The Rev. Andrew T.P. Merrow: Emcee for Gala 2022

The Rev. Andrew Merrow of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Arlington, Virginia will be the emcee for this years 36th annual Gala. He speaks for a variety of regional civic, non-profit community organizations and represents St. Mary’s in state, national and international organizations connected to the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, such as The Compass Rose Society, Virginia Theological Seminary, …

Participants Take “Next Steps” to Healthy Living

Our Next Step Program is all about meeting goals, and last week, participants and guests took a step towards their health goals by attending our “Healthy Eating on a Budget” Workshop. The workshop was led by Giant Nutritionist Kristen McGill via zoom, but some attendees joined us in person at our Arlington office, where Lead Caseworker Jane Bishop and Casework …

SMGW’s Arlington Office Gets a Facelift!

Our Arlington office looks brand new after repairs done by the Rebuilding Together Arlington team along with volunteers from St. Mary’s Arlington! 52 volunteers pitched in to make the day a great success! Repairs done included painting the porch ceiling and tailings, painting all wood trim around windows, fixing front screen door and kitchen floor, building an invisible “draft stopper” …

A Message from Board President, Joe Kolar

Greetings! The gospel passage from Luke at the top of this Year-in-Review is one of my ‘go to’ lines when I’m describing to someone the essence of who we are at Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. Giving a hand-up to those who are in need is what we are all about – it’s not just part of our name, it …

Remembering A Samaritan Saint: Miss Nannie Adair

In Memory of Miss Nannie Adair   Our beloved Volunteer, Miss Nannie Adair, fondly known as Miss Nannie, passed away on Friday, February 11 from COVID-19. She was a vibrant ninety-one years young and has been the Clothing Closet and Toiletry Volunteer at Samaritan Ministry for 11 years. She was dedicated and took pride in her work. Her dedication began with …

Meet the Emcee: Geoff Bennett

Geoff Bennett, Chief Washington Correspondent Geoff Bennett is the chief Washington correspondent for PBS NewsHour. He is also a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. Bennett joined NewsHour from NBC News, where he was a White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC. He has reported from the White House under three presidents and has covered five presidential elections. …

Season’s Greetings

From Executive Director, Rev. David B. Wolf In this holiday season, I share with you a message of hopefulness and blessing. For many, this time of year embodies the spirit of human generosity. Gifts and presents are exchanged; friends, family, and colleagues get together to enjoy each other’s company, and people are often just more kind to one another. At …

ENN Tri-Parish Walk

On Saturday, Sept. 25, Samaritan Ministry, St. Columba’s, St. Alban’s, and Friends of the National Cathedral will gather to participate in a Samaritan Ministry ENN Community Walk!  ENN is Samaritan’s campaign to Empower our Neighbors in Need that invites Partner Churches and Schools to organize and engage to support SMGW’s mission.  At approximately 9:30, leaders from participating churches and SMGW will say a few words …

The SMGW Partner Council Returns!

A total of 26 Partner Council members and staff gathered at St. Patrick’s Church on June 20 for our first in-person Partner Council meeting since January 2020, with great enthusiasm and delight at being together in person!  We were greeted by Karen Melchar, Partner Council member from St. Patrick’s, one of SMGW’s longstanding partner churches, and by Rev. Kurt Gerhard, St. Patrick’s Rector, who welcomed …