St. Thomas’ mission is: To Know Christ, To Make Christ Known and to Serve Others in Christ’s Name. Acts 1:8 is our guiding verse for outreach- “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem (our hometown - Double Portion) and in all Judea (mission trips in the United States) and Samaria (mission trips just across our borders- Canada or Mexico) and to the ends of the earth (overseas- Jericho, Mother’s Mercy, Revs. Allen and Rachel Hill)
To know Christ, to make Christ known and to serve others in His name by providing a well-balanced meal to those in need in a caring, supportive Christian atmosphere, which shows concern for the whole person.
Double Portion serves a free meal every Monday, Wednesday (except the third Wednesday), and Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. The DP Food Pantry is open during those times.
The vision and mission began March 6, 2003 when small group of volunteers began to meet a practical human need by providing free lunches in the St. Thomas parish hall. Since then the combined efforts of servant volunteers, individual and corporate donors, an ecumenical group of churches, community groups, schools and prayer warriors have grown the mission to provide hundreds of meals every week.
Volunteers are needed and welcome every serving day. No special training is required. Double Portion also partners with several area churches to provide meals. If you would like to volunteer or partner with Double Portion, please call the church office.
The Double Portion Food Pantry is always in need of non-perishable food items and toiletry staples. The pantry distributes hundreds of pounds of food each week.
To learn more visit: Double Portion's Facebook Page
Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs. Isaiah 61:7
Mothers’ Mercy Home began May 9, 2001, founded by the Mothers’ Union of the Diocese of Mt. Kenya South in response to the urgent need for a home to provide basic needs of food, shelter and education to the increasing number of destitute AIDS orphans and children.
In April 2007, a group of women from St. Thomas established a Partnership Program with the children of Mother’s Mercy Home. A Partner is an individual or family who provides prayer and words of encouragement through letters to an individual child of Mothers’ Mercy Home. The partner also provides financial support ($240/year) which benefits the children of the Home by providing food, clothing, shelter, Christian education as well as recreational and leisure activities.
For more information or to become a partner visit: mmhp.org
Jericho Ministries vision is to equip women and children to glorify God by breaking the chains of prostitution, sexual abuse, and addictions that have plagued their families for generations. They provide a healthy life, discipleship training, vocational and formal education, along with prayer-filled loving care in a family atmosphere.
The ministry is comprised of Jericho Villa, which is a safe and welcoming home located outside of the large city, Tegucigalpa, for the children rescued from the streets or unsafe home situations. Jericho also has facilities in the city, which house the Elementary School for the women’s children and other children at high risk of entering prostitution or gangs; a workshop for women trapped in prostitution; a store/cafe to sell the products made by Jericho women, and the Jericho Ministries offices.
To learn more, please visit: settingthecaptivesfree.org
Revs. Allen and Rachel Hill
The Revs. Allen and Rachel Hill have returned to the US after concluding a successful 16year mission assignment in Peru. The Hills were sent to Peru by the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) to recruit, equip and train indigenous leaders in the Peruvian Church and founded The Saints Augustine Anglican Seminary with campuses in Arequipa and Lima. The Hills currently reside in Raleigh with their two children and are on a study leave assignment. Allen is studying for a Masters in International Education along with a Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership. Allen and Rachel intend to return to mission ministry realizing the great need for theological education throughout the global south.
To learn more see: sams-usa.org