Outreach Ministries

Monthly Food Bank

Rich/Marilyn Palmer 655-8166
Deliver food items donated from first Sunday weekend.
Billings Food Bank (link)

Respite/Parish Nursing

Connie Kaiser 656-9443
Volunteers give a break to caregivers for a requested amount of time. Nurse volunteers are available Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm, for consultation and blood pressure checks. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.

Bereavement Committee

Mary Hellenthal 652-6861
Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 3pm in the Conference Room. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.

Mary and Martha Ministry

Pat Kelly 656-9138
Provides meals to parishioners who are temporally disabled or homebound. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.

Funeral Luncheons

Gladys Orlando 656-5081
Delores Lemke 252-8808
Volunteers provide a potluck dish to support the deceased families reception in the church multi-purpose room.  Volunteers are also asked that, if they are available, they may stay and help with set-up, meal prep, serving and clean-up. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.

Family Promise

Helen Laferriere 679-0573
Connie Kaiser 656-9443
Family Promise provides homeless families with “shelter, food and comprehensive support services.” Family Promise partners with local churches to serve between 15 and 30 families each year. Guest families spend the day at the Network’s Day Center, and spend nights at one of the Network’s partner churches. Partner congregations host families from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and provide a bedroom for each family, meals, child care assistance and supportive social interactions.

Family Promise also assists clients with health care needs; provides interview and work clothing; offers parenting, money management and emotional resiliency classes; and helps families with rental and utilities deposits, furniture, and the moving process. Family Promise continues to support families after they leave the Network.

Volunteer Opportunities: St Thomas is a partner congregation. Please call Helen Laferriere, 679-0573, or Connie Kaiser, 656-9443, to sign up! Please visit Family Promise of Yellowstone County (link) for more information.