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CSMSG’s Hunger Ministry distributes food to more than 22,000 hungry people each year through a number of local food pantries. Funds for the Hunger Ministry and its work are generated by the $oup Sale in February and the Ministry’s two Ingathering efforts every year. Hunger Ministry volunteers meet once a month at the Church to make sandwiches and casseroles to be distributed to those struggling to meet their nutrition needs in the surrounding St. Louis community. There’s an ever-growing need for the services of the Hunger Ministry and a matching need for additional volunteers. Will you help us? Committee members meet at 9:30 AM. Sandwich makers arrive at 10:00 AM.
Hunger Ministry Panera Fundraiser January 25 download fundraiser info here
10 AM, 3rd Saturday of every month
Meal of the Month
To the left of the Taylor Room are two closets marked Hunger Ministry. This is where you will find pans, recipes, Meal-a-Month Yellow Bags, and shelves to place filled Meal-a-Month Bags.
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Episcopal City Mission/Kids in Detention
Chaplain Kevin Aldridge shared the following story at the 2017 Episcopal City Mission’s Annual Meeting:
“I recently ran into a boy who had been in detention about five years ago. He is now twenty-one, and I was happy to learn that he is on the right track. He has a job. He has an apartment. And, he is soon to be married!
“When I run into kids who have made it out, I always want to know what worked for them. I want to know what enabled them to turn their lives around so that I can use that information to help the children I see in the centers every day. So, when I asked Effram this question, I was humbled to hear his answer. ‘It was the fact that you, Chaplain Dietra, and Chaplain Jeff didn’t give up on me.’ He continued to say, ‘I want to thank you for not judging me. I want to thank you for not putting us kids down.’
“God, gives us small victories! It’s for this reason that I keep going back into the juvenile detention center—helping one kid at a time!”
You, and all of your fellow parishioners who bought the Lenten devotional book, have made a difference. Hopefully the daily devotionals have made a difference in your life this Lent.
Episcopal City Mission (ECM) is a St. Louis agency that provides chaplaincy services for the ongoing spiritual needs of youth in St. Louis area juvenile detention centers. We bring the love of Christ to these kids facing a myriad of life struggles. Ministry members involved in the Episcopal City Mission/Kids in Detention provide spiritual, personal, and material support to the chaplaincy work of the larger Episcopal City Mission, primarily at the St. Louis County Detention Center. The central activity of the members of this remarkable CSMSG Ministry is to throw a series of birthday parties at the Detention Center throughout the year complete with pizza, soda, presents, games, favors, and birthday cake. These parties are hosted by volunteers from our Church and supervised by ECM agency chaplains.
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Shelter Ministry volunteers arrive early each Sunday morning at the Gateway 180 Shelter in downtown St. Louis ready to prepare, cook, and serve a delicious breakfast to a crowd that sometimes numbers over a hundred people. In addition to cleaning up after the Sunday meal, volunteers also shop for the supplies needed to prepare breakfast and bring them to the Shelter every Sunday morning. This Ministry serves more than 4,000 community breakfasts each year. Sunday morning breakfast is the highlight of the week for many of the Shelter’s residents, as it is for many Shelter Ministry volunteers.
Volunteers Needed! We’re looking for a handful of additional dedicated volunteers who would be willing to commit to serving at the Shelter breakfast one Sunday a month: i.e., either the first, second, third, or fourth Sunday of each month. We need folks who will help with cooking, set-up, and serving breakfast from 6:15 AM to about 8:15 AM. We are also looking for volunteers to establish dishwashing crews for each Sunday from 7:30 AM -8:30 AM.
If any among you are willing to say, “Here I am”, please contact Nick Clifford at 314.224.5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurie Brown at email@example.com.
Learn more about Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed.
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Volunteer at the Shelter
St. Michael’s Houses
The St. Michael’s Houses Ministry (St. Michael’s Houses) helps build affordable housing for low-income families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to own a home. The ministry provides financial support to and acts in partnership with a number of St. Louis area housing organizations. These organizations include Beyond Housing, Cornerstone, Doorways, Places For People, and Lydia’s House. Learn more about St. Michael’s Houses.
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St. Michael’s Tutors
This exciting ministry at The Church of St. Michael & St. George works with students in the St. Louis City Public School system to make a tangible difference in their lives, both today and in the years ahead. Volunteers tutor students in basic reading and language skills through weekly one-on-one sessions, each lasting 30 to 45 minutes over a span of three to eight months during the school year. In addition to benefiting the students it serves, this very personal ministry provides a compelling opportunity for spiritual growth through ongoing interaction with children for the adults who support them.
You don’t need a background in education to participate in this ministry, you simply need to care about kids!
World Service Mission – Nicaragua
The World Service Mission carries on a longstanding tradition at The Church of St. Michael & St. George of providing hands-on Christian outreach in places outside the United States. For more than ten years, the Ministry’s focus has been on organizing annual mission trips to Managua, Nicaragua, the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. In late July, a group of World Service Mission members ages 16 years and older, dubbed “The Nicas”, depart for Managua. There, they spend a week and, in some cases two weeks, supporting the work of ‘Fundacion el Samaritano’, an organization which operates two K-9 grade schools. There is plenty of hands-on work to do, but also a lot of fun to be had in beautiful Nicaragua. The missioners are always accompanied by a member of the clergy, and the mission trips are a wonderful and welcome opportunity for spiritual growth, as well as an opportunity to make a difference in a country that very much needs our support.
July 22-August 5
SUMMER TRIP TO NICARAGUA
World Service Mission Ministry will take its 18th Annual Mission trip to Nicaragua, July 29 through August 6, 2017. For more information, please contact Jennifer McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.334.6398.
Ready for a great spiritual adventure?
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Give Now to the Nicaragua Children’s Fund
Volunteer with the WSSM Nicaragua Mission
For more information, contact Team Leader Jennifer McGrath by email or at 412.334.6398.