Serve Ministries

Jane Dana
Jane Dana
Art Perry
Art Perry

Serve

Bishop Walker School

St. Columba’s founded the Bishop Walker School’s “Reading Is Fundamental” program, and is working with teachers and parents to support the BWS mission and students.

Contact: Jane Dana, Art Perry | E-mail

Inga Blust
Inga Blust

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Friendship Place

St. Columba's was a founding partner of Friendship Place, whose goal is to end homelessness in Washington, DC. We support Friendship Place financially and provide volunteers.

Contact: Inga Blust | E-mail

Noreen Shanbacker
Noreen Shanbacker

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Iona Weekend Meals on Wheels

Iona Meals On Wheels works with Iona Senior Services to offer nutritious sustenance and ease the isolation of elderly shut-ins by delivering a hot meal on the second Saturday each month.

Contact: Noreen Shanbacker | E-mail

Joe Kolar
Joe Kolar

Serve

Loaves & Fishes

St. Columbans join forces with Loaves and Fishes to prepare and serve meals to about 200 homeless men, women and children at St. Stephen and the Incarnation.

Contact: Joe Kolar | E-mail

Peter Clamp
Peter Clamp
Ginny Denning
Ginny Denning

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Prison Ministry Working Group

The Prison Ministry Working Group seeks to educate ourselves and the parish on issues of incarceration and prison reform, to better understand the struggles of returning citizens and support them by prisoner mentoring and resume-writing, as well as other volunteer opportunities.

Contact: Peter Clamp, Ginny Denning | E-mail

Ryan McNavage
Ryan McNavage
Susan Higgins
Susan Higgins

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Rebuilding Together

In Rebuilding Together, St. Columbans join hands on the last two Saturdays in April to refurbish the homes of low-income, elderly or handicapped District residents, providing all levels of construction and clean-up expertise.

Contact: Ryan McNavage, Susan Higgins | E-mail

Jim Losey
Jim Losey
Keri Piester
Keri Piester

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Refugee Response Ministry

The Refugee Response Ministry was initiated in response to the worldwide refugee crisis–specifically those fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East–and now sponsors a refugee family helping them resettle in the US and become self-sufficient.

Contact: Jim Losey, Keri Piester, Jean Ann Wright | E-mail

Joe Kolar
Joe Kolar

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Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

A founding partner of this community ministry, St. Columba’s helps the homeless and others in need through Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington's Next Step self-sufficiency program.

Contact: Joe Kolar | E-mail

Amy Howe
Amy Howe
Jen Swift

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Second Tuesday Grate Patrol

The Second Tuesday Grate Patrol is a family-oriented sandwich-making effort offering food and fellowship to people who are homeless and in need in downtown Washington; a partnership with The Salvation Army..

Contact: Amy Howe, Jen Swift | E-mail

Catherine Outten Olivo
Catherine Outten Olivo

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Serving Our Neighbor (SON)

Serving Our Neighbor (SON) is a week of summer service for middle schoolers who have completed 6th grade; they spend their mornings doing community service work in downtown Washington and lunchtime together discussing their experiences.

Contact: Catherine Outten Olivo | E-mail

Catherine Outten Olivo
Catherine Outten Olivo

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St. Columba’s Appalachia Project (SCAP)

In partnership with Heart and Hand Ministries, Barbour County, WV, St. Columba’s teens work with families to help repair or rebuild their homes, gaining opportunities for worship and reflection on the meaning and impact of their work.

Contact: Catherine Outten Olivo | E-mail

Larry Shelley
Larry Shelley
Thelma Triche
Thelma Triche

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Water Ministry

The Water Ministry provides year round hospitality to our neighbors in need, in the form of a hot lunch, shower and laundry facilities and a place to relax and talk.

Contact: Larry Shelley, Thelma Triche | E-mail