Wednesday Eucharist and Breakfast
Each Wednesday morning we gather at 8am in the Sister’s Chapel for a service of Holy Eucharist, followed by a Community Breakfast. Wonderful music is provided by a variety of musicians from around the Memphis area and worshippers include the housing and economically disadvantaged members of our community as well as other members of our general congregation, in addition to still others who have made the Wednesday morning gathered community their primary worshipping community or their Wednesday worship community.
The free community breakfast which immediately follows worship is primarily for homeless and/or housing and economically insecure members of our community and surrounding neighborhood. During breakfast time, there is often a variety of services available from blood pressure screenings to learning about community institutions and agencies that provide an array of services for vulnerable members of the population to having one’s picture taken (free) or, to speaking with clergy about spiritual matters.
Everyone is invited to worship with us! Just show up. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a breakfast ($500) or explore possible volunteer opportunities as a group, please contact us in advance.
Pop Top Ministry
Each Saturday at 9:00 am, those in need gather to receive a to-go meal of pop top items (vienna sausage, sardines, fruit cups, water bottle, single-serve chips, cookies, etc). Donations are welcome. Contact Drew Woodruff for specific items needed or to assist.
Servant Ministry Team
St. Mary's Servant Ministry Team has partnered with the St. Mary's MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) team and so offers a diverse choice of ministries:
Downtown Elementary School-tutoring in reading, back-to-school Incentive Reward Extravaganza, Christmas Angel Tree and Undie Sunday
Volunteering for Constance Abbey and Pop-Tops
Joining us at the Eucharistic Breakfast with our unsheltered neighbors on Wednesday mornings;
MICAH is a coalition of community and faith-based organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice for issues of justice in our city. Our current platform concentrates on three pillar issues, economic equity, education equity, and immigration & intercultural equity. We organize and speak to our community and its leaders, always seeking to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God." Contact Claire Valine 901-729-6996 or cgvaline [at] gmail [dot] com or Janel Kragt Bakkerjanel [at] larynandjanel [dot] com
West Tennessee Haiti Partnership
HAITI MISSION TRIP
We have a long and beautiful relationship with St. Vincent's School for Handicapped Children. Support the annual trips by donations of money, vitamins, and other items.
To keep up with the teams while they're in Haiti or to read about their experience there, please visit the blog:
Contact: Drew Woodruff or Susan Nelson