Outside the Parish

Outreach

Community Grants

St. Paul’s makes grants to nonprofit programs that provide basic needs to the most vulnerable of our neighbors. In addition to small grants (typically $2,500 or less), the Community Grants Ministry provides funds to organizations with local or regional affiliation, especially organizations with an Episcopal affiliation, organizations founded by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or organizations impacted by significant parishioner participation.

Monthly Mission Market

Through the MMM, all parishioners can assist local nonprofit programs with in-kind gifts by bringing in needed items and placing in MMM’s shopping cart.

Angel Tree

During the season of Advent, the Angel Tree is placed in the Narthex, covered in tags describing Christmas list items for needy individuals and families. Parishioners can take a tag and return the unwrapped item to the collection basket in the Parish Hall. The Angel Tree Team will use the items to create a display of generosity in the Parish Hall until the items are delivered.

Work of our Hands

Identifying ways parishioners can provide hands-on service and encouraging participation is the mission of this ministry. Our current outreach partners
include:

• Coweta Community Food Pantry
• One Roof
• Bridging the Gap
• NEST

This ministry provides a great opportunity to volunteer and help in one or more of these local community organizations.

Stories Of Grace

This ministry will tell the stories of how St. Paul’s is serving Jesus in our community and will broadcast the stories as appropriate via news media, social media, the blog, and The Lamp. Volunteering to serve in each of these outreach ministries gives meaning to why we do what we do outside the walls of our church.  Stories of Grace will serve not only to communicate what St. Paul’s is doing, but will hopefully inspire us, as well.

We want everyone to have a chance to participate in the life of our church and to experience together how God is working, through us, to help others.

Volunteer

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” -- Gandhi

There are many ways to change ourselves, and volunteering at St. Paul's is one of the best we can think of. Want to jump in with both feet? Offer to lead a ministry group, become a Eucharistic minister, or start a program you see a need for. Too much? Then, start small: sing in the choir, join the stewardship committee, or become a monthly coffee brewer!

Come, volunteer, and see if the attitude of the world changes toward you, or if your attitude toward the world changes others!

For volunteer opportunities, see the Lamp, the weekly bulletin, or contact our church office.