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.

The Northern Ulster Women Infants and Children (WIC) meetings will be held twice a month in the Parish Hall. Parishioners who would like to help with hospitality are encouraged to help though the meetings do not depend on volunteers.

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 on Partition St. in the Village run by the Saugerties Area Council of Churches. Profits benefit local community members in need.  Here is long-time Vestry member Linda Adorno behind the  the counter.

Clergy and parishioners volunteer regularly at The Well, a high-quality thrift store on Partition St. in the Village run by the Saugerties Area Council of Churches. Profits benefit local community members in need. Here is long-time Vestry member Linda Adorno behind the the counter.

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. He was delighted that in 2019 the NYS Legislature passed a bill supporting the rights of farm workers.