“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.” –Mt. 25:35
Georgetown Presbyterian Church provides many ways to respond to God’s love through service to our neighbors, near and far. Just as God came to the world in love, we too are called to dedicate our lives to loving service through Christ’s body the church.
Please look at all our mission opportunities, located on the tab at the top of the page, or scroll down to see what’s coming next. There are also a variety of ways to serve and be served by those in our own church community through Member Care. Financial pledges and donations are also an important way of serving.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
6th Annual Rally for Niger
Join us on October 20th and 9 a.m. at the Washington Canoe Club to “rally” for Niger. This 5k fun run/walk will raise money this year for the Hamsa Center, a new girls’ education center in Tahoua, Niger. Serving students who are often excluded from school, or have to drop out, the Hamsa Center will open in October 2018 and provide a safe, supportive environment for girls education. To sign up, visit the rally page.
Georgetown Saturday Suppers and Sunday Dinners
“GSS” and “GSD” are weekly collaborations with Georgetown churches that feed more than 50 unhoused Georgetowners every weekend. Our model is simple – each church has assigned days to provide and serve a meal. Volunteers sign up online to bring a portion of the meal and serve it. The time commitment is from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the designated day. We serve the last Saturday of each month at Mt. Zion UMC, and the second Sunday here at GPC. This model only works because of the dedication of volunteers who are invested in caring for our unhoused neighbors.
Please click on the links below for our upcoming dates.
Saturday Signup Form (@ Mt. Zion UMC)
Sunday Signup Form (@ Georgetown Pres)
Each winter, GPC hosts a shelter for 10 women and men that’s shared with our ecumenical partners in Georgetown. The goal of this shelter is to both get folks a temporary place to stay, while at the same time helping our guests gain access to long-term housing. This year, GPC is hosting the shelter from February 17th to March 10th, 2019. We invite members of GPC to have a meal with our guests by providing a meal, and then sitting down with them. We suggest volunteer groups of 4 to 6 for each night.
Winter Shelter Signup Form Coming Soon!
Time & Talents
“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.” -1 Peter 4:10
Where do you feel called? There are many ways to serve our congregation, our community, and our world. There are many ways you can serve through your time and talents. Volunteer opportunities range from one-time commitments to regular commitments. Please complete this form and indicate where you would like to serve. You may also provide additional ideas for service. For questions or additional information, contact [email protected].