Outreach

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St. Thomas Clinic was founded in April of 1996 by Johnson County and St. Thomas Episcopal Church leaders to address the unmet medical needs of county residents.  Our founding vision remains unchanged:  to live out the vision of a society in which all have access to medical care regardless of their ability to pay.

 

pantryjcThe Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County is a partnership across churches in the community operated entirely by volunteers. Over 250 volunteers worked at the Pantry in 2015 distributing food, completing intakes, stocking, unloading trucks, working in the warehouse and cleaning. The Pantry is open 6 days/week and on a typical day, 70-80 households are served.

 

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uto_BlueBoxUnited 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.

 

Founded in 1982 by an ex-prisoner who witnessed firsthand the strained relationship between prisoners and their children, Angel Tree has grown to become the largest national outreach specifically for the children of prisoners.  Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives you an opportunity to share God’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.  St. Thomas has been a part of this ministry for over 15 years. We throw a Christmas party with games, reading & acting out the Christmas story, lots of holiday foodangel-tree-logo and give out presents from their incarcerated parent. During the summer, Angel Tree kids are given the opportunity to go to summer camp at Waycross.

 

efhnThe Episcopal Fund for Human Need (EFHN) is a diocesan-wide ministry that provides an emergency safety net for those in central and southern Indiana who “fall through the cracks” of human needs agencies.

 

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Fast Track is a countywide school readiness program which provides backpacks, school supplies and other items to help low income students be prepared for the first day of school. The last two years, St. Thomas has been a collection site for this ministry.

bundleupOperation Bundle Up is a United Way of Johnson County program that, in collaboration with Milto Cleaners, Johnson County Schools and other sponsors, provides new and gently used coats to Johnson County children and families.

 

In 2014 and 2015, funds raised by St. Thomas’ Chili Cook-Off went to KIC-IT. kicitKIC-IT (Kids In Crisis – Intervention Team) began meeting at Youth Connections in the Fall of 2009, as service providers realized there was a gap in services for teens and young adults who were homeless or couch-surfing.

 

girlscoutsBy letting local Girl and Boy Scouts use the church to hold Boy_Scouts_of_America_corporate_trademark.svgmeetings, we are making sure that they have a safe, clean space to meet.

 

 

cropwalkCROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. St. Thomas gives a monetary donation every year and tries to put together a team to walk in Johnson County’s walk.

 

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