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HUNGER MINISTRY OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Hunger Ministry at The Church of St. Michael & St. George provides a variety of ways to help those in need in our community. Volunteers collect donations of nonperishable food items to donate to local food pantries. Donations are accepted year-round and campaigns are held in the spring and fall. Sandwich Brigade volunteers gather at the church on the third Saturday of the month to make sandwiches for local organizations. For more information about volunteering with Hunger Ministry, contact Becky Zaccarello at 314.404.0788 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or email@example.com.
Hunger Ministry accepts donations for Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry and ARJ Community Outreach. Please leave items in the closets across from the Sant Library at CSMSG. Each closet is designated and labeled for each organization. Both groups accept donations of nonperishable food items. The lists below are the most needed, high-demand items.
Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry Wish List
- Soft breakfast bars
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Granola cereals
- Boxes of cereal (generic is fine)
- Canned chili with beans
- Beef stew
- Tuna in water
- Canned chicken
- Canned goods with pop-tops (easy-to-open containers) of chili, tuna, chicken
- Gently used adult-size backpacks
ARJ Community Outreach
- Spaghetti sauce (Prego or Ragu)
- Spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna noodles
- Canned tuna or chicken
- Kraft macaroni and cheese
- Velveeta block cheese
- Jarred cheese sauce
- Beans (green, chili, black, kidney)
- Canned corn, mixed vegetables
- Fruit cups
- Rice (brown, white, flavored)
- Instant potatoes (any brand)
- Ramen noodles (chicken or beef)
- Taco shells (hard or soft, not refrigerated)
- Jiffy corn bread mix
- Pancake mix (any brand)
- Sugar (white or brown)
- Oil (vegetable or olive)
- Beverages (orange juice, apple juice, lemonade, tea)
- Evaporated milk
- Condiments (salad dressing, mustard, ketchup, Miracle Whip, mayo, hot sauce, pickles, relish)
Sandwich and Casserole Making
Volunteers will meet at the church in the Taylor Room on the third Saturday of the month from 10-11:00 AM to make sandwiches and casseroles for local organizations that serve those in need in our area. This will begin October 16, 2021.
Hunger Ministry at CSMSG accepts monetary donations that are used to purchase supplies for sandwich and casserole making and in-demand items for the organizations supported by this ministry. To donate to Hunger Ministry:
By check: Checks should be payable to The Church of St. Michael & St. George with Hunger Ministry written in the memo line. Mail to The Church of St. Michael & St. George, Attn: Hunger Ministry, 6345 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 or place in the collection plate during services.
Donate via Realm: Under Giving in Realm, click on Give and select Hunger Ministry from the dropdown menu. If you want the donation directed to a particular organization, contact Terry Arthur at 314.721.1502, ext. 4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Episcopal City Mission/Kids in Detention
EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION
BIRTHDAY PARTY INFORMATION
Through this ministry’s interaction with youth, members assist in educational, social, and spiritual development. Ministry members plan birthday parties for youth at the Juvenile Detention Center in Clayton. Parties are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, contact Tom Guignon at 314.721.6996 or email@example.com.
Since the Detention Center has restricted visitors in order to protect the children (and staff) from COVID-19, we have modified the way we do birthday parties. Now instead of going inside, the party hosts meet the chaplain just inside the doors of the County Courts Building (105 S. Central in Clayton) with food/supplies/gifts and take pictures. The Detention Center staff meet the group with carts to transport and distribute the food, goodie bags, and gifts to the children.
Attached are updated Birthday Party guidelines with modifications during the COVID-19 quarantine at the detention centers.
This new method is definitely not as much fun for us, but the parties are still important to the children. And now more than ever they need every bit of support we can give them!
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Volunteer! with Episcopal City Mission (ECM)
The Shelter Ministry is on pause until further notice.
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.
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.
Volunteer with St. Michael’s Houses
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Education Equity Ministry
CSMSG’s Education Equity Ministry is collecting monetary donations to provide toiletries to families of students at Sumner High School in St. Louis City. Over the summer months, many families have less access to services. By sending students home with a box full of toiletries for the summer, we are helping fill that gap. Donations for purchasing supplies may be made online via Realm or by check to The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Please note “For Education Equity Ministry” on the check.
Since its inception in March 2021, the CSMSG Education Equity Ministry has partnered with Sumner High School to identify barriers to online and in-person instruction. We help administrators at Sumner connect with agencies in our community to provide services needed by students and families. The school has praised the ministry for its recognition that education equity extends outside of the classroom. For more information about this ministry, contact Mary Ann Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
World Service Mission to Nicaragua
The World Service Mission Ministry to Nicaragua is a longstanding and dedicated ministry at The Church of St. Michael & St. George, providing hands-on Christian outreach in the rural neighborhood of Nejapa in the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua since 2000. This ministry in the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere has helped to build a medical compound and guesthouses for visiting missionaries, and more importantly, helped to build the Carolina de Sirker Christian School in Nejapa. The school is thriving, thanks in part to the financial support that our church provides on an on-going basis. Every summer, we send a team to Nicaragua for a week or two to work at the school, doing maintenance projects and engaging with the students and staff whom we have come to know so well. We also take time to visit some of the beautiful places in Nicaragua. The mission trips are a wonderful and welcome opportunity for spiritual growth, as well as a way to make a difference in a country that very much needs our support. Join us on this great spiritual adventure by supporting the school or going on our trip!