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. 

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Family Promise

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.

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Holy Comforter

Holy Comforter is a parish in Atlanta that primarily serves adults with special needs.  Volunteers host BBQ and Bingo Lunches for the parishioners, go hiking with them to Red Top Mountain and provide other needed support.

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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.

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Emmaus House

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.

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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. 

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The Extension

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.

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Red Cross Blood Drives

St. Catherine’s hosts a blood drive every 8 weeks.  Volunteers welcome donors and provide beverages and snacks.

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Habitat for Humanity

St. Catherine’s participates with other East Cobb religious groups to participate in the building of a home.

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Bread Ministry

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hunger Walk

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.