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 contact Mary-Louise Fye.

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 for the breakfast meal program and other community services.

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 (the first Thursday and Friday of December) to make Christmas wreaths and centerpieces for Lucy’s Hearth’s annual wreath sale, their major fund raiser. St. Columba’s annual “Giving Tree” event at Christmas provides gifts and clothing for children through the Adopt-A-Family program at Lucy’s Hearth.

Plan International

Sponsors needy children around the world. St. Columba’s outreach ministry sponsors two children: Zeynabou, a 12-year-old in Niger, and Jeff in the USA.

Women's Resource Center

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

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.