Building Bridges – An Interfaith Dialogue was founded in 2013. This program, initiated in partnership between All Saints Palo Alto and Congregation Beth Am, seeks to promote dialogue and understanding between Christians and Jews. The program has included participants from All Saints Palo Alto, St. Timothy’s Mountain View, St. Andrews’ Saratoga, other churches in the Diocese of El Camino Real, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Shir Hadash and other faith communities. Read more.
Cristosal works to advance human rights in Central America through rights-based research, learning, and programming.
Beginning in 2000 as a collaboration between Episcopal clergy in the USA and El Salvador to build relationships and share resources, Cristosal soon began to focus on justice and rights in post-civil war El Salvador, opening a human rights office in 2001 and developing a voice on national issues. Since then, Cristosal has grown from two to over fifty employees in El Salvador, gained nonprofit status independent of the Church, earned grant funding from institutional partners like USAID, pioneered models for cross-cultural learning, and become a leader in human rights-based development and a resource for policy-makers worldwide. Today, Cristosal is expanding its monitoring system for forced displacements and sustainable, community-based models for victim protection and assistance into Guatemala and Honduras, accompanying victims of violence to provide protection when they need it most, repairing the lingering effects of human rights violations, and building human rights environments where peace is possible. Read more.
Diocese of South East Mexico
All Saints’ has an informal relationship with the Diocese of South East Mexico. For several years we have supported the diocesan scholarship program, providing essential assistance to young people on their journey from grade school to university. All Saints’ financed the construction of a class room and sacristy at the parish of La Santa Cruz, La Joya, an indigenous community in the State of Oaxaca, and members of All Saints’ were able to attend the blessing and opening of the building by Bishop Benito Juarez. Proceeds from our annual Holiday Bazaar, special collections, the parish discretionary account and other fund-raising efforts have also assisted in providing fresh water to rural villages and financed other diocesan initiatives. Read more.
The Downtown Streets Team Food Closet is located at 425 Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto (phone: 650-325-3663) on the All Saints’ Church campus. Entry to the Food Closet is on the Hamilton side of the church. Opening hours:
- Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday – 10am – 2:30pm
- Thurs – 10am – 7pm
- Sat and Sun – Closed
On average, the Food Closet serves more than 200 people every week, distributing 880 pounds of food. The Food Closet was founded in 1976 by Patsy McAfee, a longtime member of All Saints’ Church. Donations of food, as well as donations of time to help serve clients, are welcome.
Free Groceries are available at the Food Closet. Read more.
Hotel De Zink
All Saints’ devotes a significant portion of its outreach efforts to Hotel de Zink, a shelter program managed by InnVision and hosted by twelve Bay Area churches each month during the year. All Saints’ hosts Hotel de Zink in October when 12-18 clients reside in the parish hall during evenings. This is an all-parish event: each October, as many as ninety All Saints’ parishioners make Hotel de Zink possible, coordinating services, preparing and serving meals and hosting our guests. In addition, All Saints’ fundraises for Hotel de Zink each year in different ways. Read more.
Immigration and Refugees Action Group
The Immigrants and Refugees Action Group (IRAG) emerged from house meetings associated with All Saints’ 125 Anniversary observation. All Saints’ parishioners together have pledged to use their time, talent and treasure to support and defend both undocumented and documented immigrants and refugees. Read more.
If you are looking for a convenient and cost-effective site to host your next event, you have come to the right place. Located in the heart of historic, downtown Palo Alto since 1892, the Downtown Community Center on the campus of All Saints’ Episcopal Church is within easy walking distance of numerous fine restaurants and shops, Stanford University, and public transportation.
We offer four major styles of space, each with the perfect atmosphere for your special event. Read more.