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Faith in Action

COVID-19 Volunteer Projects

 

Faith in Action has several virtual outreach projects available for Parishioners and emergency resources for those in need.

Please contact Debbie Rice, drice@ccgsc.org for more information. 

During the crisis, Christ Church continues to reach out in the following ways:

  • Our Kitchen Ministry has contributed all of their perishable items to local agencies and ministries, and has made their dried and canned goods available as needed.
  • As long as the church building is still open we will continue to accept dried and canned food in the Parish House lobby.
 

Please Support Our Partner Ministries

 

United Ministries

 

United Ministries – Food Pantry, 864.232.6463
Canned meats and fruit are most needed. An alternative would be to check our Amazon Wishlists at:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&type=wishlist&id=11D4YA6DT1JYV and ship items directly to our offices.

Donations may be left at the loading dock at the rear of the facility (606 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC) 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Monday - Friday. Please call so that staff members will know to retrieve it.

 

United Ministries - Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)- Katie Preuss, kpreuss@united-ministries.org
Gift cards for grocery stores, toilet paper and cleaning supplies, funds to help families with bills as they are out of work is the biggest need!
Drop off at 606 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

United Ministries - Place of Hope - Nick Bush, nbush@united-ministries.org

Q tips, little shampoo, paper towels, mini hand sanitizer
Drop off at 606 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

 

 

Project Host


Donate to Project Host: https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_ca0a86d3-3383-11e8-94a1-0a7fa948a058&WidgetId=98304

 

Project Host - Paulette Dunn, paulette@projecthost.org
Bags, easy, healthy snack foods, Ziploc bags
Drop at our back loading dock. We check every few minutes. Please call first in the event that the donated items are best used elsewhere. 864-235-3403.

 

Greenville Free Medical Clinic

 

Donate to the Free Medical Clinic: http://www.greenvillefreeclinic.org/donate

 

 

Jasmine Kitchen

 

Order from Jasmine Kitchen:  https://www.JasmineKitchen.org

  

 

Giving Opportunities

 

Greenville Homeless Alliance – GHA has a full list of ways to help on their website at https://www.gvlhomes4all.org/

 

United Way Of Greenville County has instituted a relief fund where 100% of all funds go to help Greenville County Residents. Donations to support the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund can be made securely online at unitedwaygc.org/relief.

 

Lightsongvl
This new facebook page that has been set up to help non-profits (many that we currently support like youthbase, United Ministries, and Greenville Free Medical Clinic) keep their lights on while going through this crisis. It’s called lightsongvl… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2766006300113656/?fref=nf.

 

YOUTH Base
Donate directly to YouthBASE at www.youthbase.org. As always, a donation can be mailed to 813 Hampton Ave. Greenville, SC 29601

 

Mill Village Farms
http://www.millvillagefarms.org/donate-now

 

 

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

 

Agape Hospice – Masks Needed

Agape Hospice has reached out to Christ Church to ask for help. They care for over 1400 patients throughout South Carolina, all of whom have compromised immune systems. They need masks for their patients and visiting families, so that they can keep the N-95’s for their workforce. Can you help? Use the instructions provided here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vIyLMgUhg. Completed masks can be picked up from your home. Please contact Debbie Rice for more information at 917-557-4865 or drice@ccgsc.org.

 


Messages For Senior Residents in Care Facilities

Take a little bit of time to brighten the days of seniors living at assisted living, memory care, and nursing home facilities in the upstate! Video a message from yourself, your pets, or your family to be shared on a youtube channel. Video messages can help improve mood and cognition while the residents in these facilities are unable to have visitors. some video message ideas could include:

·     pet pictures/video

·     happy birthday messages

·     reading a short story

·     telling jokes

·     playing an instrument

·     family dance party

·     gardening pictures/videos

·     comfort cards (virtual): email messages of encouragement to be read/printed for residents

To submit your pictures/videos or if you have any questions please contact Amy Howard at howardae@yahoo.com

 

Community Resources

 

Project Host

Serving free meals S-F, no questions asked
Everyone needs help at some point, and no one should think twice to ask for support.  If you or someone you know needs our services, we will continue to offer lunch at 525 South Academy Street from 11 am - 12 pm Sunday to Friday.  We are offering bagged lunches to limit cross contact during this time.

 

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Free groceries for anyone in need

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, we have moved all of our Emergency Food Pantry operations outside until further notice. You will receive food assistance in a drive-thru, curbside, pick up. We will evaluate our hours of operations weekly and make changes as needed, so please check back before you return to Harvest Hope. Beginning Monday, March 30, our Emergency Food Pantries will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am - 1 pm. We will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday to clean and prepare our food bank for services. Address: 2818 White Horse Road, (864) 281-3995 X 3117.

 

Feed Thy Neighbor

Free breakfast on Saturdays
Offers free breakfasts every Saturday morning from 7:30 AM to 8:30 at the Saint Andrew's Parish Hall (1002 South Main Street), is continuing to operate with some adjustments. Instead of a sit-down meal inside the Parish Hall, food is being handed out in brown paper bags just outside the entrance to the Parish Hall. Feed Thy Neighbor is a collaborative ministry of Saint Andrew's Episcopal ChurchSt. Peter's Episcopal ChurchSt. James Episcopal Greenville, SC, and Christ Church Episcopal.

 

 

 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.

 

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 Kevin Mertens, Director of Faith in Action and Debbie Rice, Outreach Coordinator.

Members of the Outreach Committee:
Josh Hudson (Faith in Action Committee Chair)

Caroline Beiers
Kristin Bennett
Reg Brooker
Worth Burns
Tim Brockman
Sam Erwin
Kay Jenkins
Sharon Landis
Mary Beth Cross
Christine VonWyl
Anne Arrington (Vestry)
Kevin Mertens (Staff)
Debbie Rice (Staff)