Toiletry & Cosmetic Samples - Did you collect sample-sized shampoo, conditioner, soap etc. samples while traveling this summer? Do you have UNOPENED, UNUSED samples (or even full-size) fragrances, nail polishes, or cosmetics? Bring them to St. Paul’s! We will be collecting toiletries and cosmetics through the end of August. Toiletries and cosmetics will be distributed to Trinity Walk-In Ministry, and Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.
Food Pantry Weekend is August 4 & 5, and September 1 & 2. Please remember to bring your non-perishable food contributions to the service you attend this weekend. Canned, boxed, and jarred (plastic) items are needed as well as paper products. Please avoid bringing any items that are marked with expired expiration dates. Personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. are also very much appreciated. As always, your contributions are received with gratitude.
Bring in a Pack of Diapers for our New Refugee Neighbors – Show a little “Luv” for some of the new refugee families in our community. The Refugee Committee will be collecting packs of disposable diapers during the month of August and will donate them to NAMS Center, the agency which helps with the resettlement of many new refugees and with whom many members or St. Paul’s Refugee Committee work. Diapers of all sizes are badly needed, and this is a great way to welcome our new neighbors by relieving them of an extra household expense. Just drop your donations in the box marked “Diapers” in the church undercroft any time in August. Thanks for helping!
Mt. Lebanon 11-17 Diversity & Inclusion group Monday, August 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, at the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building. You can play an important role in sharing information about Mt. Lebanon's anti-discrimination ordinance! We are a big kickoff the weekend of November 17 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the ordinance's enactment! Make sure to mark your calendar for that weekend. We are going to start planning this event right away. Please share the news, and bring a friend.
Mission Work Day As part of Paul Barker's process to become a Deacon, he is working as an intern at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in the South Side. A big part of HMBFC is their Table ministry. They offer a free meal to all who come in. The Table is set up like a restaurant; folks sit at tables and enjoy conversation and a coffee station before being served dinner. Outside groups prepare and serve the meal much like Shepherd’s Heart downtown. St. Paul's Youth are signed us up help on Thursday evening, August 23 from 3:30-7. The menu will be simple and easy to prepare. The number of meals will be around 40. Youth and families are invited to join. This will be another great way to help our neighbors in need so contact Paul right away to help serve!