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.
Monthly Food Drive for Tricounty Family Ministries
A Report on our Response to the Kenya Famine Relief, July 9, 2020
In many African countries, the consequences of the pandemic go far beyond the crises experienced in the United States and Europe. When the government cancelled schools in Samburu County, Kenya, meals stopped for many children. A plague of locusts attacked their food crops, further reducing their supply, and now many families and children are facing starvation.
Samburu County, Kenya is receiving food from the hands and feet of St. Michael’s mission partners and their associates. Specifically, the St. Michael’s Mission Task Force (“MTF”) received a report on the detailed impact from a $10,000 grant from St. Michael’s plus $3,878 donated from other St. Michael’s members. The allocation and distribution of the food has been a complex, yet rewarding effort by hundreds of volunteers of the Samburu County NKALUP Vision.
A Message from Simon Guillebaud, June 5, 2020
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.
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center is opening and needs helpers!
- Contact the Rev. Bob Lawrence by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteers needed for:
- Office receptionist
- Grounds maintenance
- Read Camp news:
- Request a current newsletter: email@example.com
Low Country Pregnancy Center
- DROP-OFF Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00
- Items for babies and moms
- Baby diapers, clothes, formula
- Neutral color blankets or booties for boy or girl
- Blessing or prayer card for the mom
- A special gift for the mom
- A note of encouragement to LCP staff
- Calling Prayer Warriors and Volunteer Counselors for LCP, DAZZ West Ashley and Orangeburg!
- Fridays the offices are closed, come pray over grounds, buildings and for the staff
- 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
TriCounty Family Ministries
From the Rev. Kara Joy Stewart, executive director
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Donate Feminine Hygiene items which often fall at the bottom of the list of what they can afford.”
- 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?
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
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!
Kenya needs your help!
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.