The Chaplaincy of Dubai and Sharjah with the Northern Emirates (of which Christ Church is just one of five churches) has a long tradition of charitable giving to support ministries and missions locally, regionally and internationally. Each year, Christ Church allocates around 15% of its total income for charitable giving. Some of this is to what are called “Chaplaincy” charities and the rest is to charities that are nominated each year by members of our congregation.
In addition, throughout the year, we try to raise additional funds for our nominated charities by a variety of social, church and community events – from quiz nights and dinners to christmas tree competitions – that not only help raise much needed cash for these ministries, but also provide opportunities to reach out into the community and share the life of the church with our friends, neighbours and work colleagues.
The Christ Church nominated charities are also supported by donations from the Community Outreach Group, who work with volunteers from other faiths and denominations as well as secular groups – to support charitable organisations here in the UAE as well as abroad. We are very grateful for all their efforts! Click on the links (below right) to find out more.
Supporting these charities is not just about nominating them – each of them need your thoughtful and regular prayer support, and they would appreciate real encouragement in the form of letters and news from Christ Church. It would also be terrific if any one or even a group from the congregation was interested in visiting these charities, not just to see what they are doing with the money they have been sent, but also to provide practical help in any one of hundreds of ways. And, of course you may have some great ideas for raising additional support for these charities during the year. If you would like to get involved, contact Carrie Shank the Charities Representative either at church or by using the contact form