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.

Jalonga Solar Project Ships Out

Christ Church and Jalonga have enjoyed a special partnership of friendship and mutual community building. This June, with the support of the Dominican Development Group and United Thank Offering - two ministries within the Episcopal Church - we will be installing a rooftop solar system on the Community Center in Jalonga in order to provide reliable and renewable electricity to the Center and power a newly drilled water well on the property.  

A team of eight, including up to five Christ Church parishioners will travel to the DR to install the system between June 15-22.  All materials including solar panels, docking units, and the electronics and batteries necessary for the installation were recently loaded into a Seaboard shipping container.  Those materials are now in transit.

Our latest chapter of the Jalonga story would not be possible without the leadership of Tomoko Werbe and Brad du Pont, both of whom have been tireless in their efforts to secure funding for this project, and Scott Johnson who provided technical leadership working with both our stateside partners, Solardock and CMI Solar Electric, Inc., and our local DR engineering team to ensure all materials shipped are ready for installation.

We still need volunteers. If you have an interest (and a strong back!), please contact John Faulkner or Eric Romano.

To view photos of the project being shipped, click here.