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. We have many opportunities to volunteer for a few hours or more. Questions about Outreach activities can be sent to email@example.com In 2023 Deacon Jeff is serving as the Chair. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2023, we provided similar support to the 2022 gifts to the following organizations shown below:
- Church Housing in West Chester (25 kids). Learn more about Church Housing in this video.
- Darby Mission ( 25 young children involved with an after school program).
- St. James School (10+ children affiliated with the school plus food cards for 10 families).
- Episcopal Community Services (ECS). (The Commission funded $350 in gift cards for children)
- Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA) in Coatesville
- (10+ children) (24 adults – items from Needlework and Outreach).
To learn more about CYWA, view the video below. In 2023 we also held a sock drive to distribute with our food ministry.