January Outreach – Scarves Tying

Thanks to the homeschool group for distributing scarves in Main St Hyannis on Saturday, January 6 in anticipation of cold and snow. The Stewart and Moeck families were a force!!! Thanks for the efforts of Vicky Abodeely who has been knitting all year!

Please join the outreach group on January 28 after church for an exploratory discussion about future projects!!! See Macrina or Soraya if you have questions.

Outreach Committee Forming

Our January outreach project is being planned with scarves for the homeless, thanks for the efforts of Vicky Abodeely who has been knitting all year!

We need people to join our committee to help with the planning and execution of this and future projects. Please contact Macrina or Soraya if you are able to help!

Thank you for your commitment to St. Michael and for living our Christian Faith by being involved in outreach to the Cape Cod community.

December Outreach – Help Our Veterans

During December, with your help, the Outreach Team is supporting the Falmouth Veterans Council. They currently assist 42 veteran families. Your monetary donation would be appreciated by December 17 so we can deliver everything in time to The Falmouth Veterans Council for distribution! Please make your checks payable to St. Michael Outreach with the memo “veterans”.

May God bless you as we prepare the celebrate the birth of our Savior who requires us to help those in need!

If you would like to be on the Outreach Committee in planning these programs for 2024, please contact Soraya Bandeli sbandeli@comcast.net

Thanksgiving Meals for Independence House – Thank You!

Thanks to everyone for bringing your food donations on time! Thanks to the following helpers for packaging the food this past Sunday: Alex Stewart, Anthony Williams, Rick Bardine, Emilio & Tatiana Netto.
Joe Rahal and Soraya Bandeli delivered 15 Thanksgiving meals to Independence House in Hyannis on Monday Nov 20. This organization offers services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
The Outreach team is grateful for your generosity in answering the call to helping those in need. May God continue to bless you!

Thanksgiving Meals For Independence House

A Sign-Up request has been sent out via email to parish members and friends to help provide Thanksgiving Meals to Independence House in Hyannis, which provides services to battered women and their children.

  • Please register to pick up a few items the next time you are at the grocery store.
  • Please consider donating your time to help package the items for delivery on Nov 19 and to help with delivery on Nov 20.
  • If can’t shop for any of the items, please consider donating funds to help us with the purchase of food to supplement what is being generously donated.

The sign-up request covers all these requests. If you don’t have access to a computer, please reach out to the Outreach committee to let us know how you can help: Macrina, Kristin, Michelle, Linda, Elaine B. & Soraya. If you didn’t receive the Sign-up request in your email, please see Soraya so your name can be added to our distribution list.

Thank you for your support of St. Michael outreach and its programs

Collecting Winter Goods For Families Newly In Cape Shelters

Currently, Joint Base Cape Cod is housing 62 families. At present, an additional 25 families are sheltered in a hotel in Yarmouth, and 27 families in a Bourne hotel. All are placed by the State of Massachusetts after entering the country legally, and after qualifying for shelter placement following strict State guidelines.

During the month of October, the Cape Cod Council of Churches is collecting essential winter wear for these men, women, and children. We have bins set up for your donations through the end of October. The list of items needed is as follows:
Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s (all sizes):

  • Winter Hats
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Coats
  • Sweaters
  • Snowsuits (for babies)
  • Car Seat Covers (for infants)
  • Hand Warmers
  • Umbrellas

Monetary donations are also being accepted. If you would like to donate, please make your checks out to St Michael Orthodox Church and note “resettling families” in the memo.
Thank you for your generosity! If you have any questions, please see Soraya, Macrina, or Kristin.

Non-food Donations to the Food Pantry

The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is requesting NON-FOOD donations as their current need is great for health and beauty products. We would like to collect items by the end of October 2023. Please consider the following sample list of items – think of things you find in the pharmacy:

  • Toothpaste/toothbrush/floss
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Razors/shaving gel
  • Bandaids
  • Nail clippers
  • Body lotion
  • Comb/hairbrush

This is just a sample of products. Anything would be appreciated, although they specifically said NO FEMININE HYGIENE products.

Please consider bringing a few items to each service that you attend to help us collect as many items as possible by the end of October.

Backpack Blessings 2023 Thank You!

Backpacks for kids from Cataumet Village Shelter were filled with supplies and delivered along with trash cans. Thank you so much for donating time, supplies, and money.

Backpack Blessings 2023

Once again we are collecting NEW school supplies for children living at the Village at Cataumet, a transitional housing shelter. Please see the list of suggested items and bring your donations to church by Sunday, August 20. On Sunday, August 27 we will pack and deliver the filled backpacks to be distributed as needed to the children at the Village at Cataumet.

Thank you for donating time, supplies, and money to help these kids start the school year off on the right foot!!! Please see Kh. Alyssa for details.

We are also collecting (new, clean) 13-gallon trash barrels and small bathroom waste baskets to donate to the Village of Cataumet. Most of us have several trash baskets in our homes that we only think about when we lament having to empty them. For families living at the Village at Cataumet, having a trash receptacle in their room is a luxury. The trash barrels we donate will be much appreciated by the families and be able to be taken with them when they move into their own homes.

The collection will continue through August 27, when they will be delivered with backpacks.

Donations for A Baby Center, Hyannis, and ZOE House, OH

Throughout the months of June and July 2023, we will be collecting NEW or VERY GENTLY USED children’s books (appropriate for newborns through age 4) to donate to A Baby Center in Hyannis. Please consider donating Orthodox Christian children’s books and help plant seeds of faith in our community! Please see Kh. Alyssa with any questions.

Also, from now until July 9, 2023, we will be collecting new or gently used and clean items that will be delivered by some of our youth to ZOE House in Ohio. Please see Kh. Alyssa with any questions. Items being collected include:

  • Baby clothes (up to 2T)
  • Diapers (sizes newborn to 6)
  • Blankets
  • Maternity clothes