Outreach at St. George's

Mission Statement

St. George's parishioners are engaged with the world and find many ways in their daily lives to reach out to those in need. The Outreach Committee is made up of parishioners who look for ways for the parish as a whole to work on issues and projects that reflect our parish's commitment to help others in our communities and the world beyond. To accomplish those goals, the Outreach Committee:

  • Identifies volunteer opportunities and provides financial grants to local organizations especially in the areas of families affected by poverty and people confronting crisis and need.
  • Learns about, discusses and participates in events related to current local and global issues of suffering, poverty and social justice.
  • Provides relevant information on these issues to the congregation.

Outreach Grant Program

Each year, 5% of St. George's pledge income is allocated to Outreach grants to social service and other organizations in the local community, the Episcopal Church and beyond. We identify opportunities for parish-wide participation in organizations and projects that reflect our goals of helping families affected by poverty and people confronting crisis and need. We work with organizations in our local communities that need volunteers as well as financial assistance. Our grants generally range in size from $500 to $2,500. We also prefer to support direct service projects to increase the potential impact of our grants.

Please download the PDF Grant Request form (under "Forms & Resources" at right), complete it and return the completed form via mail or fax to: St. George's Church, ATTN: Outreach Grant Request. Address: 550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040; fax number: 973-762-9213.

Note: Grant decisions will be made in March, June, September and December. Please submit an application by the last date of the preceding month to ensure that your application will be promptly considered.

Upcoming Events

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Convent Work Day
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Sign Up Here Did you know that are Episcopal convents and monasteries and that St. George's shares a special relationship with two local communites?  Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY (on the Hudson River) and Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham, NJ share close ties our parish families in many ways.  St. George's has held numerous retreats at both locations and our Rector, Bernie Poppe, is the Chaplain for the sisters in Mendham.  Read more