The purpose of the outreach committee is to make contact with organizations or groups of people who have a need for help. Be it local or global we want to use our resources to help others who are in need. Our ministry accomplishes this on a local effort by making monthly runs to St. Eulalia’s food pantry to deliver items brought by our parish. We also do a large thanksgiving drop off in November. We also partake in gift giving to Lawrence Hall via organization from Ellen Bush.
On a global level we have for the past seven years developed a relationship with St. John’s in Melut, South Sudan. For the past four years our funds raised from the Global Care 5K has been committed to helping these individuals in South Sudan who have very little access to clean water and healthcare. In 2012 we have partnered with Medair to help facilitate getting clean water and healthcare to this area in Melut. We also hope to continue our relationship with St. Johns.
This ministry is important for the obvious reason that if people are in need and we at Emmanuel can help then as Christians we should. This ministry also helps us to connect spiritually at the church and as well as making valuable connections with the wider area.
We always encourage new people to join the Outreach Ministry allowing us fresh perspectives and ideas.