St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Friday, March 24, 2023



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!

First Sunday of Each Month
Help us to support Neighbor House with your food pantry donations benefiting those in need in the MOT area.
Reaching Out

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


February 12, 2023

Thank you to St. Pauls’ UMC for supporting the Souper Bowl Cans of Caring collection.  A total of 227 cans were collected by you!!  These donations will be divided between Our Daily Bread and the Neighborhood House.

The tally was:

Philadelphia Eagles Box                133 cans

Kansas City Chiefs Box                   15 cans

My Team Didn’t Make It Box            20 cans

Mission Only Box                             59 cans


Thank you to all for your support and kindnesses!


We have a food pantry to which you donate food. Here a few items on which we are low in the food/toiletry’s pantry:
• Water
• Spaghetti
• Spaghetti sauce
• Deodorant
• Toothbrushes/toothpaste
• Paper towels
• Tissues
Donations can be left inside the Church. We look forward to another great year working together to feed the hungry. Thanks to all, Marilyn Hendershot, Family Services Specialist, Neighborhood House, Inc.
Nadine Johnson & Karen Ellis continue to work with the “Deep Roots” mission. 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!
214 N Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709
Volunteers Needed – day and evening hours and different areas of need, filling bags, handing out meals, etc. Please consider a few hours of your time to help those much less fortunate. Contact Sue Holden, Missions Co-Chair, at 802-324-6167,, with any questions. Also, find information and volunteer sign-up forms on the website, ODB is most thankful to all who donate either monetarily or in kind. Your generosity helps ODB feed those in our community who are facing food insecurity. Listed below are the items needed to stuff our side bags for this week and other items that are needed. Donations can be dropped off on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Individual bottles of water
• Individual bags of salty snacks
• Individual packets of sweet snacks
• Individual fruit cups and/or applesauce
• Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges)
• Boxes of breakfast cereal
• Boxes of mashed potatoes
• White bread
• Baked beans (large cans)
Thank you for any and all kindnesses!
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. 
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
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

Go to UMCOR’s website at 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