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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

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

Upcoming Events

Save the Date for Hands and Hearts for Haiti
: June 1, 6:30 - 10:00 PM, ZEN
This evening event features Partners in Agriculture and CFFL, which are both ministries founded by parishioner Gillaine Warne in response to the childhood malnutrition she witnessed while on a mission trip from Christ Church to Haiti. Find tickets online.  

Celebrating Jackie Williams’ 30+ years of Ministry to Haiti
Sunday, June 2, 10:30 AM Historic Church Service
Christ Church will recognize parishioner Jackie Williams for over thirty years of ministry to Haiti with a reception.

Save the Date for our Habitat Build: Saturday, June 15
Christ Church is working with Habitat for Humanity and other Greenville partners to build affordable housing in Sterling. Our first build starts June 15 and we need you to help us provide meals and volunteers for the build. Contact Debbie Rice if you are interested in helping.

JustFaith: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:45 AM and 5:45 - 7:45 PM, Parish House, Room 217
Join us for Phase 3 of JustFaith, which runs March 12 - April 30. The 2 books are Fight Global Warming Now by Bill McKibben and Natural Saints by Mallory Mcduff. There is no reading assignment for the first class, so you can join at the last minute, or even try it out for the first class and see if you’d like to continue. 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!

Haiti Mission Trip: Postponed
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.  

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