Our Outreach Mission Statement
To be God’s hands and presence in the community beyond our doors; for by serving others, we serve Christ (Matthew 25:40)
Aviva Children’s Services: This ministry provides backpacks and collects school supplies to be distributed by Aviva Children’s Services every summer. Aviva is a not-for-profit agency that works to improve the quality of life for children who are victims of neglect, abuse and poverty and are in the care of the Department of Child Safety (formerly Child Protective Services). The parish also responds to other year round needs upon request. For example, at Christmastime, this ministry provides gift cards for children in transitional housing. Contact: Lynn Speth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Aviva’s mission at www.avivatucson.org.
Blessings from the Heart/Border Ministries: This group, which makes regular trips to deliver much-needed supplies to Queen of Angels House, an orphanage in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, receives in-kind and tax deductible financial support from many members of our congregation. For more information and a list of most-requested items you could donate, please contact Vicki Willan at 520-887-1435 or email@example.com. Learn more at www.blessings-heart.org.
Episcopal Relief & Development: For more information about the work of this organization and how you can give, contact Deacon Linda Hale at 509.439.3945 or visit www.episcopalrelief.org.
Laundry Love: On the fourth Sunday and the last Thursday of each month, our Laundry Love ministry provides fellowship and financial and material assistance to those who need help keeping their clothing clean. A partnering laundry facility is the host for this ministry’s work. The group always needs volunteers! If you can assist or want to know more, please contact the church office.
Imago Dei: Imago Dei Middle School, a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, serves local students in grades 5-8 with a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty. for more information, visit www.imagodeischool.org or call Elaine Garcia at 520.465.5299.
Interfaith Community Services: The ICS building is located on the lower parking lot in the Christ the King complex. Every month, our church collects food donations for the ICS Food Bank and we also help the organization by charging them only $1 a year for rent! Contact Ellen Bowlby, our parish representative for ICS, at 520-744-0590 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may be found at www.icstucson.org)
Primavera: This is Christ The King’s longest running Outreach ministry. A group of volunteers from the parish meets on the first Sunday of the month to prepare and deliver a meal for the men of the Primavera Shelter. In addition to their own hard work with the preparation, they collect muffins, brownies and other baked goods from parishioners to distribute with the meal. Contact: Marianne Parmenter at 520-293-9737. More information on Primavera may be found at http://www.primavera.org/index_nonflash.html.
San Carlos Apache Nation: At Thanksgiving and Christmas, Christ the King joins in with others in the Diocese to provide contributions of food and/or money to provide a holiday meal for members of the impoverished San Carlos Apache Nation. Information on the nation is available at http://www.sancarlosapache.com/home.htm.
Tucson House Bingo: On the third Friday of each month, volunteers from Christ the King provide an afternoon of bingo and lighthearted fun at Tucson House, a low-income senior apartment house at 1501 North Oracle where many of the residents are disabled, have limited resources or aren’t able to get out and about. We gather at Tucson House at 2:30, bringing small prizes and snacks, and leave shortly after 4:00. If you are interested in helping with this activity, please contact Maureen “Mo” Cuatt-Howard at 520.989.0467.
United Thank Offering: United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church that strives to address compelling human needs through grants to projects that alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally, within the Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses. Christ the King sponsors a UTO campaign each Spring. Contact: Vicki Willan at 520-887-1435 or email@example.com. More complete information is at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/united-thank-offering.
Worker Sisters of the Holy Spirit/Worker Brothers of the Holy Spirit: Members of this canonically recognized order make a lifetime commitment to grow in the fruits of the Spirit. The group is currently at work raising money to purchase water purification pills for Haitian families. Contact Ginny Berkey at 520-818-2953 or firstname.lastname@example.org— or visit www.workersisters.org.