Thanksgiving Meals 2020

Once again, we have the opportunity to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families who are served by Faith Family Kitchen in Hyannis. Kh. Alyssa will be collecting money to purchase the meals, and we will be delivering the meals to Faith on the evening of Thursday 11/19. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
Thanksgiving meal checks should be made out to St. Michael with “Thanksgiving Meals” in the memo. Please mail checks to:
Kh. Alyssa Kjendal
PO Box 46
Sagamore, MA 02561

October Food Drive

This month we will be directing our outreach efforts to collect food for the local food pantry. Families are struggling, and we can help ease their burden by donating additional non-perishable food items. If you would prefer to contribute monetarily, please send a check (made out to St. Michael with October Food Drive in the menu) to Kh. Alyssa:

PO Box 46
Sagamore, MA 02561

Thank you for being a light of Christ to our neighbors in need!

SOYO Fall Bake Sale

SOYO is having a fall bake sale! If you would like to purchase any of the delicious baked goods they will be making, please fill out the order form and email it to kjendalhomeschool@gmail.com by Thursday, October 15. Pickup will be Sunday, October 18, at noon (after Liturgy). We will bring your order out to your vehicle. Please make checks payable to St. Michael SOYO with “Bake Sale” in the memo. The proceeds from this go towards buying candle stands for the new narthex. Thank you for your support!

Donations for ‘A BABY CENTER’ in Hyannis

During the month of September, we will be collecting items to donate to A Baby Center in Hyannis. The mission of A Baby Center is “To serve without judgement the youngest in our community. A Baby Center supplements critical basic needs that ensure the good health and safety of babies in need who live on Cape Cod and the Islands. These services are provided at no cost to clients and without regard for religious preference or lack thereof.”

Items requested are as follows:

• Summer/Fall pj's 
• Children’s Books
• Small toys
• Receiving blankets & toddler blankets
• Wash cloths
• Bibs 
• burp cloths
• Lightweight sweatshirts or jackets
• Baby Bath
• Baby Shampoo
• Baby Lotion 
• Desitin or diaper rash cream
• Pacifiers

Clothing donations must be freshly washed and not have stains.
Clothing donations must also be marked Winter or Summer and sorted by age.
NO STUFFED ANIMALS!
Thank you for supporting some of our most vulnerable neighbors!

Backpack Blessings 2020 Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies and money to purchase school supplies for the children at the Village at Cataumet transitional housing shelter! Your generosity enabled us to deliver twenty-two backpacks, bursting at the seams with pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, rulers, binders, folders, notebooks, tissues, hand sanitizer…and sets of masks!!! Additionally, boxes and boxes of breakfast and snack foods were delivered to help keep those children fueled for learning. Thank you for giving these kids the tools they need to succeed in this coming school year!

Backpack Blessings 2020

Thank you for your continued and selfless support of the struggling families at the Village at Cataumet! Because of your generosity, we have been been able to donate over $2,000 worth of food to the shelter over the past four months! Our support is a tremendous blessings to these needy families and is sincerely appreciated. Thank you!

We are shifting our focus from food to school supplies. While the details of “back-to-school” are still uncertain, the kids at the Village at Cataumet are still going to be in need of some basic school supplies. Throughout the month of August, we will be collecting the following items:

  • backpacks
  • notebooks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • pencil sharpeners
  • erasers
  • crayons
  • markers
  • highlighters
  • rulers
  • tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • cleaning wipes

All items should be NEW and be brought to the church by Sunday, August 30.

If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, please make your check out to “St. Michael the Archangel” with “Backpack Blessings” in the memo and mail it to Kh. Alyssa by Sunday, August 23 at:
P.O. Box 46
Sagamore, MA 02561

Thank you for the love you show to our neighbors in need!!!

Soup Jars for Adoption

There is a wonderful family (the Morris family) Erika Kjendal has connections with through her Orthodox online school that hosted three siblings from an orphanage in Ukraine over the summer. Loving the children, and knowing that the institution they were in leads them on to a life of addiction, prostitution, or suicide, they wanted to take them into their house for good and adopt the three children and their little brother. Unfortunately, though, the process of adoption is very expensive and not everyone has fifty thousand dollars tucked away for such a purpose! To offer some help, although Erika will only be able to create a small dent in the expense, she has put together some soupmixes-in-a-jar. There are four varieties: Italian Barley, Split Pea, Coconut Curry, and Five Bean. All of them are completely Lenten and have clear instructions on the label. (It’s simple; all you need to do is pour the soup mix into a pot with some water and possibly another ingredient.) Each jar is $10 or five jars for $45, and all proceeds go to this family trying to adopt! Please consider buying one (or two or five!). It would be a nice gift to drop off on the doorstep of a lonely neighbor. They make about 4-6 servings each. They are all being displayed at church; but if you are trying not to leave the house, we are offering free delivery for orders of five jars or more, otherwise, the delivery fee is $1 a jar. To buy and/or schedule a delivery please email Erika at kjendalhomeschool@gmail.com. If you would like to offer the Morris family additional support, you can visit their gofundme page here. Thank you for your support; it is appreciated more than you could imagine, and you are helping to make a huge impact on the lives of four amazing children of God.

POSTPONED! Fish Feast – March 22, 2020

Unfortunately, Zoe House Luncheon on March 22 is postponed (date to be determined).

Join us on Sunday, March 22 after Liturgy to support ZOE House, a pan-Orthodox crisis pregnancy center!

For reservations, please contact Kh. Alyssa, alyssakjendal@yahoo.com or 508-873-9199.

If you are unable to attend the Fish Feast, ZOE House still needs your support! Please send your donation to:
St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635
Please make checks out to St. Michael with ZOE House in the memo.
TAKE OUT IS AVAILABLE!

Fish Feast 2020 flyer

School Vacation Lunch Boxes 2020

For families whose children receive free breakfast and lunch at school, school vacations are an additional hardship for struggling families. We will be packing and delivering a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch foods for the school‐aged children at the Village at Cataumet on Sunday, February 16.

Additionally, we will be providing lunch for all of the residents at the Village at Cataumet on Wednesday, February 19. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are able to help shop for the food, assist with the packing and delivery on Sunday 2/16, and/or attend the lunch at the Village on Wednesday 2/19.

Winter 2020 Clothing Drive

Throughout the month of January, we will be collecting items to be donated to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Now is a great time to clean out those closets and dressers and share your gently used items with those in need! Please see the list below for suggestions, and thank you for your time and generosity!

Jewelry

We accept any kind of jewelry and it is one of the top-selling items at our Second Glance Thrift Boutique. All proceeds from the sale are used to support The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.

Clothing

We accept the following clothing items in good/clean condition: Sizes infant through adult for both men and women. We also accept handbags and shoes. Shoes should be in very good condition.

Household Items

We accept gently used linens, blankets, and towels. We also accept household items such as vases, artwork, small working appliances (nothing bigger than a bread box) and knick-knacks.

Items will be delivered to The Family Pantry of Cape Cod on Saturday, February 22. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are able to help with the delivery!

Once again we will be TYING SCARVES along Main Street in Hyannis to spread warmth to the homeless in that area. Join us after coffee hour on Sunday, January 26 for this act of love and kindness.

Delivery Pictures