Since 1995 the Shelter Ministry has been a cornerstone of St. Mark's outreach into the community. In cooperation with the Capitol Hill Group Ministry St. Mark's has offered shelter, meals and fellowship to two families during the months of July and August. The families, temporarily homeless, are working with CHGM towards stable housing. Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church partners with us in this ministry.
St Mark's, due to its construction schedule, is unable to offer overnight accomodations in 2013. Volunteers, however, are needed to stay overnight with two famliies being sheltered at Emory Fellowship United Methodist Church's facility, located near 6100 Georgia Avenue NW. We will provide required coverage Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. CHGM staff will supervise the shelter on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Overnight volunteers should be adults or one adult and one high school aged youth.
All volunteers and potential volunteers are invited to a volunteer orientation at St Marks on June 23 at 3 pm. If you have any questions contact one of the program managers listed below.
Schedule / location
St Mark's volunteers will serve at the Emory House shelter this summer from July 8 to August 30.
Volunteers arrive at Emory House near Georgia Ave NW before 7pm to greet the famlies when the arrive at 7pm. In the morning volunteers leave when the families depart for the day. On weekdays, they are to depart by 7:15 am, and on weekends, by 8:30.
If you would like to participate in the coodination and planning of this ministry, contact one of the people listed below.
Marlan Green, Stephanie Deutsch, Susan Sedgewick
How to volunteer for staying overnight in the shelter
Sign ups for the 2013 summer will start in late May. Watch for announcements in the Sunday bulletin and here. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact one of program managers listed above.