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 Drives
Bring donations the first Sunday of each month when you come to worship or any time between 7:45am – 12:15pm to drop them off in the bins inside the door.
The Hub Argentine is in need of toilet paper and square boxes of facial tissue.
JoCo Multi-Service Center is looking for shampoo/conditioner, body wash, laundry soaps/fabric softeners, spaghetti sauce, canned pastas (Beefaroni, Spaghettios, etc.), instant and regular oatmeal, rice, and rice/noodle mixes.
Thanks for your commitment to Serve God by Serving Others!
Bicycle Drive for Refugees
in partnership with First Sunday Food Drive on October 3
Peace & Justice is partnering with Catholic Charities to host a bicycle drive to collect clean, working, new or used adult and children’s bicycles. Catholic Charities is already settling Afghan refugees and expects even more in October. One need they have is quality transportation to work, the store, etc. and bicycles can help. Bicycles for children can promote safe play and be a really welcoming addition to their arrival.
What we need:
- Bicycles – must be working, clean, and ready to use, including tires
- Helmets – no cracks, must fasten
- Bike Locks – working condition
- Bike Lights – working front and back set
* Our youth will be test driving the bicycles and testing equipment at youth group 10/3 to be sure they are in good shape for donation.
Here are some ideas on how you can participate creatively:
Maybe your men’s group can go together to get a new bike and accessories. Maybe you can use this as an opportunity to teach your child about sharing what we have with those in need as they donate their old bike. Maybe you can encourage your friends at work to donate too and have a conversation about why St. Paul’s cares for refugees. This is a great opportunity to invite more people to serve. We are all looking for ways to help–your church is here to bring that together as we serve God by serving others.
Contact Janean Grogan
Tend the Food Pantry Garden
All of the fresh veggies and fruits from our garden go to local food pantries. Contact Kurt Hookstra for more info, and be sure to join our Facebook garden group to stay in the loop. You can bring your kitchen scraps to the compost bin all year long! There’s always something growing on in the garden.