St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 28, 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!

 
 
 

 
July Pak-A-Sak
July 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
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NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE PAK-A-SAK NEEDS

I am touching base to let you know what we are low on in the food pantry. We have plenty of canned veggies and pasta BUT we can use the following:

  • Spaghetti sauce – regular size jars
  • Chef  Boyardee- ravioli, spaghetti etc.
  • Cereal
  • Tuna fish and Tuna Helper
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Snacks for children  (they’re out of school for summer. We need to help parents feed their children)
  • Granola bars, Gummy Bears, raisins, peanut butter crackers, juice boxes, Goldfish, Animal crackers
  • Small cups of fruit/applesauce
  • Bath soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers – size 5 or 6

    
2017 COVENANT GARDEN

On Wednesday, I cut 3 1/2 lbs. of lettuce and delivered to Neighborhood House. On Monday, I harvested the following: 2 lbs. lettuce, 16 squash, 3 zucchini, 4 bell peppers, and 1 cucumber and delivered to Neighborhood House. Garden waiting for much needed rain at which time production of fruit will increase tremendously! Knowing God hears our prayers. I will be at garden Saturday morning June 24 from 7 AM until 8:30 AM for weeding, etc., if you want to get some dirt under your finger nails! All help is appreciated! Blessings, Paul Loder

PSALM 104:14 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth.

  
 
 
 
 
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, JULY 15 at 9 AM to offer a hand on the latest Habitat Build! Join your fellow congregants to make a difference in Middletown.
 
PEACH FEST 
Annual Old-Tyme Peach Festival in Middletown on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19.  BE A PEACH and co-team lead this event. The checklist is already made up, we have our space, supply list and all the resources you need to help. We really need your support to make this happen for the church. AND it’s FUN!!! Please contact the office if interested in joining the Peach Pit Crew!  Reaching Up, Reaching In, Reaching Out! We also have a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
 
JOIN OUR MOT BIG BALL TEAM!
Labor Day Weekend, September 2 in the front field of Silver Lake. This is a family event for one hour! Wear your new St. Paul’s shirt [available for purchase in Narthex] 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
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. Last year, SLE earned almost $2800. 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