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Faith in Action

People of faith working in community to be a catalyst and conduit for ministry.

The Faith in Action Ministries are designed to help members and visitors to put their faith into action through a variety of opportunities, offered to help engage individuals and groups through service to each other and the larger community. Faith in Action's Impact Ministries offer a wide range of routine and accessible service opportunities. These opportunities for individuals and families help us keep loving engagement with our neighbors. Christ Church encourages involvement in the Sterling Community, a historic African-American community on the west side of Greenville, particularly with community activities, education, tutoring and farming. Christ Church has also been involved in the village of Cange, Haiti for over 35 years and has helped build a school, hospital and water system, with continued support of the vocational school and 100 acre farm.

In addition to the keystone ministries listed above, Faith in Action is charged with the annual allocation of over $250,000 to support Partners in the community and develop new projects in Greenville that will help to address current unmet need of the community. For more information on how you can be a part of the Faith in Action Ministry, contact Debbie Rice

Upcoming Events

Haiti Mission Trip: March 17 - 23, 2019
Informational Meetings on December 16, 12 noon and January 13, 2019, 12 noon
Earle Conference Room
Join Christ Church on a pilgrimage to Haiti on March 17-23, 2019.  The first three nights will be spent with Gillaine Warne and Marie Flore Chipps, daughter of Father LaFontant, during which we will visit the farms and vocational school run by Partners in Agriculture and some of the Summits rural village schools. The second half of the week will be spent at the Cange complex where we will have the opportunity to join the Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries student group, and the EDUSC medical mission group. A $150 non-refundable deposit will be required. If interested, please contact Reg Brooker, 864.561.8069 or Debbie Rice, 864.282.3108. 

JustFaith: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:45 AM and 5:45 - 7:45 PM, Parish House, Room 217
Christ Church JustFaith Phase 2 classes will be starting on Tuesday, January 8. New participants are welcome in both classes. Classes will concentrate on social justice issues in the world and the community and participants will read two critically acclaimed and bestselling books, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and Evicted by Matthew Desmond.  Participants will also take part in an immersion experience at a local facility dedicated to caring for the under-served residents in our community and will hear a speaker from a community organization.  JustFaith is a program that has enriched and inspired all those in the past who have participated.  Please contact Debbie Rice, 864.271.8773, for more information. Come and engage again in our growing JustFaith community!

Leadership Team

If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. - Isaiah 58:10 

Christ Church Faith in Action Ministries are led by parishioners and supported by staff members Debbie Rice, Outreach Coordinator, and Holly Melton, Volunteer Coordinator.

Members of the Outreach Committee:
Perry Gilreath (Faith in Action Committee Chair)

Anne Arrington (Vestry Representative)

Reg Brooker (Haiti Representative)

James McKissick
Christine VonWyl
Sam Erwin
Josh Hudson
Carolyn Beiers
Kristin Bennett
Worth Burns