Living Our Faith in the Community
Community ministries are in integral part of life at St. Mary’s. Involvement with community ministries is an important way that we live out our baptismal covenant, both to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” and to “strive for justice and peace among all peoples and respect the dignity of every human being.” Community Ministry activities involve direct engagement with community groups as well as a variety of fundraising activities that support non-profits in San Francisco and the world. Below, we list a variety of ways that you can become engaged with community ministries at St. Mary’s, from direct engagement with community groups to fund raising and granting efforts. Please join us in this fulfilling and life-giving work!
Day of Service and Remembrance
On Saturday, September 11, to honor and observe the 20th anniversary of 9/11, designated by the U.S. Government as the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, volunteers helped pack meals in tribute to 9/11 victims, first responders, and our military. Below see volunteers Tim and Ilia Smith and Tom and Nancy Clothier.
San Francisco Foodbank delivering food to those in need throughout our city
Volunteers in teams of two deliver healthful food to pre-registered senior or disabled participants. The food is provided by the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank. Deliveries are made in neighborhoods throughout the city. It is a ministry between volunteer and participant, each sharing joy and compassion wit…Read More »
Annual Fundraiser and Grant Program
Tidings of Comfort and Joy is an annual December event where St. Mary’s parishioners raise money for local nonprofits. Each year the congregation raises about $35,000. One-hundred percent of the funds raised goes directly to support grants to community organizations. Components of the fundraiser include the sale of holiday greens and baked goods…Read More »
The City of San Francisco has created the website below offering opportunities to volunteer during this time. If you are comfortable volunteering, and fulfill the requirements for the volunteer opportunities, we hope you will consider lending a helping hand. It is one way to share Christ’s grace and love throughout the City. Please click HERE for more information on how to be a v…Read More »