MISSION & OUTREACH
St. Paul's hosts a monthly mobile food pantry from Food for Thought on the 2nd Tuesday, where we provide food for 40-80 households, primarily drawn from our immediate neighborhood. In addition to providing space, time, and effort to serve our neighbors, we also collect and contribute supplies of toilet paper to distribute to the guests of the food pantry. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dorcas Circle and Prayer Shawl Ministry More info
Each year, we provide a dinner to the residents of Fountain Square, which is just down the street. It's a good meal, and it's good to gather with neighbors for dinner, fellowship, and laughter.
St. Paul's Disaster Fund, funded entirely by the offering on the first Sunday of the month, has helped us to respond to crises near and far.
We support 5 Cents a Meal with a free will offering on the last Sunday of every month, which supports both hunger ministries of both the Cherry Street Mission and The Diocese of Ohio.
St. Paul's gives to the United Thank Offering in May and November of each year, "a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry."
Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him,“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”