Outreach

Outreach is an important part of our ministry. Our members consistently donate time and money to others, and the vestry offers the use of our building to several organizations. Through helping others, we thank God for our many blessings.

St. Christopher’s Food Pantry
Volunteers distribute food boxes to approximately 30 families a month. Our parishioners donate money and goods. Food is bought at low cost from the South Plains Food Bank and local suppliers.

The Adult Day Activity and Health Center of Lubbock
As with the Food Pantry, this “building-and-grounds” ministry benefits members of the Lubbock community in need. St. Christopher’s charges The Adult Day Activity and Health Center no leasing fees for the daily use of more than 3,500 square feet of the church building.

Project Linus
We provide meeting space for the Lubbock chapter of Project Linus, a group that makes handmade blankets and quilts for children in crisis.

St. Benedict’s Chapel
Nine teams of St. Christopher’s members rotate cooking and serving breakfast to 40-50 homeless people every Sunday morning at St. Benedict’s. Our members donate time, clothing, and money to this
ministry.
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)

St. Christopher’s periodically holds fundraisers to support ERD. Money from offerings made upon the occasion of members’ birthdays and anniversaries also supports ERD.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

Our ECW actively supports the church in the diocese,the country, and the world. ECW holds outreach luncheons, and donations support other groups including Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in San Angelo, ERD, the church in Jerusalem, and local groups that work with the homeless. Every month during the school year, ECW provides refreshments for the staff at our neighborhood elementary school. ECW also feeds the college students at Canterbury Association at Texas Tech University on Sunday evenings two months out of the year.

 

The Saturday Morning Breakfast Club
This new group eats breakfast and sends cards and prayers to parishioners and friends who are ill or have been missed. Anyone is welcome to attend, and all that is required is love, fellowship, and
support.

Daughters of the King (DOK)
The members of the St. Catherine of Siena chapter of Daughters of the King pray for the church, the nation, the world, and individuals who request prayer. DOK collects books for overseas soldiers,
packs of crackers for patients at the Veterans Administration, and toiletry and household items for
the local American Cancer Society residents.

Church Women United
Our parish women meet regularly with women of other faiths in this group for prayer and a meal.  Among other projects, they create hygiene bags for recipients of The Lubbock Meals on Wheels
program and participate in a workday at the South Plains Food Bank each summer.

Hope of Shalom
Hope of Shalom is a local ministry that provides a food pantry and clothing without charge for homeless and working poor persons and families. Some parishioners donate clothing and shoes; others
volunteer there on the fourth Sunday of each month.

United Thank Offering
Our congregation participates in United Thank Offering with spring and fall ingatherings.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Some of our women knit or crochet shawls as a ministry. Those in need (not necessarily members of the church) are given a shawl, scarf, or lap blanket to remind them that though we may not know
them, they are wrapped in love.

Christmas Gifts for Wheelock Students
Each Christmas we purchase Christmas gifts for more than 50 children  selected by the staff of the neighborhood school.

Individual Outreach
Our parishioners give of their money, time, and talent. Many volunteer outside of church activities such as with the Friends of the Library and various food drives. One of our deacons has helped build schools and libraries in Guatemala.

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