Outreach and Social Justice

These ministries reach into the surrounding community, making our faith journey as disciples visible outside our physical walls.

Blessing Box:
The Blessing Box is a self-serve “Free Pantry” just outside of the Cathedral doors.  Members keep the Blessing Box stocked, providing neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and those experiencing food insecurity with nourishing food and snacks in single-service packages, along with bottled water and items for personal hygiene and other basic personal needs.

Cathedral Housing Partnership:
Through donations, this group financially supports a person experiencing homelessness for a year, with the expectation that the individual will reestablish their life and become a productive citizen.

At Christ Church Cathedral, when we say “be here, be you, be loved,” we mean it. We strive to be a congregation that welcomes all, and we especially embrace our LGBTQ+ sisters, brothers, and siblings. The Cathedral is a place where everyone can bring their full selves to worship and be in fellowship.

Providing a safe place for people in LGBTQ+ communities has been a priority of CCC for decades, including when the Cathedral draped a banner from its building proudly proclaiming in the 1980s: “Our Church Has AIDS.” Our Cathedral has kept up its ministry and outreach to all God’s beloved people by becoming an Oasis congregation, regularly participating in Pride festivals, engaging in spiritual formation around LGBTQ+ issues, gathering socially in community, and in many other ways. If you identify as LGBTQ+, we hope you will join us in these ministries and in the life of the Cathedral. You are always welcome. Be here. Be you. Be loved.

Pursuing Racial Justice:
This planning team focuses on social justice issues and offers people of faith an opportunity to wrestle with the issues of the day while living out our baptismal vows and seeking and serving Christ in all persons. Learn more  

Winter Outreach:
The Winter Outreach ministry at Christ Church Cathedral is part of the larger St. Louis Winter Outreach program staffing a larger shelter at St. Paul’s UCC Church in South City on Wednesday nights.  The shelter opens when temperatures drop below 20 degrees (or 25 with precipitation).  Volunteers provide dinner, breakfast, and a safe, warm sleeping space for people who might otherwise spend the night in deadly cold.  Volunteers serve in a number of roles including food preparers, greeters, overnight innkeepers, or clean-up/set up.

Community Events:
• Black History Month
• Blessing of the Animals
• Downtown neighbors block party
• Downtown neighbors holiday dinner
• Episcopal City Mission birthday parties
• MLK Day Observation “Let Freedom Ring” Day
• Photos with Santa
• Pridefest

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Consider yourself invited! There is no better way to engage in our community than by volunteering to serve in a variety of ministries or committees. Very little at Christ Church Cathedral happens without the participation of congregants! To offer your time and talent, fill in and submit the form below.

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