Community & Outreach
As we grow in the Spirit as adults, we are called to be formed more and more in the image of Christ.
The Prayer Band meets on Monday evenings at 7:00pm (except during the summer) for fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and a light meal. Multiple translations of the Holy Scriptures are used, and the group is decidedly international! All are welcome; prepare to be both deeply moved and intellectually challenged.
Rector’s Forums on a variety of topics are held occasionally after the 10:00am Sunday service. The Rector holds bible study and other discussion groups often on Wednesday evenings, and occasionally on Tuesday evenings.
The Prayer Shawl Knitting Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00 Noon, except during summer months. All ages are welcome and the group loves to teach absolute beginners how to knit! All completed prayer shawls are packaged with a special St. Paul’s prayer booklet, and are blessed through the hands of the entire congregation on Sundays at the Lord’s Supper. They are then available for anyone to take and give to any person in need of comfort and healing. This is an amazing ministry that changes lives and heals souls; and at the same time is a fun and happy fellowship for all!
There are many ways to follow Christ through St. Paul’s – all of them meant to make a difference in the world.
Every Sunday, we bring our offering of non-perishable food, children’s clothing, and winter coats to be blessed as part of our offering to God, and our young people load them into a car to take them to the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard nearby in Ambler. There are also opportunities for our members to do hands-on work there.
The St. Paul’s Microloan Fund is a revolving fund helping people in poverty in the Global South with their small businesses. From a food market stall in Mumbai to an auto-repair shop in rural Guatemala to a jewelry maker in Obuasi – our fund makes loans ranging from several hundred to a few thousand dollars to businesses that are much too small to get bank financing. As the loans are repaid, the funds are used to make new loans. We welcome any size contribution to this fund.
Microloans cannot help if people have no access to basic necessities, so our Sunday School and Youth Group are raising funds to drill a water well in a village in Africa.
Our regular contributions to World Vision and to Mwamba Ministries in Kenya make a difference in the world, one child at a time.
Our Rector has a Discretionary Fund that is used to help local people in need. The fund is replenished only by contributions from our members, and from friends of St. Paul’s.
If you have an idea how to help people where God’s tears are being shed anywhere in the world, please speak to the Rector. We are actively looking for new outreach-ministry opportunities.