On Saturday, May 4th, thousands of people from around the globe will walk or run the World Vision 6K For Water to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. 6K is the average distance that people in developing countries have to walk daily for clean water and each participant's registration fee of $50 ($25 for children) provides life-changing clean water for one person. When you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need! We walk one morning so they don't have to every morning! This year, the St. Paul's Men's Group will be hosting the event at 8am on the scenic Panhandle Trail Trailhead in Walker's Mill, about 20 minutes from St. Paul's. To register go to https://www.teamworldvision.org/team/11002. More to follow in the coming weeks, or for more details contact Jim Miorelli at [email protected]
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].
Food Pantry Weekend is April 6&7. Please remember to bring your non perishable 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.
Episcopal Workday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
The Social Justice & Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is sponsoring a repack session at the Food Bank during Lent. Come join fellow Episcopalians from across the Diocese at our volunteer workday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We’ll be working in the Repack Center at GPCFB's main Duquesne warehouse facility (1 North Linden St, Duquesne, PA 15110) from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 13.
Serving as a central distribution center for over 350 local food pantries across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, GPCFB's operations are efficient, economical and truly impressive.
We’ll assist the GPCFB repack team by sorting and repacking groceries. The exact project will depend on their inventory at the time. In the past we’ve had very rewarding experiences repacking food ranging from cereals to oranges. The Food Bank is always well organized and makes excellent use of our volunteer time.
To reserve your volunteer slot contact Jerry Stephenson at [email protected]
Community Partner Spotlight
State Representative. Dan Miller will be holding his 6th Annual Disability & Mental Health Summit from March 13th – 15th at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Scott Township. This year features a day that focuses primarily on senior citizen disabilities, which will include informational sessions and a resource fair. Eileen Sharbaugh, Director of St. Paul’s Nursery School, will present a workshop on Thursday morning. For more information, or to register, visit disabilitysummit.com or call 412-343-3870.
Mt. Lebanon Public Library & Repair the World Pittsburgh present
Sunday, March 24, 5pm
16 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon
Join us for a panel discussion and conversation on how to address food insecurity in our region. The panel will include 412 Food Rescue, South Hills Interfaith Movement and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh. Directly following the panel discussion, Repair the World Pittsburgh staff will engage participants in conversations that are focused on how to develop actionable plans for individuals to make a difference. The library will provide refreshments. This event is free and open to all. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. Please register online at http://www.rpr.world/bemyneighbor Please call the library at 412.531.1912 for information about the event or assistance with registration
Mt. Lebanon Public Library & Classrooms without Borders present
Korczak's Ten Matchboxes
Thursday, March 14, 7pm
16 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon
An adaptation of a short story, "Ten Matchboxes" by Janusz Korczak, this play tells of a teacher who sparks his poor students' imaginations by giving them a simple gift: an empty matchbox. An unforgettable story about the power and hope of imagination, particularly during the most desperate times, teaches us compassion and the acceptance of each other's differences. An informal discussion with the actor will follow. Suitable for adults and children middle school age and up.