Contact a representative of your Outreach Committee if you are interested in serving in one of these ministries.
Luke 14:12 Servants – Luke 14:12 offers meals to the poor and homeless community in Nashville. Operating out of the dining facilities of the Room in the Inn building downtown, it provides opportunity to set tables, serve hot meals, smile, listen, respond in love – simple tasks that transform relationships from anxiety to mutual respect and joy. Our connection with the Nashville Luke 14:12 ministry is coordinated by Betty Polk.
Donelson Second Harvest Food Pantry – We partner with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on 85 Fairway Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, which is part of the Nashville Second Harvest’s Emergency Food Box Program. This program was created to feed hungry individuals and families in Nashville on an urgent-need basis with food items that will last their family for two to three days. You can help by making requested donations at our church during the year and helping at the St. Phillips site to shelve and distribute food. Contact Randy or Zora Mallory for more information.
Morning Star Sanctuary – Being a survivor of domestic abuse can leave one feeling alone with overwhelming questions of what will I do now. Some of our members volunteer time as mentors for residents at Morning Star listening, encouraging, and guiding survivors to find answers to many of their questions. This is a quiet ministry that requires patience and long term commitment. Other volunteer task may be right for your time and skills commitment.
Raise The Roof Academy – In addition to our financial gifts, many of our members have responded to the request to be a sponsor of a child in Uganda allowing them to attend the Raise The Roof Academy. Others have volunteered time and financial resources to be work team members in Uganda helping to “raise the roof.”
USO – in partnership with Ft. Campbell we volunteer to serve those who serve us. Our campaigns will support the actual service personnel as they are being deployed or the families they are leaving behind. We donate money and time to special events for the children and families as well as provide “buddy bags” of support for those who are serving.
Sudanese American Nuer Church – With encouragement from The Outreach Foundation of the Presbyterian Church, DPC has established a new liaison with the Nuer Church in Gallatin, TN. It is a growing church with young families seeking to raise their children in love and to be a meaningful part of their adopted home. We are providing school supplies this year to assist the parents in equipping their children for school. By participating in their Sunday services, we are working to find other ways we can be of service to their community. Donna Krueze is coordinating this ministry.
Blood Drive: Many of today’s medical treatments are hampered without donated blood resources. Being a donor can often conflict with busy schedules. To assist, we schedule two blood drives that coincide with two of our Fifth Sunday Feast days – a “potluck” breakfast to help get us ready and then a donation schedule from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event is open to the general public.