Shallowford has a long history of service in the name of Christ to our surrounding community and the world beyond. We strongly encourage all members of the church to find some way to put their faith to work in the service of others. Through the generosity of the Shallowford congregation’s stewardship, the church supports a number of significant ministries throughout the world to ease human suffering and help ensure a brighter future for our sisters and brothers in Christ.
Shallowford Food Pantry
The Food Pantry provides temporary or emergency food assistance to residents of DeKalb County in need.
- Volunteer: Bag groceries or serve clients
- Contact: Bobbie Pope
- Donate: Canned goods and other staples, Food Pantry Flyer
- Information: www.shallowford.org/food-pantry , open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Habitat for Hummanity
Shallowford contributes labor and financial support to building houses through Habitat for Humanity each spring.
- Volunteer: Donate labor or lunches
- Contact: Don Burkhard
- Donate: www.habitat.org
- Information: www.habitat.org
Through LaGonave Haiti Partnership, Shallowford works with the people of LaGonave and others to improve education, healthcare, and economic development on this island of Haiti.
- Volunteer: Upcoming mission trips: November 8-15, 2017 and April 5-12, 2018
- Contact: Catherine Foster
- Donate: lagonavepartners.kindful.com
- Information: lagonavepartners.org
Interfaith Outreach Home
Shallowford works with IOH and others to help IOH provide safe, affordable interim housing and comprehensive services to families committed to improving their future.
- Volunteer: www.iohome.org/How-You-Can-Help
- Donate: www.iohome.org/How-You-Can-Help
- Information: www.iohome.org
Through La Amistad, which simply means “the friendship,” Shallowford members tutor Latino children from our local elementary school twice a week. La Amistad also offers ESL classes at Shallowford two evenings a week.
- Volunteer: Tutor Mondays or Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
- Contact: Hugh Stoddard
- Donate: www.laamistadinc.org/Giving
- Information: www.laamistadinc.org
NETWorks Cooperative Ministry
NETWorks is a cooperative church ministry that seeks to respond to the food and financial needs of area residents and to partner with them to find long-term solutions to poverty.
- Volunteer: www.networkscoop.org/volunteer-at-networks
- Contact: Nancy Phillimore
- Donate: www.networkscoop.org/donate
- Information: www.networkscoop.org
Decatur Cooperative Ministry
Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) is a cooperative church ministry that helps families prevent, endure, and overcome homelessness.
- Volunteer: www.decaturcooperativeministry.org/html/volunteer.php
- Contact: Marilyn Goggins
- Donate: www.decaturcooperativeministry.org/html/donate.php
- Information: www.decaturcooperativeministry.org
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of PC(USA) to witness the healing love of Christ through caring for communities affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
Thornwell Home for Children
Thornwell provides safe and loving homes for children through family style residential care and foster care families, as well as educational and counseling programs to prevent their need.
- Volunteer: www.thornwell.org/get-involved
- Donate: www.thornwell.org/get-involved
- Information: www.thornwell.org
New Church Development Commission
New Church Development Commission (NCDC) is a movement of people committed to starting healthy, relevant, diverse, and vital new PC(USA) worshipping communities in the Greater Atlanta Area. Through NCDC, Shallowford works with Shalom International Ministry, which serves the numerous immigrant and refugee communities in Clarkston, GA.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe Bible Translators is working to translate the Bible for the more than 350 million people who do not have scripture in their native language. Shallowford provides financial support for this mission.
- Information: www.wycliffe.org