The Outreach Committee provides funding to non-profit organizations addressing the needs of the homeless, hungry, and underprivileged in our area. Funding for these financial grants comes from the proceeds of the Church Service League’s Christmas Market.
Ecclesia Ministries was founded in 1994 by Rev. Deborah Little, with the support of the diocese to provide outreach to the homeless. Ecclesia operates the Common Cathedral that provides pastoral counseling to the homeless on the streets of downtown Boston. In addition to pastoral care, Ecclesia Ministries provides access to social services, medical care and counseling. Ecclesia is often the recipient of our ongoing collections of clothing, bags, and toiletries.
Founded with Diocesan support by John Finley IV in 1997 on the model of Nativity Prep, Epiphany is an independent, tuition-free, middle school for children of low-income families from Boston neighborhoods. It admits children of diverse faiths, races, cultures, and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other's presence. The Redeemer has put together gift baskets for the teachers at Christmas.
We provide grants to the following food pantry:
In additional to regular financial grants, the Redeemer has given contributions from the Thanksgiving canned food collection to the Centre Street Food Pantry.
St. Stephen’s Church
St. Stephen’s Church on Shawmut Avenue in Boston is an Episcopal parish committed to rebuilding, growing, and becoming a vibrant and relevant force in its community. Through innovative partnerships with resourceful parishes like Church of the Redeemer, St. Stephen’s now offers an after-school program, a summer day camp (B-SAFE), a food pantry, and a series of lunches to its parishioners and neighbors. Our Outreach grants have been used to support St. Stephen’s after-school and summer enrichment programs, serving children from the congregation and community.
As part of our partnership with St. Stephen’s, the Redeemer often collects Christmas gifts for the children of the parish or the after-school program, organizes and funds a Christmas party for the children, donates food to the food pantry and hosts lunches for the summer day camp counselors.
Photo (top): Redeemer 2nd and 3rd Grade Sunday School class stocked the shelves at Centre Street Food Pantry on a service trip in Spring 2013
Photo (bottom): Used with permission by Jackie Colby, President of the Newton Food Pantry.
Hours of operation: Every Tuesday 4:00PM-7:00PM & the first Saturday of the month 11:00AM-2:00PM
11 Homer St., Newton, MA 02459 (This is the closest food pantry to us.)