St. Alban's Episcopal Church

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Outreach at St. Alban's


St. Alban’s Outreach is an integral part of our mission:  “to extend God’s gracious love and compassion to each other and to the community by…upholding social justice… [and] serving those in need…”  Outreach is one of St. Alban’s strategic plan priorities, as determined by St. Alban’s congregation through a discernment process, and confirmed by St. Alban’s Vestry.  Our Outreach vision is that everyone will be able to engage in a meaningful and transformational outreach experience in the community or the world, as part of their call to share God’s love.

The Scriptural bases for our work can be found in Matthew 25:40—“For as long as you did it to one of the least of these, my family, you did it to Me,” and in Matthew 5:16—“ Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”  But most of all, we’re rooted in Jesus’s words in John’s Gospel, commanding us to “Love one another, as I have loved you.” 

St. Alban’s Outreach, including the Outreach Team and congregation, work hard to make sure that God’s gracious love and compassion is shared far and wide, from Costa Rica, El Salvador, South Africa and Bulgaria to Mooresville and Charlotte, and here at home in the communities of Davidson and Cornelius.  We also work hard to ensure that our outreach ministries are empowering, uplifting, and aimed at fostering self-sufficiency wherever possible, while ensuring that basic human needs are met.  We encourage hands-on ministry wherever possible, and provide financial support through recognized and vetted service organizations when that is the most effective way of providing needed services.

We are not a large congregation, but we have a HUGE heart .  So through the goodness of our members, and their generosity with time, talent, and treasure, we have been able to have a HUGE impact.  Below a quick list of what we’re involved in for 2015.  To sign up to assist with ANY of these ministries, please click on Sign-Up Genius [insert link] and sign up for the specific Outreach ministry you’re interested in!  Someone will be in touch with you via e-mail to talk with you more about it, and to let you know what’s needed and how you can help. 

And..ALL ARE WELCOME!  You don’t have to be a member, you don’t have to be an Episcopalian, you don’t have to be a Christian—we welcome you to come join us in helping to make God’s love real to a world desperately in need of it (and having a good time with us while we do it)!

For more information about any of these ministries, please contact Mrs. Cory Muir, Outreach Team Leader (cory@southernherb.com) or Rebecca Yarbrough, Deacon (Rebecca@saintalbansdavidson.org).