Nativity’s Outreach program serves to identify needs in the Greenwood area, the Diocese of Mississippi and beyond and find ways for the congregation’s generous members to be involved in meeting those needs. From providing emergency assistance to those in crisis to mentoring at-risk children and feeding the students at Delta Streets Academy, the variety of Outreach opportunities is diverse and open to any who would like to be involved. That might mean handing out water at the famous “Mile One” water station during the Viking Half-Marathon, collecting coats for Afghani children or sending Christmas gift cards to the less fortunate throughout the community. In addition, Outreach coordinates the church’s contributions to such local ministries such as the Community Kitchen, the Food Pantry, and the Greenwood Cemetery Association.  Whether your interest is hands-on involvement or behind-the-scenes financial support, there’s a place for your commitment to Nativity’s Outreach.

Nativity’s Dueling Donation Drive 

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is on the fundraising trail throughout the month of September. Two great organizations need our help to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and to help those with medical needs in Honduras. 

We are making it easy for Nativity members to get involved in BOTH missions! Throughout the month of September, the church will be matching donations to each organization, dollar for dollar up to $1,500 to EACH mission. All you have to do is click the mission’s Paypal link to make your donation.

Help for Harvey Victims:

The Episcopal Relief and Development provides emergency financial assistance to dioceses to supplement these resources, enabling churches to connect with and offer assistance to their most vulnerable neighbors. Emergency funds are distributed through the local bishop’s office, often with the help of a Diocesan Disaster Coordinator, who communicates with Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program team. Learn who your Diocesan Disaster Coordinator is. The ERD partners with Episcopal dioceses for the long term, even after the news crews and National Guard has left, as they work with underserved and marginalized populations in their communities, enabling them to make a full and sustained recovery.

Donate through PayPal to help Victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Help for Honduras:

The Mississippi Honduras Medical Mission originated in 1982 and since its inception has worked within the Omoa and San Joaquin region of Honduras. Parishes within the Dioceses of Mississippi serve as the mission sponsor for two years. Each year the team physician’s see approximately 2,900 to 3,500 patients in the five-day clinic. Everyone who comes to the medical clinic is given free medicine and most are treated for intestinal parasites. The dentists pull about 750 to 1,000 teeth. The vets see hundreds of horses, cows, pigs, dogs and cats. In addition to medical treatment, the mission has worked to construct numerous structure such as a clinic, dormitory, kitchen, dining hall, kindergarten, social center, and repairs and additions to the church. This year, All Saints Tupelo is sponsoring the mission and need our help in collecting : ibuprofen 200mg tablets, acetaminophen 325mg tablets, diphenhydramine 25mg capsules (Benadryl), topical antifungal cream, topical antibiotic cream/ointment, hydrocortisone cream, dry eye drops, antacid (Tums), bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol), guaifenesin/dextromethorphan (Q- Tussin DM) or guaifenesin (Q-Tussin), children’s Tylenol (acetaminophen suspension), children’s Benadryl (diphenhydramine suspension), diaper rash cream/ointment.

Donate through PayPal to support the Honduras Medical Mission.

 Once the monetary drive is over, the Nativity Young Adults will be purchasing the medical supplies for Honduras. In addition, there will be boxes throughout the church where you can purchase and drop the medical supplies. Let’s help those in affected by Harvey and those in need in Honduras through this Dueling Donation drive!