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June 5, 2019
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Barista serving and chatting with a customer at Grace Street Coffee!
We are now receiving donations from our partners at Grace Street Coffee! This independent coffee shop is located at 3210 Grace Street NW. They offer a variety of responsibly sourced single-origin coffees from around the world, roasted in small batches on-site. Corey Geier, roaster at Grace Street Coffee since 2016, says that his enthusiasm for drinking and sharing coffee led him here. This enthusiasm now extends to GMC. The team at Grace Street was looking to donate excess beans that are roasted but not sold, and found GMC through an investor at their shop who also donates to the ministry center. We calculated the amount of coffee our guests drink in a week, and Grace Street was glad to donate the beans. We can now offer better coffee that is more sustainably sourced, and we can be more environmentally responsible by using coffee that might have gone to waste otherwise. Corey’s motivation to donate is simple: he says, “we’re here because we love the neighborhood, and we want to make it as good as possible.”

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October 18, 2018

Georgetown Ministry Center’s 25th annual Winter Shelter kicks off on Sunday, November 19. Teams of volunteers will gather each night to prepare and serve a hot, nutritious meal, and to help foster a sense of community among staff, volunteers, and shelter residents.

GMC started the shelter on a pilot-basis for six weeks during the winter of 1993 to create a safe, friendly and low-demand environment to appeal to our most vulnerable homeless guests. Today, the Winter Shelter serves ten people experiencing homelessness for six months from November through April, rotating between twelve congregations in Georgetown.

To get involved or for more information, you may contact the Winter Shelter Manager, Sabrina, at sabrina@gmcgt.org.

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October 18, 2018

On Thursday, October 11, the 2018 Spirit of Georgetown Benefit drew over 100 people together at the home of Nancy and Alan Bubes in support of people experiencing homelessness. We honored the Rev. John Graham of Grace Episcopal Church for his dedication to GMC’s mission and compassion for our neighbors in need.

We want to thank all those who donated and attended this year’s event — with your generous support, together we raised over $120,000! This allows us to continue to serve and build trusting relationships with our guests.Thank you!

This event embodies the spirit of generosity in Georgetown and showcases what is possible when a group of individuals comes together for the common good. Whether you were there in person on Thursday, or just in spirit, please know that your support improves the lives of our community’s most vulnerable.

Thank you for helping us end homelessness, one person at a time. We hope you will join us next October for the 20th annual Spirit of Georgetown!

 

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October 8, 2018

Inscape Chamber Orchestra Concert benefitting GMC

Date and Time: Saturday, October 13, at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Christ Church, Georgetown, 3116 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, the Inscape Chamber Orchestra seeks to redefine the boundaries of classical music through riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional concert experience. With a flexible personnel roster and unique brand of programming, this critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated ensemble has quickly become one of the leading chamber orchestras in the Washington, DC, region and beyond.

Inscape’s first Georgetown appearance of the 2018-2019 season will feature Johannes Brahms’ monumental Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, and Arthur Bliss’ imaginative Oboe Quintet, Op. 44, as well as The Scherzo of the Fools, by noted American composer James D’Angelo. All proceeds from the free-will offering will benefit Georgetown Ministry Center and a reception will follow.

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October 8, 2018


Dedicated supporters of Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC)’s mission to end homelessness, will gather for the 19th annual Spirit of Georgetown benefit this fall.

The fundraiser, co-chaired by Sara Stone-Psihas and James Blue, will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the Georgetown home of Nancy Taylor and Alan Bubes. It will raise a great share of funding for Georgetown Ministry Center’s programs and honor the Rev. John Graham for his long-time devotion to GMC and his leadership on the board of directors.

Rev. Graham serves at Grace Episcopal Church. Under his leadership, Grace Church has served as a spiritual refuge and source of community to people experiencing homelessness, many of whom frequent GMC. Grace Church hosts a weekly meal program for the homeless, Grace’s Table, which also includes an optional Bible study.

The Spirit of Georgetown fundraiser was created as an effort to unite the Georgetown community around GMC’s mission to end homelessness and to celebrate continued service to the neighborhood’s homeless community.

Benefit committee sponsorship levels range from $500 to $5,000 and individual tickets can be purchased for $225, or $100 for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. Those interested in attending, can donate online at spiritofgeorgetown.org or mail a check made payable to Georgetown Ministry Center at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.

To learn more, visit spiritofgeorgetown.org.

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