MISSION COMMITTEE OFFERS MANY WAYS TO GIVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Brown Bags for Brown Street It’s the 2021-22 school year and Jessica Ornburg has a new class of 20 students in the 3rd grade at Brown Street Academy- Milwaukee who are in need of everyday clothing. Pants, shirts, sweatshirts/sweaters and socks are on their Christmas lists this year. The congregation will have the opportunity to choose a child and provide these items for that individual child. Fill your hearts with the joy of giving to these children who have so little. More information will follow in the coming days. Cards (gift) for Christmas Clearing Council Another way to show your giving spirit at Christmas time is with gift cards distributed through the Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County. The Christmas Clearing Council distributes gift cards equaling $75 to 12-18 year olds who would otherwise not have presents at Christmas time. Toy drives take care of the younger children but often the older children are left out. Gift cards are a way to bring joy to these older children and let them know they are not forgotten. More information will follow in the coming days. Stay tuned. Garland will be hung for each project (Red for Brown Street & Green for Clearing Council) with tags attached indicating the gift option. You will simply take a tag and fulfill the wish.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are back! The mission of Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child is to reach out to world children who are affected by war, poverty, disease, natural disasters and to children living on Native American reservations. our sharing of the shoebox gifts demonstrates God's love in a tangible way. Boxes are in the fellowship hall. Filled boxes are due November 21.
Sussex Food Pantry is in need of canned chicken, canned tuna, canned vegetables (peas, carrots, mixed canned beans) Chunky/Progresso soup, Hamburger Helper, potato sides, rice sides, pasta sides, jello pudding, pancake mix, syrup, juice, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soup, tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant, baby wipes and toilet paper
Remember to rid your pockets of those noisy, heavy coins you have been carrying in your pockets, we have a container for your convenience on the coffee table in the Fellowship Hall. The coins benefit St. Paul’s Mission Fund.
St. Paul's collects food and health care items for a number of the local food pantries. Donation baskets can be found near the pulpit.
St. Paul's is providing volunteers the 3rd Saturday of each month to help shoppers at the Sussex Food Pantry. A sign up sheet can be found in the fellowship hall.
Thanks to everyone who helped us with the Souper Bowl of Caring Challenge. St. Paul's collected OVER 560 SOUP ITEMS AND $270 in cash donations which was donated to Okoa Toto
Volunteers knitters and crocheters meet Friday mornings at 9 am work to work on craft projects that are donated to many groups/charities.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries.
Throughout the year St. Paul's along with UCC congregations across the county take a special offering for Neighbors in Need, OCWM, Christmas Fund and more.
Church volunteers help with collecting and sorting food donations at the Germantown Post Office. The Food Drive benefits the St. Boniface Food Pantry.
Donations from our Christmas Giving Tree provide a young family with gift cards and presents for 4 children and their newborn who arrived early. Your heartfelt donations were very graciously received!
St Paul's does a variety of collections for veterans including collecting jackets and home goods which were donated to homeless vets and the ongoing collection of travel size toiletries and snacks to be sent to those currently serving overseas.
Brown Street Academy is a 4k-5 school who prepares students to be productive citizens and lifelong learners. St Paul's collected winter coats, knitted hats and recently collected educational toys for our young friends in Jessica O 3rd grade class.
Collecting change as part of our military tribute in May
Each year the congregation is challenged to collected items for a special group. These challenges have include cans of tuna, the toilet paper challenge to St. Johns UCC Merton and Pennies for Pine Ridge (reservation in South Dakota)