Outreach Committee January Newsletter The Outreach Committee has identified helping our mountain homeless population as one of our primary goals for 2016. On Sunday, January 24th, Bev Rios from Hearts and Lives will be our guest speaker at 11:30, just after the 10 am service. Bev has been with Hearts and Lives since 2003. Please […]
St. Richard’s Episcopal Church reaches out into our community, and the world beyond, in many ways. Our joyful hope in God’s promises and our awareness of God’s abundance and love for the world send us out in service. The heart of our sense of mission is welcoming all in the name of Christ as equals and partners.
We have a vital and active Outreach Committee who helps keep the church involved in supporting the work of caring for the world. The Outreach Committee works to build a sense of community on the local, regional, state, national and international levels by making donations on the basis of need and considers case by case requests. The Committee facilitates the parish in donations of their time and talent for community needs. The Committee has a special emphasis on local needs, but is also aware of its international responsibility. The Committee receives financial support from the Church budget and welcomes parishioners’ suggestions and prayers for our deliberations.
We support the Crestline Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food and necessary sundries to church on Sundays. There are always two boxes by the inside doors (near the ushers) to receive your donations. These items are delivered weekly to the Food Bank for our neighbors who could use a hand.
The Outreach Committee and Homelessness on the Mountain by Sue Walker Members who have direct contact with homeless people in Running Springs and Crestline brought the issue of their needs to the Outreach Committee. Through contacts with the county we learned the Sheriff’s Dept. had the H.O.P.E. Program (Homeless Outreach Proactive Enforcement) and that the […]