Our Daily Bread/Soup Kitchen:

Tuesdays at noon, you will find the Monticello Room in the basement of the church full of food, conversation and neighbors. The downtown churches participate in a rotating soup kitchen that feeds approximately 80-135 of our fellow community members who are without funding for food. It is a time to sit and hear guests’ stories as well as serve a generous and healthy meal. There are four teams that serve in the Soup Kitchen, one for each week of the month, headed up by a Cook and Asst. Cook. (St. Paul’s Ivy team does the 5th Tuesdays.) We are always in need of servers and subs. Please contact Associate Rector Marilu Thomas  Marilu@christchurchcville.org or Courtenay Evans Courtenay@christchurchcville.org if you would like to join a serving team.

Abundant Life

We are rekindling our relationship with this wonderful ministry. Opportunities are available for tutoring, mentoring and donating to a book drive. More information to follow. Please contact Melville Krebs melville.krebs@gmail.com if you are interested!

Habitat for Humanity

Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has partnered with more than 150 hard-working low-income families in the area to help them realize their dream of home ownership. For more information please visit: https://www.cvillehabitat.org/

Christ Church occasionally hosts Habitat for Humanity Community Conversation Dinners. These dinners create a beautiful forum for future neighbors to get to know one another- setting the foundation for building friendships and community. Please contact Marilu or Courtenay for volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in Build Days, Region 15 has a build day for Habitat on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please Contact Garrett Trent gtrent@cvillehabitat.org for more information.

 

The Haven

The Haven is located in a beautifully renovated church and annex building that offers a One-Stop resource for those struggling with homelessness or other basic needs- located only two blocks from Christ Church. The Haven offers a Day Shelter with breakfast and laundry facilities. Christ Church members can attend a volunteer training and help in a variety of ways at the shelter. Associate Rector Marilu Thomas serves on the board of the Haven. Contact her for more information on how to get involved.

PACEM

PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry) is a group of local congregations forming an interfaith coalition to provide overnight shelter and food for the homeless during the winter months. Christ Church participates with Wesley Memorial who acts as a host congregation for men. We will shelter approximately 45 guests for 12 hours each night for a week in February. Contact Marilu or Courtenay for more information.