The Missions Committee of St. Paul’s church supports the work of the Great Commission to go into the world with the gospel of good news. There are two ways the committee works toward that goal. First, the donations of the congregation are used to support mission projects that are local, national, and international. That support is usually in the form of financial aid. The second way of supporting missions is through direct, hands on involvement with people and projects. For example, work teams are formed to meet specific needs locally (backyard mission, bloodmobile, Habitat Build, Salvation Army, City Mission, HYCO, Christian Clearing House), nationally (New Jersey, Henderson Settlement, McCurdy, Medical Mission to Mexico, Red Bird Mission), and internationally (Mission Possible, Nyembo Agricultural Project, Nyembo Health Center, Grace Children’s Hospital, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Campus Crusade). The congregation also supports Blanket Sunday and Festival of Sharing. There are also special, one-time needs that are temporary projects of the committee. The collection and donation of diapers for Henderson Settlement and the donation of health kits for individuals being released from Ohio prisons are just two of the kinds of opportunities that have been used in the past to spread knowledge and love of Jesus to the broader community.
January 01, 2020
Who: McCurdy Ministries
What: Creates hope and empowers the lives of children, youth, adults and families through education, life skills and faith-based programs in Espanola New Mexico. The School and community center are located in an impoverished neighborhood where our mission teams find work opportunities.
Campus Crusade – Akers
January 01, 2020
Who: Campus Crusade – Akers
Reaching the needy through food distribution and ministering in run-down neighborhoods including after-school reading program for youth. Yearly donations of backpacks as children start off to school are needed and welcomed.
Information: cru.org/innercity Orlando.cru.org/innercity
January 01, 2020
What: St. Paul’s Mission Committee prepares sandwiches and veggies for blood donors to eat after they give. Many of the St. Paul’s community volunteer to register donors as they arrive at the facility.
Information: Miriam Vance
Hoytville Youth and Community Outreach
January 01, 2020
Who: HYCO Hoytville Youth and Community Outreach
What: Provides a place for young people to do homework, participate in various activities, and offers community service projects in the Hoystville community. Staffed by volunteers in the Hoytville Methodist Church. St. Pauls enjoys giving gifts to the children who attend HYCO at Christmas.
Information: Paula Rosencrans
Habitat for Humanity - Hancock County
Who: Habitat for Humanity
What: Individual build projects in Hancock County. Organized work teams or individuals including providing meals for workers. Restore donations and purchases raise funds for Habitat work.
When: Habitat builds as opportunities arise. Restore open daily.
Who: Salvation Army
What: The Missions Committee cooks and serves lunch at the Salvation Army facility annually.
Information: Carol Wintringham
Christian Clearing House
Who: Christian Clearing House
What: Provides emergency basic needs to individuals and families. Serves as a central vehicle for area churches to provide for requests from individuals in the community. Located in the Family Center for centralized services to those in need. Chopin Hall, part of the Family Center, provides food, clothing, and personal care items for people who need a bit of assistance when they are experiencing a difficult time in their lives.
Our mission is to operate a facility that provides assistance to those in need in Hancock County. Assistance is provided, free of charge, to clients in basic areas such as food, clothing, domestic and personal items. CHOPIN Hall is a non-profit organization that services clients regardless of race or religion.
Women's Resource Center
Whether you’re in a good place in life or looking for a refuge because things are rough, we want to help meet your needs in physical, emotional, and spiritual ways.
Please know that we respect and care about you and the choices you make. As we provide pregnancy tests, a diaper program, and mentoring, all free of charge, we appreciate the privilege of serving you.
Most importantly, with compassion and grace, we want to offer you
Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.
Who: Henderson Settlement
What: The settlement is a mission institution of the Red Bird Missionary Conference, related to the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. St Paul’s regularly contributes to the community through donations of household goods, clothing, and basic needs.
Information: Jerry Weiman
Wycliffe Bible Translators- Thailand
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. We also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.
In 1917 a missionary named William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish Bibles. But he was shocked when many people couldn’t understand the books. They spoke Cakchiquel, a language without a Bible. Cam believed everyone should understand the Bible, so he started a linguistics school (the Summer Institute of Linguistics, known today as SIL) that trained people to do Bible translation. The work continued to grow, and in 1942 Cam officially founded Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Over the following decades, Wycliffe celebrated many milestones — from the first translation completed in 1951, all the way to the 500th translation completed in 2000. Around the same time, Wycliffe adopted a new challenge — a goal of seeing a Bible translation project started in every language still needing one by 2025.
Red Bird Mission in Kentucky
Red Bird Mission was founded in 1921 in the southeastern corner of Kentucky to provide education and Christian evangelism ministries to residents of the area. The Mission was started by the Evangelical Church on a small piece of property, at the confluence of Cow Fork and the Red Bird River.
The story of Red Bird is one of deep faith in God. Red Bird Mission was born in answer to prayer. It is a story of gracious outpouring of prayer and means by the church.