This Summer is the "Summer of Service" at St. Paul's!
Food Pantry Weekend is August 3 & 4 Please remember to bring your nonperishable food contributions to the altar at the service of your choice. All canned, jarred (plastic please) and boxed items are appreciated. Other needed supplies are paper products and personal items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). Thank you very much for all your past contributions.
Animal Friends Chow Wagon – Our Boy Scout Troop, 284, is collecting pet food for Animal Friends Chow Wagon Program. It provides pet food assistance to families during challenging economic times, allowing them to keep their beloved pets. You can help by bringing unopened cat, dog, or rabbit food, pet treats, or cat litter, to St. Paul’s and placing it in the bin in the Undercroft marked “Chow Wagon.” Please make sure all donations are small – not bulk – sizes, as many Chow Wagon clients rely on public transportation, and cannot take home large items. For more information, contact Rachel Butler-Pardi at [email protected].
Pack To-Go Meals for Hungry Children - Wednesdays August 7 & 14, 11:30am. The Children's Summer Food Program in Carnegie we have been helping to support is going so well, we are expanding our participation! We will be packing to-go weekend meals for the children to take home on Friday afternoons. Packing will begin following the 11am Eucharist service (and continue after the noon Book Discussion group, if necessary). We are also looking for people who might be interested in shopping for the lunch items to pack. To find out more, contact Frank Horrigan, (412) 414-4751, [email protected].
St. Paul's supports Trinity Cathedral's walk-in ministry that provides assistance for the most vulnerable among us, offering food, toiletries, clothing, and referral services. Trinity participates along with four other downtown churches. Volunteers are responsible for welcoming individuals who have emergency needs, every fifth week, initially Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The volunteers listen to people, ask what they need, direct them to sources of service and assistance listed on a database (for example for a job search, acquiring an ID, getting furniture or clothing, transportation to medical appointments), but most often, let them choose enough food for a few days.
Volunteers should be trained before they begin working. The training is brief and the need is immediate: Trinity is scheduled to host the ministry August 5 - 8.
Anyone interested in helping this program should contact Pat at [email protected] or Betty Duckstein at [email protected].
Family Mission Days - August 15 at St. Paul’s and The Table Ministry of Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community www.hotmetalbridge.com/the-table. All youth, adults & families are invited to prepare and serve a free meal for the hungry in the Southside. The cooking fun will be in St. Paul’s kitchen from 1-3 pm. We load/transport the food to the Southside 3:30-4, set up/serve/clean up at HMBFC from 4:30-7 pm (along with their volunteers). Contact Paul Barker to sign up for one or all the shifts and to help with purchasing some of the food. Thank you!
We need several shifts covered, please, sign up below. Also, we ask that all participants bring either fruit (bananas, tangerines, etc) and/or cookies for the meal. Thank You!! https://doodle.com/poll/nb9c65bi6zxbauxi
Summer Food Service Program, Tuesdays & Fridays afternoons this Summer at St. John’s. Carnegie In a cooperative mission involving 7 different faith communities, St. Paul’s will assist in providing an evening meal to children in the Carnegie area who might otherwise not receive a nutritious dinner for 10 weeks over the summer.
A free meal will be served to any child under the age of 18, Monday - Friday from June 10-August 16 from 4:00-5:00PM at Saint John Carnegie (601 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA 15106, a one-minute drive from Old St. Luke’s).
St. Paul’s will supply 3-4 volunteers (or many more!) every Tuesday and Friday evening. These volunteers would arrive at 3:30PM and help to pass out the bagged meals to children walking across the street from the Carnegie Boys and Girls Club or other local youth who come on their own from 4-5PM...then stay to ensure that trash is placed in receptacles and to wipe down tables for the next night. Volunteers will sit at the tables with the children, share highs and lows for the week, play simple games, read riddles or corny jokes, etc. So, more than just giving food, we are sharing love, and bringing joy and laughter to kids who may need it. To sign up (for as few or as many nights as you like), or to find out more, email Ginny at [email protected]. (Clearances must be obtained online in advance for this project, but applying for them is done online and only takes a few minutes. Please contact Ginny for more information).