St. Michael's offers every parishioner opportunities to serve others through local, regional, national and international mission work. The only requirement is a servant's heart.

Our goal is to assist global and local organizations to alleviate hunger, promote affordable housing, meet emergency family needs, improve mental and physical health and well being, provide crisis relief, and promote education and life skills for children and adults.

Gifts of Grace


Adult Missions


Appalachia Service Project






Episcopal Farmworker Ministry





Mission To Belize


Ongoing In-Parish Ministries


Serving in the Community

Gifts of Grace is our signature Mission & Outreach fundraising event. Each November, we invite faith-based organizations to an alternative gift market, where parishioners browse among the many booths and give donations in honor of friends and family. Our youth and ECW chapters also participate, selling homemade food items and donating their proceeds to Gifts of Grace. Now in our 15th year, Gifts of Grace raises more than $20,000 to support worthy organizations within Wake Co., North Carolina and the world. 

Gifts of Grace: Sunday, November 12, in Parish Hall



Each fall, a team of volunteers works with the Appalachia Service Project to upgrade homes in this poverty-stricken area of our state. This year, we will be providing flood assistance to residents in Raynelle, Va.

ASP: November 17-20, 2017, Raynelle, Va.

We have an ongoing relationship with the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove.

Our parish has a long relationship with Holy Cross Anglican School in Ambergis Cay, Belize. Our parishioners help establish the school and each spring return to work on building renovations, conduct Vacation Bible School or after-school care for the children who attend. 

Spring 2017: April 8-15

Periodically, we participate in several in-parish ministries open to all ages of volunteers.

Hosting for Family Promise (formerly WIHN):
• July 16-30, 2017, at St. Michael's
Rise Against Hunger, annually
Red Cross Blood Drive TBD
Pew Collections for Crisis Events: Hurricane Matthew Collection ongoing

Our parishioners also participate in several mission opportunities in our community, including Habitat/Episcopal Build and StepUp Ministries.



Monthly Collections


Canterbury Shop

Each month, members of our parish donate items to support many of our local non-profit partners. From canned goods and diapers, clothing and linens, to children's books, your contributions make a difference in the lives of many. Watch and Canterbury Tales for what we're collecting.

The Canterbury Shop is the only in-parish gift shop in the Raleigh area. It is located in the lobby of the St. Michael’s Parish House.

Open since 1990, the shop is staffed by volunteers. All proceeds from the shop support St. Michael’s Outreach and Mission efforts. The Shop annually raises thousands of dollars to help those in our community.

Customers can find a unique collection of items in the shop, including prayer books, greeting cards, clothing and accessories, and gifts for every occasion.

Complimentary gift wrap is provided with purchases. We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards.

ECW Mission Ministries

Members of the St. Michael's Episcopal Churchwomen serve in several ministries in the community: Meals on Wheels, Backpack Buddies, the Helen Wright Center, Thompson Child & Family Services, and Episcopal Campus Ministries at the Cheshire House. 

Missions Grants

Each year, St. Michael's Missions Grants Committee awards grants to community organizations. The committee's focus is on organizations that provide for food, housing and employment-goals that are related to the Millennium Development Goals for the World Wide Episcopal Church. Deadline for grant applications is August 1. Please fill out the form below and email it to

First time applicants are asked to submit a copy of its budget for the last two years. An applicant has to disclose if it is a 501(c)(3) organization.Grants are made once a year and applications must be submitted electronically.

Youth Mission

Each summer, our Episcopal Youth Community embarks on a week-long mission with REACH Workcamps to serve in communities across the country. The parish supports their efforts financially by purchasing wreaths and garland before Christmas, and in many other ways.