St Michael’s supports the following groups:
“CMS (the Church Missionary Society of Australia) is a fellowship of Christian people and churches committed to global mission. We work with churches to set apart long-term workers who cross cultures to share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Millions of men, women and children around the world do not know Jesus. The world is growing and changing rapidly. But the gospel of Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our vision is for a world that knows Jesus.”
“Ridley College welcomes students from many different backgrounds and traditions. Our aim is to provide appropriate training and encouragement in Christian living and to help equip people for future service of God in the church and in the world.”
“Scripture Union Victoria is a Christian volunteer movement working with children, young people and families, developing leaders, empowering communities and impacting lives through camps, holidays and school programs.”
“Bush Church Aid has a heart for people living in remote and regional Australia. We are committed to going the distance to reach Australia for Christ. People living in sparsely populated areas often don’t benefit from strong support networks. Churches in these areas can struggle financially due to fluctuating populations. Ongoing fellowship can be hard to maintain and encouragement can become a rarity. In partnership with Anglican Dioceses across the country, Bush Church Aid places committed and gifted Christians in a variety of locations to help people connect with the grace of God revealed in Jesus.”
“The Barbara May Foundation (BMF) was founded in 2009 to support the work of Australian’s Valerie Browning AM, and her nephew, Dr Andrew Browning in maternal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. They provide access to caring and knowledgeable maternal health professionals who treat all women with patience, respect and cultural sensitivity. The primary focus of BMF-funded programmes is safer childbirth, the delivery of live babies, and mothers not dying or injured during childbirth.”
“We are an independent not for profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change for people seeking asylum in Australia. We are proud to be owned and run by our community of volunteers and supporters.”
“TEAR Australia is a non-denominational Christian organisation helping communities end poverty, challenge injustice and build a sustainable future. We work towards a more just and compassionate world where everyone has the opportunity to experience fullness of life.”
Advent Giving 2016
Working with the Parish Partnerships scheme, St Michael’s provided food and Christmas presents for Anglicare Victoria clients.
“Thanks to the generosity of these parishes and their parishioners, we were able to provide over 10,000 toys to children and over 1,100 food hampers to families in the lead up to Christmas in 2016.”
Scripture Union Collections
Collection of goods for Summer missions to reduce fees for the volunteers on these missions.
TEAR Australia Useful Gifts
We work in partnership with local Christian organisations around the world and with Indigenous Australians to help them address root causes of poverty and marginalisation. Inspired by Jesus’ call to love our neighbours, regardless of background or belief, we focus on projects that seek to improve the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people, uniting communities and empowering men and women as they work together to direct their own future.