News

Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Dr. Tucker Battle (1938 – 2017)
January 17, 2018

Dr. Tucker Battle, a passionate SMGW Board leader and Partner Representative from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, DC, died on December 28. In recent years, Tucker had been battling Parkinson’s disease, which precipitated him stepping off the SMGW Board of Directors three years ago, in January 2015. Tucker’s wife, Jane Battle, survives him as a passionate giver and SMGW leader.  

Twas the Season! Christmas Joy 2017
December 25, 2017

More than 800 gifts were given to participants and their families at last year's Christmas parties! Thank you for making our three parties a resounding success! Your generous support made it possible for more than three hundred fifty participants and their family members to experience Christmas joy at the Northern Virginia, Northwest and Southeast Washington parties. Thanks to all our volunteers, and our Partner Reps who recruited more than one hundred volunteers.

Community Conversation: "Policing and the Criminal Justice System"
November 21, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14th, Reverend Gayle Fisher-Stewart, a retired Washington DC police officer and a partner representative of Calvary Episcopal Church DC, joined Samaritan Ministry at our bi-monthly Partner Council meeting for a community conversation on policing and the criminal justice system.

Sharing the Celebration: Christmas Parties!
November 15, 2017

Every year, SMGW invites Santa and his merry band of helpers to three Christmas parties for Next Step Participants and their families. We anticipate hosting nearly 350 children (from infants to teenagers) and their parents.

Gala & Auction, Fun and Fundraising for Next Steps
November 10, 2017
 
 
On Saturday, October 28, more than 190 persons gathered at the Washington Episcopal School to celebrate our 31st Annual Gala & Auction "We're All in this Together".
 
More Service at Skyland
October 01, 2017

To be more accessible to new Next Step Participants, especially those taking the STRIVE job readiness training, we've expanded our Next Step Program services at the Skyland Workforce Center (SWC) and consolidated STRIVE trainings to this location by closing our office at the Perry School Center.

Winter Warm-Up
January 27, 2017

woman with blanketOur annual winter warmup was held January 27, 2017, and more than 30 volunteers, staff, participants and their families participated!

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, staff and participants, were were able to provide a warm ethnic meal for all, which included curry chicken, vegetarian maqluba and friend rice.

Change Agents recognized at SMGW Annual Meeting
January 24, 2017

On January 24, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington held its Annual Partners Meeting: a time to recognize and reflect on our accomplishments during the past year; solidify our leadership team; and provide an overview of new programs. More importantly, this was the first Annual Partners Meeting since our merger with STRIVE in August 2016!

SMGW Joins in Responding to Hate with Love
November 14, 2016

As many of you already know from news accounts, on Saturday night one of SMGW’s partner parishes and satellite sites – Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring – was desecrated by an act of hate. Scrawled on a sign for the church’s Sunday service in Spanish and on a wall of the church’s memorial garden were the words: “Trump Nation. Whites Only.” As a result, our faith community, led by our Bishop Marianne Edgar Budde, and several other clergy leaders including the Rev. David B. Wolf, our Samaritan Ministry's executeive director – stood in solidarity with our Latino brothers and sisters at Our Saviour at their Sunday afternoon mass. Inspired by words from Fr. Francesco Valle and Bishop Marianne Budde that, as Christians, our response to hate is love – we g

Announcing our 30th Anniversary Gala Honorees!
October 21, 2016

Peggy Beers

Samaritan Ministry is pleased to announce this year's honorees.

2016 Compassionate Samaritan Award - for extended and exceptional service to SMGW
Ms. Peggy Beers
St. Patrick's, DC

Yolanda Jeter2016 Outstanding Participant Award - for outstanding achievement as a SMGW participant
Ms. Yolanda Jeter
NW office

2016 Outstanding Partner of the Year Award - for exceptional sharing of their collective time, talent and treasure as members of the Partner Council

Buy your gala tickets today!

 

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