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Outreach Ministries

Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Late last year, Atonement partnered with Refugee One, a leading refugee resettlement agency, on a six-month commitment to mentor a newly arrived family. We ended up adopting two families, both originally from The Republic of Congo and now settled in Rogers Park, and will continue to help near term. Fourteen Atonement Outreach volunteers and friends assist the two families, who are making great strides in adjusting to life in the United States. Volunteers visit twice weekly to assist families in practicing English, understanding and working with new ways of housekeeping (food shopping, cooking, basic furniture and clothing acquisitions, cleaning, etc.), tutoring, navigating public transportation, familiarizing them with local resources (parks, libraries, etc.), and helping them to understand subtleties in dealing with schools and other institutions. In the coming weeks, we’ll be posting some pictures on the bulletin board near the church offices. We appreciate the support and encouragement we’ve received from the parish on our efforts. Thank you. For more information, contact Cathryn Browne or Margaret Sullivan at outreach@churchoftheatonement.org


Through the work and contributions of parishioners, the Outreach Ministries at Church of the Atonement embrace Jesus’ teaching in a number of ways.

Food and Shelter
US and International Relief
Episcopal Ministries
Refugee Support

Outreach ministries literally meet parishioners at the front door of the church. There are several bins in the narthex with lists of items needed by Care for Real and for Hygiene Kits. Most useful items include:

Paper or plastic grocery bags

Food and household items
100% shelf stable fruit juice
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned meat products; beef stew, pork and beans, tuna, chicken, ham, beef
Canned food items
Breakfast cereals (whole grain, if possible)
Peanut butter
Black and green olives, dill pickles, sauerkraut, anchovies,
Pasta. beans and rice
Soups and broths and other miscellaneous items
Coffee and tea
Baby food
Pet food
Paper towels/toilet paper
Laundry detergent

Clean and usable clothing: men’s, women’s, and children
Winter coats, hats, and scarves
Shoes and boots
Sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and linens
Plates, glasses, and cookware

Hygiene products
Airline- (3 oz) or sample-size:
Bar soap
Disposable razors
Lip balm

Your contributions are valued and appreciated!

Get involved! Contact outreach@churchoftheatonement.org today!