There are always opportunities to get engaged in mission at St. Paul UCC. Every month our Mission Committee identifies ways to make a difference in our local communities. Please read below for information on this month’s missions and how to get involved!
MISSION OF THE MONTH
May’s Mission is food pantries: Friedens UCC in Irvington needs meat, Joint Neighborhood Ministries in St. Louis needs toiletries, and HNS in Waterloo needs items for its summer lunch program—small bags of chips, small containers of fruit, granola bars and cheese & crackers. Let’s fill the administrative entryway boxes!
MONTHLY FOOD PANTRY THEME
The May food pantry theme is “Honor your mother and make her a treat!” Items for this theme include:
- canned meat
- boxed dinners
- canned vegetables
- angel food cake mixes
- canned fruits
- salad dressings
- salad fixings
- bacon bits
- pasta in a variety of types
Of course, you may always donate whatever you wish. Collection bins are in the breezeway of the administrative entryway. As always, thank you to all members of St. Paul who give so generously to the food pantry!
Free the Girls
Free the Girls is a ministry helping save girls from human trafficking. Donations of gently used and new bras are given to the ministry for these girls to sell at market and allowing them to become self-supporting. For more information, visit freethegirls.org . A collection bin is in the breezeway of the administrative entryway. Thank you for helping these girls have a better life.
Making sure that people have access to food is an important priority at St. Paul. We collect food and funds each week to stock our local food pantry (see above for monthly theme), and routinely staff it with our members. We put together Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy families in the community, including baskets for families victimized by domestic violence who are sheltering in safe houses. We host a free community meal for any and all comers every Monday night. More often than not, even ordinary church meetings tend to share food as part of the agenda.