Outreach Ministries

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Applications are now being accepted for 2017 CCOM Grants.

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Kids with Purpose

This program aims to make missions and service to others an everyday and lifelong activity for children in grades K-5.

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Kids with Purpose aims to make missions and service to others an everyday and lifelong activity for children.

The program seeks to instill a sense of Christian service and responsibility in children through a series of sustained local missions that help those in need in our community.

Kids with Purpose is a 6 week program for children in grades K-5. We offer two sessions - fall and winter.

Fall Calendar: Classes will meet on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, & 11/14

Winter Calendar (tentative): Classes will meet on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, & 3/6

Children will participate in four classes that will take place at Christ Church and two classes held off-site at the location of the organizations selected as service projects.

Partner organizations include an organization that oversees pet rescue and adoption, Walnut Creek Wetlands, Family Promise (formerly called “WIHN”), the Boys and Girls Club, and an organization that supports military families.

Program Contacts:Sloane Brooks, Tyler Cunningham, The Rev. Mary Davila, Emily Jenkins, Kacey Ragsdale, Rachael Yelverton

Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Christ Church is mentoring a refugee family from Syria. Our goal is to help this family feel welcome and comfortable in their new community.

In March of 2017, a team of folks from Christ Church came together to form a refugee resettlement ministry. Working alongside Lutheran Family Services, we began to mentor a family who arrived from Syria in February 2017. The scope of our relationship with this family is broad. First, we are their friends, and we seek to help them become acclimated to life in America. We have assisted with employment, ESL classes, taking them to appointments, filling out paperwork, helping with small repairs around their apartment and to their car, leading playdates with the children (ages 7,4, and 2) two times a week, budgeting, helping them become connected to programs at the local mosque, and trying to be a source of encouragement and welcome.

Our volunteer needs are ever changing, but helping with transportation is always at the top of the list. We also need volunteers to host playdates with the girls at the church.

For more information, please contact Mary Tucker at mary.tuck8484@gmail.com.

Clark's Promise

Clark’s Promise is an organization, lovingly built in the memory of Clark Grew, that helps people who have nowhere else to turn. They offers an avenue of assistance to those who live on our Raleigh streets.

Clark’s Promise is an organization, lovingly built in the memory of Clark Grew, that helps people who have nowhere else to turn. They offers an avenue of assistance to those who live on our Raleigh streets. Clark’s Promise works to east the suffering of the homeless, and connect those experiencing homelessness with other area organizations that can help sustain them. And the organization does so with love, compassion and respect.

Learn more at clarkspromise.org, or contact Dawn Carter.

Growing Together Preschool

Christ Church provides facilities for the Growing Together Preschool. Selected from public housing communities, the children receive free preschool education.

Christ Church provides facilities for the Growing Together Preschool. Selected from public housing communities, the children receive free preschool education. Other Christ Church ministry groups have sponsored fundraisers for the preschool, and several parishioners volunteer in the classroom and serve on the board.

Habitat for Humanity (Wake County)

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with homeowner families, sponsors, and volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with homeowner families, sponsors, and volunteers. Habitat houses are safe, decent, affordable homes which are sold for no profit to the partner family who repays an affordable mortgage over 20 years. Homeowners attend a series of workshops on financial literacy and home maintenance so they are well prepared to be homeowners.

Contact Mike Roush (203-273-8204) or Chad Griffith at (336-250-4994).

Homelessness Roundtable

A group of mental health workers, social workers, clergy and other volunteers meet monthly at Christ Church (on the fourth Thurs. at 7:30 a.m.) to discuss issues affecting the homeless community and to forge solutions. All are welcome to join the discussion.

A group of mental health workers, social workers, clergy and other volunteers meet monthly at Christ Church (on the fourth Thurs. at 7:30 a.m.) to discuss issues affecting the homeless community and to forge solutions. All are welcome to join the discussion.

Meals on Wheels

Members of the Christ Church community volunteer to deliver meals on the first Tuesday of every month with the local Meals on Wheels program.

Members of the Christ Church community volunteer to deliver meals on the first Tuesday of every month with the local Meals on Wheels program. Currently, the ministry is in need of additional delivery drivers. If you would like to join this visiting ministry, please contact Sandra Griffin (919-571-1707).

Saint Saviour's Center

Saint Saviour’s Center serves as a meeting place, educational facility and hub for programs that promote community health and well-being, including Healthy Living for Seniors, a holistic program for older adults with health and nutrition classes, activities, outings and spiritual support.

Saint Saviour’s Center serves as a meeting place, educational facility and hub for programs that promote community health and well-being, including Healthy Living for Seniors, a holistic program for older adults with health and nutrition classes, activities, outings and spiritual support. Volunteers offer assistance to those in need through Saint Saviour’s programs and through services of local non-profit organizations housed at the center, including Wake Relief and The Diaper Train.

Wake Relief furnishes emergency food for Wake County citizens referred by the Department of Social Services and other agencies, providing a week’s supply of nutritionally adequate food to families facing crises such as loss of employment, illness and financial hardship. More than 7,000 families are served each year. Wake Relief is open Mon. and Tues.,1 - 3 p.m. and Wed. and Fri., 10 a.m. - noon. Volunteers are always welcome. To donate or volunteer, contact Valerie Cozart.

The Diaper Train provides diapers to low-income families in Wake County, improving the lives of babies and toddlers. Serving over 500 children each month, volunteers work with churches, businesses, schools and civic groups to collect diapers, baby wipes and children’s books for distribution to local agencies who work with families in crisis and to individual families who come with a referral. The time commitment is flexible, with volunteers helping on a one-time, weekly, or monthly basis. Contact Allene Adams for more information.

StepUp Ministry

StepUp Ministry is a non-profit organization preparing adults and children to live stable, productive lives. Christ Church serves as the downtown campus for the Step Up Life Skills Program.

StepUp Ministry is a non-profit organization preparing adults and children to live stable, productive lives. Christ Church serves as the downtown campus for the Step Up Life Skills Program. The mentoring component of the Life Skills Program is an intense year-long program to teach practical skills to the participants and their families. One requirement of the program is that all children of each participant, up to the age of 16, are required to attend the weekly sessions. Interviewing skills, budgeting and financial management are just a few of the practical life skills emphasized in the Life Skills program.

To learn more, volunteer, or find out how to employ a participant in the StepUp program, contact Suzanne Templeton, StepUp Volunteer Coordinator (919-781-0156 x111).

Stop Hunger Now

Since Stop Hunger now was founded in 1998, they have provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries. This year, the organization will package 45 million meals, and ship over $9 million in donated aid, mainly vitamins and medical supplies.

Since Stop Hunger now was founded in 1998, they have provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries. This year, the organization will package 45 million meals, and ship over $9 million in donated aid, mainly vitamins and medical supplies. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Stop Hunger Now operates meal-packaging programs in 19 cities in the U.S. and in South Africa, Malaysia, Italy and the Philippines. The organization has engaged over 500,000 corporate, student, civic and faith-based volunteers in meal-packaging. In just under two hours, a group of 30 to 40 volunteers can package 10,000 nutrient-rich meals for the undernourished globally. We also educate volunteers about hunger and inspire them to help end it.

To learn more, visit stophungernow.org or contact Geoff Griffin.

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They work toward a full solution to poverty and injustice by providing emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partnering with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.

The Christ Church congregation provides ongoing support to World Vision through the sponsorship of many needy children around the world. Learn how you can get involved at worldvision.org or by contacting the Rev. Jim Adams.