Caring for Those Beyond our Community

Serving others (being Christ’s heart and hands in the world) is fundamental to our identity as Christians. Therefore, we at Christ Church, both adults and youth, actively serve Christ by giving our time, talents and financial support to those in need both within and beyond our parish.

 

Our focus has been on feeding ministries, supporting needy and vulnerable children, and promoting housing as a human right.  We have hands-on group service, a variety of collections throughout the year and grants to several agencies. The following highlights a portion of our outreach to the wider community.

Cameron Community Ministries

Cameron Community Ministries is an Urban Outreach Community Center in the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood of Rochester, NY. Ninety-eight percent of residents in this neighborhood live in poverty.

 

Christ Church parishioners:

  • provide a weekly banana delivery for their after-school program

  • prepare and serve a Sunday Celebration Dinner a few times a year

  • provide school supplies and school uniforms

  • donate Christmas gifts for their clients

  • provide grants to support their ministry

Pittsford Food Cupboard

Pittsford Food Cupboard is an emergency food cupboard serving Pittsford, East Rochester, Brighton, Mendon, Honeoye Falls, and two areas in the City of Rochester. 

 

Christ Church parishioners:

  • collect food on a weekly basis

  • volunteer at the Food Cupboard

  • provide grants to the Pittsford Food Cupboard

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community School #9

School #9 is an elementary school in the Rochester City School District with the majority of the students living in poverty.

 

Christ Church parishioners:

  • provide weekly tutoring

  • collect school supplies, school uniforms, and winter coats

 

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization that assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.

 

Christ Church parishioners:

  • provide support for a week-long stay at neighboring church four times a year providing a dinner and volunteers

  • provide grants to RAIHN

 

Local Youth Mission Experience (Missionpalooza)

We organize a week-long local mission experience each summer for the Monroe County and Rochester Districts of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. The youth have participated in neighborhood cleanups, feeding programs, sorting at Foodlink (Rochester's regional food bank), repairing bicycles, and working at homeless shelters.

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ABOUT US

As a parish, the aim of Christ Church is to connect to God, to one another, and to our own best selves through a stimulating blend of open and lively theological discussion and traditional worship.

ADDRESS

585-586-1226

 

36 South Main St.

Pittsford, NY 14534

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