St. Paul’s is actively engaged in reaching out to its surrounding neighborhood, the city of Washington, DC, the country and the world through its social ministry efforts. We have numerous service opportunities available throughout the year and are always seeking volunteers to help us to God’s work with our hands.
If you are interested in joining the social ministry planning team, volunteering for an activity, or learning more about this ministry, please contact Melissa Blauvelt or contact one of the volunteer contacts listed below.
Gifts of Hope
Six Sundays of Summer Service
In the summer, St. Paul’s youth and adults gather for an hour after the 10 a.m. service for six consecutive Sundays to engage in mini service projects to benefit the community. Projects include decorating reusable shopping bags for clients of the food pantry, making bags of trail mix for the drop in center at Friendship Place, participating in a church service with residents of the Methodist Home, and assembling back to school kits for DC public school children.
Mission and Disaster Relief Trips
St. Paul’s mission trips and disaster relief trips provide a wonderful opportunity for church members and friends to spend a week (or longer) in daily service to improve the lives of others. Whether rebuilding houses along the Mississippi Gulf or volunteering at an orphanage in Zambia, these trips are truly life changing.
St. Paul's most recent mission trip was to Southern Indiana to help clean up after tornadoes ravaged the area on March 2, 2012. We were able to bring the Good News of the Gospel to the people of Southern Indiana who are still trying to rebuild their homes and their lives. The volunteers from St. Paul's helped remove trees and branches from three properties that had been damaged by the tornado. Please click here to see photos of the mission trip to Indiana. Along with Pastor Tom, Vicar Joanna, and Deaconess Cassie, other volunteers from St. Paul's were Anya Burt, Nancy Morrison, John Wannen, Roger Branstiter, Tommy Omholt, and Carol Vreim. Stay tuned for information about upcoming trips.