Fulfilling the mission of a “downtown church”, the Outreach Committee plays a key role in reaching out to those who are struggling and in the most need within the greater Springfield community, our nation, and the world. For many years, we have supported organizations and initiatives that have positively impacted the lives of the homeless, vulnerable families and children, and those who have been incarcerated or have suffered injustices. We seek to improve the quality of life for persons who have become marginalized and victimized due to societal and cultural forces often beyond their control. Most recently, our committee has also tackled the urgent issues of opioid addiction and the need for schooling for displaced Syrian children. In general, we reach beyond the church’s walls by the awarding of grants and direct participation to bring Christ’s vision of a loving and sharing community to fruition. Our meetings are usually held the third Saturday morning of the month from 9-10:30. Please contact Jahn Hart at email@example.com or Barbara Loh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We would love to have you join our vibrant committee members and collective work to improve the lives of others.