Missions at St. Benedicts

At St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, we believe in the power of generosity and coming together as a community to make a difference in the lives of those around us and the world. That’s why, every month, We will be highlighting a ministry as we work to partner with them and help continue their work growing God’s kingdom. 

“Declare his glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.” – 1 Chronicles 16:24

Hope South Florida

THIS MONTH

HOPE South Florida collaborates with local churches to provide food and shelter to unhoused families waiting to be placed in subsidized housing. Services may include crisis housing, shared meals, mobile showers, case management, employment assistance, family support teams, and a rapid re-housing program.

Please offer your HELP in one of the following ways.

  • Two volunteers to stay overnight with the families. Blowup mattresses and linens will be provided for the families and volunteers by Hope South Florida. We would also like to create a backup volunteer list in the event a volunteer has an emergency and is unable to stay overnight.
  • Ministries to provide meals along with fellowship for the women and volunteers to do crafts and oversee the children with homework and outside play.
  • Breakfast and bag lunches will be provided for the families daily.
  • Cash and/or gift cards from area stores to obtain food for these meals and personal hygiene products during the visit and to send with them as they depart. The last time we hosted we were able to send the families off with over !00.00 each in gift cards plus an assortment of personal products. Cash and gift cards may be placed in the Mission box located at the back of the church or given to members of the Mission Ministry located below

JANUARY

Our Little Roses provides a full-time residential home for abused, abandoned, and neglected girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They are dedicated to transforming these broken lives into productive, joyful young women. The girls who arrive at Our Little Roses come from overwhelming situations of abject poverty, physical or sexual abuse, abandonment, and oppression. They are infants, toddlers, young girls, and teenagers and have endured extreme neglect, abandonment, and abuse. Our Little Roses is committed to helping these girls experience the childhood that every girl deserves: a childhood full of love and joy. 

FEBRUARY

Hope South Florida

HOPE South Florida collaborates with local churches to provide food and shelter to unhoused families waiting to be placed in subsidized housing. Services may include crisis housing, shared meals, mobile showers, case management, employment assistance, family support teams, and a rapid re-housing program.

Coming Soon!

Relay For Life is more than a walk – it’s a chance to come together in your local community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against every cancer as we come together for every life.

Be a part of the global community of passionate supporters working to help end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

A journey of hope, to empower the women and children of Madagascar to overcome poverty through education and the love of Jesus Christ.

Haiti Comfort is a home for children with medical needs, mostly HIV+ children. The home only takes children that are orphaned or abandoned.

Food for the Poor is one of the most significant international relief and development organizations in the United States. Their work is motivated by our faith in God, spreading His unconditional love, regardless of race, wealth, or creed, as we minister to those in desperate need in primarily 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

Rafiki AIDS Ministry is a Non profit making organization. It is a project of Marafiki Global AIDS Ministry, Inc. USA. The project was founded in 1998 by Rev. Dr. John Mungai Nganga with the purpose of helping children affected by HIV/AIDS through provision of food, clothing, and shelter, and education, medical and social care to those children world wide.

SEPTEMBER

Nami

NAMI *(National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a nationwide community-based not-for-profit organization providing education and support to persons with mental illness and their families. One in five people suffers from a mental health disorder at any given time. The disorder not only affects the individual but also impacts their family/circle of others. Sadly, the ongoing stigma associated with mental illness negatively impacts the availability of services and those affected seeking those services. Florida ranks among the lowest for the provision of wrap-around services. COVID dramatically increased the number of persons needing help/service, and our ever-increasing issues of homelessness are also fueling the need for care.

OCTOBER

Kairos Outside Prison Ministry

Kairos is a Christian-based prison ministry that started in the mid-70s in Florida.  It is offered in 37 US states as well as seven countries.  There are programs within this ministry for both Inside (prisoners) and Outside Incarceration (family members).  St Benedict’s is involved in Kairos Outside by assisting women impacted by other’s incarceration. 

NOVEMBER

Seafarers' House

Seafarers’ House is a multi-faith and hospitality center for crew members of ships that visit Port Everglades.  Seafarers spend months at a time, year after year, away from their family and friends.  The work is hard, and the hours are long.  Seafarers’ House offers a small store, free transportation, internet access, access to multi-faith clergy, and safe money transfer services. They are open throughout the year as a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect to their families, relax, learn about the community, and get emergency help if needed.

DECEMBER

share Christ and Saint Benedict within our own community. Several opportunities to engage in fellowship as we spread the Joy of the season with our neighbors, inviting them to join us in worship and praise.