We've sponsored several immigrant families.
We were a leader in promoting the leadership of women in the church.
We've run a soup kitchen, feeding hundreds
and a thrift shop serving the frugal.
We've run a book store.
We've housed the homeless.
We began the first Community Supported Agriculture group in White Plains.
We sponsored the first smart gun show in Westchester to promote gun safety.
We led the Episcopal Church in buying gun shares to hold gun manufacturers accountable.
We formed a babysitting cooperative.
We do "dinner" church to gather people and make it easy for families.
We formed a softball team with people from the age of 18-80!
We've shown how Anglican rituals can be used for interfaith events!
We started a motorcycle "gang." (Well, really we just blessed them)
We taught people how to engage each other as a way of developing a stronger church.
We give scholarships to talented college singers.
We've funded support outside organizations
Westchester Diaper Bank, Pet Shelters, Rural Migrant Ministries,
Planned Parenthood, Meals on Wheels,
the Blythdale Children's Hospital,
and Feeding Westchester.
We supported the state mandating of kindergarten.
We led protests against animal cruelty in circuses.
We've had educational forums on pit bulls.
We started an after school program that taught Improv Comedy!
We brewed nearly 14 batches of excellent beer,
12 of which were pretty good, including "Resurrection Ale,"
which we served after Easter!
All of this was done especially when lay people were organized and brought their passions to church.
We retell the story of Jesus Christ and how his faith became ours.
We remind people that in the midst of brokenness, there is also hope.
And in our life we illuminate, amplify, and show what is beautiful and eternal!