We are part of
The Jesus Movement.
Outreach in the community is the crucial call of Christians in the world. Transfiguration is involved in outreach ministries across Indian River to live out our Gospel charge to change the world.
Senior Lunch Program
The Senior Lunch Program is an ongoing community outreach ministry. The food is prepared from scratch in the church’s kitchen the second Wednesday of every month.
Lunch is served from 12:30PM through 1:30PM. The community has welcomed this opportunity to gather and interact with other seniors that may not get out as much as they would like. All contributions for our Senior Lunch go towards supporting the local School Lunch Program.
Our Helping Hands program,\ began in January of 2012, originally called STAR. The program helps to fill the gaps for those folks on assistance who are unable to purchase personal items such as soap, toilet paper, and toothpaste under the current Food Stamp policy.
Our pantry is supplied through donations from our congregation as well as community businesses and nonprofits. The local grocery store contributes by selling us personal need items at wholesale cost. The donated items are available at the church on the Second Wednesday of each month.
School Support Program
The School Lunch Program was started by two parishioners over eight years ago. They realized that there were children at our local school who were not able to afford to purchase or bring their lunch to school.
The kids were embarrassed to reveal their financial situation to school authorities and slipped between the cracks for years. And so our congregation developed a relationship with the school. Both a free will offering from our Senior Lunch Program and a free will offering from our parishioners goes to support the School Lunch Program, ensuring that kids in need of help get it without making it apparent to their peers.
This program has expanded to other areas in the school.
Our educational Youth Nature Camp has opened its doors for over seven years!
For four mornings in the summer, kids (and anyone else!) visit the little summer cabin on the nature trail behind the church. The goal is to help kids enjoy, feel comfortable and learn about their natural environment. Scholarships are available to any children who would like to come but cannot afford it.
For several years, our congregation has sponsored campers to attend our diocesan summer camp, Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, Michigan.
Scholarships are given to area children that otherwise may not be able to experience those amazing childhood memories of summer camp.
Our Mission Committee
Our Mission Committee is always looking for small ways to help those in need in our community.
We make scarves for the Salvation Army to distribute at Christmas, we support Eat for Heat, we provide gift cards for teachers to buy extra things for their classrooms; the list goes on and on as we look for ways for our whole Parish to get involved in outreach.