St. Paul’s makes grants to nonprofit programs that provide basic needs to the most vulnerable of our neighbors. In addition to small grants (typically $2,500 or less), the Community Grants Ministry provides funds to organizations with local or regional affiliation, especially organizations with an Episcopal affiliation, organizations founded by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or organizations impacted by significant parishioner participation.
To access the 2023 Grant Application, click here.
During the season of Advent, the Angel Tree is placed in the Narthex, covered in tags describing Christmas list items for needy individuals and families. Parishioners can take a tag and return the unwrapped item to the collection basket in the Parish Hall. The Angel Tree Team will use the items to create a display of generosity in the Parish Hall until the items are delivered.
Work of our Hands
Identifying ways parishioners can provide hands-on service and encouraging participation is the mission of this ministry. Our current outreach partners
• Coweta Community Food Pantry
• One Roof
• Bridging the Gap
This ministry provides a great opportunity to volunteer and help in one or more of these local community organizations.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” -- Gandhi
There are many ways to change ourselves, and volunteering at St. Paul's is one of the best we can think of. Want to jump in with both feet? Offer to lead a ministry group, become a Eucharistic minister, or start a program you see a need for. Too much? Then, start small: sing in the choir, join the stewardship committee, or become a monthly coffee brewer!
Come, volunteer, and see if the attitude of the world changes toward you, or if your attitude toward the world changes others!
For volunteer opportunities, see the Lamp, the weekly bulletin, or contact our church office.