Faith in Actionís 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 always in the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.
Stop Hunger Now
The Stop Hunger Now project was a great success! Stop Hunger Now returned to Christ Church on Sunday, April 21 and approximately 630 volunteers worked to package 40,500 meals that will get sent directly to Cange, Haiti. A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in this great impact event! Watch a special video highlighting the difference we made together as a community.
Jubilee Canned Food Drive
From February 3 - 10, parishioners at Christ Church came together to donate 1,240 non-perishable food items to the United Ministries food pantry. Learn more about the food pantry program at this great local organization and the impact of our food drive on hungry families in the Greenville community.
Welcome Back Sunday
The parish gathered together on August 26, 2012 to pack bags for the United Ministries Food Pantry. Christ Church has also adopted 25 kids that are part of the 48% of children attending Greenville County Schools on free or reduced lunch. Each Friday, food is slipped into their backpacks to sustain them over the weekend. Together, we packed bags of food for these children, as well as toiletry bags to help ensure they started the school year refreshed and ready to learn. The impact of our Faith in Action included:
- 200 food pantry bags + 200 backpacks with meals for the weekend = 8,400 meals
- 100 toiletry bags = 1,000 items
Letters from Soldiers Serving Overseas
During our Red, White, & You! event on July 1, we packed pizzas for 200 soldiers serving overseas. Over the past two months we have received many thank you notes from these soldiers. Read about how they were impacted.
Jubilee Ministries offer opportunities for service or charity several times throughout the year. These are either material drives where we engage in collections for our neighbors or construction projects where we work in partnership for the common good. For more information on the current opportunities, click on Jubilee Ministries.
Get Involved: Lou OíBrien
GAIHN - The Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
In partnership with GAIHN, we host up to four homeless families for one week in the All Saints Center three times each year. Parishioners provide meals, activities, and hospitality to our GAIHN guests. In 2012, GAIHN families will be joining us the week of November 4. To learn more about what's going on in our GAIHN ministry, click here.
Get Involved: David Slagle
Sunday Morning Missions
Sunday Morning Missions are an opportunity to engage in service during the Sunday School hour. Each Impact Ministry offers a gateway to the world of Faith in Action. We encourage every parishioner and every family to be involved in this component of our walk with Christ.
Christ Church Faith in Action is reaching out to help children in our community who often donít get enough to eat when they are home on weekends and school breaks with a new program called Mission Backpack. Partnering with Loaves & Fishes, we will be purchasing kid friendly food, packing bags to send home with children, and delivering them bi-weekly to support the most needy children at Robert E. Cashion Elementary on Fork Shoals Road in Greenville. This is a great chance to make a difference in our community! I encourage you to join us in our efforts to help feed hungry children this school year. We need volunteers who are willing to go shopping, pack 50 shopping bags, and deliver bags. What a great way for your family or Bible study group to help for a one-time commitment or in an ongoing capacity--the choice is yours.Why are we doing this?? Forty nine percent of the children attending Greenville County schools are eligible for free or reduced price meals at school. This is more than 35,000 children in our community! School social workers will select those children who are most at risk for having nothing to eat at home on weekends and during school breaks. These children need our support and we will make a difference to them.
Get Involved: Sally Skardon