St. Michael's sponsors, through ChildFund International, five children in the US, Honduras, Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines. We also support a family through Mission Aviation Fellowship.
In 2013, St. Michael's sponsored a Mission and Outreach project at Bukalasi Church in the mountains of eastern Uganda. St. Michael's helped their congregation finance a roof for their new church building -- it had been under construction for eight years, but they were unable to finish the project. The donation from St. Michael's put them over the top and the building project went…Read More »
At St. Michael's, we are entering a time of reflection on environmental theology and care of God's creation. In September 2011, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued a pastoral teaching to the church regarding environmental justice. In it they wrote:
"The mounting urgency of our environmental crisis challenges us at this time to confess "our self-indulgent appetites and w…Read More »
St. Michael’s regularly supports Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), which provides national and global services, such as disaster response, advocacy, economic assistance, hunger alleviation, and long-term anti-poverty programs. Given the on-the-ground presence and partnerships in many parts of the world, St. Michael’s has directed special collections for natural disasters through ERD.
St. Michael's supports the ministry of Tim and Elizabeth Schandorff, serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). MAF provides small-aircraft support to mission agencies and other organizations serving people throughout the world who deal with challenges due to isolation. Since 2012 Tim had been the administrator of the MAF hangar in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which supports relie…Read More »
Resources for Immigrant/Refugee Assistance
St. Michael’s has partnered with a variety of organizations that provide services and support for immigrants and refugees. The M&O Committee has identified 10 organizations recommended for parishioners to find information about collection drives, volunteer needs, and donations.Read More »
We currently sponsor five children through ChildFund International: Artie from India (our newest child), Dery from Honduras, Nicolas from Ecuador, Mailyn from the Philippines, and Gabriel from Brazil. Throughout the year, St. Michael’s receives letters, pictures and progress reports from each child. Some of the children’s letters are truly heartwarming. In the past youth choi…Read More »