of the congregation through a casual encoun- ter because of the unique location of the building.
All Saints Community Church interior
New donated pews cut to size
Going Forward—Renovations and Financing
Plans are now with the City of Surrey for renova- tion of the building. We have made a commitment to maintain the historical integrity of the building. To that end, we will add another washroom to the existing building. Structural issues related to the foundation have increased the anticipated renovation costs by $200,000. These upgrades will support the Kingdom work for this generation and the next.
We need to raise $2,000,000 to pay off our loans and to leave the church in the hands of the next generation debt free.
We need to raise the extra $1,000,000 to pay for the cost of repairs to the floors and foundations, add two bathrooms, upgrade the heating and plumbing, repair the chimney and rebuild the front porch.
The new home of All Saints Community Church
Jenny and Peter leading worship during our outdoor service.
All Saint Community Church Crescent Beach
How You Can Help
We're looking for three categories of donors:
You can give in the following ways:
Send an Interac e-Transfer to: allsaintswhiterock.com
Cheques to All Saints Community Church
(write Project Oikos on the subject line)
All Saints Community Church
P.O. Box 75068
R.P.O. White Rock
Surrey, B.C. V4A 0B1
On-line Donations through CanadaHelps
go to: All Saints Community Church
White Rock CanadaHelps
Mail Donations from the USA
Send a cheque to:
New Covenant Anglican Church
Attention: The Rev. Christopher Caudle
800 Tuskawilla Road
Winter Springs, FL 32708
(Please make cheques out to Anglican Mission International and specify "Project Oikos" on the memo line.)
100% of your donation will go to the payment and refurbishment of the building.
All donations are tax deductible.
(See GIVING page for further details.)
Go to our CanadaHelps page and donate: