Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Hands-On Outreach

HandsOn.jpgHands-On Outreach began with a food pantry to help those in need. 


In 1996, this program expanded to help those in emergency situations by helping with utility bills, bus passes, prescriptions and medical needs. Margaret Hollowell became chair in 2000 and served until 2008 and, under her leadership, the program steadily grew. Donations and services are tracked through a partnership with 2-1-1 Texas: A Call For Help.


Volunteers donate food items, which are sorted and stacked for community members. The church provides assistance for rent, transportation and other needs on a case-by-case basis.


Ministry Location: 602 Meander – Church of the Heavenly Rest

Ministry Hours: Opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We are able to help the first 10 people who need assistance each day. Effective immediately, Hands-On Outreach will assist individuals up to TWO times per 12-month period. No longer every 90 days. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Buy, stock, or sack items in Food Pantry, write articles for newsletter to increase interest and contributions, input distribution information to computer network, filing, and serving as greeter to those waiting for help.


Office Closed Monday, Jan 20 - All Day
Breakfast On Beech Street Monday, Jan 20 @ 5:30 AM
African Congregation Meeting Monday, Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM
EFM Meeting Monday, Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Cub Scouts Monday, Jan 20 @ 6:30 PM

January 5, 2020
Sunday, January 05, 2020
The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest | ADDRESS: 602 Meander Street • Abilene, Texas 79602 PHONE: (325) 677-2091 |  Site by Church Website Design
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Welcome to Heavenly Rest! We are glad you are visiting our site and hope you will accept this invitation to become part of this faith community.  Together we seek to know the reconciling love of the God and share that love with everyone.  Beautiful worship, exquisite music, inclusive fellowship, generous outreach and excellent Christian education await you. We thank God that more and more people are making this church their spiritual home.  Feel the caring, sharing, creating and serving that God intended for your soul at Heavenly Rest.


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