2021 Mission Project – Neighborhood House Food Pantry
Raise $30,000 to support Rochester Area Neighborhood House.
We look forward to continuing to deepen an already strong and vibrant ministry partnership.
Kathy Losinski, Executive Director, has asked that we focus our fundraising efforts for two major capital improvements that facilitate their food insecurity initiatives:
- Transit van for food deliveries (with signage): $25,000. The current van has aged and is in need of major repairs. The repairs are unaffordable and without them, RANH will have to take food deliveries off their menu of services.
- Industrial size refrigerator and freezer: $5,000. This need has already been met and the new fridge/freezer is installed and fully operational.
With health and safety in mind, we hope to offer hands on participation with the following special projects:
- Food distribution at Food Pantry – expand the age of our volunteer base
- Non perishable food drive – drive-by drop-off on January 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
- Community garden
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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