Christ Church |
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
San Antonio, Texas | Patrick Gahan, Rector

Community Outreach

Current Outreach Opportunities:

Good Sam at Camp Capers

Volunteers are needed to help campers from Good Samaritan Center settle into their cabins on the first day of their Camp Capers session. Volunteers would to arrive at camp by 3:30 p.m. and stay until around 5 p.m. (Or if a background check is completed, volunteers can ride up in the van with campers). Help is needed on the following days: June 8, June 15(9-10 year olds), June 22, June 29, June 14 (Good Sam Camp - starts on Monday!), July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10 (9-10 year olds). If you have questions please contact Kathleen Judson at (210-424-2066)  or Jane Monroe at (495-2132).   

Preparing for Emergencies

As tornadoes spin across the country and hurricane season approaches, the Diocese of West Texas would like their congregations to be prepared for emergencies. Last year, Christ Church and the diocese sent emergency kits to help the people of Oklahoma. We now need to replenish our supplies. Please collect the following supplies to make kits:
1 sandwich size zip-lock bags
􀂾 6 band aids
􀂾 Small pkg cotton q-tips
􀂾 Disposable razor
􀂾 3 individual hand wipes
􀂾 1 small liquid hand sanitizer
􀂾 Dental floss
􀂾 1 nail clipper / file
􀂾 3 safety pins
􀂾 1 ink pen
􀂾 2 small sanitary napkins
1 sandwich size zip-lock bag with laundry
1 2.5 gallon zip-lock storage bag
􀂾 1 wash cloth
􀂾 1 hand towel
􀂾 1 new bar bath soap
􀂾 1 comb
􀂾 1 toothbrush
􀂾 1 tube toothpaste
􀂾 Shampoo
􀂾 Small pkg facial tissue
􀂾 1 roll toilet tissue
􀂾 Hand cream
􀂾 1 small deodorant
Supplies can be brought to the church office during the week or to the parish hall on Sundays. If you would like to assemble kits please contact Jane Monroe (495-2132 or

St. Jude's Ranch for Children

Some children don’t have the advantage of growing up with their family.  At St. Jude’s ranch, 20 min. north of FM 1604, about 40 children reside in three girl’s homes and two boy’s homes. 
Volunteers are always welcome to bring God’s love to these children, ages 7-17.  One fun activity is to bring lunch or dinner on the weekend and fix it together in the home unit with the children; they have full kitchens in their cottages.  Another shared activity could be doing crafts, baking, art, music or showing your skill or hobby to the kids.   A home can also come to San Antonio in a van with their house parent, to attend a function you arrange.  Some fun ideas are a picnic, bowling, miniature golf, a museum or the rodeo. 
A small ministry team goes out to St. Jude's to do a Sunday Service from 6-7pm on the third Sunday of every month.  We sing, have a game-type activity and a teaching.  Please come help us!
Please call or email Greg Sethness at 822-4160 or if God is calling you to help the kids at St. Judes!     You can see more about St. Jude’s at their web site:   There is another campus in New Braunfels, Texas and three more are in Nevada.

Snack Pak 4 Kids - Feeding Hungry Kids on the Weekend    

The Snack Pak Program can always use more peanut butter!  If you would like to donate peanut butter (18 oz. jars), please leave contributions in the parish hall marked “Snack Pak 4 Kids”.  If you would like to volunteer to help pack the bags, please contact Karen Von Der Bruegge at  Click here to read more about the Snack Pak 4 Kids program.