Outreach is the heart and soul of Christ Church and we as a community seem happiest

when we are working together to help those in need

  • The Calico Cat Thrift Shop sells used clothing and household goods with all proceeds donated to those in need in Middletown and surrounding areas. The Calico Cat Pantry provides household goods, personal care items, paper products, cleaning supplies and food to those in need, free of charge. Christ Church members collect different items of need throughout the year for donation to the Thrift Store and Pantry.  

  • Teams of volunteers provide and serve meals at St. Mark's Center for Community Renewal in neighboring Keansburg. This center provides over 3,500 meals monthly.  Additionally the pantry serves approximately 4,000 individuals each year.  Over 350 families utilize one or more services provided by this Community Center

  • holiday ingatherings/food drives

    We provide, from generous parishioner donations, over 50 FULL Thanksgiving turkey dinners. Christ Church volunteers and donors sort and transport the full dinners to those at St. Mark's Center for Community Renewal. At Christmas time, we collect new toys, stuffed animals and winter clothing for those in need. At various times during the year, Christ Church conducts food and personal care product drives.

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Christ Church Knitters/Crocheters have created and continue to create beautiful prayer shawls and lap blankets that are given out to those in need of comfort, healing and support. These lovingly and prayerfully crafted pieces are incredibly soft and yet machine washable. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the first and third Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.. in the church Library. If you are unable to meet in person, you can work on your project at home and arrangements can be made for pick-up or drop-off of the finalized piece. Beginners are welcome! Even if you have never knitted or crocheted before, if you would like to learn, there are some very easy patterns to get you started. Also, our group is always willing to provide support if you have question or need assistance. Please reach out to Judy Kelso (jkelso680@gmail.com) if you would like to join this ministry or know someone who would enjoy a prayer shawl.


  • Christ Church's youth group, along with other parishioners annually participate in Red Bank's CROP Walk to bring awareness to the issues of poverty and hunger, and helps raise money and food to bring to those who need it most. Each year since 2000, the CROP Walk raises over $100,000 towards hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. 

  • Our volunteers provide lunches and snacks for ASLAN Youth Ministries Day Camp, an organization specific for at risk youth. Monetary donations from our parish are also collected and given to this organization to assist with operational costs. 

  • Outreach Coffee Sales

    The Outreach Committee organizes quarterly coffee sales to the benefit of those in need. The coffee is custom ground and fresh-roasted by our favorite local company, Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters. Order forms will be available for several weeks for your pre-paid orders. Check the weekly announcements for the date of our next Outreach Coffee Sale.  

  • Disaster relief through er-d

    We generously donate to the Episcopal Relief & Development Fund, which assists to rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions to combat poverty, hunger and disease. Their programs help impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world. 

  • RIse against Hunger

    Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.