Outreach at St. Mary’s takes many forms, from overt efforts like serving meals, repairing housing, and donating to a variety of service organizations to less visible efforts like offering our space for 12-step groups, supporting diocesan outreach projects, and producing community concerts. At this time of year, we host Tidings of Comfort and Joy.
St. Mary's Partnering with Larkin Street Youth Services
St. Mary’s is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Larkin Street Youth Services. At the end of this month, twenty-four young adults ages 18-24 will begin moving into Larkin’s newest residence, Edward II, located on the corner of Scott and Lombard. When they do, they’ll find a welcome basket assembled by St. Mary’s volunteers waiting for them, complete with a St. Mary’s coffee mug. Residents come from a number of backgrounds having overcome chaotic childhoods, homelessness, unemployment, and other hardship. For many, this will be their first stable home in a long time, if not ever. We are thrilled to welcome these children of God to our neighborhood and look forward to walking with them toward a more stable and independent future.
Moving forward, we will be present with the residents of Edward II in a number of ways: hosting their first Thanksgiving dinner; coordinating a holiday party near Christmas; and, starting in January, will be responsible for their community dinner once a month.
We will have a sign up table in the courtyard for the next two weeks after the 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Please take a moment to learn more about Larkin Street, Edward II, and chat with a few volunteers already involved in this partnership.
If you’d like to learn more before signing up, join us on Monday, December 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Great Room for an informational event open to the Cow Hollow and Marina neighborhoods. You can also contact Marta Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to volunteer.
Other ways we help:
Food Basket and Travel Toiletries
The Giving Tree
The Heifer Project
Relief for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Soup and Soap
Compass House Valentine’s Party
Youth Mission Trip
Episcopal Senior Communities
St. Mary’s Holiday Community Caroling
Outreach through our Building and Grounds
Artists in Residence
The Candlelight Concert Series
12-Step groups and the non-profit
Outreach Through the Diocese of California
Working Board Members
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Grants for 2013