The mission of the Outreach Committee is to present a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to serve those in need. We focus on ministries that have an Episcopal tradition and evangelize to the West County area through community involvement. The committee meets the first Monday of each month. Projects include: food collections, school supply drives and scholarships through Circle of Concern, St. Nicholas Gift Tree, Episcopal City Mission, Red Cross blood drives, neighborhood recycling, Thanksgiving grocery collection, Cathedral Breakfast Program and the Peace Meal.

For more information about St. Martin’s Outreach efforts, please contact Dana Griggs or Vestry Liaison Stewart Wiles .

Go to the Outreach News page.

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  1. Good Morning!

    My name is Melissa Puksich and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Bethesda Thrift Store in your area.

    Bethesda Lutheran Communities has been around for over 110 years, and has its roots in Watertown, Wisconsin, its history is one of ordinary people working together to help the intellectually and developmentally disabled. Our thrift shops were formed when small Lutheran churches would take turns running local shops. It worked great, and that model allowed for larger profits to go directly to our programs and services.

    The times, they are a changing….as Bob Dylan sang long ago, and those small faithful congregations are not able to volunteer as they once did. That leaves a gap in how our shops run, and to be honest we are drowning in “stuff”. Don’t get us wrong, it is a good problem to have. The solution is to do the same amount of work with less people, which mean we need assistance.
    We are reaching out to you to see if we could work together. We always have projects to do at our stores and in need of help processing our merchandise, either on a regular basis or a one time commitment. We are looking for volunteers 13 and up.

    It is often hard to keep the larger story in sight when thinking of helping out Bethesda Thrift Shops. We aren’t only about selling used stuff; it has always been about supporting those in this world who can never repay us.

    I would love to sit down and talk with you about our opportunities that we are in need of, or speak with any one of your groups you have.

    I am not sure of your process or how to get this done, but in life it always, always starts with an idea…and the courage to ask.

    Let me know if there would be some time in the next two weeks to sit down and talk with you.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. Hello, Melissa, thank you for writing. We will pass your message along to our Outreach Committee; perhaps we can work something out.

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