Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Mission Under Quarantine

Fear Not!
Not even the Coronavirus
can deter us from mission!

What can we do right now on mission? 

  • Pray for our mission partners. We have opened a new prayer portal on our website under coronavirus response, in that portal you can read of all the needs of our mission partners, so pray!
  • Because mission begins in the home, use the devotionals of the church in your own family!
  • Who in your life is disconnected from God?
    • Forward the video of our worship services
    • Forward our daily devotionals
    • and strike up a conversation about faith through that technology
  • Support St. Michaelite Caroline Baker in her ministry of Sewing masks for medical personnel here in Charleston! See below for more details.
  • Reach out and virtually touch your neighbor with a personal note. If you have chalk laying around the house, go outside and write encouraging notes outside your neighbors’ homes.
  • Prayerfully consider joining the next St. Michael’s mission team to India with Bishop Probal Dutta, scheduled for November 9 – 21, 2020. For more information, contact Jean and Johnnie Corbett at embreesc@gmail.com.

How Can I Help? May 15, 2020

How can I help?  How can I make a difference?

You can be hands, feet and a heart in Charleston during Covid-19!

Please copy and post this list and add to your daily prayers.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center is opening and needs helpers!

  1. Contact the Rev. Bob Lawrence by email: blawrence@stchristopher.org
  2. Volunteers needed for:
    1. Office receptionist
    2. Grounds maintenance
  3. Read Camp news:
    1. Request a current newsletter: dleblanc@stchristopher.org

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Low Country Pregnancy Center

  1. DROP-OFF Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00
    1. Items for babies and moms
    2. Baby diapers, clothes, formula
    3. Neutral color blankets or booties for boy or girl
    4. Blessing or prayer card for the mom
    5. A special gift for the mom
    6. A note of encouragement to LCP staff
  2. Calling Prayer Warriors and Volunteer Counselors for LCP, DAZZ West Ashley and Orangeburg!
    1. Fridays the offices are closed, come pray over grounds, buildings and for the staff
    2. Volunteer counselors are needed to provide emotional/spiritual support to our clients. A video based eight week instructional program is used as training for this position and volunteers then shadow a current counselor until they feel ready to counsel independently.

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

7481 Northside Drive, North Charleston, SC 29420

lowcountrypregnancycenter.com     phone:  (843) 553-3505 .

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TriCounty Family Ministries

From the Rev. Kara Joy Stewart, executive director 

  1. During this time of Covid-19 response, we are only accepting donations on Tuesdays between 12:00 and 2:00pm. We are able to receive your donations outside, you can even stay in your car Just call when you arrive.
  2. We are unable to receive donations of clothing at this time. If you have items you’d love to share with us, please hold them until we are able to open our clothes pantry again.
  3. Donate Food – We accept donations of non-perishable food items that are unopened. Items that are always in demand include canned fruit, family-size boxes of cold cereal, canned meats, and canned green beans and peas.
  4. Donate Toiletries – We serve a sizable homeless population that can use travel-sized bottles of hygiene items. We also distribute your donations of full-sized toiletries to families in need.
  5. Donate Feminine Hygiene items which often fall at the bottom of the list of what they can afford.”
  6. TFM Volunteer Opportunities – MUST READ!

During this time of increasing Covid-19 spread, we are relying on the help of those who are not in one of the higher-risk categories for the virus. We are also following a strict safety protocol that volunteers wear a mask and gloves, staying six feet from other people. Please scan the following list to determine what may disqualify you from volunteering:

  • I have health or age factors that put me in a higher-risk category for the virus.
  • I have experienced symptoms that could be related to Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • I have been around someone who has Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • I have traveled to a foreign country in the last 14 days.
  • I have been on a cruise or been in an airport in the last 14 days.
  • I have been to an event where more than 50 people were in attendance in the last 14 days.
  • I live with or am in frequent contact with people in the higher-risk categories for the virus.

If none of those apply to you, please visit our webpage: tricountyfamilyministries.org and register as a volunteer using the “New Volunteers Register Here” button.   https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=923173391

Tricounty Family Ministries
2105 Cosgrove Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

Phones: w-(843) 747-1788, c-(843) 410-8215, (928) 864-65

What has the Mission Task Force been doing?
Holy City:

Sew. Some. Good. 

Caroline Baker is partnering with the Facebook group Sew. Some. Good. to make mask covers and mask substitutes for our local healthcare professionals. If you can sew, please help! Can’t sew? Then help by purchasing fabric and/or by cutting out patterns. All the info you may need to get started is in this document: Sew. Some. Good. FAQ

Tri-County Family Ministries 

A note from Kara Stewart following her video appearance on April 22:
Thank you for your prayers, and thank you for the opportunity to speak to the people of St.Michael’s, gathering from their homes. On Wednesday – opening day – we did have enough food – we gave out 229 bags of groceries, enough to feed their households totaling 450 people! It was a wonderful day of service, and we’re looking forward to this week’s distribution as well.
Thank you for your partnership. It means a great deal to our clients and to our whole community.  Blessings, The Rev. Kara Stewart
 
To make this happen, we will need volunteers on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 2:00.  We will also need volunteers on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 2:00 to receive donations and bag groceries. Check our Facebook page for the SignUp Genius link. We are asking for your donations. Your financial donations are welcome online or through the mail.
We also need donations of non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning products, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and paper grocery bags. All donations will be collected on Tuesdays 12-2 and then quarantined until the following Tuesday when they are bagged.
Families – looking for a project for your kiddos? Have them decorate the paper bags you donate. Invite them to make cards to be included in our grocery bags. Consider whether you have any books they have outgrown and donate those to share with other families who are cooped up inside.
Thank you for your partnership! 
Rev. Kara Stewart, Executive Director

 Our Hot Dog Ministry

Team lead Pat Jennings reports that St. Michael’s was unable to serve supper this month.  Instead, we made a financial gift to cover the costs. We will keep you updated

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

LPC is going to be open for clients to receive baby items from 1 – 4 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.  They have a window that can be used for a pass through to meet the social distancing requirements.  Please feel free to drop items off!

 
 
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Hungering World:
Kenya needs your help!
St. Michael’s hungering world mission partner in Samburu, Kenya has asked for our help with a dire need request. Samburu County Nkalup Vision (SCNV) is a Kenyan ministry that focuses on “reaching the unreached” tribal communities in Northern Kenya and provides pastor training, church building and primary (elementary) school throughout Samburu County in Kenya. 
 
We have received word from SCNV that since schools closed in Kenya due to the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this spring, local children have been going without food. Large locust swarms and border closures with nearby countries have made it difficult for families to grow or buy food, and many of them are now starving. There is no indication that the government will provide for these children or their families, and without help, many young children will starve to death in the coming months. 
 
These children are in villages where faith promise money from St. Michael’s Church has planted churches and funded stipends for pastors. Your church has sent teams who have prayed and worshipped with these communities; they need your help now.
 
After consulting with SCNV leaders (the Rev. Julius Njuguna and Bishop Simon Mwaura) in Kenya, a group of St. Michaelites are raising funds to help provide for these children and support members of the SCNV community. All funds will go directly towards feeding the children at SCNV’s seven schools for the next three months, and providing a small stipend for the teachers and their families to ensure they survive this time. Will you help? 
 
If you are able to give, please make a designated contribution SCNV by writing “Kenya-SCNV” in the check memo line or in the “notes” section if you give online. Any amount will help these communities and share the love of Jesus in a time of desperate need. Thank you! 
 
– 2016 Kenya Team (Charles and Susu Waring, Dan and Jennifer Polon, Ray and Nancy Hardwick, Lori and Ellie Moore, Betsy Henderson and Bill Johnson).

Honduras & LAMB Institute

Bob Ables, and Georgia and Ed Barnett teamed up with Philip’s church on a mission to the Lamb Institute in Honduras earlier this month.  The Lamb Institute has:

  • two Christian schools
  • a home for the abused
  • an orphanage for abandoned children
  • and after-school clubs

***The main focus of the early March Mission was to:

  • provide dental care to the students and orphanage staff
  • Georgia received on-the-job training as a dental assistant
  • Bob and Ed demonstrated their skills as house painters
  • Well done team!

Walk for Water & Water Mission

Our own Sarah and Lee Fender were team leaders for the Water Missions International Walk For Water. Due to the virus, it was changed to a “virtual” walk. Thank you to Lee, Sarah, and all who participated or donated on their own.