The people of St. Chrysostom's are a caring and responsive community engaging the city of Chicago, the nation and the world.Accor
According to The Book of Common Prayer, "The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace and love." (p 855)
In hopes of living into the mission of the Episcopal Church, we participate in a wide variety of service ministries in our neighborhood, throughout our city and around the world.
We engage our neighborhood by feeding those who are hungry, working through addiction and may just be struggling to make ends meet.
Neighbors in Need
Twelve Step Programs
We engage our city by financially supporting and volunteering at several of the Episcopal Charities and Community Services agencies and other places concerned about Chicago that are actively changing lives throughout Chicago.
St. Chrysostom’s Church has had an association of long standing with Deborah’s Place,an organization which began in 1985 as Chicago’s first year-round overnight emergency shelter for women. LEARN MORE and VOLUNTEER to serve the women of Deborah's Place.
The Employment Council
The Employment Council continues its twenty plus year program of outreach led by Employment Council Co-Founder and long time Saint Chrysostom’s member,Michel Cade.The St. Chrysostom’s Employment Council is a weekly forum designed to provide the Chicago Job Search / Career Transition community with presentations and networking meetings on Job Search Best Practices led by experts in the field. In 2015,the Employment Council provided forty plus Presentations / Networking Sessions onMonday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Harding Room. READ what is COMING UP in THE EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL.
Justice in the City
Revive's Christmas Baskets
St. Chrysostom's has participated in the ReVive (formerly Cathedral Shelter) Christmas Basket Program for many years. This program helps a range of people including singles, homeless, families and seniors. SEE how this ministry celebrates the SPIRIT OF THE SEASON of Christmas.
We respond to the suffering in our world by providing welcome and hospitality to a refugee family through our partnership withrefugeeONE. We engage our world by serving along side our sisters and brothers in Christ in Haiti, Mexico and the Republic of South Sudan.
Refugee Project with refugeeONE
Diocese of Southeast Mexico
Diocese of Renk, South Sudan
St. Simeon's, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Whether for the immediate neighborhood, an Episcopal mission in Chicago’s Hispanic communities, or parishes in Haiti and Mexico, we have dedicated volunteers who do God’s work for the benefit of others. We see these opportunities as ways to engage more current parishioners and potential new members of our church in the service and fellowship that these activities offer.