The Outreach Committee is responsible for providing and maintaining effective programs of outreach of the Church and is concerned with providing for the Church’s mission to the individual members of the Church family, the community and to the world.
The committee is also responsible for providing opportunities for Church members to be personally involved in showing Christ’s love to those in need and administering the outreach budget of the church and respond to special requests for funds (primarily from organizations).
The committee fulfills these needs of the Church family by maintaining awareness of the moral and social issues or practices of concern to the Christian Church and by keeping generally informed of the individual needs of the Church family.
Additional functions include developing programs and courses of action believed reasonable and necessary to fulfill the Church’s obligation with respect to missionary and benevolent concerns.
Sick and Shut-In Visitation – to insure that no one is estranged because of illness or an inability to attend church. Volunteers make regular scheduled visitations, LEM’s take the Eucharist.
Outreach and Evangelism – focus on welcoming visitors to the parish and integrating them into our parish. Volunteers are needed to make visits to the homes of newcomers to welcome them to the parish and answer questions they may have.
Habijax is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that builds affordable houses with God’s people in need. Established in 1988, HabiJax built its first three homes and has quickly grown to be the largest U.S. affiliate. HabiJax provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action, bringing diverse groups of people together to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone.
Health Fair or Health Workshops – offered to the community.
Nutrition/Weight Management – Combination of medical, dietary concerns supported by spiritual support for healthy living.
Kairos Outside – designed to support women whose family members are incarcerated. This is done by providing the opportunity to interact with women in similar situations in a safe environment. The women of the incarcerated are “doing time” right along with their loved ones. Kairos Outside lets them know that there is a Christian community who cares about them and understands their needs.
ICARE Interchurch Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment in Jacksonville Purpose:
To improve the quality of life in Jacksonville, Florida by powerfully addressing neighborhood and city-wide justice issues important to our members.
Structure: A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently composed of 35 active African-American and White member congregations and parishes from 12 denominations and Jacksonville’s different neighborhoods and economic backgrounds.