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Outreach Ministry

Purpose:   The purpose of our Outreach Ministry is to offer assistance to those in need in our local community.   This purpose is achieved in collaboration with our clergy and others in our congregation.

Consistent with our church’s mission (We are a family of faith, growing in Christ through learning, service and worship, who strive to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves) our mission is to strive to love God and our neighbors as ourselves through service to our community. 

Click here to view a video Christ Church Parish outreach to our community on YouTube.

Membership:  We shall have up to 8 members.  The membership should include an 8:00 am and 10:30 am service person, ideally a board member of both the ECW and Brotherhood, our Priest, Deacon, and Vestry liaison.  At the January meeting, the members shall elect a Chairperson to set the agenda and preside over the meetings.  A Secretary will be assigned to take minutes and distribute to members prior to the next meeting, as well as to the Vestry, ECW, Brotherhood, and any committee where there may be some overlap.   This is in an effort to coordinate the activities of the church.   Each of our members will be a liaison to a local nonprofit, including such organizations as Hands Across Middlesex, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA/Hartfield, Lift Children of Middlesex, Love4Kids, and many more.

Goals:  Christ Church Parish partners with other non-profit organizations and churches to support the community.  All of us are dedicated to making life better for those less fortunate.  Our partnerships typically to provide volunteer hours but may also be funds when and where appropriate.   We also encourage and participate in outreach activities undertaken independently by members of our own parish, for example a Fine Arts Camp for local students.

Activities:   Some examples illustrate a few of the Outreach Ministry’s many efforts in recent years.

  • Building homes with Habitat for Humanity
  • Helping to provide warm clothing and food assistance with Hands Across Middlesex
  • Collecting school supplies, books, and personal essentials for clients of Middlesex County Social Services
  • Offering gifts of thanks and appreciation to our schools during Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Providing Christmas gifts for children in needy families

Meeting Day & Time: Outreach meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 am.

Judy Quilter, Co-Chair

(804) 514-5363

jquilter6906@gmail.com

Ann de Peyster, Co-Chair

(858) 699-3599

adepeyst@sdsu.edu

 Clayton Neal, Member & Representative to the Vestry

(804) 921-6540

jumbolumpdaddyva@gmail.com

     

Susie Loustaunau

(207) 801-1282

sjlous3@gmail.com

Pam McClelland

(804) 832-4234

pammcclelland46@gmail.com

Ann Padgett

(804) 824-4565

padgett@va.metrocast.net

     

Ginger Smither

(804) 338-0019

rabbithill1@verizon.net

Judi Snider

(804) 402-1624

jhs614@verizon.net