Missions & Outreach at St. Mary's Church
As Christians, we are committed to God's command to care for our neighbors, and to do what we can to promote justice, peace, health, and dignity in the communities around us. Saint Mary's does this in several ways, and we're always looking for more ways to help!
| Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM)
We give a monthly contribution to CCM, a non-profit service agency run by a coalition of churches. CCM gives food, clothing, household items, help with utilities, and medicine to persons in need, who live in the 40965 zip code. Parishioners also pick up bread products weekly from a local grocery store and food once a year from God's Pantry, a Lexington, Kentucky based food bank.
2124 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965
| Narcotic Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) describes itself as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem". Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organization.
Meetings: Monday at 12:30 pm, Thursday evening at 7 pm, and Friday at 12 Noon in the Guild Hall or in Veterans Memorial Park when weather permitting.
| Christmas Box Project
Every December we team up with Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency of Pineville, Kentucky and organize and distribute food parcels for over 40 families in our county, and wrap, box, and deliver Christmas presents for the children in those families. Learn more here.
Christmas Box Project 2016 Dates: TBA
| Repair Affair
Every spring, St. Mary's organizes a team to assist in Repair Affair, a project of the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency. Repair Affair sends teams of workers to the homes of elderly and disabled members of our community to do maintenance and repair work on their houses.
A SPECIAL FALL 2016 REPAIR AFFAIR PROJECT: Stay tuned for more information on an upcoming repair affair event in September. For inquiries and information, contact Junior Warden, Jim Frodge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
| St. Mary's Community Playground:
A Safe Place for Little Saints
Neighborhood children were playing on refuse piles within sight of St. Mary's. Through grants and donations, we were able to raise $15,000 for a community playground on the West side of the church. Children from the Health Department located across the parking lot of the church also use the playground, which gives them something to look forward to after they get their shots (ouch!)
| Narcotic Anonymous
Nar-Anon Family Groups LogoNar-Anon, known officially as "Nar-Anon Family Groups", is a twelve-step program for friends and family members of those who are affected by someone else's addiction. Nar-Anon is complementary to, but separate from, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), analogous to Al-Anon with respect to Alcoholics Anonymous; Nar-Anon's traditions state that it should "always cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous."
Monday Evening at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Guild Hall. Parking is across the street in the city parking lot.