Faith in Action…
“Faith in action is love – and love in action is service.” – Mother Theresa
Saint Margaret’s advocates for children, individuals with disabilities, and interfaith solidarity. Where we are called, we go gladly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer your skills and talents.
Bridge Ministries Dinner
Bridge Disability Ministries honors the God-given dignity of people living with disabilities. Bridge Ministries build relationships among people of all abilities to alleviate isolation and enrich our churches and communities. Our services are shaped by our ecumenical Christian values. We believe that relationships are transforming; and that God reaches our hearts through others.
Congregations for Kids
Congregations for Kids, a coalition of local congregations, helps students from low income families within the Bellevue, Washington School District have a good start back to school. Partnering with the school district, Eastside businesses, and community organizations, we equip these students with backpacks and supplies needed for the school year. For more information, please visit congregations4kids.org .
Faith Action Network
St. Margaret’s is a member of Faith Action Network, a statewide interfaith advocacy group through which thousands of people and over 150 faith communities all across Washington partner for the common good. FAN’s mission is to strive for a just, compassionate and sustainable world through community building, education and public action. Parishioner participate in FAN events, such as the annual Advocacy Day in Olympia, and meeting with legislators to address critical social issues. FAN members believe that justice work is part of our religious calling. For more information, please visit fanwa.org .
Educate A Girl is the principle focus of the Fanikia Foundation. Our mission is to promote and support community-based education for underprivileged girls and women in Tanzania. Our main goal is to provide access to quality education, as well as improve the health and well being of students in hard to reach rural schools in Tanzania. For more information, please visit fanikiafoundation.org .
The Giving Tree
Each holiday season, Saint Margaret’s requests Christmas wish lists from programs that serve at-risk children in our community. Donors choose an ornament depicting a child’s first name, age, gender, and wished-for gift starting at $10. The donor attaches the ornament as the gift tag and returns it to their church or workplace.
EISCC members represent dozens of Eastside congregations and meet monthly on the second Tuesdays at noon at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, with lunch provided at no charge.
EISCC provides a forum to educate, advocate, initiate, coordinate, and support through task forces and other means, to work for the common good, and to address human needs and improve the quality of life of the citizens living in the Eastside communities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Renton, and Redmond.
Kairos Prison Ministry – read more here
Congregations for the Homeless – read more here
LGBTQ+ Ministries – read more here