Collect for Koinonia
God of all creation, fill us with a passion for justice and dignity for each neighbor in our community.  Guide and support us through Koinonia to follow Your example and Your command: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with You. Transform us, through Your Spirit, to become conduits of your love and compassion, in all that we do, so we become reconciled to You and Your creation. In the name of the Triune God. Amen

Koinonia Committee Members
Dorothy Garrett
Chuck Collier
Karen Robinson
Randy Brantley
Deanna Whitley
Gabrielle Hollopeter

As part of our learning and discerning process, the Koinonia Committee invited community leaders to educate All Saints’ about the needs and challenges in our broader community. In order to reach as many parishioners as possible, we offered Koinonia presentations in-person and live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. You can watch past presentations by clicking the links below!

The most recent update following the parish voting process is just below.

July 2023: Koinonia Voting Update

The Koinonia team has tallied the votes from the congregation of the three finalist non-profit organizations and are in the discernment process for All Saints’ next steps. The AYA House received the highest number of votes; however, CCM – Senior Food Delivery and the Academic Learning Center Tutoring combined for around 50% as well. With that being said, our parish’s main focus will be partnering with AYA House in a unique program to promote service and community. There will be much more information to follow in the coming weeks. At this time, we are seeking parishioners who are passionate about working in partnership with AYA House to further develop and implement a unique program for All Saints’.

In regards to the other two organizations, we heard the voices of our brothers and sisters and feel we cannot ignore the needs of CCM and the Academic Learning Center (ALC). We know there are parishioners with the time and talents to help coordinate and develop these unique programs. We have coordinators to lead the ALC partnership, but need coordinators who are interested in working with CCM.

Please prayerfully consider serving Jesus and our community through working to grow and develop Koinonia (community) in and out of All Saints’. Contact a member of the Koinonia team (found at the top of this page) if God is calling you to serve in this capacity. Once we identify coordinators, the Koinonia team will step back and take a supporting role as the congregation takes the lead on these programs. Click here for descriptions of the three programs designed for All Saints’. 

Final 2023 Presentation is available here.

Fall 2022 Schedule

September 18Mental Health of America of Central Carolinas (LaDonte’K Lee)

September 25 – Second Course (Colin Bramlet) – Restaurant occupational training after incarceration
Part 1, Part 2

October 2Opportunity House (Laura Tulbert) – Serving the homeless

October 9CCM – Food Insecurity (Kris Edscom)

October 16Guardian Ad Litem (Rachel Grossman-Zack) – Volunteer opportunities for the well-being of children

October 23 – Rector’s Forum

October 30Academic Learning Center (Terri Chaney) – After-school tutoring

November 6 – Stewardship Sunday

Check out presentation videos from Spring of 2022

February 6 Angelo DelliSanti – Education Challenges

February 13 Susan Caudle, Coltrane Life Center – Topic: The Challenges and Needs of Seniors

February 20 Dr. Andrew Nance – Social Determinants of Health: The Connection Between Social Needs and Physical Well-being

March 6 Tami Napier, Child Advocacy Center – Topic: Child Abuse

March 13 Sara Leonard – Topic: Foster Care – Providing a safe, temporary home for children

March 20 Taylor Brock, Meals on Wheels – Topic: Senior hunger and isolation

March 27Nancy Litton, Free Clinic – Topic: Healthcare needs for people of low or no income

April 3Dennis Brown, Opportunity House – Re-entry: Life after Prison

April 10Sandra Torres, Latino Engagement and Relation Coordinator of Cabarrus Health Dept. – Topic: The Needs of the Hispanic Community

April 17 – Easter Sunday (no Koinonia presentation)

April 24 – Easter Egg hunt & Welcome Back Celebration (no Koinonia presentation)

May 1Kami Biastes, Present Age Ministries – Topic: Combating Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Trafficking of Teen Girls

May 8Review & Feedback Session hosted by Koinonia Team

May 15Bill Shelton, Habitat for Humanity – Topic: The needs of our youngest children & their families

May 29 – Memorial Day Weekend (no Koinonia presentation)

June 5Ed Hosack, CCM – Topic: Affordable Housing

And check out the Koinonia song that helps express the meaning of the word!