Category Archives: Outreach

Flip Flops Needed for Mission Trips

Flip flop-style thong sandals and new and gently-used running shoes of all sizes are being collected for refugees in Greece.

Two groups of St. Paul’s parishioners will deliver the donated shoes during mission trips to Greece in July.

Leave your gift in the green bin in the Goodheart Entrance by Sunday, July 9.

Summer Enrichment Program Support Needed

The Summer Enrichment Program, one of St. Paul’s longest-running outreach ministries, will kick off its 45th year on Monday, July 3, and continue through Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday.

The program includes creative activities, swimming, field trips and other opportunities for 60 to 80 first- through ninth-grade children  from the Boston-Thurmond and Weatherwood neighborhoods.

Give a Gift

Summer Enrichment Program staff members and volunteers are calling on parishioners to provide essential supplies, including:

  • White bath towels (so that all children receive the same color towel)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent wipes
  • Men’s and women’s deodorant
  • Flashlights, including batteries

Leave your donation in the specially-marked green bin in the Goodheart Entrance. You can also bring your donation as a birthday gift to the Pentecost Party after the 10:00 service on June 4.

To make a financial contribution to the program, send your check, payable to St. Paul’s with “Summer Enrichment” in the memo line, to Sally Dudley, Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries.

Volunteer

Summer Enrichment Program volunteer opportunities include preparing lunches, leading activities, sponsoring field trips, and supporting the program financially.  Adults and older youth interested in volunteering should contact Vicki Robins, SEP Advisory Committee Chair, at robins04@earthlink.net or (336) 416-3842.

Jail and Prison Ministries Training

The Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries will offer a training session for volunteers on Sunday, July 16, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

St. Paul’s Prison Ministry conducts a worship service at the jail four times a year. Current volunteers must receive this training annually to remain active in the ministry. Upon completing the training, new volunteers may begin serving after the jail staff processes their applications.

Trainees must be at least 21 years old and are asked to bring a photocopy of their driver’s license or other photo ID to the training session.

Contact Temp or Amy Elliott at (336) 924-6790 or nthia19@aol.com.

ReadWS Information Sessions

For those interested in tutoring struggling readers, ReadWS is hosting information sessions.

  • Wednesday, July 26, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Robinhood Road Family YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem
  • Thursday, July 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem
  • Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem

Contact Pam Blizard at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509, or pam@readws.org if you plan to attend.

Tutor Training Sessions

October Seven-Day Training, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,17 and 19 at St. Paul’s

January Seven-Day Training, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on January 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and February 1 at St. Paul’s