Blood Drive, Sunday, Aug. 6

Blood Drive Sunday, August 6th

St. Michael’s will host its summer Blood Drive on Sunday, August 6th, from 8am – 12:30pm in the Parish Hall.  Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to donate at our blood drive.  

To schedule your appointment, please go to redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code SMEC or call Jean Olson at 919-782-0731, ext. 112.  Give generously and make a difference in a life this summer!

July Mission Collection

Grab a grocery bag from the lobby or from a volunteer and fill it with items for Urban Ministry's Food Pantry. We'll be collecting all month! A list of suggested items is included. Please NO GLASS! Please bring your full grocery bags to the Parish Hall and place in the red bin. The Jr. EYC will help us deliver the bags during Missionpalooza. Contact: Cathy Stewart. 

Sign Up for the 2018 Parish Directory

The Parish Directory is part of the historic record of St. Michael's. We've been publishing directories for close to 70 years, and we want your family to be part of this fall's project. Mark your calendars for Sept. 17-20 and Oct. 4-7, when representatives from Carico Productions will be on site taking pictures of every family. 

Online signup is here.

No purchase is necessary. Every family photographed will receive a free directory. 

Missions Grants Applications Now Being Accepted

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 grants@holymichael.org.

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.

GRANTS APPLICATIONS FORM

Help Bring Water to the Farmworkers

Water in the Fields
Help save North Carolina's farmworkers from heat stroke by donating to Water in the Fields. Outreach and Missions is continuing its push for Water in the fields. Learn more here.

July Food Collection
This month, we're collecting non-perishable food for the emergency food pantry at Urban Ministries. Grab a grocery bag, fill it up and bring it back to us! Our Jr. EYC will be delivering the bags during Missionpalooza in August. 

Volunteer with Family Promise

St. Michael's will host several families in transition from homelessness to independent living through Family Promise (formerly WIHN) July 16-30 at the church. Please gather your friends and sign up here to serve meals, plan activities, set up and take down, and other important jobs. For more information about this important program in our community, visit familypromise.org. Contact: Sam Taylor.

Register for Vacation Bible School

Parents can now register their children for St. Michael's annual Vacation Bible School, planned for July 30-Aug. 3. Jesus Is My Superhero is for children ages 3 through 3rd grade. We'll spend the week what Courage, Strength, Faith and Leadership mean in  the Bible, spending time with David and  Sampson, Moses and Joseph, and the ultimate hero, Jesus. $40 per child. Scholarships available. Contact: Carolyn L'Italien, VBS Coordinator