The mission of the Community Action Committee (CAC) is to support carefully selected community organizations with volunteer time, expertise, and money. The CAC will also assist our partner organizations through projects and programs led by King’s Chapel members.
CAC was established by the Society of King’s Chapel at its Annual Meeting in April 2012, combining the former Social Action (SAC) and Charities & Appeals (C&A) committees. We hope CAC will serve: (1) KC's partner organizations by using scarce resources for maximum impact; and (2) KC itself, by engaging all members and friends, as they are willing and able, in aspects of service to our wider community. We will also commit to financial support for our partner organization as we are able.
The goal of the CAC is to deepen our relationship with our partner organizations by using funds from earmarked investments and by increasing the involvement of members to support our partners. We hope to establish more meaningful ways the members of King’s Chapel can be of service to our wider community.
In 2017 and 2018 we held 3 Visioning sessions along with another Visioning session with the Vestry to determine which organizations King’s Chapel members would like to deepen our relationship with. The congregation chose 3 organizations; Common Cathedral, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and the UU Urban Ministry. We hope to increase the number of people that become involved with these organizations so that we can make an even greater impact in our community.
In 2017 CAC along with members and friends of the church ran two Boston HFH builds, held an Art Show by Common Cathedral. Lunch for Common Cathedral was provided twice. Members and friends also marched in the Mother’s Day Peace March and the Gay Pride Parade. Members will be marching in the 2018 Mother’s Day Peace March and the CAC will match the money raised by the congregation up to $1000 for the Louis D Brown Peace Institute. The last 4 years the CAC along with members and friends of the church have donated Backpacks for the Homeless for Common Cathedral.