Community and Mission Ministries
As we seek to live out our baptismal vows we partner with numerous organizations in our community, including:
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday and Saturday evening, 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the basement of the church.
Church-School Partnership: Eva Turner Elementary Reading Buddy
Buddies spend 20 minutes each week reading books and reviewing flashcards with one or two students. By the end of the year, you and your buddy will have formed a special bond. No prior experience necessary.
Farming 4 Hunger
Two to three times a year volunteers go to Serenity Farms in Benedict to harvest, pack, and distribute fresh produce to local food banks.
The Food Pantry is open each Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Volunteers greet clients and pack and distribute food with a smile. People are also needed to help purchase and drop off the groceries at the church.
Twice a year, St. Paul’s collects and delivers toiletries and clothing to our local men’s shelter.
Our Place Soup Kitchen
Mondays: Oct. 2, Dec. 4, Feb. 5, Apr. 2, Jun.4, Aug. 6
Thursdays: Sep. 7, Nov. 2, Jan. 4, Mar. 1, May 3, Jul. 5
Once a month, St. Paul’s cooks and serves dinner at Our Place Soup Kitchen (located at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Waldorf). Volunteers are needed to help set up the dining room, cook the meal, serve the meal, and clean up.
Relay for Life
Every June, St. Paul’s raises money and “walks the track” to benefit the American Cancer Society. Volunteers are needed to assist in the annual “Ledo’s Night” that helps to raise funds for our team.
Hosted in conjunction with Lifestyles of Maryland, Safe Nights provides overnight shelter to individuals and families who lack permanent housing. Volunteers help prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner and provide evening activities for adults and children.
Walk for the Homeless
Annual fundraiser and walk in downtown La Plata every November to benefit the “Safe Nights” Program.