Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: St. Peter's by-the-Sea
Globally, we raise funds for Episcopal Relief and Development, and support the Honduras Medical Mission and our Mission to Uganda helping folks around the world.
The Honduras Medical Mission is in it’s 38th year. The mission started in 1982 in a men’s Sunday School class in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pascagoula. The mission is limited to no more than 35 team member who consists of medical doctors, pharmacists, optometrist, dentist and veterinarians as well as people with no medical background who help in all of the clinics.
St. Peter’s became involved in the Uganda ministry upon the arrival of Fr. Patrick. He had been part of a team that had traveled every other year for probably 6 years. We travel there to be ambassadors for our diocese. We raise money for things such as school bathrooms, building supplies, school supplies, vocational equipment, clothing, and money.
Contacts: Honduras Mission-Bets Enochs [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Mission to Uganda-Jane Glenn [email@example.com]
Closer to home, St. Peter’s supports Grace at the Green Light in New Orleans: https://graceatthegreenlight.org/
Their I’m Going Home Initiative provides linkage and passage between a homeless person and their loved ones. Through this linkage, the person in need is welcomed home by a family member, or friend who has agreed to support and care for homeless person upon their arrival. The I’m Going Home package includes the following: documentation, transportation, and a Grace Care Bag. Participants are contacted upon arrival, after one week, one month and again at 3 months. At the 3 month follow up only 5% of people are back on the streets after being united.
St. Peter’s by-the-Sea also maintains a trailer filled with tools and work equipment used for disaster response and recovery.
Recently, clean-up crews from our parish traveled to the scenes of hurricane damaged areas of Port Aransas, Texas and Camp Beckwith in Alabama.
Join us as we thank these groups spreading “Big Love” throughout the region and the world.
Patrick will be joined by Cristian Duque from Fridays at the Funky Uncle.