The Outreach Team’s goal is to help you find your mission, your ideas for financial or other forms of assistance towards ministries you feel called to support.  Please contact one of the Outreach Team members below to discuss your ideas. If you feel called to give back to our community, contact us about joining the Outreach Ministry today. Your talents and spiritual gifts are needed to help us make a difference.

Mission & Outreach Team

The Mission & Outreach Team coordinates the support of several ministries within our local community as well as overseas.  To support the budget for the many projects we support, we hold one big annual fundraiser event.  Look for information about our next fundraiser on the church calendar.

Outreach Team Members:  Jim Quinney, Joan Buckmaster, Jack Dillon, Peggy Doyle, Ginger Freer, Camille Grabowski, Jenny Griffin, Cindy Harton, Deb Hughes, Jeanne McCarrick, Steve Mershon, Candace Rousselet, Beth Sulc, Rhonda Wampler, and Rich Wampler.

The Gathering Inn

We are part of a collective of churches and organizations who host and support The Gathering Inn’s rotating shelter program that serves the homeless in our community.  On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, we are honored to host The Gathering Inn at St. Augustine.  We prepare and serve dinner, along with providing overnight accommodations and our teams could always use an extra hand.  If you’re interested in lending a hand, you can find the signup binder at the Welcome Counter or contact Janice Stenzel.

Additional support in the form of HE detergent, gently used clean clothes (warm in winter and cool in summer) along with new socks (men & women) are always appreciated.  Items may be placed in grocery cart near the front door.  For more information, please contact Beth Sulc.

Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos is a lay-led international prison ministry.  Our chapter ministers to the “men in blue” of Folsom Prison, providing spiritual support and prayer.  For more information contact Steve Mershon or Jack Dillon.

St. James Food Pantry

We collect food weekly to supply the food pantry at St. James Episcopal Church in Lincoln.  If you prefer you can make a donation to St. Augustine and note in the memo area “St. James Food Pantry” to help with incidentals the clients need.  In addition, if you feel called to work at the pantry on Friday mornings contact Candace Rousselet.  Look for the grocery cart near the front door for food donations.

Current List:  mayonnaise, mustard, catsup, sugar, salt, pepper, juice boxes, masa flour (Mexican corn meal), Tapatio Hot Sauce, pancake syrup, Spam, Vienna Cocktail sausages, Ramen noodles-chicken, and Kleenex

Rise Against Hunger

St. Augustine hosts an annual food-packaging event for Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger.

This partnership began in 2014 and we have packed just over 200,000 meals with members and our community neighbors. You don’t want to miss the next multi-generational event. For more information go to riseagainsthunger.org. 

Haiti Partnership

Since 2016, we have partnered with St. Luc Episcopal Church and School in Thomassique, Haiti, to support their educational program.  In addition, the partnership has provided equipment for clean water on site as well as uniforms and meals for the students.  Money for the partnership is raised annually at a fundraising event and many friends make a monthly or quarterly donation. In 2020 St Stephen’s Episcopal Church (Vestavia Hills, AL) joined us supporting 50% of the operating budget. We have also received generous support from the Lincoln California Rotary Club. Together we have built the first floor of a new school and enrollment is currently at 150 students. For more information go to HEADCorp.net 

Acres of Hope

Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center that provides a safe family environment in a healthy living program for women with children. Our balanced approach sets the foundation for change and breaks the cycle of homelessness. Volunteering with Acres of Hope is a rewarding experience that makes a lasting impact on the lives of women and children. For more information go to www.acresofhopeonline.org or Info@acresofhopeonline.org 530 878-8030

The Center for St. Matthew

The Center at St. Matthew’s is an innovative community service ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.  On its campus, the Center hosts a large food bank which feeds a wide variety of guests including the working poor, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, homeless neighbors, and a large number of Afghan refugees as well as recent immigrants from other countries.  On the campus they also offer an adult school language and literacy education to refugees and immigrants.  Beyond its campus, the Center’s leaders are active in collaborative efforts to provide local resources for the homeless and to promote Latino/Hispanic ministries across the diocese.  For more information call (916) 927-0115 or go to their website at stmatthewschurchsacramento.org


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