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Sharing the Good News of Jesus by serving others

The people of Christ Church seek to be the heart and hands of Jesus by aligning our passions and strengths with organizations that work to meet the needs of our neighbors, both locally and internationally. Throughout the Bible, we learn that God wants us to work for justice, especially for the vulnerable.  Justice and mercy are core values of what we strive to do in our service through Missions and Outreach.

The organizations we support have been looked at through this lens and include our four priorities of ending hunger, providing shelter, enhancing educational outcomes, and ensuring access to health care. Providing relief to the suffering is part of what we do, while also seeking opportunities for systemic, transformative change.

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Christ Church sponsors hands-on serving opportunities and supply drives throughout the year so we can care for others in Christ's name. We harvest food at Shalom Farms, volunteer at Henry L. Marsh Elementary School, pack food at FeedMore, and much more. We welcome you to participate as you are able! The best way to stay engaged in our missions efforts is through our weekly eNews and the Realm newsfeed. We use both platforms to share opportunities for you to give back to our community. You can read the lastest news here and contact staff to be added to our online community, Realm.

For more info and to volunteer
Please contact Keith Tan.

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As missionary-disciples of Christ, Christ Church Episcopal lives out our calling to proclaim the gospel of Christ, and to restore people to unity with God and to one another in Christ.  We pursue this mission through prayer, worship, proclaiming Christ, and promoting justice, peace, and love.  We do this in our everyday lives: at home, at school, at work, wherever we find ourselves.  As a church, we also do this with these local, national, and international mission partners:

Food Justice

Shalom Farms

The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food…and healthy lives. MORE INFO

Feedmore

Feed More collects, prepares and distributes food to neighbors of Central Virginia who struggle with hunger through its programs and Agency Network, building compassionate communities. MORE INFO

Providing Shelter

ACTS

ACTS (Area Congregations Together in Service) is a local non-profit that provides funds, support, and other resources to our neighbors in financial crisis (“one step away from homelessness”), helping them to live sustainable, self-sufficient and dignified lives. MORE INFO

CARITAS

United by compassion, CARITAS helps our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity.  CARITAS provides effective, permanent solutions to individuals and families dealing with the crisis of homelessness and/or addiction in the Metro Richmond area.  Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter. MORE INFO

Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.  With help from volunteers, they offer safe, affordable homes.  By facilitating homeownership, families can break the cycle of poverty. MORE INFO

ReEstablish Richmond

ReEstablish Richmond connects refugees and new immigrants to the resources needed to establish roots, build community, and become self-sufficient.  Their vision is a community where all are united for the welcome and well-being of newcomers. MORE INFO

Access to Quality Education

Communities in Schools (Richmond)

Communities In Schools of Richmond is connected to a national network organization dedicated to keeping kids in school. CIS brings community resources inside public schools, where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable.  CIS partners with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers, providing food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance and a positive role models.  Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Christ Church is partnered to Henry Marsh Elementary School in Richmond. MORE INFO

Forward Foundation

Forward Foundation is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to assisting working, single mothers and their children who are in the midst of a financial crisis. Qualified mothers are eligible to receive subsidized childcare assistance and educational services. Their program fosters resilience and independence of the women and families they serve so they can “move forward.” MORE INFO

Hope for Humanity

Hope for Humanity exists to “Equip South Sudan’s Girls and Boys for Leadership through a Quality Education with a Christian Foundation.”  Co-education helps to shape gender equity in South Sudan’s future leaders. MORE INFO
Healthcare for All

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

By seeking and coordinating volunteer licensed medical practitioners, CrossOver provides high quality healthcare, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.  CrossOver’s vision is a healthy, vibrant community where every person is restored by the compassionate, healing love of God.  Their patients can receive a full range of primary care services at CrossOver. Patients’ primary care providers can also connect them to our other programs, including dental, vision, specialty care, and social work. MORE

Light from Light

Light from Light alleviates the suffering of the poor and to lift up communities in Haiti by supporting Lespwa Timoun (“Hope of the Children”), a medical clinic which provides health and educational services to marginalized Haitians.  Their work includes supporting healthcare, nourishing children, empowering local leaders, and strengthening infrastructure. MORE

Episcopal Relief & Development

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Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God’s call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world.

Episcopal Relief & Development faithfully administers the funds that it receives from the church and raises from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering.

Episcopal Relief & Development cherishes its partnerships within the Anglican Communion, with ecumenical bodies and with others who share a common vision for justice and peace among all people. MORE INFO

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