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.  Heavenly Rest deacon, Amanda Watson, is greatly involved in the efforts to continue this growth. 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: 9:30-11:30 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

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.


Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday, Aug 25 @ 8:00 AM
Back to School Bash Sunday, Aug 25 @ 9:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday, Aug 25 @ 10:30 AM
Swahili Morning Prayer Sunday, Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM
Breakfast On Beech Street Monday, Aug 26 @ 5:30 AM

August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
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



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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