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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

Important 2019 Grant Information
The Christ Church Community Grant process is under review and we are not currently accepting applications. We will post an update here when a decision has been made.

2019 Food Drive Success! Watch the video of our faithfulness to our community.

Upcoming Events

Bridge Builder Series Build: Thursday, June 20 - Sunday, September 15
Get Involved Now!
Directions to the build site: As the house is not yet built, the closest address to use for your GPS is 502 Jenkins Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

Christ Church is working with Habitat for Humanity, Long Branch Baptist Church, and the Greenville City Police Department to build affordable housing in Sterling. Our first build starts June 20 and we need you to help us provide meals and volunteers for the build. Adult volunteers and youth (16 and 17 with parent waiver) are invited to participate.
Opportunities to Help:

    • Sign up to volunteer as a builder on the build that starts June 20
    • Provide meals to the construction crew over the life of the build
    • Write prayers and letters of encouragement to the Greggs family
    • Sign a stud that will go into the wall of the home
Bridge Builder Series Story:

The Bridge Builder Series is the result of a discussion between Christ Church Parishioner and Habitat Greenville Executive Director, Monroe Free, and our rector on the critical role the faith community and non-profits can play in uniting people in a common and noble purpose.

In keeping with our mission of faith in action, Christ Church opted to donate the land for the project in the Sterling neighborhood, where we have built several houses and continue to have an active outreach ministry, and provide volunteers.

“Throughout all of our ministries in the Greenville area, we recognize an ever-increasing need for connection and greater empathy. Christ Church places a strong emphasis on community involvement, engagement and service to establish these connections, as well as a deeper understanding and respect for others. The Bridge Builder Series and this build specifically are so important to our entire community and will establish ties that bind and will continue to bear fruit well into the future.”

The wall raising ceremony took place this past Thursday, bringing together representatives from each group, plus the Greggs family, for whom the house is being built. The build will last approximately 12 weeks. Volunteers from each group will be present each day, working together and learning from one another. Volunteers will also share a meal each day and participate in thought-provoking discussions on topics ranging from why they chose to be involved with this project to what each group can do to encourage stronger relationships.

Sterling Field Trip: Thursday, July 18, 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Join us as chaperones for the annual adventure day with the kids from the Sterling Community Center Summer Camp program. Interested? Contact Debbie Rice.   

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