Through our outreach programs, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church reaches out to our neighbors in need locally and around the globe, acting as Christ’s heart, hands and feet. We work to support the poor and homeless in our midst here in Tarrant County, and we partner with worldwide agencies like Episcopal Relief and Development. We encourage all to give of themselves following the example of Christ and the example of St. Martin in sharing what we have to help others.
Get involved with the outreach activities of our church! Contact Scot McComas to learn how to participate in this servant work our church.
Local impact – Summer outreach mission trip – City Week, June 6-29
International impact – Rise Against Hunger on September 30
Local impact – Refugee ministry
Local impact – 4Saints Food Pantry
International impact – Well Water
Year-round local outreach
Our year-round outreach addresses hunger, homelessness, and poverty locally in Tarrant County.
Service Sunday – Second Sundays – feed the homeless
Service Sunday is a monthly ministry to feed the homeless served by Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. This fun and energetic ministry welcomes all to be involved making and delivering sack lunches.
Local impact – 4Saints Food Pantry
“Mary and Martha” feminine products needed for UGM teens & women
We ask you to helping the homeless women and teen girls at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County with donations of feminine products in the shopping cart as you enter the red double doors of the church.
Quarterly financial gifts give local agencies support they can count on
St. Martin’s budgets and makes planned, regular gifts to Union Gospel Mission, Presbyterian Night Shelter, and Meals on Wheels to serve the needs of the most vulnerable people in our area. With support like ours, Presbyterian Night Shelter continues to provide emergency shelter, housing assistance, and ministry to people in all walks of life, showing people they are God’s children, infinitely valuable and loved. With support like ours, Union Gospel Mission works to end homeless with a holistic approach to transition homeless people to self-sufficiency, one person and family at a time. With support like ours, Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals and coordinates other needed services, serving older adults, people with disabilities, and others who are homebound.
2016 success stories
Local impact – Fall coat drive
Local impact – Angel tree
Summer outreach mission trip – City Week, July 25-28
City Week is a mission trip for teens an adults, offered an amazing week of amazing transformation, serving at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM). Participants were a part of the daily rhythms of UGM, having opportunities to prepare and serve meals, lead worship services, work with children and families and much more. Read about City Week’s success:
Vacation Bible School outreach helps local teens
Every year at VBS we try to connect kids with an outreach project that they can understand and show them that together we can make a difference. This year we selected Stepping Stones Foundation, a Keller organization. Stepping Stones is a mentoring program that serves at-risk Keller ISD students by connecting with high school counselors who identify students in need of their program. But they go beyond mentoring: they also help provide other basic needs for students and families, including food and clothing. Our VBS families and our church together collected socks and underwear for teenage girls in the Stepping Stones program as our VBS outreach project. Early in the week participants were challenged to fill a giant basket with underwear and socks. We smashed that goal!