Outreach Mission Statement:
- We engage in outreach to live into and out of our Baptismal vows.
- We seek to see and serve Christ in all persons, especially the marginalized.
- We act to promote justice and peace among all people.
- We reach out in ministry to demonstrate our respect for the dignity of every human.
Transfiguration is regularly involved in these Community Service outreach programs:
Bring your outgrown, never-warn or brand-new jackets, coats and sweaters for our Warm Coat Collection. In the season of Epiphany we’ll share the gift of warmth with our brothers and sisters who are without shelter.
Our Transfig Kids will be silk-screening and then selling Canvas Shopping Bags. This will 1) support our Environmental Ministry, 2) promote New Years Resolutions around responsible grocery bags, and 3) keep the focus on collecting food for Food Distribution Programs. The bags will have our Transfiguration logo on one side and a phrase like “Remember to Buy Food for the Hungry” on the other.
ONGOING OUTREACH at TRANSFIGURATION
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Brown Baggers - contact Gene Ciranni
A group of Transfiguration members assists weekly with food sorting and distribution to needy seniors in the community. The congregation supports Second Harvest via their food donations (see the collection barrel in the Narthex).
Habitat for Humanity - contact Dan Ford
Three or four times each year, we organize a group to volunteer at a local Habitat for humanity build site. If you are 16 years of age, have a big heart and are interested in helping others build a better life we’d love to have you join us. Our day of building houses begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Depending on your skills and interests there are lots of ways to help
Parish Care Committee - contact Gil Hartford
The Parish Care Committee cares for Transfiguration parishioners in need by providing rides to church, meals at home, visits, cards, flowers, prayers and the inspiration of fellowship. In addition, it organizes special seasonal remembrances and events which include the participation of the larger parish community in this important ministry.
Cookies and Calls - A group of volunteers welcomes those who visit our parish by dropping off home-baked cookies on their doorstep, a simple way to say "hello" and welcome to Transfiguration.