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Founded in 1922, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church has been a place where the doors stood open to offer peace and sanctuary to those in need. The Episcopal Church Center continues this legacy, and is becoming a place of gathering, learning, sharing and serving for all.

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities
Opportunities for mission groups

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our many programs for homeless people or others in need. We have opportunities ranging from cooking and cleaning to answering phones, clerical work and welcoming people to the property. Please contact Facilities Manager Jeff Green for more information: jgreen@edsd.org, 619-857-9577.

Ministries

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY SUPPERS - CURRENTLY OFFERED DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Meal Programs

Wednesday Night Community Suppers 
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak dinners will be limited to pre-packaged food handed out in the ally by our garage.

Dinner Set-up 5:30 p.m.
Meal Served at 6:00 p.m.
Clean up and out by 7:00 p.m.
Contact Director of Operations, Jeff Green at (619) 857-9577

1st Wednesday - T.G.I.F. (Thank God It's Food)
Father Son lawyer group
John Morris
619.236.1551 or 619.595.4287 or 619.226.2684
 

2nd Wednesday (and 4th Wednesday if there is a fifth)- Bethany Lutheran Church (next door) and The Oasis Christian Fellowship
Elaine Stein 858.692.4376

 

3rd Wednesday - All Souls' Episcopal Church
Janet Sanford 619.222.6725
 

4th Wednesday- Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church
Wendy Hoke 858.442.6051

Jeff Green

Director of Operations

SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST - CURRENTLY OFFERED DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Meal Programs

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak breakfasts will be limited to pre-packaged food handed out in the alley next to our garage.
Each Saturday - approximately 9:00 a.m.
Glyn Franks, president  glynfranks777@gmail.com, 619.886.4275

 

AA GROUP MEETINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Aging, Health and Wellbeing

Contacts:
Sandy Altshuler or Doug Blackwood
619-223-8319 home
619-887-2683 mobile

Monday- Saturday Harmony Group 6:45am - 7:45am
Tuesday- Women in Harmony 6:45am - 7:45am
Monday- Evening in Harmony 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday - Ocean Beach Tuesday 8:15pm - 9:30pm

SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS - HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Aging, Health and Wellbeing

The diocesan mobile shower units are now operating as the Showers of Blessings, and are serving those in need by meeting one of life's most basic human dignities--cleanliness. This seemingly simple act has the ability to impact lives in incredible way. The opportunity to maintain personal hygiene can reduce health problems, raise self-esteem and increase employment potential and social acceptance. Many men, women, and children in San Diego who are homeless go without access to a shower or clean clothes for weeks or months at a time.

The Showers of Blessing (sponsored by All Souls', Point Loma) is held on the fourth Saturday of every month at the Episcopal Church Center.  Volunteers from All Souls' as well as other parishes are hosting the showers which include clean clothes, socks, toiletries, fresh towels and a friendly smile. On an average, we are able to offer showers to 32 people the fourth Saturday of every month. 

In addition, the showers are requested for 10-14 days at other parishes around the Diocese during that parish's Interfaith Rotational Shelter Ministry.  Of course, when at the shelters, there are no showers at the ECC. 

For a complete schedule of shower locations, dates and times please follow this link:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=cGkzNHNobW1mZWdxYmJxYWpxcWJwbGVmZ2tAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

Volunteers make it all happen!

Get Connected

Are you interested in having the showers come to your church for a function you have scheduled for people who are homeless?  Is your Outreach Committee interested in contributing to this ministry or participating on a volunteer basis? Need help in organizing training and volunteers? Please contact the Rev. Phil Loveless

We are always in need of donations; shampoo, conditioner, razors, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes; clean clothing and shoes, (especially men's) socks, underwear. If you are able to make a donation, please contact the Rev. Phil Loveless

We heartily welcome anyone interested in volunteering your time on Saturdays - we currently need people who can drive a pickup with a trailer attached, (or are willing to learn) and  people to register guests and help out at the showers.

Contact Janet Sanford  sanfordchef@cox.net to sign up to volunteer! 

 

Interested in volunteering electronically? Follow the link below:

We're using VolunteerSpot, the leading time-saving online coordination tool, to help us organize our upcoming activity. Please click the link below to learn more and sign up to help. Thanks for making a difference!

Sign Up

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/DYmAH2

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually

Jeff Green

Director of Operations

FREE MEDICAL CLINIC

Aging, Health and Wellbeing

Medical Clinic

A free medical clinic for anyone in need. Operated by the Cal State San Marcos nursing student team. A licensed medical doctor is also onsite.

Contacts: Mary (info coming soon)

Wednesdays, approximately 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

DOORS OF CHANGE FOR HOMELESS YOUTH - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Shelter and Housing

Doors of Change is a San Diego non-profit organization that helps youth age 12-18 find shelter and learn life skills that help them become self-sufficent. The music program provides free music, instruments and lessons to homeless youth. It meets on Sundays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107. For more information, contact Hannah Wilder, 619-481-5456. Learn more about Doors of Change.

International Relationships

La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico

Zapopan
Mexico

We are in a companion relationship with the Anglican Church of Western Mexico. We entered into this partnership in 2015 because we share an international border with this diocese and we felt called to walk together more intentionally. We have since celebrated the United Thank Offering grant that allowed a medical clinic to be built and a truck for transportation in and out of the rural area where many very poor, indigenous people live. We are grateful for this friendship that has brought us so much life, and learning. 

Contact person
Colin Mathewson
Carlos Garcia

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2083 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92107
United States

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CHRIS TUMILTY

Director of Communications

Organized groups

Adult faith formation
Neighborhood associations
Godly Play
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Eucharistic Ministers/Visitors
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Daughters of the King
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Youth group

Other community groups

Doors of Change for Homeless Youth
Second Chances - Bread of Life meals for the community
Wednesday Night Community Suppers
Oasis Christian Fellowship
Bethany Lutheran Church: T.G.I.F.(Thank God It's Food)
All Souls' Episcopal Church
Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Showers of Blessings
Cal State San Marcos Medical Clinic
School For Ministry (Diocese of San Diego School of Theology)