The Shoe That Grows: 2017 Advent Outreach Project

By Barbara Van Gaasbeek In many countries around the globe, contaminated water on river banks and contaminated soil provide breeding grounds for parasites which can easily enter the body through bare feet. Approximately 300 million children in the world suffer from the effects of parasites. Parents who live in impoverished countries cannot afford to buy…

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“The Shoe That Grows” Advent Project A Success!

Thank you so very much for your wonderful support of this project – we have raised $3,000.00, enough to purchase 200 pairs of these ingenious shoes that grow in size to match the growth of impoverished children’s feet, and protects them from the misery of living with parasitic diseases. Upon receipt of St Mary’s check…

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The Shoe That Grows-2016 Advent Project

In many countries around the globe, contaminated water on river banks and contaminated soil provide breeding grounds for parasites which can easily enter the body through bare feet. Approximately 300 million children in the world suffer from the effects of parasites. Parents who live in impoverished countries cannot afford to buy new shoes annually for…

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Living Generously-Stewardship Season at St. Mary’s

“They rise in darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful and righteous. It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever.” -Psalm 112-4-6 (NRSV) On Sunday, November 20, the St. Mary’s community…

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The People of Haiti Need Our Help

  The people of Haiti are in dire straits. As well as being one of the poorest nations on Earth, Haiti suffered from a huge earthquake in 2010, followed by a cholera outbreak during which 10,000 people died, and now has been devastated again by Hurricane Matthew and another cholera outbreak. Pictures on the internet…

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