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 .
- Volunteer to Read
Reading Buddies and Angel Tree
We are beginning a new volunteer opportunity in partnership with St. James Episcopal Church called Reading Buddies. Volunteers will read with children at Norman-Sims Elementary weekly using CDF’s Freedom Schools book list. If you can give an hour of your week, at a time of your choosing during the school day, please contact the Rev. Kristin Braun.
Advent Angel Tree
We are so overjoyed with this opportunity, that we have chosen to benefit Norman-Sims with an Angel Tree donation drive. Angel Tree is an opportunity to purchase needed supplies and holiday gifts for the children served by Norman-Sims Elementary.
Visit the Angel Tree in Sumners Hall during the Advent wreath-making party on Sunday, Nov. 27, to buy gifts and snacks. Or you can purchase online via Amazon Wish list to drop ship directly to the church.
The Angel Tree will be outside Bethell Hall throughout the season of Advent. This will take the place of our usual Simple Gifts program.
- Volunteer for Trinity Sunday Service and Meal
We will be hosting the church service at Trinity Center followed by lunch and fellowship. If you would volunteer to help with the service or meal, please contact the Rev. Kristin Braun.
- Theater Outing – Dec. 15
St. David’s Goes to the Theater
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Trinity Street Playhouse, First Baptist Church (4th floor), 901 Trinity Street
The Rev. Kristin Braun, director of community engagement invites all to join her for the Trinity Street Players’ presentation of All Is Calm, a musical about the Christmas Truce of 1914.
Tickets are free. In order to reserve a block of tickets so St. David’s folks can sit together, please RSVP early using the button below.
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.
Day of Service
- Day of Service – 2022
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