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St. George's Episcopal Church
St. George's Episcopal Church | Growing in Christ's Love and Service | 5520 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton Ohio  45429 | 937-434-1781

Service in the Community and the World is reaching out in Christ's love ...

 St. Georgeís engages in outreach to those in need in our local community and beyond, guided by our Baptismal Covenant and the Episcopal Millennium Development Goals.


Outreach Commission

Social Issues Committee examines the needs and concerns of those in the greater community and the world beyond our congregation and coordinates outreach ministries. The committee makes recommendations to the Vestry regarding outreach grants and sponsors the annual Spaghetti Supper and Rummage Sale which benefit outreach projects. Social Issues sponsors St. George's participation in Blanket Sunday, and community food collections. The activities of our Social Issues Commission raises the membersí awareness of community, regional, and worldwide needs and issues.  Some of the organizations funded by St. Geroge's include:

Alcoholics Anonymous
St. Georgeís opens its facilities for Alcoholics Anonymous every Friday evening at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. The primary purpose of AA is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Artemis South Center
We provide funding for Daytonís shelter for battered women, Artemis Center

Blanket Sunday is one way St. George's partners with Church World Service.  The Tools of Hope & Blanket Program provides the right tools at the right time and makes a world of difference in the lives of people in need.  Blankets, tents, bedding, and other emergency supplies in the wake of natural disasters and human calamities are very real tools of hope.

The Castle
The Castle is a Centerville based daycare center which offers activities and social opportunities for the mentally disabled or challenged people

We support Daytonís Daybreak ministry which offers shelter and food for runaway children, older teenagers, and young adults.

Episcopal Relief and Development Fund
ERD logoWe offer financial support to The Episcopal Relief and Development Fund which is the collective response of Episcopalians to help people in need.  Through grants for emergency relief, rehabilitation and development ERD responds to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. 

Episcopal Seminaries supported by St. George's:

Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, New Haven, CT
Bexley Hall - Colgate-Rochester, Rochester, NY
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX
General Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Nashotah House, Nashotah, WI
School of Theology of The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

The Food Bank
The parishioners of St. Georgeís support the Food Bank of St. Margaretís/St. Andrewís with donations of food and clothing.

Foreign Ministries
St. George's Supports missions in Guatemala, Russia and the Dominican Republic

Habitat for Humanity 
St. George's provides funding and labor to build homes in partnership with Episcopal churches of the Dayton Deanery and others of faith for the disadvantaged who lack adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide non-denominational organization committed to seeing that all people have decent housing.

Heifer Project
From membersí donations we support the Heifer Project established to provide animals which produce both food and income for families in Third World countries.   Example:   Chickens, cows, goats, and pigs, all furnish more than one useful item.

House of Bread
We give financial support and our labor for The House of Bread, a program to feed the homeless.

House of the People
St. Georgeís gives money to the Dayton home for Rwandan refugees.

Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos is a ministry which seeks to provide to women prisoners a spiritual awakening while they are incarcerated and after they are released from prison.

Salvation Army
St. Georgeís cooks and serves food the second Wednesday through a program for the homeless administered by the Salvation Army.

Summer Lunch Programs
We contribute volunteers for the Summer Lunch Programs in various Dayton Public Schools to serve food for low income children and senior citizens.

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