Outside the Parish

Ministry Outside the Parish

Although we support such traditional Outreach ministries such as serving in soup kitchens, our primary focus is to partner with the community where we can have a more intentional presence and make a real world change in people's lives.

Christ Church Soup Kitchen

We join with Christ Episcopal Church as needed to serve in their Soup Kitchen at 1904 Greene Street, Augusta, GA. Contact: Dr. Cynthia Taylor at pastor@holycomforterchurch.org.

Columbia County Cares

Food Items for CCC

When shopping, pick up one extra item for a person in need. Columbia County Cares needs any non-perishable food items. Examples include rice, sugar, pasta, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and feminine products. Items are collected every Sunday in the little red wagon by the front door. All items collected go to local families in need. Contact: Vivian Vaiden, Administrator at vivian@holycomforterchurch.org.

Kairos

This is an ecumenical ministry whose mission is to bring spiritual renewal to the prisons. For several years Holy Comforter has supported Kairos at Leath Correctional Institute for Women in Greenwood, S.C. There are opportunities to work both within Leath as well as assist the ministry "outside the walls", as they say in Kairos. Contact: Linda Bargeron at lhbargeron@gmail.com.

Mentoring at Lakeside Middle School

We have been in partnership with Lakeside Middle School (LMS) for several years now and currently serve over 5% of the student population with more children on a waiting list, hoping to be mentored. Since partner with LMS, test scores have shown an improvement. LMS is in need of tutors and/or mentors who can be there consistently for the children at least once a week. Math tutors are especially needed. Contact: Jeanette James at jeanette.james@ccboe.net or j.james2007@comcast.com

Community Garden

Garden

We provide more than half a dozen garden plots for use by anyone in the greater Augusta community. We provide the plot of land and water - you provide the rest. To reserve a garden plot contact Church Administrator Vivian Vaiden at vivian@holycomforterchurch.org.

Scouting

Holy Comforter is home to at least five scout troops. Boy Scout Troop 10 was chartered here and in four short years has produced 8 Eagles Scouts. We also host Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies. To get in touch with one of these programs, contact Church Administrator Vivian Vaiden at vivian@holycomforterchurch.org.