In the Community

St. Columba's Outreach Ministry responds to needs in the community, nation, and world, providing a helping hand in the spirit of Jesus Christ through prayer and action by members of the congregation. It also recommends charitable expenditures to St. Columba’s Vestry. Some of the agencies we support, either financially or with the involvement of parish members as volunteers, are included below.

If you wish to become more involved with St. Columba’s outreach ministries or any of our programs, please email the Parish Office.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Provides a wide range of social services, meals and food in our community for those in need. In addition to providing financial support through our outreach ministry, St. Columba’s parishioners volunteer at the Center.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders cares for people affected by conflict, disease outbreaks, natural and human-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

Episcopal Charities

Our Bishop’s discretionary fund supports charitable agencies and programs throughout the diocese of R.I.

Episcopal Relief and Development

Provides aid and relief in this country and in developing countries.

Lucy's Hearth

Provides transitional housing for women with children. In addition to providing financial support through our Outreach Ministry, St. Columba’s parishioners and friends attend workshops in the parish hall to make Christmas wreaths and centerpieces for Lucy’s Hearth’s annual wreath sale, their major fund raiser.

Women's Resource Center

Assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. St. Columba’s Outreach Ministry provides financial support.

2022 Christmas  Giving Tree

1. The Saint Columba's Outreach Ministry continues this year its treasured Christmas tradition of supporting Lucy's Hearth and the Women's Resource Center!


2. Please share in this ministry to brighten a family’s Christmas by visiting the Parish Hall and selecting one or more Gift Card tags from the "GIVING TREE".


3.  Due date: no later than Sunday, December 11.


4. Questions? Please email the office

(click the "email for more information" button below)

Suggested Gift Card Stores:  Walmart -- Old Navy -- TJMaxx – CVS -- Dollar Tree -- Stop & Shop -- Shaw’s – ALDI – Amazon -- Walgreen’s


Both Lucy's Hearth and the Women's Resource Center are crucial local organizations that offer a safe haven to, and advocate for, children and their mothers suffering homelessness and abuse. Your generosity will provide the vital, empowering gift of choice this Christmas season to those who have been isolated and powerless.


With Christmas blessings to all and deepest gratitude!

Many thanks,


Mary-Louise Fye

Saint Columba’s Outreach Ministry