Service Opportunities: Fund Raising Events for Outreach
Help create and implement new ways to assist our congregation in raising the money needed annually for the above ministries, as well as special appeals like Episcopal Relief and Development, Food for the Poor, and other projects.
Programs we have presented include:
an annual ministry on St. Nicholas Day, when St. Nicholas visits the children of the parish and collects gifts from the children to be distributed to Native-American children living in an urban parish
Providing Christmas gifts for families in the transitional housing under the P.A.D.S. program
Providing breakfast on two days a month at the local P.A.D.S. shelter
Providing 75 lbs of fresh meat once a month to St. Cyprian's food pantry
participating as individuals on behalf of St. Christopher's in the annual Oak Park Crop Walk raising funds to fight hunger
Festival of Lessons and Carols: This festival incorporates our music ministry with outreach. Each year, a local charity or social service agency is chosen to be the recipient of the proceeds of the free-will offering that is collected at this Advent service.