Outreach: Helping our Neighbors

Christ Church has had a long tradition of outreach ministry. Various projects are oriented toward the Christ Church Parish Family, others toward the local community and still others with a focus much more global.

Christmas Child

What was previously known as Operation Christmas Child to benefit children overseas, will now be a Christ Church Long Island local program. Parishioners may fill shoeboxes, stockings or gift bags, with small toys/stocking stuffers/ candy and bring them to church the next three Sundays or by Wednesday, December 18.

Tags for people to pick up in church that say gender and age range. (Boy, age 2-3, for example) will be available.

Blessing Bags

What you can give - items and/or time!

Blessing bags are created and assembled by us, and given to people in need. What is needed: gallon ziploc bags, personal care products( hand sanitizer, tissues, wipes, chapstick, lotion, tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, brush, comb, deodorant, etc.); snacks that have a long shelf life( trail mix, granola bars, gum, minus, crackers, etc. and prayers or unsigned notes of encouragement. If you are able to donate any type of nylon, cotton or canvas drawstring bag, that would be wonderful, too. We will take time each week at June coffee and fellowship hour to assemble bags, and distribute our first collection at the end of June.

Thank you for your continued support!! If you have any question, please contact Patti Crisafulli pattinms@gmail.com.

Outreach Volunteers Needed

Patti Crisafulli has been responsible for the very successful diaper drive and for gathering and delivering food from church to LICC Food Bank. As we seek to expand outreach efforts in this interim period, with a goal of identifying our particular gifts, we could use some more hands. We need help choosing efforts, publicizing them, and working out the logistics of speakers or goods delivery or meeting the folks we help. Anyone interested, please contact Patti at pattinms@gmail.com.

Use Amazon Smile

Did you know every Amazon purchase you make can benefit Christ Church? Amazon donates 0.5% of every purchase made using Christ Church's AmazonSmile address to our Alms Fund, which provides food and shelter for the needy, scholarships for youth, and other charitable outreach. Help make a difference for the items you'd be buying anyway. Make a bookmark for our AmazonSmile address and visit it for all your Amazon purchases!

Christmas Angel Tree

Christmas Angel Tree and
Adopt-a-Family
Now Through December 12

Christ Church is partnering with Saint John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens, to adopt a family in need for this Christmas Season. Both families are here in our area, and one, in particular, is recovering from particularly devastating family circumstances. We’ll be looking to provide these families with clothes, toys, and various linens and housewares.

Simply take a card from the Angel Tree at the back of the church, and return your gift, wrapped as noted on the card, back to the church by Thursday, December 12. We'll deliver the gifts to the hospital auxiliary in time for them to be under the tree on Christmas.

Thanks for making the Christmas season of local families a little brighter this Christmas season! If you have any questions, contact Mother Allison.

Food for the Hungry

As we continue to support the Long Island Council of Churches food pantry in Freeport, your donations of boxed pasta, canned goods, and staple non-perishable items are especially valued. Please be cautious not to donate food that is past its expiration or "use by" date.

Inspiration

Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.    Psalm 40:17