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 – making music, working with kids or youth, serving Communion, growing food in our garden for local pantries, providing support to church family members in challenging times, and much more! – 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
Our next food drive is Monday, May 2, 12:30-1:30. Drive through St. Paul’s parking lot to drop off your donations.
The Hub Argentine is asking for bars of soap, deodorant/antiperspirant, and 15oz. (approx.) shampoo/conditioner.
JoCo Multi-Service Center is looking for snack-pack type items for children such as pudding and fruit cups, juice boxes, cracker and cheese snacks, and granola bars. They would also appreciate donations of pasta sauce, spaghetti noodles, chunky soups, ketchup, mustard, sugar, laundry soap/fabric softener, and hand soap.
Thanks for your commitment to Serve God by Serving Others!
2021 Serve Week
This year instead of one Sunday packed with opportunities to serve, we are going to have a Week of Service the first week in June! There will be opportunities to go out to our partner ministries and serve on-site with them. We will serve with ministries like Cross-Lines, The Hub, Mill Creek Elementary, Veronica’s Voice, St. Paul’s Community Garden, the Blood Mobile, and more! Then on Sunday, June 6, our worship will celebrate the service that has happened, we’ll learn more about those ministries, and worship the God who taught us how and calls us to serve. Your 2021 Easter Offering will help make this awesome opportunity happen! You can give online and invest in so many places doing great things in Kansas City.
St. Paul’s regular quarterly blood drives with Community Blood Center are on pause right now during the pandemic. If you’re a regular donor or would like to donate, please visit Community Blood Center or call 877-468-6844 to set up an appointment. They have locations in Olathe, Overland Park, and KCMO among others. We’ll be keeping in contact with Community about hosting blood drives at St. Paul’s later this year. If you have any questions please contact Meredith Christian or Bob Casey.
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.