Outreach

Outreach

Answering God’s Call In Our Community and the World

Service to our Capitol Hill community and to the world beyond is a valued part of the life of our congregation. In addition to encouraging members to engage in their own acts of service and ministry, we regularly participate in corporate ministries led by the Outreach Committee.

To view a list of our recent and upcoming events, click here.  To view our church calendar, click here.

Assistance for Syrian Refugees: We have been supporting Master Dong’s work in refugee camps in southern Turkey.  Master Dong is a respected member of the Capitol Hill community who has run children’s activities in the neighborhood for more than a decade.  Christ Church is collecting money to purchase food for the children in participating in his education/martial arts program, purchase a tent to provide relief from the harsh elements, and support funding for translation/teaching assistance.  We are also collaborating with several other churches in the neighborhood to support the resettlement of a refugee family.

Among our ongoing local outreach:

  • Laundry Love Christ Church participates in a national effort to serve the poor by paying for their laundry to be done in local laundromats.  On the afternoon of the first Sunday of the month, we go to Good Hope Laundromat, ten minutes from the church, and host Laundry Love.  We bring lots of quarters, activities for the kids, and a desire to talk and hang out with our neighbors in Southeast. To participate, contact Jennifer at office@washingtonparish.org
  • Monthly Sandwich Making: preparation and distribution of bag lunches for our homeless neighbors on the first Sunday of the month.
  • Family Nights in partnership with Capitol Hill Group Ministry when families from Christ Church and from CHGM supportive housing program come together for food, fellowship and activities.  (November and July)
  • Collecting non-perishable foods and toiletries for Progress for Christ Baptist Church (across from Marion Park) for weekly collection. Leave non-perishable foods and toiletries in the toy chest by the organ or in the blue collection basket as you enter the Parish Hall.

Our annual outreach activities include:

  •   Donation of back-to-school back pack of supplies (August)
  •   Collection of food baskets at Thanksgiving (November)
  •   Collection of toys for children of parents in  Community Action Group  recovery  program (December)

The Outreach Committee also plans several adult forums a year to educate the parish on poverty issues.  Our Fall forum was on Master Dong’s program with Syrian refugees in Turkey and the spring forum was on Samaritan Ministries that helps people take the next step in their lives.

Outreach Partners:
  • Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM)
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Samaritan Ministries
  • Progress for Christ Baptist Church 
  • Capitol Hill Good Neighbors

Capitol Hill Community Quilters

The Christ Church Capitol Hill Community Quilters Extraordinaire have been making quilts as part of the fundraising activities of Christ Church since 1984. Each quilt takes nine to 12 months to complete and is raffled at our annual St. Nick’s Dinner and Christmas Shop in early December. Proceeds support an outreach effort selected by the Quilters.  In 2018, the money raised went to two “good neighbor” projects: One is Buenos Vecinos in Central America and the other is Capitol Hill Good Neighbors.