St. Christopher’s has always been known for its outreach ministry. Here is a list of the outreach programs in which we are or have recently been involved.
Family Promise: This is a national organization and St. Christopher’s has been involved in the Hawaii chapter since 2006. We provide overnight quarters and three meals a day for a week, four times a year, to families in transition. We were also the first organization in Hawaii to provide a house for Family Promise families to use during the day. Many hands are needed to make these weeks a success!
I.H.S.: Begun in 1978 by St. Christopher’s Rector, Fr. Claude du Teil, Institute for Human Service (I.H.S.) has grown into the largest service organization on the island, working to prevent homelessness and hunger.
St. Christopher’s Christmas Dinner: On a Sunday in December, we typically prepare a Christmas meal that we share with State Mental Hospital clients and staff; we sing together, laugh together, and fellowship together as well. We began this ministry in 1960.
Other outreach programs include:
Blood Bank Hawaii, Episcopal Relief and Development, Windward Boys & Girls Club, Walleyhouse, Windward Senior Day Care Center, Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua (via Pu'a Foundation)
Outreach Funding Request
Each year St. Christopher's church allocates about $4,000 - $6,000 of the interest income from the Outreach Endowment Fund to disburse to non-profit organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.
These organizations must fit one of the following criteria:
Direct Service: Charitable efforts to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, alienation, and injustice.
Advocacy: Speaking out against conditions which derive people of their dignity or rights.
Empowerment: Helping the hurting or powerless to develop their own voice and pursue their own goals.
Environmental Sustainability: Supporting the care of God's creation.
Justice Education: Raising people's consciousness of and sensitivity to conditions of symptoms of poverty, allegation, and injustice.
How to Apply:
If you have an organization you would like considered for outreach funding, please complete & submit the following application and include a brochure from the organization.
The Outreach committee will review all applicants.
Questions? Please call or email the office.