Outreach at CTR
Outreach at CTR
Our goal is to focus more precisely on what we are called to do—on the North Shore area, regionally, and worldwide—as a new parish, diocese and province and how it might be organized more effectively.
The Executive Outreach Team oversees a variety of programs, with major footprints in Uganda, Honduras, Bolivia, and Eastern Europe (Russia and Romania). CTR also provides financial support to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF) and Fr. Malcolm Reid is on the board.
Community care is represented by the Cape Ann Interfaith Commission that addresses hunger, housing, and related issues and food collection for the Danvers Food Pantry. An Al Anon group meets every week in the Parish Hall. There is a meals program for parishioners with new- born children, illness, etc. Rides to church and elsewhere are arranged on an “as needed” basis.
From the first year of our existence, we have considered the Alpha program as a primary method of evangelism in parish and community. Under the Alpha banner, we also offer Youth Alpha, the Marriage Course, and two Parenting Courses.
In addition, an Evangelism Committee has sponsored various events to reach out to the immediate neighborhood and is actively exploring additional ways to share the Gospel.
In accordance with ACNA guidelines, 10% of current general giving goes to the Diocese. At Christ the Redeemer, an additional 10% of current general giving goes directly to outreach.
Occasionally, members of our church community feel led to send one-time gifts to a specific missionary. While CTR is able to route checks to the proper locations, the best solution is to follow each ministry’s unique donation instructions.
To that end, a full directory of supported ministries, along with their donation addresses and information, can be viewed and downloaded here.