Transforming The World Through Mission and Service
Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly. Yet many in his world and our world lack those things they need for abundant life. We respond to the needs of the world by seeking to live a life of love for our neighbor. Our mission is especially focused on children, hunger, and healing, and we encourage all who are part of our community to use their gifts to help transform the lives of others.
Second Family Program
Second Family is a program of St. Nicholas that aims to help children and their families in a variety of ways, but especially with food. Children in need and their families are identified for us by school social workers or other professionals. We then “adopt” the family by making an ongoing commitment to help it in all the ways we are able. We support this ministry and our food pantry by conducting neighborhood collections of food several times a year.
At Christmas time, we collect unwrapped toys in the same way, to benefit a local immigrant services charity that has a children’s program.
Prayer Blanket Ministry
Members of the St. Nicholas community occasionally produce prayer blankets to support those inside and outside the congregation who are going through difficulties. The prayer blankets are blessed during a Sunday service before being distributed to the recipients.