We offer ways for parishioners to engage in our community as a way to live into the promise in our Baptismal Covenant, "to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves." (Book of Common Prayer, p. 304) The Mission & Outreach Committee's community engagement team is integral to this effort. Contact Rev. Serena here if you have any questions.

Thistle Farms Graduation Baskets

Thistle Farm's Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 20. Once again, St. B's is creating gift baskets for this year's 11 graduates. The baskets will be assembled on Sunday, May 7. Sign-up to donate items and gift cards or help with assembling the baskets >>>here. Monetary donations can be made by check to the church office or online through Breeze >>>here. Please mark both as "Thistle Farms Graduation." Items can be left in the donation bins in the tubs in the Parish Hall lobby through Sunday, May 7. Questions can be directed to Mavis Harrop. 

Shower Up Nashville

We offer regular volunteer opportunities to welcome and care for guests at Shower Up, a mobile shower site for persons experiencing homelessness.  In addition to volunteering through St. B's, you may also volunteer directly on Shower Up's website.

Our next volunteer date is July 9. Sign up here.

Future dates are

July 9

September 10

November 12

The Branch of Nashville

We offer regular volunteer opportunities to pack food boxes for distribution at The Branch of Nashville, a faith-based food distribution and language resource center in Antioch. There are also opportunities to welcome, register, and deliver food boxes to guests of The Branch. In addition to volunteering through St. B's, you may volunteer directly through The Branch's website.

Our next volunteer date is June 10 from 9:30am-12pm. Sign up here.  You must also complete the volunteer registration form for the Branch on the Sign-Up Genius page.

Other volunteer opportunities

Many of our mission partners and other organizations offer volunteer opportunities. Here some options recommended by members of our Missions & Outreach Committee where they volunteer.

Refugee Response Teams

We are grateful to the many parishioners who signed up to volunteer with Siloam Health through their Nashville Neighbors program. We have three (3) teams of individuals and families who have been trained and are providing health information and building relationships with newly arrived Afghan refugees. Contact Doug Heimburger for more information.

St. Luke's Pantry

We provide items for the St. Luke's Pantry each month. St Luke's Community House creates a community where children, families, and seniors from different backgrounds can easily access the resources needed to live fulfilling lives.

St. Luke's especially needs at this time diapers for babies and children and diaper wipes.

Thistle Farms Graduation

Thistle Farm's Graduation, formerly called Magdalene Graduation, is held each May, with a parade down the back street behind Thistle Farms and graduation on the back balcony of the cafe. St. B's creates the gift baskets for the graduates each year.  Graduation spring 2022 has already occurred. You can find more information about Thistle Farms here.