St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Outreach

 

St. Paul's has a strong history of Mission and Outreach. Although we may not be a mega-church we are mega-mission minded for we know that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. We invite you to be a part of our Outreach Ministries!

 
 
 

 
The Neighborhood House needs to vacate their premises by the end of April. They are in the process
of packing and ask that we hold ALL donations until they move to another location. It is uncertain at
this time where and when, but we will pass that information along as soon as we know.


 
2021 MLK Day of Service
     
Clean-up at Zoar Church
    
 
 
 
Reaching Out
 
 

Stop in the Narthex to see how you can get involved helping St. Paul’s Mission and Outreach.


DEEP ROOTS MISSION
Deep Roots Mission Nadine Johnson & Karen Ellis have started a new mission with our church called, “Deep Roots.” This group works with families who are disconnected through homelessness and provides transitional shelter and other services to families in need. They need your help as they continue to contact members of the church to help with making meals once a month feeding approximately 50+ individuals. Here’s hoping you will be able to help us with this very important and necessary mission. Thanks so much!
 
ADOPT-A-FAMILY 2020
We are in awe and truly blessed by the outpouring number of donations coming into St. Paul's for the Adopt-A-Family annual Christmas tradition of adopting 15 families. Donations totaled over $3,000. We will use the money to buy gift cards as our presents. We will deliver the gift cards on Sunday, December 13th. Thank you so much for continuing to support our families in the MOT area!
 
OUR DAILY BREAD DONATIONS

If you are able, below are the items needed most to help ODB in meal preparation, preparing the side bags, and the bags of groceries distributed on Fridays. Thank you in advance for whatever you can donate. Donations can be taken to Our Daily Bread, 214 North Broad Street (behind Middletown's Old Town Hall), on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Items needed:

  • Canned Meats
  • Individual bags of salty snacks
  • Fruit cups
  • Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges)
  • Individual bags of sweet snacks
  • Bottled water or other beverages (apple juice, lemonade, etc.)
  • Spaghetti & Sauce
  • Bake Beans
  • Cereal (Small Boxes)
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Mustard & Ketchup
  • Individual Microwavable Food
MOT SENIOR CENTER
MOT Senior Center is accepting items between 8 AM-Noon Tuesday-Thursday. There is a box out front to put items in if they are not there. They are in need of the following: Spaghetti sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, snack size snacks, individual juices, peanut butter, jelly, magazines, word find books, side dishes, cereal, or gift cards to Food Lion for $10 each. 
  
POSTAGE STAMPS FOR PRISON MINISTRY
We have an opportunity to do a simple task to assist a prison ministry offered by one of our own Deaconesses, Patricia Marks. There will be a container in the Narthex in which you to place your postage stamps.
 
WAWA FOOD PICKUP SERVANTS NEEDED (On-Hold)
We need servants to pick up food at the WAWA on 299 every other week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 AM. It takes about an hour to pick it up and then bring to church and bag it. Please contact Dawn Buckworth if you can help at dawn.buckworth@verizon.net
 
VISITATION TEAMS 
Sometimes it is the face-to-face encounter with folks of the community of faith that remind us of the importance of connection. We are in need of folks for visitation, not just for homebound or hospitalized, but for general outreach. Spending time with our sisters and brothers, praying with them, sharing the events of congregational life and administering the Sacraments, changes us as well as offering the Spiritual sustenance for those who cannot get to worship. We already have faithful teams who offer the Eucharist, but we also need teams to visit our congregation on a rotating basis. If you would like to be part of this important ministry opportunity, please contact the office at stpodessa@stpaulsodessa.org.
 
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
As part of our partnership with SLE this year, we will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education. This is an easy and fun way to earn our school cash. There is a collection box in the kitchen.
 
 

7/19/20 OUR DAILY BREAD DONATIONS

 We had another food donation drop off, this time for Our Daily Bread, on Sunday, July 19th from Noon – 1 PM and we also collected donations through our yellow hat. Check donations for the yellow hat can be made payable to St. Paul’s UMC. Thank you!

5/31/20 NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE DONATION 

My sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Neighborhood House, with both nonperishables and monetary contributions. Much appreciation for John Harmer, Dick Leuliette, and Charlii Miller who collected, loaded, and delivered the food. I was the greeter/traffic controller and maybe next month we could donate to Our Daily Bread.
Thanks again for being a blessing to those less fortunate than ourselves. Dawn Buckworth

  

 
YOUTH MISSION TRIP
TO DEEP ROOTS @ CLAIRVAUX FARM 
 
     
DISASTER RESPONSE
Go to UMCOR’s website at http://www.umcor.org/ to find ways to assist YOUR sisters and brothers in the world
        
Mission Opportunities


Here are some resources to help get you started:
 
Missions page on the Peninsula-Delaware Website
 
Volunteer in Missions Projects around the Country
 
UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief
 
United Methodist Women