Georgetown Fall Market

Serving within the community

The weekend of Oct. 14-15, Georgetown Main Street is hosting a "fall market" to bring folks to the neighborhood. We're planning to use this as an opportunity for outreach, fun, and sharing about our church and upcoming renovations. Plans are coming together to host an open church time and sell grilled bratwursts, baked goods, and cider. We need your help as volunteers, donations, and ideas. We would also like to borrow any lawn games you have such as corn hole. Contact Cassandra Kuball ( if you have questions or want to join in.   Please sign up to volunteer HERE or to donate baked goods here or on the signup sheet outside the sanctuary.

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Open Church Times & Hosts

Serving within GLC

One of the opportunities we have is to share our church and welcome with all of the passers-by in the neighborhood. When we open our doors for community events, we find so many folks love to stop in, pray, hear about our church, see the crosses, and be in our sanctuary. In our strategic plan we identified a goal to have our church open more times for these opportunities. 

So we're going to start planning for some "Open Church" times, starting with one Sunday afternoon a month and some other community events. To support these, we want to equip a group of church members trained as "hosts" who would be the face and friendly welcome present during these times. Pastor Brett is planning to hold an info session/training for hosts on Sunday, October 1 at 9am, and another at a weeknight on Zoom TBA. Please sign up on the sign-up desk if you're interested in learning more or attending a session.

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GLC Workday, Oct 28

All hands on deck! You are invited to help us with a work day here at GLC, Saturday, 10/28, starting at 9:00am until around 1pm. If you can spare even one hour, it'd be a great help! We'll have inside and outside projects, and this will be a rain or shine event. There will be tasks that involve organizing, cleaning, painting, sanctuary care and more. Putting in the time together helps us care for our shared church, and also have some fun and get to know others. If you have a project/repair idea, please share it with our property team - and we'd especially love your help in getting it done.  We'll have coffee, treats, and pizza for those around at lunchtime - all are welcome!

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Garden Volunteers Needed!

All Volunteers welcome

GLC's gardens are a bright spot in our neighborhood, much appreciated by neighbors. But the expansive grounds take a lot of tending. Please consider joining our volunteer gardeners, who tackle weeding, trimming, raking, etc. on their own schedules. Tools are provided. To be added to our email group, please send an email to And thank you!

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Counters Needed

Serving within GLC

Have a few minutes (like 15) to spare after the 10am worship service? We've got a job for you! Counters are needed as we re-gather folks who can serve by counting attendance and offering. We'll train you in the brief instructions, and simply need two unrelated people each time. Contact/speak with our treasurer Christine Wahlquist who will be happy to train and help you. Thank you!

Keeping our Commitment to Serve
Opportunities to serve and your donations & support at work:
​Refugee Support: Home Setup and Adjustment Support
  • We've been supporting the "I" family since January 2022 as their "Good Neighbor Partner." They've taken many big steps, getting settled, kids in school, work, ESL, and in July we helped them move to a more affordable apartment. Please continue to keep them in your prayers. Interested in helping with our refugee welcome team? Speak with Jackie E. or Pastor Brett.​​
During this pandemic, the needs of our neighbors and our calling to serve is great.  Below are ways to plug in and reach out to our neighbors in need!  Questions, want more details or to help?  Contact our service leaders: Sophie ( or Brittany (  
Service Ideas
Things you can do safely from home!

Writing letters and/or cards to people living in retirement/senior living facilities.  
Coordinated effort coming soon!

Getting groceries for elderly, vulnerable, or sick folks.  Possible connections: Georgetown VillageIona Senior Services, or contact Pastor Brett.

Record a video (storytelling, songs, etc.) for a child in your life!  Know a single parent or ones trying to work from home and juggle kids?  How could you help or send support from afar?  Coordinated effort may be coming soon.

Make “blessing bags” for those experiencing homelessness.
Coordinated effort may be coming soon.

We're working on learning more on how we might:
Assisting the homeless who have been housed in hotels

TBD: learning more about the need, how to connect through DC Health and Human Services possibly or DC Dept of Health.
We want to share some local community needs and current status of service agencies. Every donation makes a difference!
Homeless & Vulnerable Services:
  • Miriam's Kitchen - (located in Foggy Bottom) is still providing the following homeless services: daily breakfast and dinner, caseworker/support services, and staff support for the doctor and psychologist street outreach to homeless folks in Georgetown.
  • Martha’s Table is another ongoing homeless/need provider in the city providing meals and various services.  It is one of the only ones who can receive donated food and other item donations.
  • Friendship Place continues to provide street outreach in Georgetown through a partnership with the Georgetown BID, as well as job placement services for homeless folks and veterans’ services.
  • The Georgetown Ministry Center day drop-in center has reopened, offering limited use for showers, mail pickup, bagged lunches, and laundry.  They have an Amazon wish list here with critical things (masks and gloves, as well as gift cards for food/essentials) which will be distributed to guests.   Contribute to support through the Spirit of Georgetown annual campaign event going on now!

Feeding & Meals
  • ​Support local food pantries by giving a donation to the Capitol Area Food Bank.  The food bank has also taken over meal delivery to elderly folks from many smaller agencies.  
  • Food for Others (Northern Virginia)
  • Give a designated donation to help the costs of supporting Grate Patrol and the Saturday Suppers.