Christian education is central to the spiritual life of every person. In it, we become mindful of the nurturing love of God. It shapes not only our identity and morals but also influences our vision of the world and our place in it. It challenges our beliefs and prejudices. As we grow, we see God in new and complex ways, and in so doing our spiritual life deepens.
Nourish Food Bank
Nourish Food Bank provides food and more for individuals in need with compassion, dignity, and respect. The goal of Nourish Food Bank is to provide each client with enough nutritious food to make three meals a day for three consecutive days. No one in need is turned away. St. Mary’s collects food on the third Sunday of each month for donation to Nourish Food Bank.
United Thank Offering
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world. St. Mary’s has a UTO ingathering each year on the Feast of Christ the King.
Lakewood Caregiver Support Group
A support group for caregivers of those with memory loss.These support groups are facilitated by trained individuals from the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. A safe place for unpaid family caregivers, their family, and friends to:
- Exchange practical information on caregiving problems & possible solutions
- Talk through challenges & ways of coping
- Share feelings, needs & concerns
- Learn about resources available in the community