Missions & Outreach

News & Upcoming Events

Harvest Pack Event ~ May 22nd 2022

St. Mary’s Missions and Outreach Ministry is sponsoring a meal pack event for Harvest Pack on Sunday, May 22, 2022 and we can use your help.


  • 8:00 AM – Setup – We need a few folks to help us unload the truck and set up the packing lines.
  • 9:30 AM – Liturgy
  • 11:15 AM (after Liturgy)Pizza Lunch
  • 11:30 AM – Start Packing Meals in the Terrace Room
  • 1:30 PM – Finish Packing Meals

Register to Volunteer:

Sign up today using our Signup Genius link!

“Share Your Shelf” Weekly Program

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

April’s Recipient: Community Emergency Services (CES)
Food Shelf Needs:
  • Baby Formula

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.

2021 Highlights

Thank you St. Mary’s for your generous support in 2021!
St. Mary's Parishioners stand around a meal packing station table smiling, ready to package oatmeal for Harvest Pack.

Together we:

  • Packaged 20,000 meals for local food shelves through Harvest Pack
  • Served 210 meals at Metro Hope / Healing House
  • Collected 1,500 pounds of food for St. Stephens, Joyce, CES, and Share YourShelf
  • Donated $1,400 for Simpson House to purchase three nights of meals
  • Delivered 4,000 pounds, that’s two full pallets, of water to St. Stephen’s
  • Raised over $10,000 for Bishop Neofitos during Missions Sunday

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 in 2021.

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
Fr. Jason Houck
Cheryl Dragotis
Bob Kennedy
Don Shipp

Maria Smith, Board Liaison
Glenna Alevizos
William Fazio
Hope Kennedy
Tia Muchulas
Mary Shipp