2020 Mission Project – Education in Liberia

Raise $30,000 for scholarships for school age children and facilities improvements at Henri Denis School in Monrovia, Liberia

For the past seven years St. Paul’s Missions Council has supported global and local mission projects in alternating years. The St. Paul’s family has been very generous with their time, talent and treasure raising well over $200,000 to support projects like Water for Life, Cass Tiny Homes, Imagine No Malaria, and Methodist Children’s Home.

For 2020 the Council has decided to refocus on Liberia – specifically, scholarships for school age children and facilities improvements at Henri Denis School. This project is also consistent with a wider scholarship effort being proposed by the Michigan Annual Conference.

June 14, 2020 the Missions Council  revised our 2020 fund raising target to $7500. This amount, when achieved, will allow St. Paul’s to fully support the 53 children attending Henri Dennis School, grades K through 12. 

Moments of Grace: The Henri Dennis Experience

From a time of darkness in Liberia, new hope emerges in the Henri Dennis School for the people of Topoe village, in partnership with the St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Rochester, Michigan. Moments of Grace: The Henri Dennis Experience follows the team from St. Paul’s on their 2009 mission trip while they witness the reality of life for these resilient and faithful people.

Art Direction and Photography by Robert Cleveland. Video Production by Norman Gilmore.



Community Garden

We maintain a 8’x24’ plot in the Rochester Community Garden located off Woodward Avenue. Our mission is to grow healthy vegetables and donate 100% to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House which is a local food pantry that provides food for families that can’t afford to feed themselves or their children.





Habitat for Humanity

St. Paul’s has worked with Habitat for Humanity Oakland County (HFHOC) and the Rochester Coalition (churches and service clubs of Rochester) to build or rehab one or more new homes every year.


Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) is a nonprofit, human services organization headquartered in Detroit. We support Cass Community Social Services in its effort to Fight Poverty and Create Opportunity in the city of Detroit.

Baldwin Center

Food, Shelter and So Much More in Pontiac
Baldwin Center in Pontiac, Michigan, provides invaluable services to hurting people, in part because the people of St. Paul’s care.

Neighborhood House

Rochester Area Neighborhood House collaborats with the community and other social service providers to help those neighbors in financial crisis toward self-sustainability

Red Bird Mission

St. Paul’s supports the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, through our Global Ministries Committee, an annual Adult Work Trip each October and the generosity of the congregation.

Henri Dennis School Liberia

St. Paul’s has a long-standing relationship with a school in Liberia (West Africa). God has certainly blessed our church with a mission program that has, and continues to provide, many benefits and blessings for the staff and children of the Henri Dennis School … and for the congregation of St Paul’s.

Christmas Baskets

Collecting and distributing food for those in need right in our community is an annual tradition here at St. Paul’s. We work with the Rochester Area Neighborhood House to provide families in need with baskets of groceries and a turkey for the holidays.  Each year, our goal is to provide 100 food baskets.

Rummage Sale

United Methodist Women
Each May and October the United Methodist Women and the people of St. Paul’s hold a giant Rummage Sale.  All proceeds are donated to missions that benefit women, youth and children. More Rummage Sale information.

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Contact the church office at 248-651-9361

or contact  Rev. Erin Fitzgerald.