Serving Outside Church
- Amani Ya Juu
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, Amani ya Juu is a
sewing/marketing training project for marginalized women—many of them
refugees—from 11 different African countries. The name, “Amani ya Juu’
comes from the Swahili language meaning “higher peace”. The women have
learned to work together because of their faith in God who provides a higher
peace that transcends all cultural differences. St. George’s sells bags,
quilts, toys, kitchen and dining articles, and other gifts using African
textiles, to benefit this project.
Contact: Theresa Peplow or click here to find out more:
- Boy Scout Troop #502
As part of its youth ministry St. George’s sponsors
two organizations chartered by the Boy Scouts of America: Troop 502 for boys
10-17 and Crew 502 for goys and girls from 14-20. Both organizations
emphasize character and leadership development and include opportunities for
further study of the Episcopal Church. Troop 502 conducts numerous outdoor
camping, biking, hiking, boating, community service and summer camp
activities and encourages skill development and advancement. Crew 502
focuses on adventurous activities appealing to older youth.
For more information contact Scoutmaster Gordon Wulke at 818-952-3153.
For Crew 502 information contact Crew Advisor Dave Warburton at
818-957-7737. You can also obtain much more information about
Troop 502. The Troop meets
Monday evenings in Lower Softley Hall at 7:15 p.m., and visitors are also
welcome. Please contact Dr. Warburton for the Crew’s current meeting
- Dragon Thrift Shop
The Dragon Thrift Shop sells donated used items and is
managed and staffed by volunteers in its store at 822 Foothill Blvd, La
Canada. Profits earned from sales are given annually to St. George’s Church
and other agencies that provide services to others.
The Shop is open during the school year on Mondays – Saturdays but closed
Wednesdays and Sundays. The hours are 10am to 2pm.
Items to be donated can be left at the Shop during these hours or at the
Church office. The shop especially would like clothing in good repair, house
wares and bric-a-brac. Furniture and computer equipment are not accepted.
As stewards entrusted with the donations of others, the Dragon Shop
volunteers are committed to carrying on Christ’s work in the world. To
inquire about volunteering, please call 818/790-7691
and leave a message for Marilyn Bankes, the Thrift Shop Director.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Especially in times of national crisis, St. George’s
donates funds and collects supplies for donation to Episcopal Relief and
Development. ERD provides
emergency assistance in times of disaster; rebuilds devastated
communities and offers long-term
program development solutions
to fight poverty.
Matthew 25: 37-40
“For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me,
I was in prison and you visited me…
Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the
Least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Find out more about
- Habitat for Humanity
St. George’s supports the San Gabriel Valley Habitat
for Humanity Affiliate (SGVHFH) in several ways. For example, one way is by
collecting coins in “Habitat House” boxes during Lent and by holding St.
George’s work days at the site, where several homes are worked on at once.
Click here to find out more about
Contact: Deane Winant, SGVHFH Board Member
- Mission Share Fund
St. George’s contributes 12% of our income each year
to the Mission Share Fund of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. By
pooling our resources with other churches and working together, we help to
feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, and offer a positive voice for
justice. We support programs for youth and the aged, visit prisoners, clothe
the naked, tell out the good news of the Gospel, and be the people that
Christ commands us to be. Click here to find out more about this important
Mission Share Fund.
- Red Shirt Project
A dedicated group of all ages helps the Red Shirt community
of Pine Ridge Reservation (Lakota Sioux) in South Dakota build things they
need to make their lives better. Past projects have been a baseball field,
picnic tables, a Pow-Wow arbor and the fence around the arbor—each built on
a weeklong annual trip in June. Each year, we also give them a Christmas
party with gifts for a hundred children and a community dinner.
Contact: Francie Cassidy