Outreach is a vital part of all we do in this community, across the United States, and around the globe.  We invite you to look over the opportunities presented here and prayerfully consider how you might serve. Micah 6:8 says “This is what the Lord does require of you, to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God”. The good work that was started here so long ago continues as God calls us to find new and creative ways to stretch and fulfill His call for this faith community. We strive to fulfill the vow we make in our Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbor as ourselves.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305)

Adopt-A-Family Every Christmas, parishioners are invited to select a “family” from the angel tree and provide gifts for everyone in the family. The gifts are collected, tagged and delivered to the families a few days before Christmas.  Contact: Gail Werneburg  gwerneburg@att.net

Amazing Grace Orphanage Father Tom and his wife DeeAnn helped found this ministry for war orphans in South Sudan. We are becoming more involved in this ministry through mission trips and other means. Contact: Fr. Tom Reeder   treeder@christepiscopalchurch.org

Amistad Mission – Bolivia provides loving, Christian homes in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where children can thrive and become the leaders of tomorrow. Casa San Francisco is sponsored by Christ Church and we continue to visit and develop relationships with the children there. Parishioners are also “prayer and card pen pals” with the children. Contact: The Rev. Keith Oglesby  koglesby@christepiscopalchurch.org

Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry The mission of BEAM is to keep families in their homes and help them get the support needed to become self-sufficient. Volunteer opportunities include monthly food donation and sorting, working in the pantry or garden and volunteering in the thrift store. Contact: Leila Quinlan    Leila@christepiscopalchurch.org

Beaches Habitat for Humanity Share in the ministry of building simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Contact: Dave Bovee    dbovee@mac.com

Betty Griffin Center Protection, temporary shelter and counseling, are provided for victims of domestic violence and their minor children.  Ways to be involved include volunteering in thrift store or participating in the run for peace. Contact: Betty Griffin Center  904-808-8544   bettygriffincenter.org

Church of the Good Shepherd, Guira, Cuba Our companion parish relationship with this Episcopal church continues through mission trips and volunteer service. Contact: The Rev. Andreis Diaz   adiaz@christepiscopalchurch.org

Episcopal Relief and Development ERD is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States.  Contact: Bill Lee   gwillylee@hotmail.com

Foster Closet A resource for children and foster parents offering clothing, supplies and support. Volunteers sort clothes, help families find what they need and more.  Contact:  volunteer@fostercloset.org

Hart Felt Ministries Hart Felt Ministry assists seniors by helping them maintain independence in their own homes. Volunteers provide companionship, encouragement, and other support.   Contact: Alan Tate   awtate2016@gmail.com

I.C.A.R.E. The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment is a faith-based community organization that addresses neighborhood and community-wide justice issues in Jacksonville.  Contact:  The Rev. Keith Oglesby koglesby@christepiscopalchurch.org

Kairos Volunteer teams share the love of Christ through annual retreats and monthly visits to Baker County Correctional Facility to be with incarcerated individuals.  Contact: Alan Moore  alan.moore@haworth.com

Learn to Read St. Augustine Provides free literacy skills assessment and instruction to underserved people in St. Augustine and surrounding cities. Contact:  learntoreadstjohns.org

Mission House Christ Church is a founding member and primary supporter of Mission House. Their goal is to assist with material, physical and spiritual needs through services to those in need. Youth from Christ Church prepare and serve food monthly. Contact: Rev. Keith Oglesby, koglesby@christepiscopalchurch.org

Operation New Hope This program offers re-entry and back to work training for individuals who have come out of incarceration. Volunteers serve as mentors and life coaches. We also support the families of program members at Christmas through gift donations.  Contact: Curtis Hazel chazel@operationnewhope.org

Pablo Towers Lunch Team Volunteers serve meals at Pablo Towers retirement community. Contact: Leila Quinlan Leila@christepiscopalchurch.org

Pie in the Sky Connects people with resources and facilitates long term solutions to problems that affect the lives of the elderly, poor, and  disenfranchised. Volunteers sort and deliver food to clients’ homes. Contact: Malia Guiriba  904-382-9939

Rhoda Martin Early Learning Center Volunteers read to children and help support their learning. Contact: Leila Quinlan   Leila@christepiscopalchurch.org

South Woods Elementary Creating a secure community that will instill in all students a desire for academic excellence. Volunteers tutor students and assist as needed. Contact: Elaine Reagan   ereaganpvb@gmail.com

St. Francis House Providing essential shelter, food, and resources, centered on faith-based principles, to the area’s hungry and homeless population. Contact: Steve Harrison   sharrison@christepiscopalchurch.org

St. Francis Ministry for Animals is devoted to the support of local rescue organizations and individuals who provide services for abandoned and unwanted animals. Meetings are the first Sunday of each month. Contact: Jen Regan   jenniferregan@bellsouth.net

St. Gerard’s Campus A non-profit maternity home and Christian high school for pregnant teens, promoting empowerment through education. Volunteers provide childcare and administrative support. Contact: Paula Allmen   pallmen@icloud.com

St. Johns County Council on Aging Serving the elder community in St. Johns County, the COA offers a daily memory enhancement program next to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.  Contact: Susan Summers   sritchiesummers@aol.com

St. Mary’s Mission Christ Church provides monthly supplies of food and teams of volunteers to run the food pantry each Tuesday evening and Thursday morning.  Contact: Leila Quinlan   Leila@christepiscopalchurch.org

St. Nicholas Toy Drive Christ Church parishioners are invited to donate toys which are collected and distributed to children in need. The first Friday in December is dedicated to sorting and delivering toys to local agencies. Contact: Anna Silliman   asilliman@live.com

Sulzbacher Beaches Adult Health Center Christ Church is a founding partner of this clinic run by the Sulzbacher organization. Medical and dental professionals can volunteer time and skills for clinics, parishioners can collect hygiene products for street homeless persons and assist with property maintenance projects.  Contact:  volunteer@sulzbacherjax.org

YoungLives Jacksonville is a ministry to introduce teen moms to Christ and help them grow in their faith. Volunteer mentors provide programs and special events for moms and babies.  Contact: Rebecca Bergson   rebeccabergson@gmail.com