The Community Ministries Commission is committed to the shared vision of St. Matthias' as we seek to deepen our living the baptismal covenant. As a commission, we support the people of St. Matthias' in fulfilling their baptismal covenant of "... proclaiming by word and example the Good News of God in Christ" ... and "... seeking to serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbors as ourselves. Responsiveness to people in need is an essential dimension of Christian faith and life, as Jesus repeatedly taught. To this end, St. Matthias' supports a number of organizations and programs our Christian faith, grow as a loving community, and serve the needs of others." Our mission is furthered through funds pledged to Community Ministries.

As of this writing, ministries that are funded include:

  • sheltering the homeless
  • healing of Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Feeding the Hungry
  • Prison Ministries
  • Building Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Other miscellaneous

As of this writing, specific, hands-on ministries to the community are:

  • The Micah Initiative
  • KAIROS
  • The Food Pantry
  • Shelter Feeding
    • Home Again (3 facilities)
    • Liberation Veterans’ Services
  • Caritas - (hopefully by year's end)
  • CHRISTMAS MOTHER
  • LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES: WORSHIP SERVICES, BIBLE STUDY:
    • Elmcroft
    • Morningside
    • Bickford
    • Sunrise

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE ABOVE THROUGH COMMUNITY MINISTRIES FUND, AS WELL AS FUNDING FOR:

  • Liberation Veterans Services
  • Caritas
  • Home Again
  • VA Home for Boys & Girls
  • Refugee & Immigration Services
  • Rector’s Assistance Fund
  • Crossover Ministries
  • VIP Care
  • The Healing Place
  • Child Savers
  • Art for the Journey
  • Stephen Ministry
  • McGuire Hospital Food Cards
  • Grace Inside
  • Richmond Hill
  • Project Homes
  • John B. Carey
  • LESANA
  • Chesterfield Senior Volunteers
  • Africa Community Exchange
  • Episcopal Relief & Development Fund
  • Camp Chanco
  • Meals on Wheels Special Needs
  • Christmas Mother
  • Reachcycles