Mission and OutreachMission and Outreach
Mission Board: Members discuss and decide upon worthy ministries to which to donate funds and organize mission-related activities for the parish.
AIDS Walk – An easy two-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for R.A.I.N.; held the first Saturday in May.
CROP Walk – A simple walk to support hunger ministries throughout the world; held in mid October.
Room in the Inn – providing shelter and meals to those who are homeless in Charlotte, from December through March on Tuesday evenings; ministries include transportation, meal preparation, and inn-keeping
Uptown Men’s Shelter Meal – preparing dinner for the residents of the Uptown Men’s Shelter on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Uptown Men’s Shelter Christmass Bags – An opportunity to provide bags of clothing, toiletries, and other items for the men at the Uptown Men’s Shelter during the holidays.
Samaritan House – A non-profit home that provides room and board for homeless people recovering from a surgery or other medical conditions; opportunities to provide meals for the residents too.
Loaves & Fishes – a ministry that collects food products from organizations, and makes the food available to the hungry in our community;
Peanut Butter Sunday – Ingathering of peanut butter and other canned goods for Loaves and Fishes the second Sunday of each month
ESL at CHC – English as a Second Language at Church of the Holy Comforter – tutoring new residents whose English language is limited; held at Church of the Holy Comforter.
Mission Trip - Parishoners have gone to Whitehorse, South Dakota to work with and provide Vactation Bible School for familes and residents on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Thompson Child & Family Focus – now a facility for the care and treatment of children and families with life challenges; volunteers work with staff to help children have positive life encounters.
H.E.L.P. – Helping Empower Local People: Local grassroots community organizing group that advocates for the equitable sharing of power for the benefit of all the residents of Charlotte and MecklenburgCounty.
Augustine Project – tutoring children to improve reading skills; requires training; multi-parish involvement
Carolina Connection – A cooperative relationship between St. Martin’s, St. Peter’s, Holy Comforter, and St. Patrick’s Churches in mission work and fellowship.
Chapel of Christ the King: An urban mission of the diocese of North Carolina -
Summer Camp meals: An opportunity to provide nutritional breakfasts and lunches for the young people that attend summer camps at the Chapel.
Vestry: Members of St. Martin’s and other Charlotte Episcopal churches minister to the needs of the Chapel by helping to provide leadership and oversight.
Chaplaincy at UNC-Charlotte: Opportunities for ministry with college students through United Christian Fellowship – a joint mission of Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches.
Swann Fellowship – a group of citizens and parishioners concerned with the re-segregation of schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg with the ending of busing.
Urban Ministry Center – focuses on needs of homeless in our community; for example, Homeless Helping the Homeless and Room-In-The-Inn.
Shepherd Center – many volunteer opportunities in Charlotte area senior learning and support center.
R.A.I.N. – Regional AIDS Interfaith Network: Provides opportunities to care for and support people living with HIV/AIDS, through the ministry of “Care Teams”
St. Martin’s Episcopal Preschool – see this under Christian Formation - Children
Scouting: Cub Scouts – Den 405 & Boy Scouts – Troop 405 – ministry opportunities in leadership with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. First Scout Troop in Charlotte was at St. Martin’s.
Companion Diocese: Costa Rica – ministry and mission exchanges with the Episcopal Diocese of Costa Rica since the late 1990s.
Companion Diocese: Botswana – a new ministry and mission with the Anglican Diocese of Botswana since 2007 based on a shared understanding of the Gospel and shared communion in Anglicanism.