Outreach News!

Our 24th Year of Family Night Shelter
September 2nd through 15th

For the 24th year in a row, St. Mary's will be providing overnight sleeping for homeless families as part of the Interfaith Night Shelter program run by St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County.

This is a major outreach ministry of the church by families and for families. (We use 75-100 volunteers to shelter up to 10 families at a time for two weeks.) Homeless families will come to the church at about 5:00 PM, get fed dinner, visit, play, do homework, and sleep in the Sunday School rooms. In the morning they get a hot breakfast and leave by 8:00 AM for school, work, and/or the First Place Family Center operated by St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County.

There is a job for everyone! Check out the sign up board by the Welcome Desk or call us at 541-343-9253 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9-5) to see what tasks we still need help with!

Outreach is one of St. Mary’s most visible ministry areas. Through out the year, parishioners are feeding our hungry neighbors, filling Christmas and Easter food baskets, filling Christmas stockings for children in need, raising money for ERD (Episcopal Relief and Development) causes, promoting good stewardship of God’s creation, and countless other outreach activities. Below is a list of many of these outreach ministries and activities. Watch for updates here and in our monthly newsletter, The Bellringer.

If you would like to learn more about outreach at St. Mary’s or add your name to outreach email list, please contact the Outreach Council Chair Katharine Hunt .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Small Sacrifices
That’s My Farmer
Saturday Breakfast
Missionary Work
Iraqi Student Project
FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity)
Family Night Shelter
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Cool Congregations
Jail Prison Ministry

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