A Passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a Heart for the Lost, a Willingness to do Whatever it Takes, and a Commitment to One Another
Feed the Hungry
The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
Christians often struggle over the meaning of this definition.Is mission primarily about evangelism (helping people to enter a living relationship with Jesus Christ) or about responding to the desperate needs of the world around us (poverty, hunger, racism, issues of war and peace and economic justice)?The answer, of course, is Yes!Mission is about evangelism – and it’s about caring for the poor.Mission is about our eternal destiny – and about participating in God’s vision for a just and peaceful world.Neither is complete without the other. We have much to learn about our neighbors, and how we can respond to their needs.We’ve made a wonderful beginning, and we have a long way to go!
St. Margaret's House
St. Margaret's House is a day shelter for women and children on the campus of the Cathedral of St. James. It improves the lives of women and children by providing individual attention to their immediate needs, breaking the bonds of isolation and helping them acquire skills to better their lives. Through a philosophy of shared ownership in St. Margaret's House, guests become empowered by participating in planning and decision making.
Health Clinic in Angola
Holy Family, Angola built an addition onto its structure to house a health clinic that provides basic medical services to the underinsured and uninsured.
School Supply Give-away
Trinity, Logansport gives away school supplies to over 1000 students annually in their community.
St. Augustine's Gary gives away school supplies to hundreds of students each year at their annual event. It takes on the atmosphere of a celebration with carnival rides, food, and free haircuts.
St. Timothy's, Griffith, a parish in the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership, maintains a community garden for its neighborhood.
The youth of St. Andrew's, Valparaiso make annual trips to points around the country, offering their labor in various remodeling projects.
Delicias del Norte
Through its companion relationship with the Diocese of Honduras, our diocese has assisted a parish in Delicias del Norte. The projects have included a well, cooking stoves, and building a sewing cooperative.
Mentor the Young
The Diocese of Northern Indiana offers three summer camps: one for children in grades 3 through 9, one for senior high students, and an ecumenical camp for children with incarcerated parents. Registration open for diocesan summer camp for children in grades 3 through 9. episcopalcamp.wordpress.com
Bishop Little cites our summer camp program as the diocese's "most important investment" in the work we are to do—"to pass on the Christian faith to the next generation of believers."
Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us in thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the knowledge and love of thee, for the honor of thy Name. Amen.