Here are some ways to get involved

with outreach at Christ the King:

Food Pantry—the Rondout Valley Food Pantry, housed behind the church and supported by Christ the King and five other churches, as well as other organizations and individuals, serves approximately 125 households each month. Volunteers are needed for all kinds of tasks, including loading and unloading food, shopping, packing, organizing food drives, fundraising etc. Contact: Rod Basten, thebasten4@aol.com   http://www.rvfoodpantry.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Community Lunch—on the last Tuesday of the month, September-June, we offer a free hot lunch to the community. Volunteers help set up, cook and clean for this event.  Contact: Tana Miller, milwei@hvc.rr.com

Knitting Ministry—a group gathers on the third Sunday of the month at 9am to knit prayer shawls for those who are sick, scarves for the Christmas at Sea program of the Seamen’s Church Institute (http://seamenschurch.org/) and other items. Contact: the Rev. Robin Beveridge beveridge@saintly.com

CTK Quilters–a group gathers twice a month on Sundays from 12-2pm to sew quilts for Baptisms and Pastoral Care.  Contact: Linda Fitzpatrick, lcfitz66@gmail.com

Toy Drive—for many years, the church has held a toy drive and distribution at Christmas for needy children in the area. Volunteers plan, organize and publicize the toy drive, as well as helping parents select toys on the day of the distribution.  Contact: Tammy Basten, hudsonvalleyrentals@gmail.com

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School—Each year, we join with other area churches to offer a week of vacation bible school. It is held in the third week of August so that we can include children of area farm workers.  The camp involves Bible stories, arts and crafts, enrichment activities like drumming, swimming or nature hikes, and we offer snack and lunch. Volunteers teach, lead arts and crafts, lead games and sports, cook, offer music etc.  Contact:  The Rev. Alison Quin,  alisonquin@hotmail.com

 

Racial Equality Committee–this group sponsors events such as films, book discussions and expert presentations on systemic racism.  The group seeks to offer opportunities to reflect and to act, to bring about positive change and racial equality.  We have also joined forces with other faith leaders, community groups and area police in an effort to effect change on a local level.  Contact:  The Rev. Alison Quin,  alisonquin@hotmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Migrant Ministry—this non-profit organization advocates for farmworkers who work in unsafe conditions and have no guaranteed time off.  They are also underpaid and often live in inadequate housing.  Church members raise funds for RMM, attend a walkathon to support a summer camp for migrant children and go to Farmworkers’ Day in Albany each year.  Contact:  The Rev. Deacon Robin Beveridge, beveridge@saintly.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Mission Trips—each summer, the parish sponsors a youth mission trip. In recent years, we have gone to Kentucky, where we have repaired homes for low-income homeowners, and to the Four Corners area in Utah, where we have held vacation bible school for Navajo children.  Contact:  Rev. Alison Quin, alison@ctkstoneridge.org


In addition, Christ the King supports the following organizations:

Episcopal Relief and Development is the development and disaster relief arm of the Episcopal Church.  Christ the King supports this organization by taking up collections to support humanitarian relief and development initiatives.  For more information on the work of Episcopal Relief and Development, go to www.er-d.org

Food for the Poor is the largest international relief agency in the United States according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy and as of our last audited financials has maintained fundraising and administrative costs of less than 5% of its expenses; more than 95% of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor.  www.foodforthepoor.org

Episcopal Charities  is the outreach arm of the Diocese of New York, providing funding and support to parish-based programs serving children and adults in need on a non-sectarian basis.  Episcopal Charities’ grants program includes grants for basic human needs, youth opportunity grants and grants for collaborative efforts in the areas of feeding, re-entry and immigrant services.    www.episcopalcharities-newyork.org

Global Women’s Fund was set up by the Diocese of New York to support education for Anglican women around the world.  The fund provides scholarships for women in countries where women lack educational opportunities, in a variety of fields:  medical, teaching, seminary and more.  The women we have supported have had a great impact on their communities, and 100% of your donation goes to scholarships.  https://www.dioceseny.org/gwf/