Outreach Pass Along the Gift
Inherent in our mission to 'make Christ visible in our world' is the requirement of discovering where there are needs in our community and meeting the challenges those needs create. We look for opportunities to offer positive impact and sustainable transformation in the community of Kennett Square and the wider world, too. We seek to better not only the lives of those we want to help...but our own lives, as well.
Outreach Ministry Leadership
- Reverend Nancy
- Marion McIlvain
For further information, contact the Outreach Ministry via firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Family Promise About?
The mission of Family Promise of Southern Chester County is to provide a sustainable, self-sufficient livelihood consisting of emergency food, shelter and counseling for all families and their children experiencing homelessness in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Host congregations take turns 4 times per year hosting guests in their buildings evenings and overnights for one week at a time. Family Promise provides cots and bedding, and most congregations set up their educational rooms as temporary bedrooms for each of the guest families.
Host congregations are responsible for transporting the cots, setting up the temporary bedrooms, and cleaning and rearranging after the Family Promise guests have moved to the next congregation.
Each host and support congregation has a Volunteer Coordinator to communicate with the Executive Director and to schedule volunteers. The host congregation’s Volunteer Coordinator communicates directly with the support congregation’s Volunteer Coordinator to work out a schedule for each hosting week, agree on procedures, and familiarize support volunteers with the building.
Family Promise And
The Episcopal Church of the Advent
We would like to welcome Leandria Hall as coordinator for Family Promise with Barbara Thornton and Lisa Bell assisting!
Please look out this spring for The Giving House Fundraiser. This will serve to fund Advent's provisions and supplies for our 4 rotations welcoming families to our Church this year.
We have 3 remaining weeks to host this year. These dates include: June 25-July 2, Sept. 17-24 and Dec. 17-24. We have about 30 dedicated volunteers we can call upon to help each week but we could always use more. Even if you can only volunteer once a year, that’s a big help.
Thank you all for your support for this very important ministry!
St. James School Needs our help!
Our Parish supports St. James school. And they are in need of the following items: wood pencils, snacks, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, chicken feed, bales of hay, copy paper, Expo whiteboard cleaner, ziplock snack and sandwich size bags, Magnetic erase board erasers, pocket folders (two file and report presentation), forever stamps (especially of African American Notables).
Please put all donations in the large bin in our Church Narthex! Thank you very much!
Volunteers Needed To Provide And Deliver Snacks To Chester County Youth Center
We are in need of people to bring snacks to Chester County Youth Center for their movie nights- Fridays. Snacks can be home baked or store bought. Only restrictions are no popcorn (they have their own machine), chewing gum or anything on a stick (such as lollipops). Please call the church office at 610 444 4624 if you can help. Thank you!
There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to get involved in an Outreach event. Please contact our Church office at 610 444 4624 for more details.
For up-to-the-minute details on all Outreach events, please visit our Episcopal Church of the Advent Facebook page.