St. Alban's Episcopal Church
We reach out to families in great need, such as an extended family who were recently burned out of their home. On the last Sunday of each month, David Loder prepares a marvelous meal for the congregation after our morning service and the donations received are offered to our local CAP (Community Action Program) office to help those in need. We have collected blankets and warm clothing for Canon Rev. Debbie Royals, Council of Native American Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. We hope to expand on this program.
In 1985 we began an outreach program by collecting money each Sunday in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, or special occasions. The birthday box is a wonderful way to share our blessings with the Community. In 2018, we collected $849.00. These monies collected were distributed to schools and organizations in Wickenburg to help children.
We have a variety of functions that we do together throughout the year. Shrove Tuesday, Lenten Services, Weekly Coffee Hour meals after the Sunday Services, ECW Luncheons, Craft Days, Tuesday and Thursday Breakfast gatherings, and Highway Cleanup.
Episcopal Church Women are very active throughout the year. We are very community minded with giving money to local Cops who Care, Wickenburg Community Services, Camp Scholarships and families in need. Our support also goes to purchasing Acolyte Gifts, St. Alban's Staff Gifts, kitchen and restroom supplies, plus the Rector's Discretionary Fund.
The Samaritan's Purse program is also part of our holiday outreach by filling a box of gifts for either a boy or girl.
Gold Rush Days
This event celebrates the town's origins as a ranching and gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. Visitors from all over come to Wickenburg during the 3 1/2 days of activities. Saturday there is a parade and St. Albans offers donuts and coffee to patrons who line the street of our church.
Groups like AA, Alanon, SRA and Community Chorus meet weekly in our Fellowship Hall.
Our Deacon, Debra Loder, has also enlarged our Outreach programs to include water bottles for our local hospital to offer to the homeless during our hot summers, food packs for the needy as well as for children over the holidays when schools are closed, joy bags for shut-ins and clothing and socks and necessities for the homeless.
We adopted a section of our road many years ago and continue to clean it annually.