“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

 

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)

Winter Shelter

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 25th to March 18th, 2018. 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

Excel Academy Fundraiser – “Share the Love”
Mark your calendars and join us on March 10th for a fundraiser for our friends at Excel Academy Public Charter School. We will continue to celebrate the students of Excel and their artistic achievements. Building on our multi-year partnership, we’re focusing on helping these young scholars gain access to the supplies they need to support their burgeoning arts programs.  We will also being focusing on a fundraiser to develop a “Family Assistance Fund” at Excel – a social worker-managed fund to aid some of their most economically-challenged students with basic necessities that will help students succeed wherever the future takes them. As a congregation, we continue to be committed to the students of Excel – please join us. Learn more at gtownpres.org/serve/families or at www.excelpcs.org. Signup details to come.