Month of Service Calendar

19Mar

St. David's Month of Service 

Easter Season Invitation

Dear friends,

We invite you to celebrate the joy and hope of the Easter season with St. David’s Month of Service. We’ve organized a variety of acts of kindness, service, and love that aid our church, neighbors, and local communities. People of all ages and abilities can participate. We hope this experience will strengthen discipleship, build community, and share the joy of Jesus’ resurrection. Come celebrate and discover meaningful connections with us!

Peace,

Fr. Chuck Treadwell and Pastor Angela Cortiñas

Tuesday • April 2 • 6-9:30 p.m.
A big St. David’s thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered at our Iftar Dinner with our friends from the Dialogue Institute and Raindrop Foundation of Austin. See photos from our iftar dinner!

BUILD Children’s Garden and CLEAN UP Playground

Saturday • April 6 • 9 a.m.-Noon
We had 40+ volunteers from St. David's Episcopal Day School and Month of Service volunteers working hard together to plant, paint, and beautify our playground and NEW Children's Garden. SEE GARDEN DAY PHOTOS.

CelebratE César Chávez

Sunday • April 7 • 9-11:15 a.m.
On Sunday, April 7, we celebrated the birth and legacy of civil and labor rights hero César Chávez in our 9 a.m. liturgy and throughout the morning with mariachi and special treats like pan dulce in Sumners Hall. Our children's classes gathered in the new Children's Garden to plant flowers and enjoy a piñata. SEE PHOTOS OF THE CELEBRATION

serve teachers breakfast at norman-sims elementary

Wednesday • April 10 • 9 a.m.

SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK

spruce up choir room

Wednesday • April 10 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
SEE PHOTOS of the St. David’s Choir Room spring cleaning. 

ATTEND trinity center’s fundraising event

Thursday • April 11 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bethell Hall, Tickets: $125
The 2024 Barbara Jordan event was a fun evening! This is Trinity Center's most important fundraiser of the year. More photos coming soon!
All proceeds from the event support those struggling with homelessness and poverty in downtown Austin. You can still support the work of Trinity Center through their donation page.

DONATE to TRINITY CENTER

HARVEST Honey in the café divine kitchen

Saturday • April 13 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

A crew of all-ages came to the Café Divine kitchen to harvest honey with St. David’s Environmental Guild and our partners at Barking Dog Ranch. The Holy Honey was jarred preparation for our Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 21. SEE PHOTOS

ATTEND El buen samaritano’s 35th anniversary BRUNCH

Saturday • April 13 • 9 a.m.-Noon

AssembLE household supplies for arbor terrace

Sunday • April 14 • 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Volunteer to help assemble household supply bags for residents of Arbor Terrace on Sunday between services. Arbor Terrace is a supportive apartment community with which St. David’s shares a monthly lunch and has built a relationship over the last decade. Many residents have a fixed income, so these household gifts provide much-needed relief. All ages and abilities can help! No registration is required.

help with voter registration

Wednesday • April 17 • 10-11:30 a.m. Trinity Center
Thursday • April 25 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Spinzone Laundry on S. Congress

Help clients of Trinity Center and participants of Laundry Love register to vote. Training and materials will be provided.
Email Dianne Hardy-Garcia for more information

REGISTER

paint trinity center’s volunteer coordinator room

Saturday • April 20 • 9 a.m.-noon
Welcome Trinity Center’s new volunteer coordinator with a brightly painted space. We need about five volunteers. No experience necessary.

REGISTER

Build ACCESSIBILITY RAMP

Saturday • April 20 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Adults and teens with parents are invited to build an accessibility ramp for a neighbor in need. No prior experience is required to join this monthly ministry. We will teach you how to use the tools!
Email Chef Ray to join the team.

Celebrate EARTH DAY

Sunday • April 21 • 9-11:30 a.m.
Celebrate and cherish God’s creation in worship with children’s activities, Holy Honey, hand-made and organically grown local textile and food products from the Refugee Collective. Learn to protect pollinators and our natural resources.

Help Tie-Dye st. david’s volunteer shirts

Saturday afternoon • April 27
Continue our tradition of serving the city in tie-dye! Alison Riemersma will lead an all-ages team at her home making new shirts for our community.

Email Dianne Hardy-Garcia to help

attend children’s CHOIR Musical

Sunday • April 28 • 3 p.m.
Come to Bethell Hall to support our young musicians and watch our Children’s Choir perform Wise Guys as their annual musical.

Help with Spring cleaning at Next-to-New Shop

Saturday • May 4 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (two-hour shifts)
Our consignment and retail shop needs help with spring cleaning and inventory. Lunch will be provided. Sales at Next-to-New provide funds for local non-profit grants and the restoration of our Historic Church.

Register

Posted by Dianne Hardy-Garcia

Dianne Hardy-Garcia brings with her more than 30 years of experience, including organizing events on the local, state, and national levels. Her deep understanding of mission-driven organizations and social justice campaigns as well as her collaborative spirit will be invaluable to build our Community Engagement and Advocacy areas.

As a social worker, Hardy-Garcia has worked on key issues including LGBTQ+ equal rights, homelessness, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, women's rights, mental health, criminal justice reform, and the abolishment of the death penalty.

Hardy-Garcia earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and English from University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

Hardy-Garcia was born and raised in a devoutly Catholic family in San Antonio, Texas. She lives with her partner of 20 years, Corri Planck, and their two daughters, Raquel and Kristina. In addition to enjoying spending time with family and friends, she is a passionate ceramic artist and gardener who loves to travel. Dianne joined the St. David's staff July 5, 2023.

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