Missions and Outreach


The Missions Committee is the funnel through which outreach pours to our local Madison Heights community, the Detroit metropolitan area, the nation, and the world as needs are brought to our attention.


Open Hands Food Pantry

Operation Backpack


Outreach News

Room Boxes for Refugees During the season of Lent, members of St. Patrick's will be donating household items such as kitchen utensils, bedding, towels, etc. in order to to fill Room Boxes. In coordination with Samaritas, a joint Episcopal Church and Lutheran outreach organization, the boxes will be given to refugees as they arrive to begin a new life in our local communities.

S.P.O.O.L. (St. Patrick's Offering Our Love) is a satellite location of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. We began offering our volunteer services in September of 2014. Volunteers are matched with older and disabled adults so they may remain in their homes. We offer friendly visits, phone reassurances, run errands, provide caregiver relief, transportation, repairs, and light housework.

Crossroads Soup Kitchen: Our congregation was able to serve 856 meals to persons who were without food due to homelessness, unemployment and health challenges. Thank you to all who contributed their time and financial support!


For the first time in the 29 year history of the Madison Heights Community Roundtable, a church was chosen as Corporation of the Year. St. Patrick's was given this award for 2014 in recognition of our outreach to the local community, as well as our commitment to national and world endeavors.


Crossroads Soup Kitchen

 

Monthly Commitments

Bethany Christian Services - Sponsorship of an at-risk child

Common Ground Sanctuary - Aid for troubled teenagers and adults with mental health issues

Crossroads - Episcopal soup kitchen, counseling services, and job training.

Key of Hope - Empowering children living in poverty in Durban, South Africa

Open Hands Food Pantry - Reaches out to persons in southeast Oakland County

Episcopal Relief and Development - Funds for victims of natural disasters

The Ramsey Family: Wycliffe Translators - Translates the Bible throughout the world

South Oakland Shelter - Providing shelter for the homeless in Oakland County

 


 

Other Actions

Little Dresses for Africa, sewn with love by members of St. Patrick's and delivered by Bethany Christian Services

Help rebuilding the cathedral, school and hospital in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

United Thank Offering (UTO), Holiday Outreach - food baskets,

Alzheimers Association Memory Walk

Holiday Outreach - Assistance for families, St. Patrick's has adopted to help at holiday times.


Sources of Funds

Parish Members' Pledges - White envelopes are found monthly in our pledge boxes

Dimes for Disasters - During the Depresson Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee sang a song called Brother Can You Spare A Dime? We invite you to place your spare dimes in the marked container found on the ushers' table as you enter the sanctuary. The funds will then be used to help victims of disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes.

Thank You Lighthouse - In gratitude for God's many blessings, moments close to Christ, healing and recovery, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. individuals place donations in the lighthouse bank.

Memorial Donations - In memory of loved ones, some people designate monetary gigts for missions.

Angel Jar - Donatons placed in the Angel Jar are designated for special projects.


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