St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 26, 2018

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!

 
 
 

 
June Pak-A-Sak
June 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
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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.  

 



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.
 
 
2018 Covenant Garden Update

Very little done this week in Covenant Garden due to lots of rain, 4 1/2 inches measured. However, on Tuesday, May 15, I planted (6) eggplants and on Sunday, May 20, I planted (20) okra and replanted two cucumber hills. As St. Paul's begins its seventh year with Covenant Garden, I have received a request from a student to work at the garden in order to earn community hours for a school project and the student was graciously invited to do so. I believe this will be the second youth to earn community hours for a school project while another youth worked out probationary community hours to fulfill a court order. St. Paul's Covenant Garden not only feeds one's body but helps mend and feed one's soul. Little did we realize, when the disciple class decided to plant a garden seven years ago, how God would use the Covenant Garden, and in so many ways, to show and lead each of us into true discipleship. God Bless St. Paul's!

JOHN 15:8 My Father is glorified by this , that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

 
 
 

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!

 
 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILDS COMMUNITY!

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.
 
 
 
  
    
 
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