Saint Michael’s outreach partnerships are both at home our local North Dallas community and far beyond our walls. We invite you to learn more about where we serve, and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of this page when you’re ready to begin serving with us!

 

Local Outreach

Austin Street Shelter

AUSTIN STREET SHELTER

By Our Love

BY OUR LOVE

North Texas Food Bank/Food 4 Kids

NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK/FOOD 4 KIDS

Genesis Cooks

GENESIS COOKS

Jubilee Park & Community Center

JUBILEE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER

Meals on Wheels

MEALS ON WHEELS

North Dallas Shared Ministries

NORTH DALLAS SHARED MINISTRIES

The Gathering

THE GATHERING

AUSTIN STREET SHELTER

Members of Saint Michael and All Angels prepare and serve dinner once a month for 400 people at the Austin Street Shelter, an overnight refuge for the homeless in Dallas. On the first Tuesday of every month, parishioners meet in the Parish Hall kitchen to prepare the meal, which is delivered and served the following Wednesday evening.

BY OUR LOVE

Furnishes nutritious meals to people with AIDS who live in housing provided by AIDS Services of Dallas. We are looking for cooks and servers for the second Tuesday of the month and the third Monday.

NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK/FOOD 4 KIDS

The North Texas Food Bank provides food for non-profit organizations to feed the hungry in North Texas.

Food 4 Kids, a NTFB program, provides kid-friendly, self-serve food for the weekend to those elementary school children most at risk of going hungry over the weekend.

Sallie Plummer is the Advocate for these ministries.

GENESIS COOKS

1st Monday of every month (September to June)

Prepares and delivers meals for women and children at Genesis Women’s Shelter.

Maria Martin is the Advocate for this ministry.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Provides food and drivers to deliver meals to the elderly and other shut-ins. THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY the regular drivers are given a break and others, especially families, can drive that day. It takes 2 to 3 hours in the morning, beginning around 8.30 a.m.

Mary Bartholow is the Advocate for this ministry.

NORTH DALLAS SHARED MINISTRIES

Provides emergency help to the newly unemployed, the working poor, single mothers, and the elderly through English as a Second Language classes, a medical clinic, job counseling, a clothes shop, financial aid, and a food bank. North Dallas Shared Ministries’ Clothes Closet is in dire need of gently used sheets and towels and boys’ and men’s pants. Items can be taken to NDSM at 2875 Merrell Road, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday morning. Please help if you can. Last year, NDSM provided clothing to 6,002 individuals.

THE GATHERING

The Gathering logo

The Gathering was founded with the mission of creating a spiritual home for individuals in the Dallas area who are experiencing homelessness.Endorsed and supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, what began in December 2012 with five parishioners has grown to an average of 80 to 100 people attending Mass at 1:00 and lunch supplied by parishes all over the Dioceses. Saint Michael volunteers cook and serve one Sunday every other month. Many of our parishioners are getting a better understanding of our brothers and sisters on the street by worshiping with them at Thanksgiving Square, 1627 Pacific Ave, between Akard & Ervay. Come & join us!

Lane Clark is the Advocate for this ministry.

Missional Serving

 

Amistad Mission - Bolivia

AMISTAD MISSION ~ BOLIVIA

Honduras Mission Trip

HONDURAS

Honduras Threads

HONDURAS THREADS

Cuba Mission Trip

CUBA

Rosebud Indian Reservation

ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION

AMISTAD MISSION ~ BOLIVIA

Amistad Mission in Bolivia is an association of Christians dedicated to improving the physical and spiritual welfare of destitute Quechua natives and abandoned children by building friendship with God, each other, and the poor.

The next trip will be March 24-April 1. Click here for more information.

For more information, contact the Rev. Hunter Ruffin (hruffin@saintmichael.org)

HONDURAS

Saint Michael has been sending mission teams to Tela, Honduras, a small town on the Caribbean Coast, for ten years. The week is spent in spiritual formation, service and fellowship. We have been hosted by the local Episcopal Church and engage in physical work, worship and socialize with the local residents. Although no special skills are required, there is always plenty of work to go around. No Spanish language skills are required.

The next trip will be February 4-11. Click here for more information.

For detailed information, please call George Baldwin (214-369-1265 or gbinvest@swbell.net), Grady Schleier (469-223-8541 or gschleier@gmail.com), or Chris Schupp (214-912-8324 or cschupp@robertlynn.com).

HONDURAS THREADS

Honduras Threads is a nonprofit organization that supports women in rural Honduran villages by providing training, designs, supplies, donated fabrics, sales, and marketing of their beautiful hand-embroidered products including pillows, placemats, and table runners. All money from the sale of items is returned to the women who are transformed by earning money in their rural communities to educate their children and better the lives of their families.

CLICK HERE for their website. For more information, contact Bill M’Lou Bancroft (214-757-9560 or mlou@hondurasthreads.org)

CUBA

Saint Michael and All Angels is assisting San Barnabe (St. Barnabas) in Sancti Spiritus, a community of about 135,000 in central Cuba to acquire and renovate a building which will give their mission a permanent church home. The congregation has met in the homes of members for the past 10 years, and have Holy Eucharist when the priest from the town of Cienfuegos (about two hours away) can be there. In their culture your organization is not valid unless it has a single-purpose building.

ROSEBUD LAKOTA INDIAN RESERVATION

This is a trip where new friendships are made, rewarding labor is performed and doors are opened to a deeper more fulfilling spiritual life.

Our work projects vary from year to year and are generally developed in response to a request from the community. In addition we offer a Vacation Bible School for the children and sports opportunities for the youth.

The Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation is located in south central South Dakota on the Nebraska state line. It is home to 21,250 members of the Sicangu band of the Lakota or Teton Sioux.

The next trip will be July 3-10. Click here for more information.

For more details, please email the Rev. Hunter Ruffin – hruffin@saintmichael.org.

 

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