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!

2022 Serve Week

We filled over 175 volunteer slots during Serve Week! Check out photos on our Facebook page or in this slideshow.

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 toilet paper or paper towels, kids snacks, and garlic powder.

JoCo Multi-Service Center’s most-wanted items this month are rice/noodle mixes, peanut butter, jelly, canned pasta, canned chicken, snack pack fruit cups, soup crackers, boxed potatoes, meal helpers, hand soap, and laundry detergent.

Thanks for your commitment to Serve God by Serving Others!

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.

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.

Save the dates for upcoming opportunities to donate blood in 2022 at St. Paul’s:

  • August 21
  • November 13

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 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

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.