Christ Episcopal Church

in Kent, Ohio

Outreach Ministries

United Thank Offering

Give to the United Thank Offering with a designated gift in our offering plate or HERE

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief & Development works in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. We also work around the world and here in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters. Find out more and donate HERE.

Feeding the Hungry

Jesus put a lot of emphasis on feeding hungry people and so do we.

Our volunteers:

  • -Collect food (and, while we are at it, cleaning supplies, personal care products, blankets, school supplies and Christmas toys) for the Lord’s Pantry at Kent Social Services
  • -Partner with Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Water Street to provide hot meals at their Saturday Lord's Lunch program

Providing Clothing & Household Goods

The Phyllis Zumkher County Clothing Center was named in honor of our late member, Phyllis Zumkher, and is run by our ministry partner Family and Community Services, Inc. The Center distributes gently used clothing and household goods at no charge to anyone in need in Portage County.

The first and third Tuesday of each month, our volunteers:

  • -Collect, sort and display donated items
  • -Assist clients with finding what they need
  • -Staff special events, like assisting kids with picking out outfits from the Halloween costume room in October

Helping the Homeless

Throughout the year we collect and donate money to The Miller Community House, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to men, women and children experiencing a housing crisis. We take up several collections throughout the year for items that are donated to the Miller House, Kent Social Services, and the County Clothing Center.

Supporting the Mentally Ill

Each Holiday season we organize an outreach collection for group home residents at Coleman Professional Services to provide them with essential items they need such as clothing, watches, socks, blankets, shoes, slippers, etc. and other items that they request.