St. Nicholas Ministry

Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, USA

Ecumenical County Outreach


St. Peter Lutheran Church began the St. Nicholas Ministry following Jesus' ministry and the tradition of St. Nicholas, by giving gifts of food, blankets, Bibles, toys and personal items to Lavaca County families in need. Growing into an ecumenical ministry, St. Mary's and Sacred Heart Catholic churches and Zion Lutheran in Sublime, joined the effort in 1996. Later churches in Moulton and Shiner are also part of the effort. The county-wide effort now includes area churches, schools, helping agencies, health care providers, and more, providing outreach, support and service. The churches coordinate the project.