St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 19, 2019



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!


February Pak-A-Sak
Feb 3 - 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.

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.
UMCOR Cleaning Buckets---An Overwhelming Success!
Challenge Accepted!!!

Thanks to Ronnie Miller, Charlii Miller, Carlotta Cline & Hap Bonham for all their help.
A special thanks to Ronnie Miller for the use of his horse trailer and the transport and
delivery of the cleaning buckets.
2018 Covenant Garden Update

On Saturday, the following Disciples, Pastor Bo, Kenzel Messick, Nora Reeves, John Harmer, Carl Ravilious, Hap Bonham, Alan Martin, and myself took part in the "Hoe Down" at the Covenant Garden at which time all plants were removed and cages and stakes pulled and stored in barns.  I would like to thank all the Disciples from St. Paul's who participated in making the Covenant Garden another successful year of producing produce for those in need! I would especially like to thank John Harmer who was available every day to work at the garden. Below is a list of the final production of produce, however we all know none of this is possible without God's Grace and St. Paul's gives thanks for God's Blessings on the covenant Garden.
Lettuce10 1/2 lbs., Onions 4 lbs., String Beans, 31 1/2 lbs., Squash 544, Zucchini 334, Cucumbers 175, Bell Peppers 287, Tomatoes 198, Okra 668 & EGG PLANT 27
The Covenant Garden now lays dormant waiting the seasons of Fall and Winter but will rejoice again in spring. See you all next year! Paul Loder


PSALM 104:30 When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.
We are so blessed and thankful for those who participated in shopping, organizing, packing
and delivery. Our village continues to do amazing things!

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!

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