The Christ Church supports and engages in a number of outreach ministries in the community and throughout the nation and the world. We are regular supporters of Episcopal Relief and Development (formerly The Presiding Bishop’s Fund), Camp Chanco, two food banks in Amelia and a variety of other ministries and programs. In 2019, “The Year of the Sock” for us, we collected over 1100 pairs of socks for the community. And in the first part of 2020, ironically, we were asked to participate in a program collecting shoes for those with limited resources in the Commonwealth and throughout the world. We collected 138 of the 1800+ pairs that were collected. Many of our members participate in a myriad of relief and assistance ministries and agencies in the community.
ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
The ECW is over 100 years old and has a long, strong tradition of offering spiritual, financial and physical support for a host of parish, regional and diocesan programs, including support for Girls and Boys Homes in Virginia, two local food banks and various other ministries. They also knit prayer shawls which are blessed at the Altar and given to the ill and those recovering from illness or surgery.
The ECW holds Martha’s Market every fall with crafts and various canned goods and fabulous baked wares to fund their ministries throughout the year.