Essential to the practice of the Catholic faith is the practice of good works . As part of it's duty to serve the community, S. Clement's engages in a number of ministries aimed at helping the less fortunate among us.
Eddie's House is a 501(c)(3) which aims to provide a nurturing environment for young people leaving foster care at 18 or 21 and without family or other support system. enabling the transition from Foster Care to independence. S. Clement's is proud to be partnered with Eddie's House, a relationship which was formed in 2016 as Eddie's House sought to expand it's services. Beginning in 2017, the Clergy House of S. Clement's has become home for several participants in the Eddie's House program, and
If you would like to find out more, or about how you can help, email S. Clement's here.
An extension of the yearly collection
Winter Shelter is open seven nights a week from November through April for up to 25 homeless men. Volunteers from a variety of churches and organizations provide nightly dinners and companionship, serving and sharing a prepared dinner. The shelter provides a safe, warm place to sleep, meals served by volunteers, and counseling by a social worker. Each year many of the men are able to go into transitional housing or residential treatment programs. The shelter operates in cooperation with Bethesda Project, which hires and supervises overnight staff, screens and clothes guests, and transports them to Trinity Memorial Church where the shelter is situated.
If you would like to help S. Clement's in it's support of this ministry, contact Patti Manuel here.
Autumn Food Drive
Each autumn, S. Clements conducts an annual neighborhood food drive. Volunteers distribute paper bags with attached notes of instruction and thanks, which are then filled by members of the community and collected by the Church. Individuals and local institutions alike contribute to the effort, and over the course of the last several years, over 500 bags have been collected.
Over the years the collected food has been distributed in a number of ways. Currently, S. Clement's donates all collected items to the Food Pantry at S. Peter's at Third and Pine .
If you would like to volunteer or find out more, contact the Rector's Warden here.