Outreach

Current Calls to Action

2022 Easter Season Outreach: Focus on Food

This Eastertide we’re focusing on feeding our neighbors. We are collecting non-perishable food items to share with our local partners in need. Please bring the items with you to worship, or any event you are attending, to leave in our bins in the Chapel Narthex.
This week, May 17-May 23, we’re also featuring Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of the Main Line is an Affiliate of Family PromiseIHN is a partnership of congregations within a community helping families who are facing homelessness. This organization mobilizes community resources and helps families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. On several occasions throughout the year, St. David’s hosts families for a week at a time by giving them a place to sleep, and volunteers to make dinner for them each night.

While we have not been able to host families on-site during the pandemic, we have continued to provide meals. On-site hosting will also be returning soon. This week is St. David’s host week and, thanks to a regular team, most needs are already met. Please follow up with Cindy McCallum for more information and to share your interest in this ministry, and save the dates of July 24-31, which is our next host week.

Seeking Volunteers for St. David’s After School Program

St. David’s has restarted the After School Program with teachers and students of Wayne Elementary School. The program runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to sign up and join in for food preparation, activities, and tutoring. Please contact Robin Ford or sign up here to participate.

Cooks wanted!

Please help us make meals for the students. Details at the sign up link below.

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Project Ensonga – Sewing Dates

The Project Ensonga Sewing Ministry will be working on sewing & non-sewing tasks for the creation of Days for Girls menstrual care kits. Please bring your sewing machine if you sew. Stay for as long as you are able. Tables will be socially distanced. Masks are optional; please register to attend. Dates and times are at the sign up link and on stdavidschurch.org/events/.
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2022 Lenten Toiletries & Menstrual Care Drive Thanks

Thank you for your support of our Lenten Menstrual Care and Toiletries Drive! We filled the collection bin four times over and we delivered the much-needed supplies to our two partners: No More Secrets and Redeemed for a Cause.

You can follow each organization on Facebook to see how they are continuing their ministries with your support.

Past Forum Appearances

Outreach lead Adult Forums
January 30-February 27

From January 30 – February 27 our subject was Living Our Faith: Outreach. This 5-week series on faith in practice included visits from many of our local outreach partners.

January 30St. John’s & St. Mary’s – Alison Hastings and Ned Miller (watch again!)
February 6Episcopal Community Services – The Rev. David Anderson (who also preached) and Mr. Ken Anderson (watch again!)
February 13No More Secrets – Lynette Medley and Nya McGlone, in partnership with Project Ensonga (watch again!)
February 20St. James School – The Rev. Andrew Kellner and Head of School, Mr. David Kasievich (watch again!)
February 27Redeemed for a Cause – Sakinah Love, in partnership with Project Ensonga (watch again!)

Community & Feeding Ministries

Our parishioners make more than 6,000 meals every year for those experiencing hunger and homelessness in our area, and we support organizations committed to providing housing resources for families in need. We always welcome non-perishable food donations for the food pantries and we support volunteers for these ministries.

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Dignity Ministries

Christian Formation for our children and youth is one of the most important ways we live into our mission as a church. St. David’s seeks to provide a variety of developmentally appropriate ways for our children, youth and their families to grow in their faith and make a difference in the world. This is accomplished in a number of different programs including: infants in the nursery, children and youth in Sunday morning education, weekly youth ministry activities, as well as outreach and service work in the broader community and the world.

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Education Ministries

St. David’s partners with Episcopal schools and after-school programs committed to empowering young people, and we provide scholarships internationally.

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International Ministries

St. David’s is blessed to have three international ministries. Between these locations, St. David’s parishioners have built homes, schools, hospitals, and churches that have touched thousands of lives, as well as provided scholarships for children to attend school.

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The Gift Shop & Art Gallery at St. David’s

Located on the church’s main floor adjacent to the reception desk, The Gift Shop features gifts crafted by artisans from all over the world as well as fashionable vendors. There are also greeting cards, books, Bibles and a variety of religious items to support your spiritual life. The Art Gallery features paintings, photography, and pottery art by local artists, also for sale. Not only is the shop & gallery a wonderful resource for all of your gift-buying needs, it is a significant resource for funding the church’s international outreach programs in Cuba, Guatemala, and Uganda.

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The Grant Program

St. David’s Outreach Commission assists programs seeking to make God’s love known to all of God’s children through our Outreach Grant Program. We specifically seek to help organizations that involve St. David’s parishioners in hands-on ministries.

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World Gifts Giving

Every financial contribution you give with World Gifts brings a smile to children in Cuba, Guatemala, and Uganda, and can change their lives forever. Our alternative giving program allows you to make a direct donation to our outreach missions for yourself or a loved one, while giving the gift of hope to others.

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We are a church on a mission to know God in Jesus Christ and make Christ known to others.