Outreach Ministries

The Ministries to others undertaken by this parish are a vital part of our identity as Christians. The varieties of ways in which we share the love Christ with our neighbors are a carried out with joy and celebration. We continue to work on deepening both our faithful understandings of and witness to the Gospel through the work we do, and are called to do. We will continue to support the work of this ministry and those we serve through our time, money, and prayer.

These are a few of our ongoing Outreach Ministries:

 

CARITAS EATS 2020

As the CARITAS ministry model changes to residential settings for its clients, we change too!  Now instead of having folks "in the house," we go to the "house."  CARITAS EATS is a mix of lunch service for the CARITAS WORKS program and the shelter programs at The Healing Place.  

We prepare and prep food for delivery to the CARITAS sites, deliver the lunch or dinner, help serve as needed.  

CARITAS is currently not allowing outside groups in to provide meals.  We are providing Kroger cards to support the women's shelter program.  You can donate on-line to help with this.

Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen Ministry

 

From 9 - 10:30am 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, we are open to provide simple non-perishable food bags, a hot nutritious meal, and fellowship to those in need of welcome and a little peace. We need folks to pack bags twice each month, to help serve and clean up.  Contact the church to help, 358-4771.  During the virus shutdown we are not able to provide a meal, instead we have bag lunches, water, fresh fruit and other items.

Food Pantry Shopping List

 

Wednesday Night Host Ministry

Members of the congregation volunteer their time to open the church to the 12-step recovery program from 7 - 9pm.  During the virus shutdown we are providing a Zoom-based meeting for our 12-step friends.

 

ACTS Bags - Spring/Lenten Project

ACTS is a Richmond-based organization that helps working people in need hang on to their housing.  They do this through small monetary grants, budgeting help, and gifts of products not covered by SNAP.  Each spring we sponsor a gathering of household and personal care product to help support this ministry.  

 This is the ACTS Care Bag list.  

City of Richmond Cooling Center

Offering respite from the heat on Summer days when the temp/heat index is 95 or above.  Volunteer service for this ministry is needed - if you have time during the day, noon-4pm call the church to volunteer, 358-4771.  The ministry is one of presence and welcome.  We serve ice water, provide pet crates, and provide electrical outlets for recharging phones & mobile devices.

 

Christmas for the Elders - Annual Christmas Project                      

A program to provide personalized gifts for older adults living in Richmond City district 8 who otherwise would have no Christmas. Personalized lists are usually available in November, wrapped gifts are due back mid December for delivery to our recipients.

 

McGuire Veterans Hospital

A ministry of presence to the patients and families at McGuire.  Ice cream and fellowship every other month.