Ministries - Outreach

The mission outreach of St. Paul’s is inspired by the words of Jesus . . .

“Whatever you have done for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

Our calling as the church is to respond to a world that is in need. For St. Paul’s that need may be as close as a family in our neighborhood or a family thousands of miles around the world. We are a congregation that cares for God’s family and strive to do our part in spreading the love of God through our actions.

 

Local

Graveyard preservation project summer 2022 - In preparation for Fleetwood's 150th anniversary next year, we will be cleaning the oldest Union Cemetery gravestones and the Union Church gate area near Fleetwood Park. Using guidelines from graveyard preservation organizations, we can restore the dingy, unreadable stones to near mint condition relatively quickly. To help with this beautification effort, contact Carol Aulenbach.

Food pantry - Located in the community center at 110 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, PA, volunteers from St. Paul's UCC work at the Fleetwood Food Pantry on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

Missions committee - One of our most active groups at St. Paul’s is the Missions Committee. Some of the things they do are

  • organizing yearly work trips for adults;

  • overseeing the humanitarian and operational aspects of the New Beginnings Mission House;

  • organizing cross-cultural mission trips, with the most recent having been to Ghana, West Africa; and

  • managing outreach contributions to area agencies.

Mission is a top priority at St. Paul’s UCC. The Mission Committee is a great place to serve for the mission-minded member!

 

Helping Hands committee - In conjunction with the Property Committee, this group works on minor repairs in the church and provides service to people in need in our community. This is a vital ministry at St. Paul’s UCC. Many of our members have been blessed by this ministry. This is a good place to exercise the inner handyman/woman in you!

Parish visitors - This is a relatively new ministry at St. Paul’s, but it is extremely important. Parish visitors volunteer to provide monthly companionship to homebound members of our church. If you have an hour or two to spare each month, then you will not only be a blessing to others but you will be blessed as well.

Opportunity House - Opportunity House is an outreach ministry that provides many services to the city of Reading. One of their ministries is a shelter that houses men, women and families. Volunteers from area churches and other organizations provide meals at the shelter 365 days a year. St. Paul’s is part of that volunteer force. Various groups take turns preparing and serving one meal each month. To find out when our next visit will be, contact the church office.  Visit them at http://www.opphouse.org.
 

National (United States)

  • Adult Mission Trips

  • Youth Mission Trips

  • College / Young Adult Mission Trips

  • Heifer Project Disaster

  • Clean-up Buckets - Church World Service

  • C.R.O.P. Walk

Global

St. Paul's UCC supports the following global mission projects:

  • OCWM - Our Church's Wider Mission

  • OGHS - One Great Hour of Sharing

  • Ghana, Africa

  • Natural disaster relief

  • German cultural exchange

  • Adult mission trips