Reaching out to those in need is a fundamental part of who we are as a community of faith. At the heart of our various ministries is the understanding that we are able to offer hope because we have found our hope in God. We offer aid not out of our abundance, but out of God’s abundance. It is Jesus who instructs us to care for one another, and it is God who gives us the grace to follow Jesus’ command.
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen (currently suspended due to COVID-19)
We support this ministry by consistently offering a team of 4-8 Christ Church parishioners who serve food from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. The need to feed people has continued to increase in recent years. Christ Church has served at the Salvation Army kitchen for over 20 years. The Portsmouth Salvation Army is located at 15 Middle Street.
Support groups meeting at Christ Church (currently suspended due to COVID-19)
Several support groups meet at Christ Church each month. Among these are:Alanon: Meetings are held every Monday at 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 10 a.m.; and Thursday at 7:15 p.m.AA Back to Basics: Meetings are every Friday at 7 p.m.P-FLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): The fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Outreach Ministry in Cooperation with Trinity Church, Hampton
Hobbs House Food Pantry
Trinity's food pantry at Hobbs House provides shelf stable foods and personal hygiene products to families in need within the Hampton area community. On average, Trinity’s pantry gives away more than $10,000 worth of food and household products to families in need each year. The pantry is staffed by church volunteers from both Trinity and Christ churches the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. till Noon and by Hampton Community Coalition volunteers on Tuesdays, when Hampton schools are open, from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.Not only do our congregations provide food for the pantry, we also receive donations from the Boy Scouts, the Postal Workers, local schools, and generous individuals and businesses in the community. If you'd like to get involved with the Food Pantry, please call the Trinity Church office at 926-5688.
Outreach Ministry in Partnership with Episcopalians Across America
Episcopal Relief and Development
Our congregation supports the Church’s worldwide presence and enables Episcopal Relief and Development to work alongside local leaders and community members who are best equipped to identify and address the most urgent needs. Episcopal Relief and Development not only helps in times of disaster, but each and every day.