Winner of the 1997 Bishop’s Award for Congregational Excellence, Episcopal Diocese of Newark
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All Saints is a congregation that attracts a variety of peoples representing the breadth of Hoboken with differing religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. We are a reflection of the dramatic transformation and transition going on in Hudson County. The mission of All Saints is to serve this diversity of God’s people who come seeking an open, inclusive and hospitable community that balances worship with service.
Over the past 25 years under the leadership of our Rector, the Rev. Geoffrey Curtiss, the parish has been renewed and has initiated several missions and ministries that seek to serve the people of the Hoboken Community:
- In 1982, along with several other local congregations, we began the Hoboken Clergy Coalition Shelter and The Campaign for Housing Justice in response to the gentrification of Hoboken and the displacement of men living in single-room-occupancies. As a result of development, many people were being denied their legal housing rights.
- In 1985, we began All Saints Episcopal Day School in response to families who were seeking an alternative private education for their children. All Saints focus on responding to the needs of children has created a wealth of programs and activities from our after school programs to children’s worship and educational activities on Sunday mornings.
- In 1989, with the support of our Diocese, All Saints agreed to be the host congregation for The OASIS, a ministry with and among the gay and lesbian community. Strong leadership from this community has been an essential component of All Saints.
- In 1995, we began the All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation in order to reach out into the community with public and private ventures. This led us to purchase a piece of land at 6th and Jackson St. as a sign of our commitment to reach out to the poor in our community and create a way to walk and work together for our common dignity.
In all of these opportunities, All Saints has sought to serve the community in which we are located and respond to human need within the larger community. We are a congregation who missions with people.
All Saints is located in Hoboken but reaches out to serve a broader area of Hudson County through its ministries and missions. Hoboken, being a highly transitional community, has a constant turnover of people. In this ever-changing community, All Saints offers Welcome and Hospitality. We seek to honor the dignity of the human being rather than preserve traditions that oppress this new environment. In the larger community, we seek to proclaim God’s justice and to seek God’s peace. In 1997, All Saints was honored with the Bishop’s Award for Congregational Excellence in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. This award is giving annually to the congregation that has excelled in stewardship, community involvement and strength of worship and community.
The Episcopal Church began in Hoboken under the leadership of Colonel John Stevens who is the founder of our city. Since 1832, the Episcopal Church has served this village, this town, and now this city. Now in the 21st century, we encourage and invite you to join in our work to worship the Living God and to seek the welfare of our city. Our Sunday worship is at 8:00, 9:15 or 11:00 a.m., or you may choose to become involved in one of the many ministries or programs we offer to the community.
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