The Mission Statement of the St. A’s Outreach Committee: We are called at our baptism to proclaim the Good News of God, not only by word, but by example; to seek and serve Christ in all persons; to love our neighbors as ourselves; to strive for justice and peace among all people; and to respect the dignity of every human being.
The Outreach Committee of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church will attempt to discern what work God is calling us to do as a community, both here at home and in the world, whether by our own labors or by financially supporting the efforts of others.
Peekskill Soup Kitchen – Help is needed one day each month for cooking various components of our meals. We provide one meal a month, delivered and served on the fourth Thursday of each month, to this long-standing local program that feeds 60-80 of those in need on a daily basis. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Myrlin in the parish office at email@example.com.
Prison Ministry – The Diocesan Commission on Criminal Justice welcomes the participation of anyone interested in prison ministry. Ossining Prison Ministries at Sing Sing offers hospitality to family members visiting inmates as well as a children’s program for those whose relatives are incarcerated, on Saturday and Sunday mornings. For more information, please contact Betsy Roadman.
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison offers college courses to inmates at Sing Sing. There are many ways to be involved. Call Hudson Link for more information (941-0794) or check out their website at http://www.hudsonlink.org: Hudson Link
Helping Haiti through S.O.I.L.
Since the 2010 earthquake, we have been supporting recovery efforts in Haiti through the sanitation work of S.O.I.L.
Soup collection for Cortlandt Emergency Food Bank – each Sunday canned goods are donated by members of the congregation and given to the Cortlandt Emergency Food Bank, to support them in their ministry. The Middle School Youth Group oversees our collection and assists in our deliveries.
Organizations to which St. A’s contributes financial support
Croton Housing Network
Noontime Meals, Peekskill, NY
Hudson Link Ossining, NY
Rural and Migrant Ministries, Poughkeepsie, NY
Paul’s House, Bronx, NY
Lutheran Epsicopal Services of Mississippi
Christ Church, Bay St. Louis, MS
General Theological Seminary
Bridges to Community, Ossining, NY/Nicaragua