Global Missions

Our Global Missions provides an avenue for parishioners to live out the Baptismal Covenant. Global mission activities are not new to the Christ Church community. Throughout the years, many have been involved with missionary work personally and corporately. Our hope is to seek out opportunities that will encourage intergenerational participation at a variety of levels and in a variety of ways. For more information, please contact Brad duPont by filling out this contact form.

Our Relationship with the Dominican Republic

In November of 2001, Christ Church was invited to join the work of the people of Jalonga and the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic. Since then, we have hosted annual mission trips there with overwhelming support and enthusiasm from participants. Missioners work to broaden their experience and understanding of the people of the Dominican Republic, while building lasting and fulfilling relationships with the people there and with each other. Numerous Family and Youth Work Camps have taken place over the years. Much good work has been done in the village of Jalonga, and additional Camps are being planned. Our next trip will occur from June 24-July1, 2017.  For more information on our annual youth trip to the Dominican Republic, click here.

Episcopal Preschool Opens in the Dominican Republic

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me and do not stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." - Matthew 19:14

September 4th was a very special day in our 16-year partnership with the people of Jalonga, Dominican Republic, The Rev. Canon Ricardo Potter, and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. The "Building a Miracle - Jalonga Project" came true as the Academy of Child Development, Milagros Hernandez de Holguin opened in Jalonga. The Community Center that we helped build officially became a school, with the gathering of teachers, students, the Head of School, and the Management Board (a group of educators, Jalonga community leaders, Diocesan officials, Fr. Potter, Hector Livio Ferrer, and two members of Christ Church) with a convocation led by The Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguin for a celebration of this new ministry, new school, and the beginning of classes.

From a sugar cane field to three buildings, with many mission trips and lots of hard work, including this summer's installation of a solar panel system - and now the launch of an Episcopal preschool - the parishioners of Christ Church have been faithful partners with the community of Jalonga and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. 

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this ministry for the last 16 years. It has been, and continues to be, a ministry from our hearts led by the Holy Spirit for the Glory of God.  But our work is not done. We are committed to continue our work and ministry in partnership with the people of Jalonga. We give thanks, send blessings, and add our prayers to those in Jalonga for this wonderful new Episcopal preschool! 

To view photos from the opening, click here.