Christ Episcopal Church
PO Box 67 413 West Evesham Road
Magnolia, New Jersey 08049
Phone ~ 856.783.4270

9:15 a.m. Christian Education
10:00 a.m. Service

Social OutReach Committee 

The Social Outreach Committee (SOC) endeavors to deliver the message of God’s love to the world beyond the walls of Christ Church.  That message was delivered to the local community of Magnolia, to children in Camden and the region, to the homeless in Camden and other local communities and to all those touched by members of our spiritual community.

The Social Outreach Committee sponsors the following programs:

Food Pantry Program - Providing food and toiletries to members of the community in need of assistance.  The Food Pantry is based on the premise of accepting help when needed, being thankful for all that we have, and “paying it forward” by supporting the program with prayer and donations.

Participation in Food Packing Day for Feed My Starving Children (

Prayer Shawls - hand-crafted shawls that contain prayers for those facing life challenges

Back-to-School Backpacks - filled backpacks that ensure children have the school supplies they need to enable success

Coat Drive for Unforgotten Haven and Clementon Elementary School

Toiletries for Local Shelters

Preparation and Serving Food at Joseph’s House

The SOC was actively involved in running the programs and projects listed above.

A large number of the Congregation, both adults and young people, participated in the various programs.  

The following list provides some of the SOC’s exciting highlights for the year.

Food Pantry Program- We distributed food five times in 2019 during the months of February, March, June, September and November. For each distribution 28-30 bags were provided to families in need. One third of the bags are donated by the members of our parish family.  Koko Fit Club continues to sponsor part of our first distribution each year with a holiday food drive.  Prior to each distribution a group of devoted parishioners meet in the evening to prepare packages. A tim e of prayer and fellowship is part of each of these gatherings. In 2019, we offered blood pressure checks and fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the package. We continued to offer a hot meal to all who came to the food distribution.

Food/Clothing/Education- In August, we partnered with the Clementon School District and provided many back packs and a car load of school supplies for the children. This partnership continued throughout the first  semester of the school year.

In October, in conjunction with Boscov’s Day, we collected coats for
Unforgotten Haven (25 Coats and 25 Thermal Socks) and shoes and socks for the children at Clementon Elementary School (42 pairs of sneakers, 10 coats and socks). In addition, a family member with close ties to our church donated a washer and dryer to the school.

In October, we also began a new ministry with Joseph’s House in Camden, NJ. Food was prepared to feed the clients on two Mondays in the fall. Members of our parish have gone to serve food at Joseph’s House several times in the later months of 2019. They will be continuing this ministry in 2020, on the fourth Monday of the month, serving and on alternate months preparing food for the men and women at the shelter.

In October, 8 members of the church packed food for Feed My Starving Children.

Our Advent to Epiphany project was a great success this year. We collected 20 hats, 5 scarves, 19 pairs of gloves, 1 coat, 47 toothbrushes, 15 toothpastes, and 100 socks, some pens and some toys for Clementon Elementary School.  We also collected 2 coats, 7 blankets, 2 sleeping bags, 7 scarves, 21 hats, 6 pairs of gloves, 26 hand warmers and 79 pairs of socks for Unforgotten Haven.

Thank you to all who participate in Social Outreach at Christ Church Magnolia. Your support makes all of our projects possible and continues to show our gratitude for the many blessings we have received. It is a great joy to serve with you.