St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Non-Food Pantry is helping to meet a need in our community for paper goods and cleaning products. We are now seeing 50 or more families each Wednesday evening in the Parish Hall basement to receive items of need. To this point, we have been able to accomplish this with only donations from our members and we hope to be able to continue for a long, long time.
We are now collecting pledges for the second year of NFP, which is filling and great need in our community.
The non-food pantry is open 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesdays. It serves about 600 persons/month.
St Thomas Church has been involved in mission work in Honduras since 1990 when we began to support Betsy Hake, who was a missionary through the South American Missionary Society. Betsy visited us several times and then took her idea for helping prostitutes in Tegucigalpa to leave the “business” independent. A little later we found Barbara Boghetich who had retired from banking work in Texas and who believed God wanted her to spend her later years as a missionary in Honduras. So we supported Barbara from 2000 to her retirement in 2012. Currently, we help support the Hope of Jesus Children’s Home, which provides a stable home life for 15 orphans while teaching them to farm and sell coffee.
Meanwhile we have done hurricane relief (Mitch 1998) and built churches in El Cerron, Pozo Azul and La Laguna. Several members of the parish have traveled to Honduras over the years and taught, painted, built with cement, toured, made friends and generally found Honduras wonderful.
One of the most interesting trips for our former priest was to tour Juticalpa in 2007 to visit families of some of the members of the Latino congregation here at St Thomas.
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The diocese participated in the Long Term Recovery Group to address the needs of those who have not been able to get assistance through other support systems. They were able to replace furniture, clothes and support home repairs for those recovering from the floods.
412 N Center St
Plymouth, IN 46563