MISSIONS & OUTREACH
"Outreach" is primarily the work of meeting human needs and alleviating suffering, whether close to home or far away. Through the efforts of our many volunteers and parishioners who give so generously of their time and resources, our church actively supports our own programs at the church and also those well established in our community and the broader Episcopal Church.
We have an Outreach Committee that meets once a year to prayerfully discern which organizations to support financially through our annual budget. If you would like your group to be considered please fill out the application found on this page.
We also have an Outreach In Action Committee that plans and implements ongoing projects for all ages throughout the year. If you know of a need, please contact Katherine Gould, Coordinator of Church Programming & Outreach, and we will see if we can help.
MINISTRIES OF CHRIST CHURCH:
The Lazarus Ministry: Each week Christ Church opens its doors to those in need of financial assistance with utility bills. Listening, prayer and action combine in this important ministry. This ministry is funded by contributions. Please note on your check that it is for the Lazarus Ministry. Each year, CEC hosts The Lazarus Toy Sale. Gently used toys are collected beginning in July and are sold for extremely low prices. The money collected is put back into the Lazarus and Food Co-op ministries.
The Christ Episcopal Church Food Co-Op: Providing food security and dignity -every two weeks members meet at the church and receive enough food to supplement other sources for two weeks. Members pay a small membership fee and do all the work. The church pays for the food. To learn more contact Katherine Gould here.
Christ Church Caregivers Support Group- Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related illnesses. Dementia is the general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities which are serious enough to interfere with daily life. Over 15 million people in this country are currently serving as caregivers for persons with dementia. You may know of someone in our community, or perhaps even in your own family, who has this responsibility.
Having a support system for caregivers, family members and friends of persons with dementia is extremely important. In a
caregiver support group people are able to build relationships with others who truly understand. They can exchange information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions. They can talk through issues and ways of coping, and share feelings, needs and concerns. And, they can learn about community resources.
Christ Church, in partnership with the the Alzheimer's Association, formed a caregiver support group that meets at the church on the third Monday of every month at 11:30 AM for an hour. Bunny Cox and Mary Anna Ezell are serving as facilitators for the group.
To request more information:
Director of Church Programming & Outreach
You can also request more information with this form: