Shallowford has a long history of service - in the name of Christ - to our surrounding community. 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.
Decatur Cooperative Ministry helps families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope, and opportunity. Through annual assistance for Hagar’s House, Shallowford helps to supply and maintain a healthy living environment for women and children in need of shelter.
Shallowford’s Food Pantry provides temporary or emergency food assistance, including groceries, for over 400 families per year and distributes more than 15,000 pounds of food per year. Due to COVID-19, we are serving on a walk-in basis; you do not need to call ahead or make an appointment. No client fee or donation is required. Identification cards for all family members are needed at the time of arrival. Shallowford is on MARTA routes 33 and 126.
Food Pantry Hours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Each year, Shallowford participates in a 12-week build to assist well-deserving families in the Atlanta community. Volunteers are asked to share their Saturday(s) to take part in manual labor or to host a team lunch during the build.
LaAmistad (“The Friendship”)
LaAmistad prepares Latino students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs. During the school year, Shallowford offers after-school tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., facilitated by a group of Shallowford volunteers. Adult English for Successful Language (ESL) classes are offered on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
La Gonâve Haiti Partners joins the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti in a mutual relationship of supporting education for children and adults, improving access to health care and nutrition, and assisting with economic development in ten communities on La Gonâve. Each fall and spring, Shallowford members, along with our associate pastor for Mission & Discipleship, travel to the island of Anse-A-Galet, La Gonâve, Haiti to deepen existing relationships and build new ones with the administration and students at St. Francois School. To express interest, contact Catherine Foster, associate pastor for Mission & Discipleship, at [email protected]
Memorial Drive Ministries
Shallowford united with our Presbytery and several local Presbyterian churches to envision and create a non-profit organization on the campus of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. The Mission of Memorial Drive Ministries (MDM) is to foster diverse worshiping communities, innovative social services, and transformative relationships.
Shallowford supports several of the new church developments that meet on the MDM campus through service on its advisory councils and collaboration with their members. Several of the non-profit organizations at MDM seek donations and volunteers from the Shallowford community.
NETworks Cooperative Ministries
NETWorks Cooperative Ministries responds with the hospitality of Christ to the food and financial needs of residents and partners with them to find long-term solutions to poverty. Shallowford collects and donates new school supplies and toys to help supply NETworks’ Good Neighbor Shops each year. This program offers parents the option to select and to purchase school supplies or holiday gifts at a reduced cost.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance cares for families and communities impacted by disasters and helps them achieve long-term physical, psychological, and spiritual recovery as a witness to the healing love of Christ. Shallowford provides financial assistance to help cities recover from natural disasters and contributes hygiene kits and cleaning buckets to the PDA warehouses for distribution after national and international disasters.
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is a Christian ministry providing exceptional services to enhance the quality of life for senior adults. That has been our sole mission since our inception in 1949. Throughout the year, Shallowford members donate time, talent, money, energy, and resources. Each May, Shallowford supports the annual Mother’s Day Offering that directly benefits PHOG residents.
In partnership with New American Pathways – a refugee resettlement agency and an affiliate of Church World Service – Shallowford is sponsoring a refugee family and will continue to play a large role in helping the family adjust and become self-sufficient in its new home. This refugee resettlement is funded by Shallowford’s Mission Forward Fund. For more information, contact Stephen Caldwell.
Shalom International Ministry
Shalom International Ministry seeks to address the social, economic, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the full person. This ministry is oriented around four core values: worship, learning, hospitality, and healing. Shallowford is a proud partner of Shalom’s annual Presbyterians Got Talent fundraiser in the spring, provides individual sponsorships, and aids in sending Shalom youth to the annual Montreat youth conference.
Thornwell Home for Children
Thornwell Home for Children provides safe and loving homes for children in need, offers hope for a brighter future through education and community-based programs, and encourages wholeness and healing with counseling and support. Each November, Shallowford fills turkey banks with coins to help children in need. Last year, Shallowford children and families traveled to Thornwell’s home base in Clinton, South Carolina, to tour the campus and to participate in community outreach projects.