In addition to the educational component of our program, our children participate in several social action – or “mission” – activities throughout the year to foster their sense of giving. In the past, they have picked up trash in parts of Rock Creek Park on Earth Day and along Connecticut Avenue outside the Zoo in a neighborhood beautification effort and packed care kits for people experiencing homelessness. Children also accompany their parents on service projects such as:
IONA Senior Services: Deliver food to elderly and disabled persons via their Meals on Wheels program.
St. Paul’s Food Pantry: Organize and distribute donated food to people who need it at the food pantry at nearby St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Over the course of a year, the food pantry provides over 13,000 pounds of food to more than 2,500 individuals. It is the only food pantry in DC’s Ward 3.
Friendship Place: Empowers men and women experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives with involvement of the community.
We also encourage families with children of all ages to accompany our church family on the many Social Action walks that we support:
We believe that serving others in the community and throughout the world is an important part of the faith journey for our children and youth.