St. Mary's Food Pantry - Open to the Public

Our Food Pantry is open every Monday morning (except holidays) from 10:30-12:00 noon outside St. Mary's Carroll Room, at the front of the church, located at 100 Central Avenue (at the corner of Central Avenue and Whittington). 

​Those needing assistance should have a valid picture I.D. to present to the volunteers. Assistance can be given as

many as 12 times per year to those making a request. For more information, please contact Bonnie Newman at bonnienewman56@gmail.com.

Christmas Food Basket

St. Mary's provides food baskets during the Christmas season for families in need. The names of those to receive a basket are provided to us through one of the local school districts, parishioners, and in a few special circumstances through our local food pantry.

For more information, contact the church office at 501-623-3233 or Bonnie Newman at bonnienewman56@gmail.com

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is put up inside the church every year before Christmas and decorated with tags listing suggested gifts for those in need of assistance. Parishioners, able to participate, take an Angel tag, fulfill the request, and then bring the gift to the church for pick-up or delivery. Names of those to receive a basket are provided to us through one of the local school districts, parishioners, and in a few special circumstances through our local food pantry. For more information, please contact the church office at 501-623-3233 or Phyllis Baltz at pebaltz424@gmail.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in the Parish Hall (upstairs) the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. If you sew, knit, or crochet and want to help, please come! No sign up needed. Participants make shawls for widows, widowers, and the sick. This group also makes prayer cloths for local hospitals and...at home, sew layettes for the stillborn. This is a wonderful way to share your time and talent with others. 

Grief Support

St. Mary's Grief Group meets most Thursday's from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Carroll Room. This is a small, lighthearted group that comes together over coffee to talk and share thoughts, wisdom, and blessings. All are welcome! For more information contact Anne Sluppick at 501-623-3233 or stmccadmin@hotsprings.net.

Haiti Mission

The Haiti Mission is a joint effort between St. Mary's and three other churches. The mission supports three parishes in the Diocese of Hinche in the Central Highlands. Our churches provide food supplies, teacher's pay, and propane as well as other projects for St. Andrew's parish and the village of Colladere, Copeal and Campeche. For more information, please contact the church at 501-623-3233.

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Working on blankets and hats for stillborn babies.
This is for the Holy Sews Ministry.

These community organizations are supported by donations of time, treasure, and talent from St. Mary's parish and her parishioners.

 

Arkansas Right to Life/Garland County Right to Life 

The ultimate goal of the Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. Their Facebook page is at facebook.com/pg/garlandcountyrighttolife.

Changepoint Pregnancy Care and Resource Center

Changepoint provides Free Pregnancy Tests and Ultrasounds. Their caring, loving staff is here to help with educational parenting classes and programs. All information related to a pregnancy is strictly confidential.  You can view their website at changepointcenter.com.

Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic

It is the mission of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic to improve life for under-served, under-resourced neighbors by addressing their physical, mental, and spiritual health needs. They work at addressing practical concerns and needs, while exploring ways of disrupting poverty. Their website is ccmchs.org.

The Hope Movement

This organization recognizes that women who are recovering from an addictive lifestyle can benefit from the practical application of biblical teachings and in the coaching of day-to-day life skills while they prepare to return to the community as independent, productive women following Jesus. Follow this link to learn more at thehopemovement.net.

Jackson House

Jackson House is an interfaith community crisis center that provides short term emergency assistance for basic needs, food, clothing, infant/toddler needs, etc., without regard to race, creed, gender, religion or nationality. Their website is jacksonhouse.org.

Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them; and to assist in the transition of these individuals during their journey of becoming productive citizens. Their website is kairosprisonministry.org.

Project Hope Food Bank

Project Hope Food Bank serves food pantries and feeding agencies throughout Garland County, Hot Springs and surrounding counties. Follow them on their website at projecthopefoodbank.org.

Samaritan Ministries

Samaritan Ministries is a full service rescue mission for men in Hot Springs. The mission first meets the physical needs of the area's homeless and needy men; then they address their spiritual needs. Their website can be found at samaritanhs.org.