Community Thanksgiving Meal
The Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal involved over 200 people and served approximately 180 meals. Thank you to everyone who made it such a wonderful day. Here are a few pictures taken throughout the event.
Stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation
Each year, St. Michael joins with other congregations and community groups to provide Christmas Shoe Boxes to children on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Here’s a wonderful website that tells the story of Pine Ridge: http://www.pineridgesioux.com/.
If you are interested in providing a Christmas Shoe box for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation, you can pick up an empty shoe box in the front hallway of the church during October and November.
Micah’s Caring Initiative: Making a Difference in our Community
Micah’s Caring Initiative is a grassroots organization that provides assistance to people in need in our community.
Micah’s Backpack addresses food insecurity of youth in the local schools by sharing 6 weekend meals plus snacks delivered directly to the students in the schools. Micah’s Backpack serves over 300 students in 10 Blacksburg schools.
Micah’s Soup for Seniors provides a week of meals for seniors living on limited resources in the Warm Hearth community. This program serves approximately 90 seniors.
Micah’s Closet gives a week’s worth of new school clothes, pajamas, shoes, socks and a jacket to children in need.
Micah’s Garden grows fresh produce for Micah’s Caring Initiative programs. Half of the garden is used for the programs and the other half of the garden is rented out to other growers who either keep their produce or donate it to the programs.
To Our House Food Ministry
St. Michael is proud to be a part of the To Our House homeless ministry program that operates in the Montgomery County area. To Our House provides food and shelter for homeless men in the winter months. The program utilizes different churches throughout the area to provide shelter and food for the participants on a week to week basis. St. Michael provides food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for two of the weeks each year.