We respond to God’s call to love others through a variety of local, regional, and international ministries.
Learn more about our ministries, and how you can get involved, below…
Buck Mountain Food Pantry
The Food Pantry serves those in need in the local community. We do not require proof of income or other documentation in order for you to receive food. If you show up, we will help.
Food – including fresh produce from our parish garden – and other necessities like diapers, pet food, Depends, and menstrual products are disbursed approximately twice a month in our Parish Hall.
- The fourth Tuesday of every month, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.,
- AND the second Wednesday of every month, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
Parish Vegetable Garden
Daily volunteer opportunities
The parish vegetable garden, headed up by Deacon Courtenay, is an opportunity to experience God’s bounty by growing nourishing food. Garden volunteers help with planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Vegetables are then distributed through our Food Pantry and at our bi-weekly roadside stand (for free).
The Parish Garden is just one way that we are working to be good stewards of God’s creation. You can learn more about our diocese’s commitment to creation care here.
If interested in helping, please contact Deacon Courtenay at email@example.com.
Our RoseWood Village worship services are on hiatus due to the pandemic.
Rev. Connie and a team of parishioners lead worship at RoseWood Village – Hollymead on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. Sing “old favorite” hymns and get to know some wonderful elders – join us at RoseWood!
Other Local Ministries
Buck Mountain members help build houses through the Habitat for Humanity program in Charlottesville. We coordinate our activity with other Episcopal Churches in the region.
PACEM: We help provide meals for homeless men through the PACEM program.
Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM), The Charlottesville Free Clinic, Region Ten, and Charlottesville Youth and Family Services are among the area agencies we have supported financially in recent years.
Carpenter’s Kids, Tanzania
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church has supported 50 orphans in Mapinduzi, Tanzania through the Carpenter’s Kids program since 2009. Church members have visited Mapinduzi four times. Each time we have visited we have been told about a severe water problem. The well pump has been functioning intermittently during the last several years but then stopped working about two years ago. The people were forced to obtain water by digging in the dry river bed traversed by goats and cattle. There was an increase in illness and deaths. School teachers would not stay in the village resulting in poorer than usual quality of education. The Medical Officer came to the clinic so infrequently that villagers were forced to travel long distances (on foot) for medical care.
The Haiti Mission is a team that travels to provide health care in Haiti. Buck Mountain provides staff and financial support to The Haiti Mission.