As Christians rooted in the love of Christ, the indispensable complement to our worship of the living God is our service in the world in the name of Jesus.
We invite you to learn more about our key ministries. We are actively involved in service related to poverty, health, housing and education. Our newest effort is a commitment to expand our support for the Red Cross by hosting and coordinating blood drives and to help others host drives. Additionally, the Green Stewards has become an affiliated sub-group. Questions about Outreach activities can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org In 2023 Deacon Jeff is serving as the Chair. email@example.com
The Outreach Commission responds to our baptismal covenant to love our neighbor as ourselves by serving the needs of various communities beyond SPGV through three primary actions:
- Determining the fit between communities’ needs and SPGV’s resources (time, talent, treasure)
- Organizing and executing our response
- Communicating to parishioners, listening to their ideas and feedback, and engaging them in outreach activities
Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:36-40).
Holiday Giving With your loving generosity, we help many different groups of people in various communities. We are thankful for those who are making donations through all of our drives.
In 2022, we provided funds through Alternative Christmas and supported tangible gifting, to the following organizations:
- Church Housing in Phoenixville and West Chester (15 adults on limited income and 15 kids). Learn more about Church Housing in this video.
- Darby Mission ( 25 young children involved with an after school program).
- St. James School (15+ children affiliated with the school plus food cards for 8 families).
- Episcopal Community Services (ECS). (The Commission funded $200 in gift cards for children)
- Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA) in Coatesville
- (16+ children) (23 adults – items from Needlework and Outreach).
To learn more about CYWA, view the video below. This year we continued the new coat and sock drive which were given out at the food distribution in December.