St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 18, 2018



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!


September Pak-A-Sak
Sept 2 - Please bring your non-perishable foods, on the first Sunday of each month, to the church for the Neighborhood House food closet for our M.O.T. brothers and sisters

We feed the community Body & Soul

On the first Sunday of the month we bring non-perishable items for the food closet at Neighborhood House, a local agency that helps families in the MOT area. This Sunday consider tithing your weekly grocery budget and bring healthy meal choices for folks who are having a hard time making ends meet. Think about including breakfast items, healthy snacks for kids, pasta & sauce, juice, hygiene items.

Reaching Out

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


Imagine that you are a child who will be returning to school and know that your parents can’t afford your supplies…would you WANT to go back to school? Let’s show these kids and parents that we care about their education and give them a few tools to excel. Again, we will be working with Neighborhood House to provide filled school backpacks for kids who don’t have the resources for what our kids take for granted.
GOAL: 50 filled bookbags; St. Paul’s will purchase the bookbags—your job is to fill them!
SUPPLIES: Supply lists are in the Narthex and supplies must be at church by SUNDAY,

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.
We need servants to pick up food at the WAWA on 299 every other week on 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
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
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.
2018 Covenant Garden Update

The following veggies harvested and delivered to Neighborhood House. On Monday, John Harmer and Alan Martin picked 17 Squash, 15 Okra, 11 Zucchini, 4 Cucumber, 7 Tomatoes, and 3 Egg Plants. Alan Martin then roto tilled garden.  On Thursday, myself and John Harmer picked the following: 37 Squash, 15 Tomatoes, 15 Okra, 12 Zucchini, 6 Cucumber and 16 Peppers. On Saturday, the Garden was too wet to work as 1 1/4 inch of rain had fell. However, Hap Bonham and myself picked the following for friends of the garden: 5 Zucchini,7 Squash, 4 Peppers and 4 Cucumber. Green Thumbers for the week were John Harmer, Alan Martin, Hap Bonham. Thanks & God Bless each of you! Paul Loder


JOHN 15:2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.


Thirty+ folks from St. Paul & their friends participated in RISE UP AGAINST HUNGER [Not in order] Kenzel Messick, Jolene Gottleib, and daughters Morgan & Abby; Susan Haberstroh, Sandy Urstadt, Joyce Nelson, Dawn Buckworth, Dean Hatton; Lulu, Olivia & Gabi Calbazana; Alicia, Paige & Chase Collins; John, Parker & Emerson Hickey; Emily Smith; Cindra & Hanna Holland; Brenda & Andrew Shaffer & Andrew’s friend Nick; Beth O’Grady; Steve & Nadine Johnson; Charlotte Miller, Laura & Andrew Widger; Mark & Sue Holden; Maryann, Caroline & Sierra Kearns. We apologize if we left someone out! 30,000 meals were packed in 1 ½ hours. Thanks to all who supported with their resources of time and money!



Thanks to everyone who hoisted a hammer,  insulated, laid floor, fixed doors and more—we were blessed to participate in three families cutting the ribbons to their new homes in Middletown. Pastor Karin presented a Bible to one of the new homeowners and her son was so thrilled to have his own room—he immediately pointed to his new closet and showed Pastor Karin how to turn the light switch on! YOU, St. Paul’s, helped to do this.
Go to UMCOR’s website at to find ways to assist YOUR sisters and brothers in the world

Click here
for more information on and find out how YOU can help!!! A $10 contribution will pay for an insecticide-treated bed net, getting it to a family in Africa and teaching them how to use it properly.

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 (or Women's Division)
UMC General Board of Church and Society
Neighborhood House