We Engage in Many Missions, both Internally and Externally Including

SOUL's (Serving Others in Unity and Love) is an ecumenical outreach ministry involving more than 14 churches that take turns preparing and serving a meal to hungry individuals every evening.  Christ Episcopal Church hosts this ministry in the Parish Hall next to our St. Philip's Chapel. The youth and other parish groups of Christ Church serve meals regularly. 

Our snack bag ministry provides a free meal to anyone who stops by the church in need of food. The snack bags are prepared by our Outreach Committee and are distributed by the office volunteers.

The Crochet Ministry meets weekly at Muddy Waters Coffee House to crochet various items for the homeless and needy. Items include: blankets, sleeping mats, hats, and gloves.    

The annual Walk for Hunger is sponsored by the Food Bank of the Albemarle and held each October. A team of CEC volunteers of all ages walks to show support, raise awareness and generate donations. Weekly collections of non-perishable foods are gathered in the "food wagon" parked in the narthex of the church and are delivered to the food bank as well. 

CEC's packaging event to support Stop Hunger Now takes place annually.  Volunteers work together to prepare bags of rice, dehydrated vegetables and protein that are sealed and stored until shipped to countries suffering from hunger and natural disasters. (link to Stop Hunger Now)

Each year the CEC outreach volunteers prepare Easter baskets for the residents of Benjamin House.

Christ Church also participates in an annual mission trip. This trip alternates between international and domestic locations. The 2022 Mission Trip was to Quito, Ecuador. 

Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime.  For more information, go to http://www.stophungernow.org.

Benjamin House

Benjamin House is an assisted-living residence for the mentally challenged, offering residents viable lifestyle options while strengthening their ties with family, church and community.  For more information, go to http://www.benjaminhouse.org.

Food Bank of the Albemarle

The Food Bank of the Albemarle is a member of Feeding America with the mission to fight hunger and poverty in our 15-county service area in northeast North Carolina. For more information, go to http://www.afoodbank.org.

Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders

For 20 years Christ Church has supported Cameron and Roberto Vivanco as our missionaries in Ecuador. Robert is from Quito, Ecuador and Cameron is from Durham, NC. Their sending church is St. Matthew’s Spartanburg, SC. They are serving in Quito, Ecuador. Cameron serves as the Director of Education Equals Hope. She also teaches youth ministry and short-term mission classes with a youth ministry training and resourcing branch of Youth World.  Roberto serves as the Worship leader at an English speaking church, as well as a music ministry/ band called Gedeon. He also runs a Christian recording studio as well as studying at a Protestant Seminary full time.  For more information, go to: http://samsusa.org.


Education Equals Hope                                                                                             

Education Equals Hope exists to provide HOPE through education to those who are living in desperate and difficult situations. We believe that holistic education is a fundamental part of the equation that empowers children and communities around the globe to break the cycle of poverty and impact the next generation. As of 2022, we help over 1,300 students attend school on a daily basis in 5 countries: Costa Rica, Haiti, Ecuador, Kenya and Rwanda. For more information, please visit http://educationequalshope.org.


The purpose of the SPCA is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals and the extension of humane education. For more information, go to http://spcaofnenc.org.

Albemarle Hopeline

Albemarle Hopeline as a private, non-profit organization provides comprehensive direct and preventive services to victims of family violence, sexual assault, and teen dating violence in the counties of Pasquotank, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Perquimans, and Gates. For more information, go to http://www.albemarlehopeline.org.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the worldwide Anglican Church, ecumenical agencies and local organizations to save lives and transform communities.  Their four program areas include:

  • Alleviating hunger and improving food supply
  • Creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities
  • Promoting health and fighting disease
  • Responding to disasters and rebuilding communities

For more information, go to https://www.episcopalrelief.org.

The Greater Albemarle Red Cross

The Greater Albemarle Red Cross has served our community since 1918. As part of the Eastern North Carolina Region, we provide lifesaving services in Pasquotank, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, and Perquimans Counties.  For more information, go to http://www.redcross.org/nc/elizabeth-city.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, is more than just the bell-ringers that you see at Christmas, more than the family stores that you see around town. The Salvation Army has been active in North and South Carolina since 1887. They offer a variety of services ranging from daily character building programs, to providing shelter for families in need of transitional housing, to providing safe and affordable housing to seniors and giving energy assistance. For more information, go to https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org.