Below is but a snapshot of ways that St. David’s Episcopal Church engages beyond our walls with a variety of volunteer opportunities. If you have additional questions after reading any section, you can contact .
Pray for the Spirit of the City
Every day, we pray for Greater Austin —
For the more than 2.3 million people living in this historic capital city of Texas, including the jurisdictions of Round Rock and San Marcos, and the surrounding counties and towns.
Please join us in this common prayer. We believe that God desires for us to pray together and to pray specifically for the Reign of God to come here as it is in heaven.
EIGHTH ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE
On Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Members of the parish gathered to prayerfully offer direct community engagement and serve our community. St. David’s folks (and one puppy) gathered at El Buen Samaritano for gardening and at Next-to-New to clean and organize. At home volunteers wrote and made phone calls for the Texas Impact Day of Action and created care cards for residents at Foundation Communities with supplies delivered by friendly volunteers. A great day was had by all, see photos below:
EIGHT YEARS OF LAUNDRY LOVE
For eight blessed years, this ministry has helped our neighbors who require assistance to do their laundry with dignity by providing laundry supplies and funds. Father Santi Rodriguez said of Laundry Love,
“I’m grateful for and inspired by the Laundry Evangelist Dr. Amy Moehnke and her band of joyful Laundry Love Stewards who always welcome our neighbors with a smile, loving-kindness, and a snack. Here’s to many more years of helping our neighbors do their laundry with dignity – to many more years creating connections with those who feel lonely and marginalized. Proclaim the Gospel at all times and when necessary help those in need to do their laundry with love and joy.”
Contact Dr. Amy Moehnke to support the next Laundry Love.
Arbor Terrace Brunch
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., fourth Saturday of every month. Summon your inner Top Chef to join others cooking and serving brunch to 45 residents of Arbor Terrace, a complex for single adults transitioning away from homelessness. Adrian Buchanan organizes the rotating crew, which cooks at home, meets at the complex (2501 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, 78741), and serves the meal together to a most grateful bunch. Contact
Foundation Communities is also looking for volunteers to help at 11 Learning Centers that provide free classroom support for students. Learn more and volunteer.
Learn more on our Environmental Guild page. The Environmental Guild meets about once a quarter to plan events, share ideas, and develop strategies to further our “greening” efforts. They are an energetic, friendly, and multi-generational groups of parishioners who take seriously our call as Christians to care for creation. Register for the latest meeting for zoom links. Contact .
For eight blessed years, this ministry has helped our neighbors who require assistance to do their laundry with dignity by providing laundry supplies and funds. Laundry Love is a time of fellowship and fun centered around making the task of doing laundry less burdensome! Volunteers meet at SpinZone Laundry on South Congress on the last Thursday of the month to hand out laundry supplies, quarters, water, and a meal.
Knitting for Those in Need
to join a monthly online meeting.
The St. Agnes Guild is a group of knitters and crocheters of all ages. They make prayer shawls, preemie hats, scarves, hats and mittens for the homeless and others who need them. Prayer shawl requests are welcome. Visit the St. Agnes Guild page.
Visit the Ramp Build Team page for information about the next build.
A monthly ministry to build wheelchair ramps for people with disabilities who are economically disadvantaged. This group is part of the Texas Ramp Project, which identifies those needing ramps and provides material funding through a number of business and organizations including the St. David’s Health Foundation. Contact