We are Christ’s hands in the world.
Saint David’s is a community with a passion for the Gospel and an essential part of any community is its connection and response to the larger community in which it lives. We strive to look beyond our walls and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to serve our community. Some of the ministries we are associated with or actively involved with are as follows:
The Food Pantry at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
St David’s collect’s non-perishable food items throughout the course of the month. On the fourth Sunday of each month, we bring our offering before the Lord at the Alter during Mass where it is blessed before being delivered to St John’s in Elkhart for distribution to those in need. During the summer months, we also collect fresh produce from our Unity Garden. The Pantry is located in the lower level of St John’s at 226 W Lexington Ave. in Elkhart and is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.
Susanna’s Kitchen is a meal ministry located in the lower level of First Congregational Church UCC at 431 S 3rd St. in Elkhart. They provide free lunches between 11 AM and 12 noon, Monday through Friday to all in need. Members of St. David’s volunteer as servers the first Friday of every month.
Backpacks and Supplies for Mary Feeser Elementary School
Each summer we collect backpacks and school supplies for students at Mary Feeser Elementary School. The bags are blessed and given to the students in conjunction with back to school night in August of each year. St. David’s has a long history with MFES. When the parish was started as a Mission of St John’s in 1964, the charter members of the new congregation met each week in the gymnasium of the Elementary School while a more permanent worship space was being constructed across the street.
The Advent Tree project (Mitten Tree)
Each December during the preparatory season of Advent, the community of St David’s decorates an Advent Tree. This is your regular run-of-the-mill Christmas Tree, but since we do not believe in decorating the Christmas Tree until the “Christ Mass” we adorn our tree for the four week leading up to Christmas Eve with various items for adults and children in need during the winter months, especially socks, scarves, hats, and mittens. In 20017, we far exceeded our expectations and collected 162 pairs of socks, 34 hats, 36 pairs of mittens and 6 scarves, which were later distributed to various local schools, shelters, and day centers.
Elkhart County Homeless Coalition
Companeros en Christo (mission to Honduras)
First Wednesday Suppers
First Wednesday Suppers