Outreach: Domestic and Foreign

Anglicans for Life

Anglicans For Life’s mission is to celebrate, honor, and protect life from conception to natural death because we believe that it is a sacred gift given to us by God. Our local chapter does this through education and supporting our local pregnancy center.
Rebecca Tutt

Bag Lunches

One of our most popular ministries is the making of hundreds of bag lunches every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the Parish Life Kitchen. These are prayed over and sent to Emmanuel Methodist for distribution.
Nelson Harrell
Glen Ayres

Bicycles (Christmas season)

Donated bicycles are collected from the community and refurbished and then given to underprivileged children at Christmas time. This is currently sponsored by the Evening Optimist Club, but you are invited to participate with our church family in this ministry.
Tom Lawrence


Compassion International is a Christian Child development and child advocacy ministry dedicated to helping over 1.7 million children in need worldwide. Compassion’s programs help release children from poverty in Jesus’ name and enable them to become responsible, fulfilled adults. Compassion works in 26 countries.
Rebecca Tutt

Cursillo in Christianity

Make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ. This short course in Christianity is designed to build up leaders within the church. Attendees travel to Camp St. Christopher (Seabrook Island, SC), joining with other Anglicans for singing, worship, listening and discussion.
Stephen Arscott

Feed my Lambs

Working with schools to provide food for children in need who might not otherwise
have food for the weekend. Both helping hands and financial assistance are needed.
Kim Kaiser

Grandparents at Prayer (G@P)

G@P’s desire is to promote effectual Christian grandparenting that is intentional about strengthening the family as designed by God and leading our children and grandchildren to authentic, whole-hearted faith in Christ. G@P meets at 4:00-5:00 every 2nd Sunday of each month in the Sanctuary.
Betsy Acken

Jail Ministry

This ecumenical mission is composed of men and women who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are incarcerated. They meet every Wednesday 6:30-8:00 PM at the Sumter Lee County Jail.
Squeaky Alessandro


An ecumenical prison ministry that shares the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men and women to become loving and productive members of their communities. Volunteers are needed for baking cookies, cooking meals, transportation, housing prayer and monetary offerings of support.
Arthur Wilder


A Ropeholder is one who holds the ropes of support as others venture out to do the Lord’s work. At Holy Comforter, you can become a Ropeholder by providing a monthly pledge which is divided among our missionaries in the field to help support their Kingdom work.
Fr. Joe Rhodes

Sharing of Ministry Abroad (SOMA)

This ministry helps to equip local leadership in the power of the Holy Spirit around the world. Lay people and clergy are invited to participate. If you are interested in supporting SOMA or being a part of a mission
Fr. Marcus

Shoe Fund

Sumter children cannot attend school without shoes. Some children are attending school in shoes that are too large, too small or composed of duct tape and cardboard. Our area school nurses call Holy Comforter to notify us, this ministry then arranges for the child/children to visit a local store and be fitted for a pair of quality shoes.
Cathy Mulloy

Thanksgiving Turkey

Every November Geraldine Singleton cooks turkeys in Holy Comforter’s kitchen. On the Sunday before Thanksgiving Ms. Geraldine and a team of volunteers assemble in a local community center to feed anyone that walks through the door.
Rebecca Tutt

Trunk n’ Treat

Trunk or Treat is a new outreach program on Halloween. It is a safe, fun place for families in surrounding neighborhoods to bring their children. Costumed parishioners decorated their cars and handed out candy or small toys, while clergy gave blessings.
Tori Griffin, Children’s Minister

Where I’m Needed – Go Serve (Win-gs)

We are interested in helping you become actively involved in missions. Individually or your family, within the city of Sumter, the state of SC, the USA, or a foreign country. The mission field is TODAY-right where you are and we’re always on a mission!
Fr. Joe & Tina Rhodes