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
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
This dedicated group coordinates outreach efforts and distributes grants. By sharing resources and time, they build community for people in the St. Mary's neighborhood with emphasis on education and unsheltered people. Ministry Opportunities include: Back to School Backpack Drive for Downtown Elementary, Angel Tree for Downtown Elementary, Pop Tops, and Constance Abbey, and the Hospitality Hub. One way to assist is to sign up for Kroger Community Rewards with your Kroger Plus card, and smile.amazon.com with Amazon Prime, naming St. Mary's as the organization to receive the benefit. Participating in this way does not reduce the benefits you receive from your Kroger card or Amazon account, and all the proceeds go to Servant Ministry, which meets every third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Martyrs' Hall. Join us in helping!
Contact: Claire Valine
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
Walkwith901 is a program geared towards teaching youth how to be well-rounded servants to both God and the community. It engages students of middle and high school age in activities centered around diverse cultural studies, racial reconciliation, and social justice. Facilitates at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, this program walks youth through a spiritual journey, building skills in leadership, discipleship community service and social justice while creating awareness of cultural differences. Through an interactive learning environment, they develop principles of cultural diversity, ecumenical appreciation, interfaith exposure and servant leadership. The aim is to broaden the perspective of young millennial's minds and raise leaders of this generation filled with the compassion of Christ.