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Spreading Christmas Cheer

Spreading Christmas Cheer

December 11, 2019:  St. Paul’s middle and high school youth group, along with Sam Wright on guitar, sang Christmas carols for the residents of Cedarbrook Senior Center on Sunday, December 8. One of the residents pulled up a chair and sang along side us. It was great...

It’s a PARTY for Jesus!

It’s a PARTY for Jesus!

December 9, 2019:  Jesus' Birthday Party celebrated the gift of giving to others with our children donating close to 100 toys for Grace Centers of Hope. This December 7 gathering had something for everyone with bingo, crafts, a bounce house, games, storytelling and a...

Children caring for other children

Children caring for other children

November 12, 2019:  Our children participated in a hands-on service project on Sunday, November 10 for Methodist Children’s Home Society. We combined their love for art, God, and neighbor by making 7 stepping stones for the Animal Assisted Therapy Farm. Led by Leara...

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance

November 7, 2019:  In the 2018-2019 school year, 77 Liberian children were able to attend school due to more than $8800 donated by the people from St. Paul’s UMC. Tuition typically runs between $150 - $350 (US dollars) depending on grade level. St. Paul's has a...

Welcome Back to our Red Bird Team!

Welcome Back to our Red Bird Team!

Monday, November 4, 2019:  Welcome back to our Red Bird Team. The team spent the week of October 13 at the United Methodist Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY repairing gutters, adding flashing to the upper story of the home, restoring the living room ceiling and...

Mission Possible: Cuteness

Mission Possible: Cuteness

Wednesday, October 30, 2019:  The 4 year old preschool class went “Reverse Trick o’ Treating” at Sunrise Retirement Community in downtown Rochester. The children dressed in their costumes and greeted residents with candy and smiles during the noon lunch hour. Each...

Spooky Fun at MCHS

Spooky Fun at MCHS

Saturday, October 12, 2019:  St. Paul's volunteers decorated their cars and passed out candy at the Trunk o’ Treat event at Methodist Children's Home. They were part of over 50 cars taking part in the trick or treating event for the residents and clients served at...

Fresh Produce for the Food Pantry

Fresh Produce for the Food Pantry

Tuesday, September 10, 2019:  Our community garden plots yielded a whopping 38 pounds of produce this week, which puts our total donations to 258 pounds this summer.  We still have a month of harvest to go! If you visit our garden plot be sure to notice our new signs.

Helping our Neighbors

Helping our Neighbors

Monday, September 9, 2019: Yesterday the red food drive bags started coming in for our Fall Food Drive. The food will be donated to Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry for our neighbors in need. If you have not returned your red bag, please drop it off soon!...

Blessing of the Animals at MCHS

Blessing of the Animals at MCHS

Friday, August 30, 2019:  Sweet blessings were given to our therapy animals this week by the staff of St. Paul's! The blessing of the animals was topped off with a visit from the ice cream truck! Thank you for supporting our Animal Assisted Therapy program at...

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