For over twenty five years, the Holy Communion Outreach Food Pantry has had as its mission to provide a nutritious bag of groceries once a month to those in our neighborhood who are in need. This vital ministry is truly the Church in action in response to our local community. On the second Saturday morning of each month, volunteers meet to assemble grocery bags and dispense them to the 40-60 gathered recipients. Shortly after, other volunteers deliver a bag to 25+ home bound people who are physically disabled. Volunteers are ALWAYS WELCOME!
- STOCK UP – Volunteers pick up food orders from the Lowcountry Food Bank and deliver them to the church.
- SET UP – On the Friday afternoon before the second Saturday, volunteers set up the groceries to be used the next morning.
- PACK UP – On Saturday morning volunteers pack the grocery and produce bags and distribute them to those who come to the church for food.
- PICK UP – At 8:30 the home delivery teams deliver the bags to designated recipients. A delivery team could be a family, a couple, two friends, or anyone who is interested in delivering to the same five or six home bound folks and getting to know them in the process. Such an incredible opportunity.
- DONATE – Parishioners bring non-perishable food items to the church and place them in our collection basket. Bulk produce is purchased each month from Limehouse Produce. Additionally canned food and other non-perishable food items are purchased from the Food Bank. Therefore, monetary donations are welcomed also.
Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM)
Justice along with, but different from, mercy is scripturally mandated both in the Old and New Testaments. “He has told you, O man, what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6. CAJM is the only faith based organization in Charleston whose members are about equally African-American and Caucasian and is working hard to include all ethnicities and faiths. CAJM has been successful in changing the policies of local institutions which have perpetrated injustices. The ministry has accomplishments in increasing effective pre-K reading programs, recovery of wage-theft, reducing school suspensions, instituting measures which reduce jailing youths who committed misdemeanors and have not committed violent crimes.