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The Outreach Committee


The Outreach Committee promotes opportunities for Christ Church and St. Barnabas Chapel parishioners to continue the work of Christ through actively serving the world in God's name.  The Committee oversees the awarding of time, treasure, and talent to the greater community.  Christ Church supports causes that are local, national, and international.





The Outreach Committee Goals


  • Identify volunteer opportunities and provide financial support to local organizations especially in the areas of families and individuals affected by poverty and people confronting crisis and need.

  • Learn about, discuss, and participate in events related to current local and global issues of suffering, poverty and social justice.

  • Provide relevant information on these issues to the congregation.


Recent Outreach Projects


  • Purchasing, packing and delivering "backpack blessings" weekend food for preschool children

  • Donation to the church discretionary fund

  • Donation to ERD - Episcopal Relief and Development

  • Donation to Greenbrier Episcopal School

  • Donation to Open Heart Ministries

  • Filling Easter food baskets for the Salvation Army

  • Enabled a homeless mother and children to move into an apartment.  This involved cleaning, painting, furnishing, and rent assistance for the apartment.

  • Preparation of food and assisting with packing of the community Christmas meals

  • Christmas for a family in the parish

  • Provided gifts for the Sheltered Workshop Christmas stockings

  • Food gift cards for families in the community at Thanksgiving

  • Easter baskets filled with toys and treats for Connecting Link

  • Ongoing food donations to Shepherds Corner in the basket at St. Barnabas Chapel

  • Diapers for the Clarksburg Mission and Shepherds Corner

  • Provide meeting space and serve meals if requested for committees of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia​

  • Provide meeting space for Al-Anon & Alateen.  For information contact:

  • Provide meeting space for AA groups.  For information contact:  

  • Provide meeting space for Girl Scouts

  • Provide meeting space for other non-profit organizations in the community







Backpack Blessings

Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, we can fill 75 backpacks each week for two headstart programs, one in Clarksburg and one in Shinnston.

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Volunteer shoppers purchase the food each week with donated money and it is stored on shelves at Christ Church.

On Sunday mornings after the service, anyone wanting to participate is welcome to help fill the food bags.

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Then midweek volunteers take the bags to the designated sites so those children will have food to eat on the weekend.

Christ Church gives each backpack family a grocery store gift card to help with their Christmas dinners.

The Mustard Seed

 Special Olympics Summer Games

       Over 30 athletes from Special Olympics Harrison County participated in the 2018 Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games in Charleston June 1-3.  Thanks in part to support from Christ Church/St. Barnabas, Harrison County sent a delegation of over 50 athletes and coaches in track, softball, and corn hole.

Hospitality to the 10 K Racers

     On the day of the Clarksburg

Cecil Jarvis 10 K Race, Christ Church welcomed racers to use the church restrooms.  The race begins directly in front of the church.

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