Faith at Work, FAW, is the Outreach Ministry of St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Historically, the Vestry of St. Christopher’s has designated in its budget ten percent of all pledge and plate income received to the Faith at Work Outreach Program. Over the years, this Program has enabled St. Christopher’s to offer assistance to homeless shelters, orphanages, disaster survivors, overseas missionaries, seminarians, and health clinics to name a few. Faith at Work is funded by ten percent of the Church’s pledge and plate income received.
Faith at Work grants are administered by the Faith at Work Commission. The Commission is comprised of the Rector, the Chair, the Secretary and Committee Members.
Special consideration may be given to local programs in which a significant number of parishioners volunteer,
and/or a number of the Committee members are involved.
Consideration may be given to international and national programs.
Priority, however, may be given in recognition of the need to support smaller programs that do not have the resources of large national and/or international charities.
FAW funds may also be distributed to families or individuals in times of crises.
First Fridays Feeding the Homeless
On the first Friday of every month, a number of committed people of St. Christopher’s Church provide both cooking and serving dinner for nearly 400 homeless at theAlvah and Betty Chapman Homeless Assistance Center located at 1550 North Miami Avenue in downtown Miami. Faith at Work funds pay for the food.The Islander News
New Life Family Center
In support of the Homeless
Catholic Charities New Life Family Center (NLFC) was created in 1989 to provide transitional housing for homeless families in a setting where they can stay together. The NLFC provides comprehensive counseling and case management in addition to housing and food. There are 15 residential units. Approximately 50 families complete the program each year and 70% move on to attain self sufficiency. The Center is located at 3620 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127.
In Support of the Youth
Our Little Roses Orphanage, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
An annual grant is provided for the support an orphange founded by Diana Frade
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