St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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!

 
 
 

 
October Pak-A-Sak
Oct 1 - 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
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Neighborhood House continually expresses their appreciation for how we support their mission and ministry there and how many folks are grateful for your gifts of food. Consider TITHING your grocery shopping budget each month – for every $100 you spend on yourself and your family, spend $10 for PAK-A-SAK.

    
2017 COVENANT GARDEN

FINAL TALLY OF COVENANT GARDEN HARVEST


Lettuce 14 ½ lbs.                      String beans 19 lbs.
Onions 7 lbs.                             Eggplant 28
Squash 429                               Zucchini 255
Bell peppers 363                       Cucumber 225
Okra 810                                   Tomatoes 341
Total hours worked: 96 ½

Thanking God for another year of blessings on the Covenant Garden and wishing God's blessings on All who helped in the garden and to All the folks who were able to enjoy the fruits of the St. Paul's Covenant Garden......Peace, Paul Loder
   
 
 
Reaching Out
 

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

 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH 
MISSION RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACK YARD!  Have you ever said you would like to go on a mission trip but you just couldn’t leave town or travel far? Here is your chance SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 at 9 AM to offer a hand on the latest Habitat Build! Join your fellow congregants to make a difference in Middletown.
 



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
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 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.
 
 
 
 
  
  

ST. PAUL’S UMC GIVES AWAY CHRISTMAS OFFERING—AGAIN!

For the fourth year in a row St. Paul’s has given away its Christmas Eve Offering to local and regional charities and non-profit organizations in the community. 
 
Links to the organizations receiving funds this year are:
 
 
 
 
  
DISASTER RESPONSE
Go to UMCOR’s website at http://www.umcor.org/ to find ways to assist YOUR sisters and brothers in the world
         


Click here
for more information on NothingButNets.net 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
 
http://umc-gbcs.org/
 
Neighborhood House