All of St. Paul’s parishioners are encouraged to volunteer in the Greenville community and beyond, using our God-given gifts. St. Paul’s Church partners with many organizations that serve our local neighbors. Following are short descriptions of some of the many outreach opportunities supported by parishioners of St. Paul’s.
Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?" He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." He said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live." But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
Jesus, when asked "who is my neighbor," told a story that may be familiar to you. He answered the question "Who is my neighbor" for us once and for all - Everyone.
Angel Tree ministry connects parents in prison with their children at Christmas time. This program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to children who otherwise might not have anything under the Christmas tree. The children's gift choices and clothing needs are selected from an Angel Tree display in the Church during the weeks before Christmas, St. Paul's members purchase gif…Read More »
BackPack Buddies, a new ministry at St. Paul's, helps provide children from low-income households with supplemental nutritious kid-friendly groceries on Friday afternoons to eat over the weekend when free school lunches and breakfasts are not provided. Each BackPack Buddies bag is full of donated or purchased food for six meals: two proteins, two vegetables, one fruit, two noodle…Read More »
Community Crossroads Center is an emergency shelter in Greenville that provides temporary shelter and meals to men, women and children made homeless for various reasons including family issues, addiction and eviction. On-site shelter staff, and community volunteers help clients access resources for independent living. Teams of St. Paul's volunteers plan, shop for, cook and serve …Read More »
Cypress Glen and Universal Health Care Ministries worship services are held monthly. A small group of volunteers from St. Paul's conducts a short church service at each of these facilities, which provide a short- and long-term provider of skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living services. Singers lead hymns and volunteers read scripture; the clergy lead prayers, pr…Read More »
JOY Soup Kitchen is an interfaith ministry for which St. Paul's volunteers make and contribute food and supplies. For over twenty years, Greenville's JOY Soup Kitchen has been feeding over one hundred adults and children daily, Monday through Friday. St. Paul's volunteers participate in this ministry by making sandwiches every second and fourth Monday throughout the year and deli…Read More »
Meals on Wheels, a program of the Greenville Council on Aging, is dedicated to supporting local seniors who are living independently but may not be able to prepare healthful, nutritious, warm meals for themselves. Volunteers from St. Paul's deliver approximately 10 meals each week, on Friday morning, or over five hundred meals during the year. While delivering the meals to the pa…Read More »
St. Paul's Food Pantry has three principal objectives: to distribute emergency food assistance to individuals and families in the Greenville area; to cooperate with partnering agencies so that recipients have access to the greatest number of nutritional resources; and to provide information about other social service resources available in the area. This completely volunteer prog…Read More »