Ongoing Outreach Projects
The Quilts of Valor group meets regularly for Saturday sewing days for making quilts to be presented to veterans. The Christ Church Cut-ups also make prayer quilts for people who are in the hospital or are experiencing long term illnesses. Sewing classes for beginners of all ages are offered as needed. In conjunction with the Alaska School for the Deaf, Christ Church offers sewing classes for teens once a month. Check the Calendar for the sewing schedule.
St. Christopher's food pantry
We have an ongoing project of collecting food for the St. Christopher's Food Pantry. Food items are brought forward during the offertory during Sunday morning worship. The Pantry is always in need of peanut butter, tuna, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, chili, pasta, and canned soup. Other non-perishable food items are welcome as well.
Six times a year, Christ Church provides the dinner meal for Clare House, a shelter and transitional living facility for women and children.
seasonal outreach projects
During each of the seasons of the church year, we focus on a special outreach projects. Some recent projects are highlighted here.
support for Dr. Charles Ryan's Mission trip to Guatemala
The church raised funds to help with the Providence Mission to a village in Guatemala. While there, the team helped build clean drinking water systems that included rain collection and storage for houses in the village.
warm clothing for Food Pantry Clients
During Advent and Christmas we collected new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to be given to people who come to the food pantry.
garden and greenhouse
During the "Green" season of Pentecost, we grow vegetables in raised garden beds behind the church. In 2017, we added a greenhouse so that we can extend the season and grow a larger variety of vegetables. Garden Helpers are always welcome.