OUTREACH

Outreach Committee

If you're interested in the outreach programs at St. Barnabas, you're welcome to join! 

 

The Outreach Committee oversees many outreach opportunities and looks for new opportunities to consider.  

 

Fourth Monday of the month • 7 p.m. • Great Hall

Matthew 25: Ministries (M25M)

What they do:

Matthew 25: Ministries helps the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the world. They accept product donations of misprinted, slightly damaged, overstocked, or gently used supplies from organizations, companies, and individuals nationwide. The donated goods must be sorted, counted, packaged, and put on pallets ready to ship. There’s a job for everyone!

 

How we help:

  • We collect empty prescription bottles. Please drop them off in the plastic bin outside the Great Hall. ​

  • We volunteer at their facility once a quarter. Tasks are simple and easy to learn and good for all ages and skill levels. It’s a great family-friendly team-building activity to get to know fellow parishioners.

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2019 dates:​

Since its beginning, St. Barnabas members have cared for those in need in our community and have built a strong foundation of service through our many outreach ministries.

Findlay Street Neighborhood House (FSNH)

What they do:

Seven Hills Neighborhood House is a social service agency offering a wide array of client-driven services and advocacy to individuals, children, families, seniors, and victims of crime in Cincinnati’s West End since 1945. The focus of Seven Hills is on improving the neighborhood by addressing the needs of the residents in the areas of education, safety, jobs, transportation, and housing while allowing them to remain in their homes as the area improves. 

 

How we help:

 

  • After School and Summer Programs – We sponsor special programs and activities, and we provide meals, snacks, school supplies, and clothing.

 

  • Emergency Food Pantry – We provide food for those in need.

 

  • Thanksgiving Day – We provide food baskets for a complete Thanksgiving dinner to about 60 families and seniors.

 

  • Christmas Adopt-a-Family – We provide presents, dinner, and a week of food to about 40 families.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

What they do:

Interfaith Hospitality Network provides homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities, and work with families to find and retain stable housing. They work with partners from faith communities to meet basic needs while offering ongoing housing support and programs that keep families safe, warm, and together.

 

How we help:

We travel to Christ Church Glendale six times a year to host one of the families, cook a warm meal, stay with them overnight, and prepare cold breakfast and lunch the next day. Our youth group comes on Sunday evenings for a few hours to play with the kids. 

 

2019 Sundays:​​

  • December 8

Panera Bread Ministry

Panera Team picks up donated bread and pastries from Panera on Saturdays and sets them out for people to purchase during coffee hour on Sundays. This donation goes to Habitat for Humanity and leftover baked goods are taken to Findlay Street Neighborhood House. Along with preparing the pastries for coffee hour, the team is responsible for setting up the coffee pots. Teams are scheduled once in three months, and you pick the date.

Saturdays (you pick the Saturday!) • 8:45 p.m. • Panera at Harper’s Point

NorthEast Emergency

Distribution Services (NEEDS)

What they do:

Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) is a completely volunteer-run food pantry that provides both emergency food and financial assistance to families in the northeastern Hamilton County area.

 

How we help:

We collect canned goods, school supplies, mittens and hats, and monetary donations.

Operation Give Back (OGB)

What they do:

Operation Give Back provides after-school tutoring and summer programs for disadvantaged children in grades 1-8 from the Sycamore School District. It offers a food pantry and Christmas store and  partners with the Freestore Foodbank to distribute goods to a wider area.  

How we help:

We tutor and mentor children, drive supplies to seniors, and volunteer in the Christmas store and food pantry.

Our Daily Bread

Volunteers help with collecting bread and pastries from Kroger (Montgomery) and drive donations to Findlay Street Neighborhood House (map) in Cincinnati. It typically takes a little more than an hour. Volunteers are scheduled on dates they choose. Orientation and training will be provided. 

Monday - Friday • Mornings • Pick up from Kroger

Habitat for Humanity

What they do: 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated, or repaired more than 630 homes throughout the tri-state area.  It has also contributed to building more than 1,000 homes globally in Armenia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Kenya. Habitat is dedicated both locally and globally to construct, rehabilitate and preserve homes; advocate for fair and just housing policies; and provide training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. 

 

How we help:

  • Builders: We travel to the build sites once a month, spring through fall, to help with many aspects of the building process.

 

  • Feeders: We provide lunch on build days for all workers on the site.

 

  • Summer Concert: We host a summer concert with local musicians and an at-will donation.

 

Carpool from St. Barnabas by 7:45 a.m. or be on-site at 8:20 a.m. • Quitting time is 4 p.m. 

Look for 2020 dates in the spring!

Barney Bears

Volunteers gather on occasion to sew simple stuffed bears first-responders can carry with them for children who have suffered a trauma. 

Milford Miami Ministry (MMM)

What they do:

Milford Miami Ministry provides emergency assistance and goods to families dealing with financial hardships in the Milford School District and Miami Township​.

How we help:

We collect plastic grocery bags that are used when the food pantry clients shop for their groceries. Look for the large trash can outside the Great Hall to donate. 

(513) 984-8401

office@st-barnabas.org

10345 Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Office hours
Mon: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tues: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wed: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thurs: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fri: Closed

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