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Our God, Our Communities, Our World

A Community of Giving

This congregation stands ready to be your church family, the people with whom you will share your journey of faith. This is the place and these are the people with whom you may seek to make sense of the issues of your life; your dreams, your faith, who you are, what you are to do, who God calls you to be. Join us and commit yourself to seek and serve Christ in union with our community of faith.

Saturday Kitchen

The Saturday Kitchen has served the poor and homeless since 1983. This feeding program serves a healthy and satisfying meal to over 300 people every Saturday morning at 10:00 am. We ask that younger volunteers be at least of high school age. Volunteers are needed Fridays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or Saturdays 8:30 am – 11:00 am. Click the button below to volunteer via Episcopal Charities.
Questions? Contact John Avery at javery222@gmail.com.

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Volunteers are also needed for kitchen prep on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For info, contact Ray Luetters at ray@saintmichaelschurch.org.

Midnight Marauders

The heroically — but misleadingly— named Midnight Marauders meet every Friday night at 10:00 p.m. to bring by car food donated by Whole Foods to St. Michael’s Parish House. The food is served at the next morning’s Saturday Kitchen. In 2019 we hauled about 300 big bags of bread and sweets and about 190 boxes of fruit and vegetables. We are always in need of helping hands and a set of wheels. You don’t have to be a member of St. Michael’s to serve. Find out more details and sign up by clicking the button below.

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Homework Help

Homework Help provides free “kitchen table” homework help for students in grades K-5 every Monday evening from October through May. The program matches students with volunteers, and the pairs work together for an hour each week, primarily on school homework assignments. Although Homework Help focuses on academics, volunteers are encouraged to develop relationships with their students. Additional volunteers are always needed — people willing to commit an hour each week to a student, substitutes who can help once or twice a month, or administrators to help run the program. If you’re interested, please contact hhelp@saintmichaelschurch.org.

Pilgrim Resource Center (currently suspended due to Covid-19)

The Pilgrim Resource Center  is open every Saturday morning from 10:00 -11:00 am Saturday morning in the Parish House Gray Lounge. The services provided include information on food pantries, soup kitchens, free clothing, drop-in-centers, shelters, family support, job training, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, and free legal assistance locations. Vouchers are regularly prepared for food pantries and letters of introduction are written upon request. A medical van is also available Saturday morning in conjunction with the Resource Center.

You are invited to join the Pilgrim Resource Center volunteers if you have served for at least a month in St. Michael’s Saturday Kitchen. No other prior experience is requested. Hands on training will be provided. You may speak to either Anne Stribling or Ginger Lief (inquire at Saturday Kitchen) if you are interested in participating in this on-going ministry of service and outreach to the wider community.

We strive to reach out to the world beyond our blue doors

We strive to reach out to the world beyond our blue doors. We are constantly trying to find new ways to invite others—our neighbors and strangers—into our community. One way we do this is to make our space available to other groups and organizations who are making a difference and having a positive impact in the world.

Twelve Step Meetings (currently suspended due to Covid-19)

The following Twelve-Step recovery groups meet in St. Michael’s Parish House.  While these groups are not affiliated with St. Michael’s, the parish supports their life-changing work of recovery.  The groups meet here every week of the year–even on federal and religious holidays.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) holds a meeting in the Reception Room every Monday at 4:00 pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets in the Reception Room at St. Michael’s every Monday at 6:30 pm.

Al-anon

Al-anon, a support group for families and friends of problem drinkers, meets in the Reception Room every Saturday at 1:00 pm and at 3:00 pm.

Alateen

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.  Alateen meets in the Gray Lounge every Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Connecting to the World

Our Reach Extends Globally

St. Michael’s, alongside a number of other parishes and the Diocese of New York, supports the New York Haiti Project, which is helping the people of Matel, in rural Haiti, to build and maintain a school and a church. For further information about this project, contact Michael Smith at mjs@smithbowen.net.