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Hunger Ministry

HUNGER MINISTRY OUTREACH MINISTRIES

The Hunger Ministry provides a variety of ways to help those in need in our community.

•  Monetary donations and casseroles are accepted year-round as are donations of nonperishable food for the Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry and Arthur Johnson Community Outreach.
•  Monetary gifts are given to Trinity Episcopal Food Ministry, ARJ Community Outreach, Person to Person Street Ministry, Holy Cross Episcopal Church and Saints Peter & Paul Community Services.
•  Volunteers gather at the church on the third Saturday of the month to make sandwiches and casseroles for Gateway 180 and Trinity Episcopal Food Ministry.
•  For more information, contact Becky Zaccarello at 314.404.0788 or b.zaccarello@gmail.com or Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or arwiedle@sbcglobal.net.

Hunger Ministry met the needs…..
“Matthew 25:35   “For I was hungry and you gave me food…”
On February 1, 2022, the day before the big snowstorm, Rev. Barbi Click, Trinity Episcopal Food Ministry Manager, took 8 casseroles that the CSMSG Hunger Ministry had made to Safe Haven, a pop-up volunteer-based temporary shelter set up to meet an emergency situation in the City facing people with no place to go.

NEEDED: Casseroles
Can you help by making a casserole? Go to the ARJ Community Outreach closet next to the Taylor Room. Pans, lids, recipes and more directions are provided.

NEEDED: Food Donations
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
Breakfast foods, canned meats, chili and beef stew
Gently used adult-size backpacks

ARJ Community Outreach
Canned green beans, corn, and mixed vegetables
Kraft macaroni and cheese
Spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna noodles
Pasta sauce (Prego or Ragu)
Canned meat (tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages)

Monetary Donations
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 tarthur@csmsg.org with details.

 

 

 

 

Becky Zacarello

Chair, Hunger MInistry
314.494.0788

Alison Wiedle

Co-Chair, Hunger Ministry
314.307.8300

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 tom.guignon@gmail.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!

Give Now to Episcopal City Mission (ECM)

Volunteer! with Episcopal City Mission (ECM)

Tom Guignon

Chair, Episcopal City Mission
314.721.6996

Shelter Ministry

sheleter-volunteers

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.

If any of you are willing to say, “Here I am”, please contact Nick Clifford at 314.224.5626 or nickclifsr@yahoo.com or Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org.

Learn more about Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed.

Give Now to the Shelter Ministry

Volunteer at the Shelter

St. Michael’s Houses

stephenson-with-awardThe 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

Give Now to St. Michael’s Houses

Jim Stephenson

Chair, St. Michael's Houses
314.725.7004

Mac Moore

Co-Chair, St. Michael's Houses
314-963-1930

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 microann@outlook.com

World Service Mission to Nicaragua

Give to the Nicaraguan Ministry

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!

Racial Rconciliation

Ministry of Racial Reconciliation

In 1984, the Diocese of Missouri established its Commission on Dismantling Racism, charged by the National Church and Diocese to promote racial justice in the Episcopal Church. In response to Bishop Johnson’s renewed call for action and with Father Albinson’s guidance, in November 2020 the Church of St Michael and St George established its own Ministry of Racial Reconciliation.

Recognizing that racism and racial division persist throughout the St Louis region, and in recognition of our place within that region, the Ministry of Racial Reconciliation will provide spiritual guidance as we wrestle with the complexities of racism and racial division; offer classes, discussions, and other opportunities for exploring the history and ongoing effects of racism and racial division; offer multiple opportunities for direct action to alleviate the effects of persistent racism and racial division, and serve as a hub for information and communication among all ministries and activities bearing on the issue of racism and racial division.