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 8:30am – 12:15pm to drop them off in the bins inside the door.
Most wanted items for April 2023 for The Hub Argentine:
- Ramen Noodle Soup
- Toilet Paper
Most wanted items for April 2023 for JoCo Multi-Service Center:
- Spaghetti Sauce/Noodles
- Soups: Tomato, Chicken Noodle, Vegetable
- Canned Fruits
- Toilet Paper
- Body Wash
- Bar Soap
Ongoing needs for JoCo Multi-Service Center:
- Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
- Rice of any kind (rice sides, plain rice, brown rice, etc.)
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Pasta (Spaghettio’s, Ravioli, etc.)
- Oatmeal (instant packets or regular oats)
- Canned fruits
- Canned veggies
- Meal Helpers
- Soups (any kind)
- Canned kidney or pinto beans
- Mac ‘n cheese
Thanks for your commitment to Serve God by Serving Others!
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 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.
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.
Watch for info on our next drive!
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!
The Hub Argentine
Get involved with ministries going on at the Hub; there’s something for everyone! Check out the opportunities listed below and contact Amy Rhodes to get connected.
Immediate Volunteer Opportunities:
- Tuesday mornings from 9-12 in the Clothing Closet/ Community Market (food pantry)
- 2nd Saturdays of the month from 10-2 with the Clothing Closet/ Community Market
- COVID Testing Clinic on a weekday evening (TBD)
- After School Club helping with tutoring and educational activities with elementary and middle school students – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-5pm.
- Serving during the week and helping with odd jobs throughout the building
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 Kurt Hookstra 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.
We’re excited to be planning our next Serve Week, coming up May 28 – June 3, 2023. Details coming soon! We filled over 175 volunteer slots during 2022 Serve Week; check out photos on our Facebook page or in this slideshow.