Outreach is an integral and critical part in the life of CHT. Many new worshipers choose to be involved at CHT because of wide variety of outreach work we do in the community. A very large percentage of members are involved in this area of ministry. We encourage all to participate at a level they are able and comfortable. This means we have members who bring in donations for collection boxes, members who cut checks and support organizations with generous donations, members who prepare meals for our homeless neighbors, members who share a meal with someone who usually eats alone, to members who do advocacy work for those who do not have a voice.
CHT is also a host meeting site for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, and Overeaters Anonymous. Meetings are held several times per week for the public. Facilitators are from the larger community. For the full schedule of 12-Step groups, please Click Here.
Current and previous ministries supported by the CHT Outreach Team:
CHT Thanksgiving Pie Sale
CHT Rummage Sale Aid for Friends
Bethesda Project Broad Street Ministry
Episcopal Community Services(ECS) Back to School back-packs Fill the Bus project
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Christmas gifts for foster children
Habitat for Humanity MANNA
Maternity Care Coalition – collecting diapers and cribs
Philabundance Philadelphia Veterans House Project H.O.M.E. St. James Episcopal School
St. John’s Hospice Food Pantry
PCCY (Public Citizens for Children and Youth)
PCA (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging)
Ready, Willing and Able, Philadelphia Tutoring
Guatemala Women’s Center
Children’s Program in Slovakia and Hungary
Single mothers of special needs children
To see pictures of previous Outreach efforts, visit our Photo Gallery.
There is no shortage of information documenting Philadelphia as the “poorest” city of its size in the country. According to 2009 figures, nearly twice as many residents live below the poverty line in this city as the rest of the state. Nearly twenty-five percent of the city’s native-born residents live below the poverty line, as do almost one-third of its children. At CHT, we believe these people are our neighbors, and part of our work is to strive for justice and respect the dignity of every human being, as our baptismal covenant enjoins upon us. “The care of another person—even material, bodily care—is spiritual in essence. Bread for oneself is a material question; bread for my neighbor is a spiritual question.
“The care of another person – even material, bodily care – is spiritual in essence. Bread for myself is a material question, bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.” — Jacques Maritain
For more information about Outreach programs and events, please contact the Outreach Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103