St. Francis House
Since 1970 The St. Francis House, a ministry of The Diocese of Arkansas, has been serving on behalf of people in need in our community. St. Francis House provides groceries, clothing, and other social services, a veterans re-entry program, and a health clinic. St. Francis House is an essential partner to Christ Church as we seek to serve the people in our downtown neighborhood. For more information go to www.stfrancisministries.com.
Once a month, a team of Christ Church volunteers serve lunch at Stewpot, an ecumenical meal minstry located at 1st Presbyterian Church, our neighbor two blocks to the south. For more information, or to join the Christ Church Stewpot team, contact The Rev. Joyce Hardy.
Disaster Response Team
Natural disasters have been all to common in Arkansas over the past few years. In response, parishioner Ginger Bailey has organized a disaster response team. Team members work with VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) groups across the state ministering in everything from the logistics of transportation to cleaning up brush and downed trees in the wake of a tornado. For more information contact Ginger Bailey.
Children’s Activity Fund
Some families simply don’t have the resources to enroll their children in sports leagues, dance or swimming lessons, and other basic extracurricular activities that can be so important in a child’s life. The Children’s Activity Fund helps address these needs by paying activity fees for qualifying children. In the summer of 2011, the CAF even hosted its first sewing class for participating families. To find out how you can be involved and what else the CAF is up to contact Ardelle Walters.
Arkansas Sustainability Network
The Arkansas Sustainability Network office is located at Christ Church. Each week you may order locally grown produce online from ASN’s Local Food Club and pick it up at Christ Church on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Join the Local Food Club by going to littlerock.locallygrown.net, and then send an email to email@example.com telling them that you’ve signed up. Check out all of ASN’s programs at www.arnetwork.org. If you have any questions, contact The Rev. Scott Walters.
Christ Church serves as the meeting place for Little Rock’s downtown Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 noon. Meetings are held in the undercroft beneath the Witsell Chapel. Entry is either through the red street-level door beneath the chapel at 205 E. Capitol Avenue or park on our 6th street parking lot and ask someone in the church office for directions to the AA room.
Harmony Health Clinic
Harmony Health Clinic provides free medical and dental care to people in need of these services. Our deacon, Joyce Hardy, was involved in the planning process to make Harmony Health a reality, and our Daughters of the King group provides supper to Harmony volunteers once a month. For more information about Harmony Clinic, contact The Rev. Joyce Hardy, or go to www.harmonyclinicar.org.
Christ Church Green Team
We are a group of parishioners and staff members dedicated to finding ways for Christ Church to be “greener” and to be a place of learning about environmental concerns and ecological stewardship. New members are welcome. For more information contact The Rev. Kate Alexander.