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We open the doors of St. Michael's to various community organizations and groups. If your group is interested in meeting at St. Michael's, please contact the parish office.

PFLAG

posted Mar 12, 2013, 1:57 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 6:04 AM ]

PFLAG
PFLAG is best known as a support group for parents and families with Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) young and adult sons or daughters.  And while this is true, we encourage all LGBTQ persons and allies to join us at our meetings at 6:30 PM, the second Tuesday of each month.


We come from different stages and levels of acceptance; uncomfortable, scared and confused to comfortable and supportive. No matter where you lie you are welcome to our confidential and non-judgmental meetings.  

For more Information see PFLAG Lexington (http://www.pflaglex.org).

The Kentucky Council of Churches

posted Aug 3, 2012, 1:38 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 29, 2012, 11:21 AM by Office Manager ]

Kentucky Council of Churches Logo
The business office of the Kentucky Council of Churches (KCC) is housed at St. Michael's. The Rev. Dr. Marian McClure Taylor is Executive Director.

The KCC is an ecumenical group whose member communions include the African Methodist Episcopal and A.M.E. Zion Churches, the Disciples of Christ, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Roman Catholic Church, the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and others.


"In the providence of God, communions and congregations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that profess Jesus as the Christ, covenant together to manifest more fully the unity of the Church.... [We] profess that the ecumenical calling to Christian unity is essential to our own identities, and we therefore commit ourselves to shared life and ministry together in the Kentucky Council of Churches, a conciliar structure that shall serve as a community of communions for us."

For more information see KET's  "Connections" program featuring the Kentucky Council of Churches!

Musick's Company

posted Jun 8, 2012, 6:56 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 5:59 AM ]

St. Michael's has had a long-standing relationship with Musick's Company, the resident performing ensemble of the Center for Old Music in the New World. The composition of the ensemble has varied over the years, but has always had at its core a dedicated group of singers and instrumentalists, with the occasional addition of special guest artists. The annual concert of seasonal music has become a Lexington tradition, playing to sellout crowds. The event is usually on a Monday night a week or so before Christmas. Watch the the Center for Old Music in the New World's Early Music Events Calendar or St. Michael's Event Calendar for upcoming performance dates.

AA

posted Mar 9, 2012, 11:21 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 11:21 AM ]

St. Michael's hosts A.A. groups at our church at various times during the week. For information please contact the BLUEGRASS INTERGROUP OFFICE, at 1093 S. Broadway, Suite 1110, Lexington, KY 40504-2677 or call (859) 225-1212.

NA

posted Mar 9, 2012, 11:16 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 11:16 AM ]

St. Michael's hosts an NA group each Tuesday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The meetings are open. For more information see Narcotics Anonymous World Service

Project Linus

posted Mar 9, 2012, 11:11 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 11:11 AM ]




Project Linus has over 350 chapters nationwide and has given over 2,000,000 blankets to sick or traumatized children in the USA.


Project Linus is a national 100% volunteer organization that gives blankets, for emotional comfort, to children from birth through age 18.


The Lexington Chapter's first meeting was held February 14, 2002. In nine years the Project Linus' Lexington Chapter has delivered over 18,000 blankets to children in Central Kentucky. Project Linus meets the third Saturday of each month at St. Michael's Chapter Room from 10:00 a.m. until noon to work on blankets, talk, sew on Project Linus labels, sort and check blankets, talk some more, have fun. Project Linus then delivers blankets to area agencies/hospitals, etc. Meetings are very informal and full of wonderful people. Project Linus is open to all, regardless of religious affiliation.


Agencies we give blankets to include:
  • Central Baptist Hospital's Pediatric Unit
  • Shriner's Hospital
  • Central Baptist NICU
  • The Nest
  • Social Services
  • Children's Advocacy of the Bluegrass
  • Hospice's Camp Echo
  • PRIDE
  • Momma-Baby Camp
  • Red Cross
  • Ephraim McDowell Hospital (Danville)
  • Frankfort Regional Medical Center (Frankfort)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Scott County (police dept., fire dept), and adoptions

We also give to individuals who we hear about who are sick or in trauma.

Our chapter is committed to keeping blankets in the community in which they are made ... thus Scott County, Frankfort, and Danville agencies receiving blankets made by members living in those communities.
Blanket requirements
We serve children, from preemie/newborn to age 18, so blankets from 36" square to an adult size throw are fine. We are making security blankets, not bed blankets.
Fabrics and yarn MUST BE MACHINE WASHABLE AND DRYABLE. Project Linus blankets are often carried around by the child for years.
Colors and designs need to be appealing to a child.
Since many blankets are taken to hospitalized children, knit and crocheted blankets need to be tightly worked. Lacy blankets can get caught on hospital "machinery".
Blankets must go through our group to be labeled and sorted by receiving agency.

If you cannot come to a meeting, you may drop off blankets at St. Michael's Episcopal church during office hours.

The mission statement of Project Linus is twofold:
To give new, handmade blankets to children who are sick or traumatized.
To provide a worthwhile opportunity for individuals wanting to make a difference in someone's life.

Truly our Lexington Project Linus chapter is doing a terrific job in both areas. There are many ways to get involved.
Join us one Saturday morning';
Go to the Project Linus website (projectlinus.org) for information;
Make a blanket;
Donate fabric;
Donate gift certificates for fabric;
Donate money for us to purchase materials;
Donate postage stamps;
... the list is endless.

St. Michael's has been a supporter from our first meeting and continues to support with physical and financial resources. Here we are able to have our meeting monthly and have a storage shelf where we can keep supplies. The Outreach Committee recently gave us a gift of $400, which is enough to make 100 blankets!

PROJECT LINUS ... Providing Security Through Blankets

The Autism Society of the Bluegrass

posted Mar 9, 2012, 11:01 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 11:01 AM ]

The Autism Society of the Bluegrass, a resource and support group for families and professionals in the Central Kentucky area who are involved with autism, meets on the last Monday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Chapter Room. The society is a chapter of the Autism Society of America and provides education as well as scholarships for continuing autism-related education. Contact Sara Spragens for information.

EAGLE: Embracing Asperger Gifts and Life Experience

posted Mar 9, 2012, 10:49 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 10:51 AM ]

EAGLE's mission is to support, uplift and embrace families and adults living with Asperger Syndrome and help persons living with Asperger's discern their gifts.

The goals of EAGLE are:
  • Advocacy on behalf of persons with Asperger's (e.g., workplace and employment advocacy).
  • Social activities for young adults with Asperger's.
  • Support and resources for families and parents of person's with Asperger Syndrome.

Contact Kay Wright for information.

Wild Ones

posted Mar 9, 2012, 10:28 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 10:58 AM ]

Wild Ones, an organization that advocates for native plants and natural landscapes, meets in the Undercroft on most first Thursdays of each month. More meeting and event information can be found at the Lexington chapter page.

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