Loving and Serving Christ

The Core Value in our life together

as The Adirondack Mission is “Loving and serving Christ in others with our time, talents and treasures.”
Operation Santa Claus

A program sponsored by our various school districts which provides food & gifts to families in need around the holidays.

Operation Christmas Child

is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world, includes a program called Operation Christmas Child.  Shoeboxes are filled with items for girls or boys appropriate to designated age ranges, including a $9.00 check.  The shoeboxes are collected and distributed by Samaritan’s Purse representatives around the world. This is a great way to share with our children of all ages, the story from Luke’s Gospel about the Good Samaritan who stopped to help a hurting man alongside the road.  More on this in the early Fall when we have the shoeboxes available; collection of the filled boxes will be the week of November 12-19.

Food Pantries

The Mission supports 4 food pantries (Chestertown, Pottersville, Schroon Lake & Adirondack Outreach Center, North Creek) through contributions of money and food items.

Alcoholics Anonymous

St. Andrew’s in Schroon Lake opens its doors each week hosting a local AA meeting.

Hatch Heating Memorial Fund

A special fund established many years ago to assist folks in our communities who find themselves unable to keep their heat on as the result of some crisis.

Dominican Republic

Kevin Bolan, PA is a member of St. Barbara’s Church in Newcomb and runs the Medical Center just across the road.  Kevin has a passion for helping others, especially those in the Dominican Republic, where he travels annually as part of a team bringing a wide range of medications as well as treating the medical needs of those who would otherwise go without care.  The cost of this mission is paid in full through Kevin and his team’s fundraising efforts.  Each year The Adirondack Mission helps in that effort.

United Thank Offering (UTO)

A “ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church.  Individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings & make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO distributes 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.” (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering).  The blue UTO boxes are available in each of our churches.

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD)

This is “the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world [and] works closely with Church partners and local organizations in almost 40 countries worldwide, creating long-term, local strategies to address global challenges.  Programs center around four core areas to reduce poverty, hunger and disease and create stronger, more resilient communities after disasters” (https://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-we-do/core-areas).  The Adirondack Mission offers financial support through this organization whenever God’s people are in crisis in our nation or the world. 

Unexpected Needs

The Mission is always seeking to respond to needs as they arise in our communities, the nation and the world. Please speak to one of the clergy on this.