Outreach Committee Mission Statement, Christ Church Cathedral

 The mission of Outreach is to improve the quality of life within the greater Springfield community, our nation, and the world.  Our objective is to reach beyond the church walls to bring Christ’s vision of a loving and sharing community to fruition.  We recognize that there are unmet needs within all segments of society as we support those agencies that attempt to heal our brokenness.  We will also be engaged in direct participation when we can be of service.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:21

 La misión del comité de alcance es mejorar la calidad de vida dentro de la comunidad de Springfield, nuestra nación y el mundo.  Nuestro objetivo es llegar más allá de las paredes de la iglesia para hacer realidad la visión de Cristo que es una comunidad que comparte y que ama.  Reconocemos que hay necesidades insatisfechas dentro de todos los segmentos de la sociedad así  como apoyamos a esos organismos que intentan curar nuestro quebrantamiento.  Nosotros también estaremos envueltos en participación directamente cuando sea necesario.

'Dónde está su tesoro, allí también estará su corazón'.  Mateo 6:21

  

Below is a list of ministries that were supported by Christ Church Cathedral during 2013.


ACTS - to support the mentoring program of Action Centered Tutoring Services for elementary school students desiring academic and personal guidance.

  

Annual Mission Trip to provide food, education and financial support to the people of Jimani in the Dominican Republic.

  

Food Bank of Western MA - To work with the community to reduce hunger and increase food security.

  

Healthy Manhood Initivative via Men's Resources International/MOCHA -  To provide four half-day workshops to community organizations on 'Men and Women as Partners for Violence Prevention and Healthy Families'.

  

Nehemiah Ministries for Pulse Arts - To support Springfield Pulse Art Space (Pulse), a ministry of presence, which has an open art studio for people who want to express their lives through visual art.  Includes art exhibits, gospel-related classes and drop-in center.


The Order of the Holy Cross - to support the ongoing education and counseling of a South African student.

 

Pioneer Valley Project - PVP is a coalition of churches, synagogues, labor unions, and other organizations that have a strong interest in community life in the Pioneer Valley and in addressing social problems that are plaguing their communities. 

 

Puerto Rican Cultural Center Annual Dinner - Support for attendance by Cathedral representatives. 

 

Residents Encounter Christ - to support the mission of bringing the Gospel and counseling to those incarcerated and newly released.

 

Springfield Rescue Mission - To meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted, and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.

 

Square One - To ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed at school, at work and in life by providing educational programs, family support services, health and fitness resources and a voice in the community.  Square One has acknowledged our support by naming one of its classrooms after Christ Church Cathedral.




 

Organizations that would like to make a grant request should download the Fact Sheet and Grant Request Form and submit, as instructed, to either jahnhart@sbcglobal.net or bploh8@gmail.com