St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 17, 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!

 
 
 

 
September Pak-A-Sak
Sept 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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BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR PAK-A-SAK 

Isabel Holland just had a birthday! Happy Birthday, Izzie! But for her birthday she and her family decided instead of her friends bringing presents, they would be invited to bring non-perishable items for Pak-a-Sak! And here she is with her birthday haul of groceries for Neighborhood House. Thanks for your generosity, sweetie!

    
2017 COVENANT GARDEN

On Friday, August 4, I harvested the following and delivered to Neighborhood House: 3 cucumbers, 28 bell peppers, 50 okra and 13 tomatoes. God has blessed the garden with 3 1/4 inches of rain this past week. The Covenant Garden is now fading fast and harvest and delivery down to once a week! Probably 2-3 weeks left before garden is closed down for the winter. Mornings getting cooler, days getting shorter and doves starting to bunch up, Fall is just around the corner!! Paul Loder

 

ACTS 14:17 “Yet he has not left himself without a witness in doing good---giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with joy."

   
 
 
Reaching Out
 

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

 

BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKBAG DRIVE
Imagine that you are a child who will be returning to school and know that your parents can’t afford your supplies…would you WANT to go back to school? Let’s show these kids and parents that we care about their education and give them a few tools to excel. Again, we will be working with Neighborhood House to provide filled school backpacks for kids who don’t have the resources for what our kids take for granted.

GOAL: 50 filled bookbags; St. Paul’s will purchase the bookbags—your job is to fill them!
DATE: WE WILL FILL AFTER WORSHIP ON SUNDAY, August 13.
SUPPLIES: Supply lists are in the Narthex and supplies must be at church by WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 9
 
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, AUGUST 19 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