Outreach

Current Calls to Action

Family Promise of the Main Line

Welcome Back Our Guests October 16-23

Family Promise of the Main Line (formerly IHN) helps families experiencing homelessness achieve independence through a community-based response. WE ARE HOSTING IN PERSON AGAIN! Please join us as we restart our in-person shelter ministry at St. David’s Church October 16-23, 2022!

Attend a training session and sign up to help today!

Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:00 – 2:30PM in the Chapel Conference Room (2nd floor)
Sunday, Oct. 9, 1:00 – 2:30PM in the Chapel Conference Room (2nd floor)

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Anyone can volunteer! Families with school age children are WELCOME! Please join us!RSVP to Cindy McCallum (cr4mccallum@gmail.com) or call/text 484-888-9553.

Women’s Fellowship Feeding Ministry

The Women’s Fellowship meets in the kitchen once a month in the morning from 10am-12pm to prepare chicken casseroles for the St. John’s Feeding Ministry and St. James School’s Welcome Table. No cooking (or other!) skills required, just a desire to join in fellowship and contribute meals for our local partners. All of the ingredients will be provided. Please also bring a non-perishable food item for our ongoing food collection! Dates and times are on stdavidschurch.org/events/.

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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The Fruits of the Spirit are Love, Joy, and Peas!
Each summer through early fall, we collect fresh veggies from the community, home gardeners, and extras from your CSA to share with our neighbors at the Ardmore Food Pantry. Please bring any of your extra fresh veggies or fruit to donate on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings before 8am. A bin will be in the vestibule by the reception office doors (and is accessible after-hours) and a volunteer will pick it up to deliver to St. Mary’s in Ardmore promptly at 8am. Please wash your donation and put in paper or plastic bags.

Collecting Aluminum Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Since the inception of the program in 1997, Philadelphia RMH has collected over 200 tons of tabs and over $170,000. All funds go to support the families of seriously ill children staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
 
Please use a refrigerator magnet to make sure the tabs are aluminum. Many current tabs, like those from pet food cans, are steel, rather than aluminum. Bring your can tabs to St. David’s, to the attention of Liz Colton, or drop them off in the gallon container in the Narthex.

Blood Supplies are Low: donate and help to save a life!
Monthly on Mondays in St. David’s Hall

St. David’s hosts an American Red Cross Blood Drive once a month, from 9am to 7pm. Sign up for an  upcoming drive at the link.
FIND A BLOOD DRIVE

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.