Missions Ministry

The mission statement and purpose of the Missions Ministry are inspired by the words of Jesus:

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25: 35-36)

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 18-20)

Objectives:

  • Support efforts of the Parish in the PORT homeless shelter project
  • Identify, select and participate in a day of caring type of project such as Habitat for Humanity
  • Identify and participate in a social service type of project such as a fund raising, food or clothing drive
  • Make recommendations to the Parish Council for the parish’s budgeted charitable contributions
  • Host a speaker program to promote awareness of missions in the Paris
  • Encourage the youth of our Parish to learn and participate in missions projects


Planned Charitable Giving:

Saint Basil’s Academy
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Hellenic College / Holy Cross Theological School

Saint Photios National Shrine

PORT

International Orthodox Christian Charities

Daily Press Christmas Fund

Youth Challenge

Southeast Correctional Ministry

Salvation Army
American Red Cross

Food Bank
LINK of Hampton Roads