Compassion Outside Our Doors
St. Catherine’s is dedicated to working together to serve God's people in our local community and in areas of our world that are in need. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent, please contact Pat Pepper, our Volunteer Coordinator. There are many ways to serve and she will be happy to guide you. This is a description of just a few of the organizations we work with.
We provide compassionate hospitality for homeless families with children four times a year in our Youth House as a part of the Family Promise of Cobb County Program. Volunteers provide dinner, watchful oversight overnight and breakfast. Volunteers also help with homework and entertain the children.
Rise Against Hunger
Once a year, our parish is filled with busy hands that are packing protein meal packages that are distributed by this international hunger relief organization. They are distributed worldwide to the most vulnerable.
Emmaus House provides education, opportunity, assistance and advocacy in partnership with their neighbors in Peoplestown in Atlanta. Our youth and adult volunteers sponsor the Angel Christmas Tree which provides presents to the children of Emmaus House. Volunteers deliver the presents with a loving a loving presence on Christmas Eve.
MUST Ministries and Elizabeth Inn
Once a month we volunteer to prepare and serve dinner for the homeless guests at Elizabeth Inn. We also assist with ongoing food pantry needs and clothing drives. Additional volunteers do laundry for the men who are overnight guests monthly. Each summer, we participate in the MUST Summer Lunch Program by preparing sandwiches and packed lunches for 2000 children who would receive free lunch during the school year.
The Extension is a recovery home for homeless men and women who suffer from alcohol and other addictions. One Sunday per month, volunteers serve dinner and lead worship for the residents.
Habitat for Humanity
St. Catherine’s participates with other East Cobb religious groups to participate in the building of a home.
Once a week volunteers go to Kroger and Publix to pick up donated bakery items and deliver them to MUST Ministries where they are distributed to their homeless guests.
Communities in Schools
Volunteers participate in a mentoring program that provides middle and high school students with adult mentors. Volunteers also host fiscal awareness and other educational programs to support the schools.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Parishoners donate to the ongoing fund of the greater Episcopal Church which works in collaboration with organizations following disasters and communities struggling with hunger and disease.
St. Catherine’s sends a large delegation to raise money and participate in the 5K Atlanta Hunger Walk which supports the Episcopal Community Foundation and Atlanta Food Bank’s efforts to end hunger.