As a part of one human family, we seek to build relationships with communities beyond our own.
For more than 30 years, we have poured our hearts into relationships with the people of Duff, a small, rural town in Tennessee. Globally, we partner with our two Diocese Companion relationships in Costa Rica and Botswana.
Christ Church provides Christmas gifts for an underprivileged rural community in Tennessee. Gifts are driven by parishioners to the community and delivered about two weeks before the Christmas holiday. Over 200 parishioners sponsor a child each year. SERVE: Purchase Christmas gifts in November for a specific child. Help wrap and sort gifts for delivery to the Duff community.
Christ Church hosts summer and winter mission trips to Costa Rica, one of two Companion Diocese partnerships with the Diocese of North Carolina. Through many years of partnership, Christ Church has developed strong ties to this community. SERVE: Travel to Costa Rica for a week to work on specific projects in Winter (adults only) and in July (adults and youth). Learn more »
Christ Church hosts trips to our other Companion Diocese partnership in Botswana. Over 15 of our parishioners have participated in mission trips that have gone to Selebi-Phikwe every other year. The group worked at St. Andrew’s Church painting, and doing small construction projects on the parish buildings.
SERVE: Travel to Botswana to work on specific projects.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Through organizations such as the Episcopal Relief & Development Christ Church works to make an impact in relief of unforeseen disasters and development in impoverished countries. Recent projects have included our work in Costa Rica, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and the Gifts for Life and Nets for Life campaigns. SERVE: Follow the projects funded by Episcopal Relief and Development, and support them financially. Find them at www.er-d.org.