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, St. A’s parishioners provide and serve a hot meal and a bagged lunch to those in need. Join us by contacting the office at saintaugtempe@gmail.com or by showing up at 4:30pm on the fourth Friday to serve!

Refugee & Migrant Ministry

Teaming with community outreach groups, we collaborate to sponsor refugee families in a variety of ways, such as providing holiday gifts or furnishing the apartments of new arrivals. We also provide a variety of items and airport transportation to asylum seekers being transferred around the U.S. Serving the needs of the most vulnerable is central to our understanding of the Gospel. Contact Anne Fornasiero for more information or to volunteer/donate.

Episcopal Habitat Coalition

St. Augustine’s is a member of Episcopal Habitat Coalition, helping to provide housing with Habitat for Humanity.

All levels of expertise are welcome to help! Contact Keeley Nielsen to learn how you can make a difference with this important ministry.

Prayer Shawls

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Shawls… Made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God.  They wrap, 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 for more information.