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.
Below is a list of opportunities and organizations which are supported by Christ Church volunteers.
Bring the following to church any time for our ongoing collections:
- Toiletries and personal care items for Samaritan Ministries
- Non-perishable food items for the Progress for Christ Food Pantry
Sign up on the Outreach Bulletin Board for weekly/monthly activities:
- Making a casserole for Daily Bread, the feeding program and support center at Seward Square Methodist Church. Two recommended recipes are available here: Red Beans and Rice Recipe and Baked Ziti
- Buying supplies, coordinating the packing, and making sandwiches for the bag lunches delivered to the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) shelter on the first Sunday of the month
- Helping with Laundry Love, monthly laundromat visits to help neighbors with the cost of washing clothes
- Sewing with the Quilters to make the 2019 raffle quilt raising money for Buenos Vecinos and other organizations (no sign up, just show up!)
Annual outreach collections include:
- Back packs and back-to-school supplies (August) for Everyone Home DC to provide local students have the tools to succeed in school
- Purchase food for Everyone Home DC Thanksgiving Baskets to help neighborhood families have a Thanksgiving dinner (November). A list is available here.
- Donate toys for Tommy’s Toys to help men and women in recovery programs celebrate Christmas with their families (December)
Outreach Lent Project – Annually a project is selected to be highlighted during the Lent season to engage the entire congregation to assist. Past projects include: a book drive for the Bishop Walker School for Boys; toiletries drive for Samaritan Ministries; fundraising drive for Syrian refugees; and laundry supplies for Laundry Love.
Ongoing Commitments to Community Programs:
- Volunteer at Bishop Walker School as a Lunch Buddy
- Volunteer to help a refugee family learn English through Good Neighbor Capitol Hill
- Volunteer to be a computer mentor, casework associate or front office coordinator for Samaritan Ministries
- Train to be a member of Everyone Home DC Homeless Assistance Response Team
- Propose a new Christ Church activity that serves our near and far neighbors in need:
Bring your ideas to an Outreach Committee meeting (announced in the weekly bulletin announcements and weekly email blasts.
Talk with Outreach Committee Chair Jean Denton or Staff Lead Jennifer Baker Howard