Outreach

 Photo credit: David Hutchison

Photo credit: David Hutchison

Parish members and clergy in recent years have pitched into many activities in the community on behalf of those in financial need and in the cause of social justice. For example,   

Parishioners walked in Crop Hunger Walks when Saugerties was holding them.

The parish hall hosted overnight Water for Life Walkers and another time walkers commemorating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to say “never again.”

The parish hall gives space for Red Cross blood drives once a year.

As of July 2018 we are negotiating to host Women Infants and Children (WIC) meetings twice a month.

Cash contributions earmarked in the collection plate go monthly to Saugerties Council of Churches Food Pantry along with dry goods.

 Clergy and parishioners volunteer regularly at The Well, a high-quality thrift store in Saugerties run by the Saugerties Area Council of Churches. Profits benefit local community members in need.

Clergy and parishioners volunteer regularly at The Well, a high-quality thrift store in Saugerties run by the Saugerties Area Council of Churches. Profits benefit local community members in need.

Parishioners volunteer at God Given Bread lunches at Atonement Lutheran Church and have prepared dinners for the Boys and Girls Club.

The parish has for years sponsored a child with Save the Children, taking on a new child when one has “aged out.”

Father Phillips is on the board of the Rural Migrant Ministry, and has gone many times to Albany to advocate for farm workers’ rights.