Single Servings of Service allows parishioners to volunteer in a meaningful way without making a long-term commitment. Single Servings of Service events typically are scheduled throughout the year. This service program allows St. Matthew’s to reach out in service to a wider community, since recipients of single servings of service are a variety of nonprofit service agencies that serve different populations within the Washington, D.C. area. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to email@example.com.
Details about each event are announced in the parish bulletin, on the parish website calendar and on the parish Facebook page as the event date approaches. The Social Justice and Community Service's newsletter and the Young Adult Ministry email list also are used to announce events.
If you would like to lead a group for any event, please contact Gregg Glotnis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leaders serve as the point of contact for participants.
Past Service Events
At left, a St. Matthew's group helped out at the Capital Area Food Bank, preparing and boxing hundreds of food packets and helping to sort food donations.
We also prepared meals for patients at Christ House in Columbia Heights. Christ House provides 24-hour personal care for sick, homeless people to help break the cycle of homelessness.
And a group from St. Matthew's has prepared food at DC Central Kitchen soup kitchen.
At right is a Single Servings of Service event at Martha's Table.
Upcoming Service Events
- April 30 from 10am to 1pm - Prepare food at Martha's Table
- May 1 from 9:30am to 2:30pm - Donate blood for Children's National Hospital (registration strongly suggested)
- May 7 from 5:30 to 7pm - Dinner with L'Arche
- May 7/8 after all Masses - Collect baby items for the Northwest Center
For details and to sign up, email email@example.com.
Annual Service Events
A regular fixture of this service program is the bi-annual (Fall Feast of Treats and Spring Celebration) potluck dinners for St. Matthew’s homeless friends. Volunteers help to set up, serve the meal, provide hospitality to our guests, and clean up afterwards; make or purchase food for the dinner; and/or give a donation towards food and supplies. Watch for these events in the parish bulletin or contact Nancy Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adopt-a-Family program has single service opportunities for Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
For more information, contact Norma Canedo at email@example.com.