Missions & Outreach

News & Upcoming Events

Simpson House Dinners

Four times per year St. Mary’s Missons & Outreach sponsors Simpson House Dinners.  St. Mary’s is well-known among the guests and staff at Simpson House for our excellent meals and hospitality.

Interested in cooking or serving to help the homeless in our community?  Stop by the Welcome Table after Liturgy to learn more and volunteer to help.

Upcoming 2023 Meal Dates:

October 17th

“Share Your Shelf” Weekly Program

Thank you St. Mary’s parishioners for your generous donations to our weekly food shelf collections.

July’s Recipient: FOCUS Minnesota
Food Shelf Needs:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat (ex. Tuna, Chicken, etc.)

Please do not bring any opened packages as they will be discarded.

The need is even greater now than ever as food insecurity in our community continues to skyrocket. You can bring bags of packaged or canned food to St. Mary’s during weekday business hours, or on Sunday mornings prior to the Divine Liturgy.  We also have a collection box for monetary donations to help food shelves purchase needed food items.  Checks should be made out to “St. Mary’s” with “Share Your Shelf” in the memo line.

About Missions & Outreach and Getting Connected

St. Mary’s provides assistance to a wide variety of local, national, and global organizations involved in mission, community outreach, and faith support through both its Missions & Outreach Ministries group and the St. Mary’s chapter of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. Support by both groups is provided through hands-on volunteering and financial donations.

These organizations bring to life our Parish’s Vision: Hear, Pray, Grow, Serve and Share

The Missions & Outreach group also provides guidance to newcomers who want to learn more about St. Mary’s and the Orthodox faith.

To get connected and find volunteer opportunities, stop by the Welcome & Information table in the Great Hall after Sunday Liturgy, or email the office to be put in touch with Missions & Outreach.

Featured Organizations

Featured Photos

Harvest Pack

Volunteers packaging yummy oatmeal at St. Mary’s for Harvest Pack.

Simpson House

Volunteers from St. Mary’s preparing to serve a meal at Simpson House.

Orthodox Christians for Life

March for Life at the State Capitol.

Committee Members

Larry Dunham, Chair
Ina Dunham, Secretary
Alex Schatz, Treasurer
Maria Smith, Board Liaison
Fr. Jason Houck
Cheryl Dragotis

William Fazio
Terri Leckas
Bob Kennedy
Tia Muchulas
Don Shipp