Ways You Can Support Our Community
Donations can be done through a bank draft, check, cash or by using our Cash App ($StMichaelsEpiscopal) or AmazonSmile. If you have not given these ways before and need more information please contact our office for help.
Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible caretakers of the gifts we receive from God. It is using the gifts God has given us, to do the work God is calling us to do both as individuals and as the Church. The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships by sharing with others God’s gift in our lives.
Stewardship is lived out by living and telling the Good News; sharing God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in an interdependent universe; wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships; sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion; providing for future generations, sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission. Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act for the sake of God's world.
St. Michael's conducts its annual Pledge Drive in the late fall for the coming calendar year. If you would like to make a pledge to St. Michael's at any time, or to enquire about an existing pledge or record of giving, please contact Suzanne Moore at the parish office.
“For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has–not according to what one does not have.” (2 Corinthians 8:12)
A sign up sheet is in the gathering space if you would like to donate flowers for any Sunday. They can be donated for thanksgiving, memory or just because you would like to donate. Up to two vases can be placed each Sunday. Cost per vase is $45 and are ordered by the Altar Guild.
Aumbry Candles burn continuously over the Reserved Sacrament kept on the aumbry in front of the church. A candle can be donated in memory or thanksgiving. Cost per candle is $10.
Provides medical services to the rural communities in Uganda, including home health care, safe drinking water, malaria control and HIV/Aids prevention and treatment. Educational opportunities for the disadvantaged including a secondary education and/or vocational training and family planning (especially for orphans who have lost one or both parents to HIV/Aids). Public improvement of local infrastructures that will support job opportunities within the communities and encourage self-sufficiency.
Camp New Hope
Each summer St. Crispin's Episcopal Camp and Conference Center has a week of camp for children who have an incarcerated parent. Donations are accepted for this program.
Food and Shelter, through partnership with Norman Mission Ministries (including St. Michael is as one of the founding members) and United Way, assists families who are on the brink of homelessness or have recently been homeless with one-time rent and utility assistance.
Norman Christmas Day Community Dinner
The first Christmas Dinner was held at St. Michael’s in December 1987. The dinner grew and in its third year it was moved to the Norman High School cafeteria. As of 2019, the dinner distributed 2200+ meals and serves as a city-wide community event.
The Annual Thanksgiving Baskets takes place the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and this project has helped hundreds of needy families over the years. It brings parishioners of all ages together to help through donation and / or volunteering.