Social Ministry

"Mercy Changes Everything"...Serving God. Serving Communities.

Notice of Social Ministry committee meetings will be published in the Mid-Week Connect emails, Sunday bulletins and/or newsletters.

Social Ministry Committee Members

  • Andie Wessell, Chair
  • Penny Payne
  • Ramona Meese
  • Mary Miller
  • Jessica Wessell
  • Gwen Kennedy
  • Melissa Colvin
  • Kristen Harris

If you would be interested in joining our committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will contact you.

Social Ministry Service Projects

For information on participating in any of the projects listed below, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your request will be forwarded to the proper point of contact.

Service Project Frequency Point of Contact
Bread & Restaurant Food Collection
Pick up bread from Panera and food from other local restaurants for the needy.
2-3 times a week Melissa Colvin
Flower Pickup
Pick up flowers from area stores.
as needed  
Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief)
Collection of non-perishable food items for local food pantry.
ongoing Andie Wessell
Meals for Congregation
Providing meals for the members who are ill
as needed Cooking with Spirit
Good Shepherd Alliance
Liaison between OSW and Good Shepherd
as needed Mary Miller
Loudoun County Homeless Shelter/Cold Weather Shelter
Collecting clothing, supplies, snacks, etc.
ongoing Andie Wessell
Project Linus LCJDC
Making blankets with residents for children who are ill
4th Thursday Penny Payne
Mary Miller
Angel Tree
Providing Christmas presents for children of inmates, Bibles and more.
yearly Penny Payne
Mary Miller
Mosaic-Virginia Pregnancy Services
Baby Bottle Campaign and Annual fund-raising dinner
twice a year Donna Pople
Life Ministry Team
March for the Sanctity of all Human Life at our Nation's Capital in January.
yearly Kevin Dantuma
Thanksgiving Bags/Interfaith Relief
Coordinating food collection and packing events for local food pantry.
October-November Penny Payne
Mary Miller
Andie Wessell
LC Homeless Shelter Dinners
Preparing and serving dinner at local shelter.
monthly Gwen Kennedy
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now)
Assemble packaged meals for poverty stricken countries.
yearly Jessica Wessell
Gwen Kennedy

Note: The Homeless Shelter meal calendar is now available on the bulletin board for sign up.

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43115 Waxpool Road. Ashburn, VA 20148