SHARE THE HARVEST
This is a major outreach program for St. Michael the Archangel Parish that is conducted annually. The goal is to help those who are less fortunate have a Thanksgiving Meal.
Anyone in Hancock County is eligible to sign up to receive a food box. Parishioners of St. Michael get involved by donating non-perishable food, making monetary contributions, preparing the boxes, and helping with delivery.
Monetary donations are used to purchase gift certificates, and to purchase food from the West Ohio Food Bank. All families receive a gift certificate for the purchase of perishable food items.
Coordinators for this ministry are Peter and Patti Berton
BACKYARD MISSION TRIP
Instead of traveling long distances on a Mission Trip, in the spring churches in the Findlay area gather volunteers to do yard work, painting, and modest house repairs to homes in the community. This project is called the Backyard Mission Trip, and seeks to help out those local residents who are unable—for whatever reason—to do the work themselves. If you or someone you know would like to be part of this venture, either as a volunteer or if you know a family in need of repairs, call:
Cathy Mutchler, 419-425-5107
Mary Umbs, 419-422-2646
Fr. Mike Hohenbrink, 419-422-2646
Findlay Ministerial Association: www.findlayma.org/?p-13
BELIZE OUTREACH PROGRAM
The Belize Outreach Program supports the educational and spiritual needs of the Catholic community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Benque, Belize. The mission is to provide an educational opportunity by teaching in a Vacation Bible School format in the elementary schools of the Parish. This ministry is comprised of high school juniors and seniors and adult chaperones and the mission trip is held annually in June. Team member application process begins in the fall of each academic year.
Contact Shelley Bishop, for more information.
SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
St. Michael the Archangel Parish supports local, diocesan, national, and international charitable organizations with 5% of the Sunday Collection.
Local Agencies supported through this tithe program:
A non-profit organization that exsists as an association of churches, providing non-sustaining, emergency assistance to residents and/or transients of Hancock County.
A non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, and clothing for those in need in Hancock County and the surrounding areas.
A non-profit agency established in 1984 by 12 area churches to create one location that would assist people in need. Chopin Hall gives out food, clothing, and other basic necessities, free of charge, to those in need in Hancock County.
A non-profit agency with a mission to eliminate homelessness and alleviate poverty in Hancock County through individual and community education, affordable housing and advocacy.
Agency providing domestic violence and rape crisis services including a 24 hour crisis hotline, confidential crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence and rape, support groups and prevention education.
750 Bright Road • 617 West Main Cross Street Findlay, Ohio 45840 Findlay, Ohio 45840 Phone: 419-422-2646
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