Church of St. Martin
7:45 am - Rite I Eucharist
10 am - Rite II Eucharist
12:10 pm - Healing Service with Eucharist
No matter where you come from, where you’re going, or how long you can stay – you’re invited to participate in this community called The Episcopal Church of St. Martin.
With a heart for justice, and a reverent curiosity about the Mystery of God, we are on a pilgrimage. By way of our sacred rituals of prayer and music, learning, and serving alongside our neighbors, our hearts and minds are opened to the love of God, our lives are transformed by Christ, and our common journey is inspired by the Holy Spirit.
One day, we hope to meet you in person: in worship, in serving our neighbors, in learning.
May your first visit lead you back to St. Martin’s again and again!
Programs to address homelessness and food insecurity:
- Davis Community Meals and Housing: We provide direct financial support, the use of our parish hall and kitchen for 50-70 meals 3 days a week for a total of 550 – 600 meals a month; church members help staff the meals; St. Martin's meal liaisons work closely with Davis Community Meals and Housing and serve on the Social Justice and Outreach Commission.
- Davis Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS): November and April. Instead, we provide snack bars to the IRWS intake center on a regular basis. In the winter of 2015/2016 we also provided dinner for 40 at one of the host sites.
- Cesar Chavez Plaza: We have become involved in serving Monday dinners at this supportive housing community run by Davis Community Meals and Housing, serving 2 meals and looking to expand the number of meals in the future.
- Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC): St. Martin's is providing a new home for the STEAC food closet, in a new modular building on the church campus.
- St. Martin's Thanksgiving Holiday Gift Card Program: Providing $100 Safeway gift cards to needy families. In addition contributing to the Yolo Food Bank
- Weekly Food and Toiletries Collection: Each week, nonperishable food items are collected for area food pantries
Support for immigrants and refugees:
- Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN): founded by St. Martin's parishioners, this includes weekly visitations at Juvenile Hall and summer education programs at the Davis and Madison migrant centers
- Welcoming the Stranger Task Force: started by St. Martin's, this group supports advocacy for immigration issues and developed online resources for the Diocesan Website.
- Members of our Social Justice and Outreach Commission attend meetings of local faith communities seeking to coordinate efforts to sponsor Syrian refugees in Davis.
Affordable mental health services: Financial support for various local mental health agencies; sponsors with NAMI speakers and informational events at the church; through St. Martin's Public Policy Committee advocates for support of state initiatives to better serve those living with mental illness.
Support for the Ill and Elderly: Citizens Who Care: Members of St. Martin's serve as volunteers and board members for this local nonprofit organization, which provides friendly visitors to the ill and elderly, as well as support for their caregivers.
The gifts and challenges of diversity: Members of St. Martin's participate in a variety of interfaith events and helped found and continue to participate in the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN)
Contact: The Rev. Margaret Grayden, Deacon - email@example.com
Jubilee Ministries are programs of joint discipleship in Christ with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human needs, and to build a just society. For more information on Jubilee Ministries, please visit http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blog/DomesticPoverty