St. Patrick's in Lebanon, Ohio
Want to get involved? Contact St. Patrick's Network Coordinator: Kathy ()
Interested in becoming a host congregation? Call our office and speak with Linda Rabolt.
IHNWC office: (513)934-5250
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
232 E Main St, Lebanon, OH 45036
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church has been a member of the IHN network since the beginning. Located just a block away from the IHN day center, St. Patrick's has sheltered the homeless families of Warren County for more than 75 weeks in total. St. Patrick's is made of a small but passionate congregation, through who's volunteerism the IHN mission has been made possible. Like several other network members, members of the St. Patrick's church have provided invaluable leadership and service as members of the IHN Board of Directors.
In order to meet the needs presented by acting as a family shelter, St. Patrick's enlists several support congregations for aid:
Lakeview United Church of Christ (Maineville): this congregation serves more than one network host in different ways. Lakeview United Church of Christ assists St. Patrick's with meal preparation and overnight hosting. Additionally, members of this congregation also provide overnight hosting services to Resurrection Lutheran Church (another IHNWC network host).
"Hosting Interfaith provides people in our congregation a real chance to serve those in need in our own community. We have many people who work or did work in social services and other helping professions, and we enjoy having the chance to help people. Some of our teachers bring activities with them when they host, and they are great at helping with homework.Lakeview also supports IHNWC financially by donating all monies collected for mission offerings in June." - Ellen Abel, Lakeview Network Coordinator
Nexus United Church of Christ (Springboro): this congregation joined our cause 9 years ago. In that time, they have provided hot dinners and hot breakfasts once weekly for every St. Patrick's host week. Additionally, this congregation assists with overnight volunteers.
"It's always a delight to get our youth involved in the meal and family time. I think it introduces them to one on one, hands on, volunteering. They always are the first to get ask their parents if they can help next time. We are a small church and volunteering with IHNWC gives us an opportunity to make a difference in our world." - Helen Ulrich, Nexus Network Coordinator
Tru Kingdom Ministries (Englewood): this congregation assists with meal preparations for each network rotation through the St. Patrick's host (coordinator: Gerri Singletary)
St. Mary Magdelene (Maineville): this congregation assists with meal preparations for each network rotation through the St. Patrick's host (coordinator: Michael Voshefski)
Church of the Latter Day Saints: this congregation assists with meal preparations for each network rotation through the St. Patrick's host (coordinator: Rose)