St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has a long history of serving our neighbors through Outreach
Our Mission is to be in relationship with our community, responding to human suffering with compassion and commitment. We seek to actively discern new ways God may be calling us, listen for the voices of the forgotten, and respond. We seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit to help us live out these principles and discern where we may go in the future. Two questions help the committee discern where to focus outreach: “What is our heart for the world around us?” and “God, what would you have us do next?”
St. Mary’s continues to respond to our neighbors’ needs for health care, shelter, and food. We awarded emergency grants using early proceeds of the Funding the Future capital campaign’s 10% Outreach Tithe. Other grants continue to be awarded as part of the annual 25% of parishioner pledges and plate offerings.
The outreach committee encourages St. Mary’s parishioners to engage personally in giving of their time and talent to organizations.
To learn about our grant application process, please contact:
- Ned Leonard, Staff Outreach Coordinator: email@example.com
- Nancy Brooks, Outreach Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or the Rev. Deacon Pete Nunnally, Associate to the Rector: email@example.com
Once an applicant submits a written application, it is reviewed in a multi-tiered process first by the Outreach Committee’s Finance Subcommittee, then the full Outreach Committee, and finally the Vestry, which approves the funding decision.
Outreach Committee members, who are appointed by the Rev. Andrew T.P. Merrow, Rector, include: Patty Balestrieri, Mindel DeLaTorre, Paul Douthit, Lynn Fuechsel, Sarah Gregg, Lisa Leibel, Paul Timm, and Ed Wright.