Christ Church will focus its energy and resources on the following local outreach efforts in 2017:
St. Vincent De Paul: partnership with Christ Church serves the Saint Vincent De Paul meal program by donating, cooking and serving a meal to around 150 guests on the second Friday of each month at the north location, 2600 N. 2nd Street in the basement of All Peoples Church. Sign up to help by clicking on the link that comes out in our weekly broadcast. You may participate by donating food, cooking food, serving the meal, or all of the above. We would love to have you join us! People of any age are welcome.
All Peoples Church: Christ Church has a strong and thriving partnership with All Peoples Church in the Harambee neighborhood near Center and 2nd street. We support their food pantry through monthly giving, participate in their special events like Partner Prayer breakfast, and Praise dinner, and help support their Kids Working to Succeed Program (KWTS) by periodically providing bag lunches. In addition, our youth group at Christ Church collaborates with the youth group at All Peoples in monthly events and a yearly winter retreat. We greatly enjoy the relationship and events throughout the year.
The Gathering: The Gathering is a community based ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. The Gathering’s mission is to provide meals and other services for people who would otherwise go hungry. Christ Church supports The Gathering through financial gifts and volunteer service serving lunch on 6 Saturdays throughout the year and providing brown bag dinners on 6 additional Saturdays.
Sojourner Family Peace Center: Sojourner Family Peace Center provides comprehensive services that help to create peaceful communities in which domestic respect and a life free from violence is the right of every woman, man and child. Christ Church Rector, Fr. Seth Dietrich, serves on this Board of Directors. Christ Church provides financial support as well as occasional festive meals for the shelter residents. For many years, Christ Church has celebrated St. Nicholas Day by collecting gifts for Sojourner’s women and children.
Other local outreach involvements include:
Our Next Generation is a community based organization which mentors and supports families in the neighborhood of 34th street and Lisbon Avenue. Primary programs include The Homework Club and the High School Connection, for after school tutoring and mentoring of students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. Volunteer opportunities include after school (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.) tutoring, meal preparation and the Christmas Giving Tree.
Shoreline Interfaith provides transportation and other support services to help the elderly remain living in their own homes. Christ Church provides monetary support and volunteer services including driving people to appointments and providing other assistance as needed.