In Our Community & Beyond
The St. Paul’s Mission & Service ministry goals are:
To engage meaningfully in an organized way with a discreet number of identifiable projects, relationships and commitments that, taken together, represent our understanding of where God is calling St. Paul’s to serve as a parish community.
To nurture and support a culture of mission and service at St. Paul’s such that every parishioner of every age is touching at least one of our mission and service projects in a hands-on way in the course of a year.
The Mission & Service Task Force has identified four primary areas of focus. Below are these areas of focus, and an example of how St. Paul’s serves in that area:
Advocating for Justice in the Local Community
We participate in IMPACT, an interfaith justice ministry of local congregations, and we provide them with free office space.
Serving the Needs of Immigrants in our Community
We provide backpacks full of school supplies to International Neighbors to help refugee children in our community be prepared for school each year.
Providing Food, Clothing, & Shelter for Neighbors in Need
We host homeless guests here at St. Paul’s for a week every winter in coordination with PACEM.
Exploring & Serving the Church Throughout the World
We have a partnership with the Episcopal Church of Kris Roi (Christ the King) in Léger, Haiti, where we support local initiatives in areas such as elementary education and clean drinking water.