Serving God by Serving Others

Having a heart for service is an integral part of our walk with Christ. God has gifted each of us with unique abilities to use for God’s glory. No matter how you feel called to serve, we can help you find a way to serve God by serving others. In addition to serving at St. Paul’s and from home, we also work alongside many partner organizations in our community and around the world. Here are a few of the current opportunities to Serve God by serving others; check them out and get involved!

First Sunday Food Drive

First Sunday Food Drives

Bring donations the first Sunday of each month when you come to worship or any time between 8:30am – 12:15pm to drop them off in the bins inside the door.

Ongoing needs for The Hub Argentine:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Protein Beans (dry or canned)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Snacks

March 2024 Most Wanted Items for JoCo Multi-Service Center:

  • Dish soap

  • Bar soap/body wash

  • Deodorant

  • Granola bars

  • Hamburger helper meals

  • Jelly

  • Pasta

  • Pasta sauce

Ongoing needs for JoCo Multi-Service Center:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Rice of any kind (rice sides, plain rice, brown rice, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Pasta (Spaghettio’s, Ravioli, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal (instant packets or regular oats)
  • Canned fruits
  • PB&J
  • Canned veggies
  • Meal Helpers
  • Soups (any kind)
  • Canned kidney or pinto beans
  • Mac ‘n cheese
  • Paper and plastic bags

Thanks for your commitment to Serve God by Serving Others!

Blood Drives

Blood Drives

One of the ways we serve God by serving others is through quarterly blood drives at St. Paul’s in partnership with the Community Blood Center.

Our next drive will be January 28, 2024.

Community Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood for local hospitals and has been serving Missouri and Kansas hospitals for more than 60 years. Community Blood Center needs to collect 580 pints of blood every day and over 200,000 pints annually to meet the needs of our local hospitals. An individual within the area that Community Blood Center serves needs a blood transfusion every 4 minutes.

Contact: Meredith Christian

Cross-Lines Food Kitchen

Would you like to join one of the St. Paul’s teams that serve monthly at Cross-Lines Food Kitchen? If you’re interested in providing food or serving, please contact Cathy Matlack and she’ll be happy to help get you started!

St. Paul’s Community Garden

Volunteer to water, plant, weed, or harvest. All of the fresh veggies and fruits from our garden go to local food pantries. Contact Pastor Eric for more info, and be sure to join our Facebook garden group to stay in the loop. You can also bring your kitchen scraps to the compost bin all year long! The compost bin is in the northwest corner of the garden – simply dump your scraps and the Garden Team will take care of the mixing.

Fun helping out at the hub

The Hub Argentine

Get involved with ministries going on at the Hub; there’s something for everyone! In addition to helping stock their food pantry with our First Sunday Food Drives, we also participate in many other ways throughout the week. Check out the opportunities listed on their website and contact our serve team to get connected!

packing food boxes

Serve by Packing Pantry Boxes

2nd Tuesday & 4th Thursday of each month, 1-3pm

God calls us to spend time serving our neighbors. We fill pantry boxes at Shawnee Community Services at 67th & Nieman, wearing masks and working out of their pantry room. The process includes standing for 2 hours. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Sharry Lockhart to learn more and get started!

Save a Label

Save a Label for Shawnee Community Services

We’re collecting UPC codes from Best Choice products (only Best Choice products) for Shawnee Community Services. They receive money for every 1,000 codes they collect. The entire code must be cut out (make sure all the bars are included!). 

Bring your codes to church and place them in the bucket in the lobby where we collect them.

Serve Week Logo

Serve Week

In addition to our ongoing serve opportunities, we also dedicate a week each year for our church family to come together to serve the community with our partner ministries. Stay tuned for what’s next!