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Faith in Action

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Faith in Action is just what it sounds like – an opportunity to put our faith into action in the Greenville community. Some churches call this outreach, but at Christ Church we’re doing so much more than simply outreach. We’re extending our faith community out into the local area and internationally, too.

In Greenville and the Upstate, we partner with local agencies who provide everything from basic necessities of living, food, clothing, & shelter to continuing education, a safe place to recover, and chances to hit reset on life.

Internationally, our church has been a legacy partner of agencies who provide clean water, education, and disease prevention where it’s needed most with a special focus on Haiti. Learn more about our outreach in Haiti.

Would you like to get involved but you’re not sure where to start? Check out our volunteer opportunities page where we can plug you in with our ministry in the community and also in the church.

Meet Our Partner Agencies

Need more information? Contact Kevin Mertens or call 864.282.3100.

Faith in Action Projects

Christ Church partners with local agencies to complete projects for the church and community. Some take place directly on campus, and others out in the community. Some of our projects are listed below.

Christ Church in Haiti

Christ Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina (EDUSC) have partnered with Eglise Bon Saveur (Episcopal Church) and the people of Cange, Haiti for more than 30 years. During this time, our parish has helped provide fresh water, food, healthcare, and education. Please contact us if you’d like to participate in an annual team trip to Haiti.

United Thank Offering (UTO)

One Sunday each Spring and Fall the offering is collected in all services. The collected funds are sent to the National Episcopal Church Women’s organization to fund projects around the world. Twice in the last two years, grants have been awarded to local organizations in the upstate. The most recent went to Jasmine Road to help fund the ministry for trafficked women.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

“Company Comes to Christ Church!” We’re a part of a network of local churches that takes turns welcoming families in crisis to stay on our campus for a week at a time, while they look for housing. Volunteers are needed to provide evening meals, serve as evening/overnight hosts, and work on clean-up and set-up.

JustFaith Classes

Join us for a transformational 24-week journey of compassion that invites you to learn how to care for our community and our world through social justice. Classes meet September - March. Click here to learn more about the current JustFaith offerings

Mission Backpack

We provide weekend food for needy children and families through two local schools. Volunteers are needed to shop, pack and deliver food. Contact Christine Von Wyl or at 954.649.4541 for details.

United Ministries Winter Food Drive

The United Ministries food pantry is especially low during the winter, and our food drives help to restock their supplies.

Book Distribution

Continuing our partnership with READ GREENVILLE/FIRST STEPS, we are excited to announce that in addition to a huge delivery of books. We also distribute ESSENTIAL CLASSROOM SUPPLIES (PPE: masks, wipes, gloves, disinfectant) to childcare centers and schools so needed during the pandemic. We wear masks, limit the number of volunteers per shift, and practice social distancing. Email Kerry Rathbun or call at 864.297.0292 for details.

Fostering Great Ideas Tutoring

Empower a child in foster care by volunteering with Tutor Match, a program of Fostering Great Ideas. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and able to tutor one hour weekly for an average of six months. Contact Shea Waters to get involved.

The Sterling Community Partnership

Sterling Community Tutors

Can you give one hour per week to help improve a child’s life through homework help and confidence-building? Join us as a Sterling tutor! Sessions are Tuesdays or Thursdays, from 3:30 - 4:30 PM during the school year.

Quarterly Sterling Book & Adventure Field Trips

Join us as a chaperone! Each May, we take the Sterling kids to Barnes and Noble with an allowance to buy books of their own. We also go on three other fun field trips each year in the summer, fall and winter.

Angel Tree Program

In December, we ask parishioners and friends of Christ Church to provide Christmas presents for a child. Alternatively, you may fill a stocking for a Sterling Senior (male or female). Or, you may volunteer with our Christmas activities (gift wrapping, etc) on site at Sterling.

Christmas gift suggested donation amount not to exceed $80
Sterling Senior Stocking gift amount not to exceed $25

School Supply Stockpile Drive

Help us collect school supplies for the kids of the Sterling Community in collaboration with other local churches. You can drop off donations in the marked bins at the All Saints Center, and on the 1st and 2nd floor lobbies of the Parish House.

Habitat Builds: Joshua's Way and the Bridge Builder Series


Over the past few years, Christ Church teamed up with agencies to help build 11 homes in the Sterling Community.

A number of Christ Church members contributed to the purchasing of a piece of land in the Sterling Community on Jenkins Street in the hopes of building a school. We soon realized a school was not necessary as public schools were built in the area. A team of volunteers researched what this land could become and stay in line with the Sterling Community Master Plan as well as the intended mission of the land to be for the betterment of the community. In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Greenville, Christ Church has developed a pocket neighborhood that is becoming a cornerstone in the community for healthy revitalization that also preserves the integrity of the historic community.

There are other builds to come. We hope you'll join us.

Anne Arrington, Chair

Worth Burns

Jessica Clayton

Mary Beth Cross

Sam Erwin (Vestry Representative)

Valerie Fulton

Norma Givens

Josh Hudson

Kay Jenkins (Vestry Representative)

Eric Jordan

Sharon Landis

Martin McCoy

Laura Halter Sardone

Jim Stewart

Kevin Mertens, Staff

Chantal Smith, Staff