Will you seek and serve Christ in
loving your neighbor as yourself?
The Vestry has allocated 10% of funds raised during the year to the Outreach Commission to provide needed help in our area. Each year the commission will decide where to spend this money.
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Mediator's current outreach
Adopt-a-Family takes care of Christmas for needy families. Details here.
African Team Ministries, we hold an annual sale of African jewelry and crafts to support humanitarian and spiritual projects in Africa. Details here.
Bethlehem Churches Homeless Shelter. Beginning in 2010/2011 we sent volunteers to assist St. Andrew's Church and the Cathedral Church of Nativity in Bethlehem to support their winter homeless shelter. We hope that this will be an ongoing ministry of our parish.
Bread for the World, a
Christian advocacy organization that works in a non-partisan way to encourage
our federal legislators to support legislation and funding to combat hunger in
our country and around the world. Details here.
Christmas-at-Sea, sponsored by the Seamen's Church Institute, supplies hand-knitted sweaters to seafarers away from home at Christmas. Details here.
CROP Walk pledges money for
famine relief. Details here.
Daybreak collects personal care items for individuals in transition from institutional to independent living. Details here.
Disaster Relief is offered through our diocesan Episcopal Relief and Development fund. Details here.
Easter Baskets Project prepares Easter Baskets for the children at the Transitional Housing facility of New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem. Details here.
Giving Tree - At the beginning of Advent each year a tree is placed near the elevator to receive hats, mittens, scarves, and gloves that are distributed shortly after Christmas to the needy in our community.
Grace Church Food Pantry provides groceries for those in
need. Details here.
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for low-income families. Details here.
Heifer International buys useful animals for small communities. Details here.
Just for Kids organizes after-school activities for Raub Middle School students. Details here.
Kajo Keji Diocese
is our diocesan companion diocese in southern Sudan. Details here.
Lehigh County Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen provides hot meals for those in need.
Lenten Ingathering collects bed linens and towels for homebound patients. Details here.
Mediator Car Pool offers rides to those who need assistance to attend church services or other activities.
Outreach Endowment Fund provides funds to serve the needs of the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and children and youth, as well as seed money for parishioners doing outreach projects. Details to request a grant from this fund can be found here. A monthly report of projects we have funded can be found here.
School Supplies Collection is our annual offering to children at Raub Middle School and a local elementary school to help under-privileged children with the things they need for school. Details here.
Sudan School Project supports the Loopo Primary School in Sudan with necessary supplies for this elementary school. Details here.
Thanksgiving in July collects staple foods for Grace Church Food Bank. Details here.
See upcoming & completed outreach events here
???? DID YOU KNOW ????
Did you know that on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month, Mediator volunteers help at Grace Church Food Bank?
Did you know that members of Mediator have helped on local Habitat for Humanity Builds and Blitz Weeks for many years, providing many hours of labor?
Did you knowthat, with the exception of a paid Director, all programming and activities of Just for Kids are done by Mediator volunteers, and volunteers from other churches and the community at large? And that JFK is always in need of adult volunteers?
Did you knowthat Mediator volunteers serve at the Lehigh County Conference of Churches' Soup Kitchen on the fourth Wednesday of every month?
Did you knowthat in the past some Mediator volunteers traveled to southern West Virginia to live and work for a week with the Highland Educational Project in an impoverished area in the Appalachian Mountains?
Did you knowthat all of the above and much more has been part of the mission of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator?
We couldn't do it without you.