Serve from home, at St. Paul's, and in the community

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.

The Hub Argentine is requesting 15oz cans of fruits and vegetables. 

JoCo Multi-Service Center is looking for shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hand lotion, hand soap, deodorant, tissues, paper towels, toothpaste for adults, laundry soaps/fabric softeners, spaghetti sauce, canned pastas (Beefaroni, Spaghettios, etc.), instant and regular oatmeal, rice, rice/noodle mixes, noodles, canned fruits, jelly, soup-type crackers, sweet potatoes, stuffing, syrup, boxed potatoes, canned chicken, and meal helpers.

Thanks for your commitment to Serve God by Serving Others!

Cross-Lines Christmas Store

Cross-Lines Christmas Store

It’s time to Christmas shop! The Cross-Lines Christmas Store is back this year, December 7-11, with masks, temperature checks, and social distancing.

St. Paul’s has a very long tradition of helping stock the boys clothing and providing volunteers. This year the item most needed for boys is stylish hoodies for boys size 16-18, and athletic pants, not just sweat pants but something cool for kids. There is a bin in the lobby labeled Cross-Lines Christmas Store for items that we will collect through November 21.

Cash donations are always welcome. A complete outfit would cost about $40 if our bargain savvy shoppers have some luck. Choose “Cross-Lines Christmas Fund” when making an online donation or write “Christmas store” in the memo line of a check.

Cross-Lines Christmas store is an event sponsored by Cross-Lines in Kansas City, KS, put on by an all-volunteer workforce. They serve a diverse, low-income population in Kansas City, KS. The Christmas store volunteers provide clothing, coats, toys, gifts, and food for a holiday meal. Families sign up in October, and they are able to come to the store the 2nd week of December to select items for their family members. The store will be located on the Cross-Lines campus at 736 Shawnee Ave., Kansas City, KS.

Stay tuned for current information about volunteer opportunities. Please email Janet Podoll if you have questions. Happy shopping!

Giving Thanks. Giving Back. Refugee Supply Drive

Giving Thanks. Giving Back.

Refugee Supply Drive

Our refugee neighbors are moving in each week now. We partner with Catholic Charities throughout the year, but we know there is an increased need right now. We will do a special drive during November of supplies to help our refugee neighbors’ homes feel welcoming and complete with these new or clean, gently used items that are in shortest supply. There will be a collection bin in the lobby during November for the items listed below. We have so much – in our gratitude could you and your family make a November practice of giving back to those who need it most?


  • Immediate needs: twin sheets, twin blankets, kitchen waste baskets, bathroom waste baskets, brooms, mops, floor lamps.
  • Other needs: Kleenex, light bulbs, side chairs, shower rods (twist to fit), shower curtains (we do NOT need shower rings), buckets with cleaning supplies.

Please limit your donations to these items at this time, as there is not need or storage space for additional items. We will continue to update the list as other items are needed.

Affordable Housing for Refugees Needed in Johnson and Wyandotte County, especially Overland Park and Olathe.
If you are a landlord and interested in learning more about the business side of renting to Refugees, please contact refugees@catholiccharitiesks.org to receive more information. Refugees need housing near their family or friends already living here to help them succeed.

Refugee Move-in Helpers Needed
If you are able bodied and can spare a couple of hours once in a while, please contact refugees@catholiccharitiesks.org for more information or to have your email added to the mailing list to receive alerts. The alert will give upcoming move-in dates and times and a signup genius link. If one of the times fits your schedule, add your name to the signup genius for that date. Many moves are on weekends; others are weekdays or evenings.


Serve by Packing Pantry Boxes

2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-3pm

Join us in serving God by serving others! We fill pantry boxes at Shawnee Community Services at 67th & Nieman. We wear masks and work out of their pantry room. Please contact Sharry Lockhart to learn more and reserve your spot! 

Blood Drive during Servant Sunday 2017

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. Stay tuned for the next one! 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 Janet Podoll and she’ll be happy to help get you started!

Serving at The Hub

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 Pastor Lora 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

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.