Haiti Outreach Mission:
This outreach program, began in 1998, is dedicated to helping the people and children of Mirebalais, Haiti - a mountain town approximately 50 miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
St. David's, along with other Catholic, Episcopal, and Baptist churches, provides health care, education, and other services with our partner churches in Mirebalais - St. Louis Catholic and St. Pierre Episcopal.
Our mission team, made up of doctors, dentists, nurses, and lay people from the member churches as well as doctors and medical students from Port-au-Prince, visits Mirebalais once each year.
Click here for our Haiti Outreach Mission page, contact the church office, or visit the HOM web site for overall mission work in Mirebalais.
Crossroads Soup Kitchen:
Three times per year parishioners regularly donate a Sunday afternoon to feed the hungry at this feeding center in downtown Detroit.
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Chick here for more Crossroads' information.
Open Hands Pantry:
Each month, grocery items collected by our members are delivered to Open Hands Pantry for distribution through their organization. Delivery totals to Open Hands for 2015 was 756 lbs, for 2014: 900 lbs, and for 2013: 1344 lbs was delivered as well as 200+ lbs of apples from our apple trees.
Open Hands Food Pantry provides emergency food and toiletries to residents of Oakland County. Completely staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers, the pantry is open on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings. In 2013 they served over 12,600 people.
Click here to check out their ministry.
Vandenberg World Cultures Academy:
In January 2010 we began a partnership with our neighborhood school, Vandenberg World Cultures Academy. This K-5 magnet school serves students from 25 different countries and has 29 different languages represented.
St. David's volunteers assist in classrooms across all grade levels, providing extra help in literacy, science, social studies, and technology. Strong bonds are formed between students and volunteers, resulting in positive new relationships.
Help us grow food for the hungry!
In the fall of 2009, in conjunction with the Southfield Parks & Garden Club, we started an organic Community Garden on our property. Members and non-members of St. David's are welcome to tend this garden.
If you like to garden but don't have such space in your yard (or live in an apartment or condo), come help out in our garden.
All produce grown is given to the Open Hands Pantry organization at St. John's Episcopal Church, Royal Oak, MI.
-Since 2010, 4250 pounds has been harvested from our garden and apple trees.
St. David's supports other outreach projects including:
- South Oakland Shelter
- Episcopal World Mission,
- Welcome Inn,
- CROP Walk,
- McGregor African Mission,
- the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief,
- Alcoholics Anonymous & Alanon
- Parents of Murdered Children
Our St. Anne's Guild and Daughters of the King organizations are also committed to using their funds for the church's outreach. "Outreach Envelopes" are available in the vestibule for individual contributions to specific projects through the parish.
Some of the Adult Forum programs each year give parishioners an opportunity to learn about some of the outreach programs they are or could be supporting with time as well as treasure.
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