Michael's Social Ministry Committee is involved with the following
ministries designed to serve, feed, clothe, build, befriend and
educate and advocate. We are able to accomplish this through the generous gifts
of money, donations, time and talent from the members and friends of St. Michael's.
FOR HUMANITY - St. Michael's is part of a consortium
of churches known as Holy Hammers. Each spring the congregation
provides a financial donation
and volunteer labor to help build a house in the St. Paul area.
MEALS ON WHEELS
- We have two teams of volunteers that help deliver a hot nutritious
meal to the homebound in the community. We also provide a yearly
financial gift to support the work of this program.
ROLLING AND QUILTING - Second and fourth Wednesdays of
every month a group of members roll bandages and make quilts that
are given to a local crisis nursery and Lutheran World Relief.
- In October, St. Michael's hosts a blood drive for members
of the congregation and
community to help ensure an adequate supply
for our region's American Red Cross.
FISHES - Every other month members of St. Michael's
go to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in South Minneapolis to prepare
and serve approximately 350 people who rely on the program for a
hot, nutritious meal. Funding for the meal comes through donations
- Each Spring, members clean out their closets providing clothes
to various organizations in Ramsey county.
KEYSTONE FOOD SHELF, HAMLINE - St. Michael's provides volunteers and monetary support to Keystone Community Services, which provides food in our area. We continually provide information about hunger in the Twin Cities, most especially during March Minnesota Food Share. We also have daily volunteers package and label donated Panera Bread the food shelf distributes.
- One Sunday each month we make 400 sandwiches that are distributed
by Union Gospel Mission to day-workers who come to their facility
for help with food.
- St. Michael's is one of several congregations who help sponsor
Rezek House, a transitional housing facility in St. Paul for homeless
teenagers. The congregation provides a yearly stipend to help offset
operating costs, a yearly "shower" to help equip the apartments,
and volunteers to help staff the program.