Visit the Infirmed and Elderly
Our Lay Eucharistic Visitors regularly visit and take Holy Communion to our shut ins. Volunteers also send cards, gifts and make hospital calls. Interested? Contact Susan Brooks via the Church Office or send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Oakland Shelter (S.O.S.)
For one week each spring St. David’s turns its facility into a home for the homeless. We provide food, shelter and companionship for dozens of men, women and children. We need lots of help planning and implementing this 30 year tradition. Contact the SOS Coordinator via the Church Office. Click here for the SOS web site.
In the fall of 2009, in conjunction with the Southfield Parks & Garden Club, we started an organic Community Garden on our property. All produce grown is given to the Open Hands Pantry organization. Members and non-members of St. David's will be tending this garden.
If you like to garden but don't have such space in your yard (or live in an apartment or condo), come help out in our garden. Our planting beds are prepared and planting will begin in the spring of each year (see photos in our Photo Albums page). For more information, call the Church Office (248-557-5430).
From 2010-2016, we have produced 500-700 pounds of produce for Open Hands Pantry.
Open Hands Pantry
Open Hands Pantry is an emergency food pantry created to serve Southeast Oakland County residents. This is an outreach ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church, Royal Oak, and is staffed by volunteers and exists solely through the generosity of community support. Outreach to those in need is one of our missions at St. David's, and being a neighbor church, we support Open Hands Pantry.
Donations are delivered to St. John’s on a monthly basis. Don't forget to buy a little extra when shopping and place it basket in the Narthex or Chapel (click here to see their Wish List).
Donations of cash are always welcomed. Checks may be written to St. David’s and designated for the “Open Hands Food Pantry.”
For more details, please click here to visit their web site.
'Welcome Inn' Warming Shelter
Each winter, hundreds of homeless men and women make their way to the Welcome Inn in Royal Oak. We need help making casseroles for the hot lunches served daily. To volunteer contact Carole Porter via the Church Office or click here to visit the Welcome Inn web site.
Crossroads Soup Kitchen
St. David’s partners with another Episcopal Church in preparing and serving meals to hundreds of hungry Detroiters on Sunday afternoons. Interested? Call Len Sackett via the Church Office. For the latest reports, click here.
Detroit Rescue Mission Outreach
Once a month on Wednesday evenings, a crew of St. David’s parishioners celebrates Holy Eucharist for 100 or so homeless men at the Detroit Rescue Mission downtown. Interested in helping?
Contact Fr. Chris at 248-557-5430.
Every spring St. David’s parishioners strap on their sneakers and walk for the hungry. Organizers, walkers, and sponsors are needed for this April event. To volunteer, call Kathy Graham via the Church Office.
During the Thanksgiving holidays parishioners put together food baskets for the needy. Shoppers, delivery people, and sponsors are needed. To volunteer call Kathy Graham via the Church Office.
This group meets regularly to coordinate efforts between the above mentioned, hunger related outreach programs. For more information, contact Fr. Chris at 248-557-5430.
When our college students go off to university, we don’t forget about them! Volunteers are needed to keep in contact with our students as well as arrange for twice-yearly Care Packages. For more information contact Barb Veselenak via the Church Office.
Haiti Outreach Mission
For more than a decade, St. David’s parishioners have been supporting outreach to Haiti through the Haiti Outreach Mission. Volunteers are needed to do a wide range of jobs including organizing fundraising, collecting donated medications, and actually travelling to Haiti. Contact Jan Ernst for more information via the Church Office. Click here to view the Haiti Outreach Mission web site.