1673 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
The Brewster Council on Aging are our landlords, and we have a wonderful, symbiotic relationship with them. We buy fresh fruits and vegetables that they add to their distribution to several elderly people who live in Brewster. In addition, we donate paper goods of various kinds, as well as give monetary support for special programs.
The mission of the Lower Cape Outreach Council is to provide emergency assistance of food clothing and financial support to individuals and families in the area which will lead to healthy, productive and self-sustaining lives as part of the Cape Cod community. Our church helps with monetary donations as well as gifts in kind.
We have partnered with Grace Church to provide weekend food packages to elementary grade school children who are food insecure, judged by their school staff as being at risk for hunger over the weekends. Grace Church provides for the elementary schools in Dennis, we provide for Stony Brook Elementary and Eddy Elementary in Brewster. We meet at Grace Church Thursdays at 6:00 PM, have a fellowship meal and a brief devotional, then pack the bags for both towns. They typically are delivered Friday mornings, unless a school closure causes us to deliver them earlier.
The Ekklesia Society was established in 1996 as a result of the drift of the western Anglican churches from Biblical faith. Genuine Biblical faith includes fidelity to the historic teaching of who God is and how we are to live. Key elements of this are both evangelism and care for the poor. Ekklesia has fostered relationships among leaders in the global south and churches still aligned with orthodox theology and practice in North America and served as a catalyst for many development projects.
Inspired by God’s radical grace, we exist to empower Anglicans in the developing world to show the love of Christ to those in need in their own communities: Clean water for the thirsty. Jobs for the poor. Education for children. Food for the hungry. Hope for those without hope.
Richard and Martha have ministered with the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) as missionaries in Africa, Egypt and Europe. They look forward to short-term missions that will use their God-given gifts in service to others.
Jack Melvin is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, providing shelter for the poor. Since Hurricane Mitch devastated the country in 1998, the church has expanded its ministry to help the people by building simple, quality housing. As an architect, Jack visited Honduras in the summer of 2010 to provide construction consultation and preliminary design for ongoing projects. He is returning to Honduras to continue his work full time.
Jon and Phyllis Masso have been in Kenya since 1998 and established a children’s home in 2000. School-aged boys who are in need are usually referred to Ahadi Family Kenya by area chiefs, school principals, pastors, or the Children’s Department in Athi River town, Machakos County. Most are orphaned with no extended family able to care for them. Others are abandoned or abused, or are on the street because of parental neglect or poverty. All are stranded in life for one reason or another, and are vulnerable and many times hopeless. They agree to come live at Ahadi Family Kenya and be helped in the name of Jesus Christ. The local law courts make Ahadi their legal guardians. The five-member board makes admission decisions following the scrutiny of the social worker and the administrator, who is secretary of the Board of Directors.
Michael and Karen Masso serve with the Serge team in Kijabe, Kenya. After 13 years in Uganda and six years in South Sudan they now teach, train, mentor, and equip young people for holistic gospel ministry. Michael is a lecturer at Moffat Bible College where he launched a new major in Community Development. Students are well grounded in Bible, theology, and spiritual formation and also trained in the economic, sociological, ecological, and human-project-resource management aspects of community development. All of this works together to equip men and women from Kenya and other East African countries to put love in action and see their communities transformed by God’s coming kingdom. Both Michael and Karen engage in encouraging and mentoring missionary kids at Rift Valley Academy. They also continue to visit and support the work of the Serge team in Mundri, South Sudan.