Church of the Holy Communion offers many outreach opportunities for its members to connect with others and give back to the community. Get involved in an outreach project today!


More Than a Meal

First Sunday of each month at Grace-St. Luke’s

Prepare and serve a meal at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church on the first Sunday of each month.  Sign up to provide ingredients for the meal, to cook, or to serve, each shift lasting about two hours. 

Contact: Barb Boucher.


Emmanuel Center

Emmanuel Center is an after-school program for elementary students that is located at 604 St. Paul Ave. Volunteers are invited to participate in Team Read, providing tutoring for second graders on reading, or to help provide after-school snacks and shelf-stable food for their food pantry.   

Contact: Sherry Murphy.


St. Luke’s Food Pantry

St. Luke's University Cluster Food Pantry serves three zip codes, including Holy Communion's zip code of 38117.  Volunteers are invited to donate shelf-stable food by bringing it to a designated collection bin at the church.  In-person volunteering is on a temporary pause due to Covid-19 protocols.  

Contact: Sherry Murphy.


Gleaning Project

 Each summer, Holy Communion teams up with other area organizations to glean excess produce from the Agricenter Farmers Market. Gleaning is the biblical practice of gathering food that would otherwise be left to rot and preparing it to be shared with the hungry and those in need. Each Wednesday, we gather the excess produce and bring it to Holy Communion to be processed on Thursday morning.  The food is prepared and then frozen into family-sized entrees and sides. We invite you to come help turn produce into meals that are then delivered to the Emmanuel Center for the children and their families to enjoy, other groups that may be in need, and parishioners who could use some pastoral care.  

Contact:  Janice Hall.


World Relief Good Neighbors Team

Holy Communion is partnering with World Relief Memphis to sponsor refugee families resettling in Memphis.  If you are interested in training to become a member of a "Good Neighbor Team," please contact Judy Horning to register for the next training session.  

Contact: Judy Horning.


St. Columba’s Camp Able

Each summer, Holy Communion provides a meal for campers and counselors at St. Columba's Camp Able. Camp Able is a nationally known camp serving children with "diverse-abilities" so that they can enjoy the wonders of a variety of outdoor and indoor activities offered by a traditional day camp in a safe and nurturing Christian environment with a camper/counselor ratio of 1:1. 

Contact: Barb Boucher.


Calvary’s Waffle Shop

Each Lent Calvary Episcopal Church serves lunch at their Waffle Shop that accompanies their Lenten Preaching Series. All proceeds from the Waffle Shop are donated to local outreach initiatives. Volunteer to be a part of the Holy Communion Thursday volunteer team that has room for both wait staff and dessert room servers.  

Contact: Dorothy Brownyard.



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