Outreach and Mission

Our mission is to reach out and serve the world.

We have a rich history of working hand-in-hand with local agencies to provide meaningful outreach opportunities that make a difference in our community. We’ve been blessed to play a role in the creation of groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Assistance Ministry, and Charlotte Family Housing. We’re proud to continue supporting many others.

On a global level, we’ve established a strong relationship with the Diocese of Costa Rica by helping build childcare centers and even a church.

Along with providing monetary support to agencies, we seek to equip our parishioners to be servant leaders in our city, our nation and our world. We provide opportunities for all ages to serve as the hands and feet of Christ. 

Current Needs & Opportunities to Serve

Episcopal Relief & Development Support

As so much of our country is being ravaged by hurricanes and wildfires, please consider making a donation to Episcopal Relief & Development to support relief efforts. Your gift will provide our partners on the ground with critical supplies, such as food and water, pastoral care and other urgent needs. You’ll also help us assist with the long-term efforts needed to rebuild and heal. Please visit this page to a donation. 

Good Reads

Monday, October 12th at 6:30 PM via Zoom 
Good Reads is an online book club to discuss books that address significant issues and that help us to pause to think about them, perhaps differently than we did before. Our reading selection for October will be, local author, Thomas W. Hanchett's Sorting out the New South CityTo help our small businesses, please consider ordering from a local, independent bookstore. Register here » 

#knowCLT Systemic racism

What is Systemic Racism and how does it show up in our everyday lives in Charlotte in ways that are not obvious or to which we are blind? None of us wants to admit to being racist, and yet those of us who are white have benefited - and continue to benefit - from both covert and overt racism that has been built into so much of the structures that we consider ‘normal’ in our culture. Racism has played a large role in shaping education, housing, healthcare, criminal justice, economic opportunity, city planning, real estate development and so much more in our city. While we are not alone as a community in this happening, it is time to unpack some of this and begin to question how we can work towards equity for everyone.

 Join us via Zoom on the Wednesdays in October at 7 PM for an hour as we talk with people in our community who have been impacted by the effects of systemic racism, who have studied its impact, and who are working towards equity for everyone. Registration links for each program are provided below. Register for #knowCLT Series here.

 Election 2020 Poll workers

Mecklenburg County is seeking 750+ poll workers. Poll workers are key to ensuring fair elections. Without enough poll workers, long lines form and ultimately fewer people may be able to vote. The ability to spend hours outside a polling place on Election Day is a luxury that many people don't have.

Mecklenburg County poll workers will be equipped with PPE. Poll workers will have either face shields or sneeze guards to protect themselves, in addition to masks.

If interested, please click here to apply.

 

There are a few 'hands on' volunteer opportunities for those who are healthy:

  • Galilee Ministries hosts several non-profits who are working harder than ever to meet the growing needs caused by the pandemic. There are opportunities to augment their food boxes or volunteer to distribute food.

  • Charlotte Family Housing is looking for a few volunteers to help move some appliances into their storage unit. A truck will be provided. For details contact Josiah Daniels at CFH.

  • Loaves and Fishes needs volunteers at mobile food pantry distribution sites and to pack food boxes (you must complete the whole application process, and we encourage you to take your own mask and gloves if you have them)

  • Matthew 25 casseroles are continuing and we need cooks! Contact Cristina Warlick or Caroline Stoneman for the easy recipe and further instructions

  • Give blood at local blood banks

  • Sew facemasks for medical personnel and high risk people. Here's a pattern approved by Atrium Health (the video makes everything a little clearer). Please check with Louise Bonner (our resident expert!) before sewing the masks. If you have any 1/16" or 1/8" elastic to share, please let Louise know. You can get them to Louise or drop them at the church.

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KnowCLT

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