Community Outreach

Throughout scripture and our Anglican tradition, there are mandates for social ministry. In Matthew 25:34-46, Jesus directs us to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, invite in the stranger, clothe the naked, look after the sick, and visit prisoners. James 1:22-25 tells us not only to listen to the Word, but to act on it.

Our Baptismal Covenant, the Catechism and General Thanksgiving in The Book of Common Prayer, specifically direct us to love others; to strive for justice, freedom and peace in the world; to respect the dignity of all persons; and to help provide the necessities of life for those less fortunate than ourselves.

The Chapel of the Cross responds to these mandates through parish education, volunteer outreach opportunities, and charitable giving on both domestic and global fronts.  Global Mission sponsors international relationships and mission trips.

The Chapel of the Cross also makes its building available to some 65 community and University groups.  We are home to the Johnson Intern Program and the Chapel of the Cross Preschool.  We also have strong ties to St. Paul AME Church and the Episcopal Church of the Advocate.

Current Service Projects:

  • Support mission through Diocese funds
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Giving Tree
  • Project 5000
  • Habitat for Humanity Build Days
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Inter Faith Council
  • Justice United
  • Special Worship
  • Refugee School Supply

If you are interested in being involved in any of these projects or have a new idea please contact Meg Flournoy at