The Missions/Outreach Committee strives to bring the love of Christ tangibly to others by providing opportunities to participate actively in outreach ventures both locally and beyond. Outreach supports programs, missions, and organizations through financial support, parish-wide appeals, and especially in hands-on ministry. The high level of personal involvement by parishioners in these efforts has long been a strength of our outreach programs.
Outreach contributions go to a number of vital local and state charities with a focus on those not adequately funded from other sources. Among these are:
Especially Noteworthy for 2011 is our April "Trinkets to Treasure" Tag Sale. Held every three years, "Trinkets" offers a wonderful opportunity for getting to know each other, for serving those who shop here and receive donations of unsold quality used items of all kinds. Funds raised support mission/outreach ministries, our parish budget, and other programs and projects.
- Bishops Fund for Children
- Community Centers
- Greenwich Chaplaincy
- Laurel House
- Inspirica - "From Homeless to Home" (previously St. Luke's Lifeworks)
- Carver Center and Summer Camp
- Episcopal Relief and Development
- Neighbor to Neighbor Development
In addition very carefully selected Episcopal Schools overseas receive badly needed funding to educate children.
| ||Annual Christmas Sharing Party
An annual Christmas Sharing Party for Greenwich children and their families who might not be able to experience the full joys and benefits of the holiday season. Exciting games with prizes, craft activities, and cupcake and cookie decorating bring smiles to all participants. Special malls allow our guests to select toys and clothing for their kids and alternatively for the kids to choose something for their parents.
| ||Carver Center Summer Camp
Helping to bring summer smiles for many area children through summer camp sponsorships coordinated by both the Carver Center in Port Chester, NY, and Greenwich Social Services.
| ||Helping to Fund a New School in Angola
and scholarships for children to attend Episcopal schools in the Dominican Republic
| ||Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic
What is today the Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana was started in 1897 by a group of Anglicans who had moved to the Dominican Republic from the British West Indies. Today the Dominican Episcopal Church is one of the fastest growing dioceses in The Episcopal Church and is the leading source of education for children there. St. Barnabas funds a number of scholarships to educate children there.