The need is great and the demand for food is growing. Over 70,000 people in Fairfax County are in need of food assistance and over 200,000 are in need throughout our Diocese.
Holy Spirit parishioners are making a difference and have the opportunity to support two types of food ministries: a local pantry run just 7 miles away from Holy Spirit and Christ House on Wheels (CHOW) pantry which serves the poorest of the poor operating out of the Christ House in Old Town Alexandria. A brief description and more information for each is available on our Food Ministry page.
“Project Manger” is a program that is now under the umbrella of A Woman’s Choice (a 501C3 Charity) that provides new cribs to women of all faiths who have made a choice to give birth to their child rather than the alternative. For more information, please check out our webpage here or contact us at projectmanger.org
The Parish Respect Group promotes the sanctity of human life in our parish and community. We offer opportunities for parishioners to pray, become better educated, volunteer, and support organizations and events that encourage respect for all human life. For more information, pelase contact Dawn Beutner at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Respect Life page for more information.
Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), Fairfax FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help) and Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) are Service Ministries providing assistance to the poor and the needy in our community. These ministries are non-profit organizations formed by coalitions of churches in the Fairfax county, VA, operated with volunteers. There are no paid staff members in their ministries.
For more information, see: http://holyspiritchurch.us/
The Good Samaritan Society
The Holy Spirit Parish Good Samaritan Society, named after the well-known Gospel story of service and charity, was initiated in 2011 by volunteer parishioners, with the blessing and guidance of parish clergy. A Christian outreach program for the community, it began with the goal of serving seniors in need, but expanded to include all those in need. Specifically, the programs started by the Good Samaritan Society help those who are homebound, those who are in need of transportation to medical appointments, those who are grieving the loss of loved ones, and those in need of specific home services. In addition to forming groups within the parish, we also coordinate our efforts with other service and spiritual groups in the parish, community, and diocese with similar goals. We are currently exploring additional ways to serve seniors and others in need in our community.
If you want to join our group or volunteer to help, please contact:
Dawn Beutner, email@example.com, 703 978 1096
Richard and Mary Chobot, 703 323 9402
See more on The Good Samaritan Society page.
Do you need free transportation to a medical appointment during a weekday? Call the parish office at 703 978 8074. To volunteer to serve as a driver, please sign up here!