Outreach

ihelp logoTempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) offers the only shelter program available in the City of Tempe, the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program, or I-HELP.  Its goal is not only to provide for the immediate needs of homeless or displaced individuals, but also to offer them resources for finding employment and regaining self-sufficiency.  St. Augustine’s collaborates once a month with the I-HELP program.  On the fourth Friday of each month at 4:00pm, St. A’s parishioners provide and serve a hot meal and a bagged lunch to those in need.  To help provide, contact Rawleigh at rawl1956@yahoo.com.

Refugee Ministry

refugee-focusTeaming with Refugee Focus, we collaborate to partially sponsor an incoming refugee family by furnishing an apartment in preparation of their arrival.

We had an amazing turnout to sponsor an Afghan family of 8, and look forward to the continued beauty of this ministry.  Contact the office at saintaugtempe@gmail.com to for more information or to volunteer/donate.

Prayer Shawls

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Shawls… Made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God.  They warp, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter, and beautify.  Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles.  Contact Cheryl Grimes at cjg81@msn.com for more information.