Serving Our Community
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another."
John 13: 34
Fulfilling God's Call
God has called us to serve our community and each other. Here are some ways in which we answer that call!
Being fully present in and serving the needs of our community through action, prayer, and love.
Caring for Our Parishioners
Supporting each other in the parish, and uplifting those in need of a helping hand, or experiencing hardship.
Continuing to cultivate an open and affirming, intergenerational community that is a safe space, where all are welcome.
Here are some of the ministries at St. A's! All are welcome to answer the call to serve, and encouraged to reach out if you like to join or support a particular ministry. Click one of the ministries below to learn more. Contact Canon Jana with any questions you have!
Caring for Our Community
The Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) is Tempe's only homeless lodging program. It offers job training, resume-building, and an opportunity for clients to save money while relying on the generosity of local faith communities to provide meals and housing. Saint A's provides a hot meal on the fourth Friday of every month.
Contact the office for a link to the meal train or more information.
Caring for Each Other
Help care for our congregation through the changes and challenges of life. Provide a meal for our parishioners recovering from surgery, grieving the loss of a loved one, or welcoming a new family member.
If you would like to be part of this ministry or need this kind of assistance please contact the office or Canon Jana and we will get you plugged in.
Advent Service Projects
For Those Affected by Incarceration
Throughout Advent we partricipated in a "Shower of Kindness" for Magdalene House West. Magdalene House exists to “create a survivor-led program of housing, healing, recovery and economic empowerment for women who have experienced incarceration." We gathered toiletres, created and sent Christmas cards, and sent Christmas cookies.
We also collected hygiene supplies for kids attending Camp Genesis at Chapel Rock in the summer. Camp Genesis serves children whose parents are incarcerated.
For Our Siblings & their Furry Companions
In honor of St. Francis, we assembled bags of food, water, and dog food. Parishioners then took these care packages home to have on hand in their cars, to hand out to our unhoused siblings in Christ and their pets.