Mission and Outreach

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’  Matthew 25:40 

St. Edward’s vision is to be a strong, energetic, diverse and giving church, serving Jesus through care for the stranger, the community and ourselves as we demonstrate our faith through our actions.  How better to live into this vision than by reaching out in love to our brothers and sisters in Christ?

St. Edward's mission is to empower discipleship in Christ through worship, Christian education, music, community activities, and stewardship through the love of Christ. 

St. Edward’s has been a supporting parish of the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry since its creation by Lawrenceville area churches in 1995 to serve as a clearinghouse for donations of emergency food and money to the needy in our community.  Over the years, St. Edward’s has provided a steady stream of food, money and volunteers to the Co-op.  Since the economic downturn, the Co-op has served more and more needy families and individuals in the Lawrenceville area.   For more information, contact Marlaina Woodward, St. Edward’s Lawrenceville Co-op board representative. 

Our parish was also a founding member of Family Promise of Gwinnett in 2005.  In fact, St. Edward’s housed the day center for Family Promise until it moved into its permanent location on Sugarloaf Parkway.  The purpose of this ministry is to offer safe shelter, meals and transitional services to homeless families who are working toward securing permanent housing.  Host congregations, such as St. Edward’s, provide sleeping space, meals and companionship for a week at a time.  Individuals, families and ministries from St. Edward’s volunteer for set-up, cooking meals, staying overnight and re-packing the truck at the end of the week.  To get involved in St. Edward’s ministry to Family Promise, contact Jeannette Best-Nunez. The Gwinnett Daily Post recently published an article on Family Promise which you can find at this link. 

At least once a year, St. Edward’s also highlights national and international mission projects for support by individual parishioners. 

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is a ministry of the national Episcopal Church that operates in 40 countries to fight poverty, hunger, disaster, and preventable diseases.  Its four core areas are:

•   alleviating hunger and improving the food supply 

•   creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities

•   promoting health and fighting disease

•   responding to disasters and rebuilding communities

For more information, contact the parish office. 

Food For The Poor works primarily in the western hemisphere, serving the poorest of the poor by providing food, housing, health care, education, water projects, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance.