Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Service Opportunities

Annual Walk for Affordable Housing

Each year, COS members participate in this Housing Corporation of Arlington walk and raise funds for homelessness prevention in the community. Other parishioners provide financial support or moral support, cheering on walkers with balloon hats or face painting. Contact Kevin Ward for participation details.

Arlington Food Pantry

The Church of Our Saviour basement serves as the Arlington Food Pantry donation and distribution center. The food pantry was organized in 1990 after a holiday food drive showed the need for continued assistance. When the Arlington Human Services Director and a group of volunteers established the pantry soon afterward, COS offered permanent space. The food pantry helps over 400 people each month, and the requests for assistance continue to rise.

The pantry receives contributions of money and food from residents, schools, churches, and local businesses. It also receives funds from a grant from Project Bread/Walk for Hunger.

Nonperishable food and personal items are always needed. Donations can be made on Friday afternoons (1-3 p.m.) or on Sunday mornings by leaving donations in the basket under the round altar in the church. Parishioners can also volunteer at the twice monthly distributions. See the Calendar page for current dates or contact the parish office.

Habitat for Humanity

Members of COS have joined with other local religious groups for Habitat for Humanity build days. Anyone interested in obtaining more information about Habitat builds should speak with Kevin Ward.

Interfaith Dialogue

COS is looking to initiate interfaith dialogue with other religious organizations in the Arlington area. Please contact Jane Guy if you would like to be involved in establishing programs or creating events.