OUr Community and the world
Church of the Angels parishioners are actively engaged with a variety of external service organizations, especially the adjacent Hillsides Home for Children, and are also involved in various diocesan and community activities.
Adopting a school: Suubi School, Uganda
Church of the Angels assists the Suubi School in Bukeka, Uganda – a Christian school whose founders are committed to educating the poorest students in the village. Through sales of jewelry and baskets hand-made by the women of Bukeka, our parish raises funds for the purchase of books and educational materials for the school.
During the 2017-2018 year, Church of the Angels will build a school library at Suubi to eventually serve students, teachers, and adults throughout that district. In 2018, a team of parishioners will visit Uganda to set up the library and in fellowship with Suubi’s students and teachers.
This year, the parish’s Outreach Committee is organizing a ministry to homeless people. Called “Blessing Bags,” the parish is collecting and assembling bags containing small items useful to people without homes. The bags will include a card that offers 24-hour phone numbers for those in need. Parishioners will take the bags and distribute them when opportunities arise in daily life.
Church of the Angels will work with a nearby coin laundry to fund people’s clothes-washing for the day. Laundry Love is a program at work in several Southern California Episcopal churches, and our parish will pilot its own program during the 2017-2018 year.