Outreach Update

During these unprecedented times, Outreach at St. Paul’s remains committed to being a community partner with our neighbors, particularly our neighbors with housing and food needs. We will continue to safely provide food and financial assistance in the upcoming weeks and here is how you can be a part of these ministries:

1. Summer Enrichment Update: Due to the pandemic, we were unable to have our traditional in-house Summer Enrichment program this year. Instead, we will be doing Summer Enrichment “To-Go” and delivering lunches and enrichment activities to 50 campers each day for the next two weeks. Please keep the campers and their families in your prayers, and thank you to the Summer Enrichment committee and staff for their creativity, flexibility, and dedication. Look for pictures on our St. Paul’s Facebook page next week!

2. We are continuing to partner with the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Family Shelter throughout the summer. We will provide dinner every Thursday night for all shelter guests. The signups are listed below for each week. We are only dropping off the food to their kitchen, not staying to serve. Here are the July signups:

July 30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-730

August 6: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-86coh

August 13: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-813

August 20: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094CA9AB28AAFB6-820

3. On Thursday, July 30th from 5:30-7:30 pm you are invited to join the “Drive Through Donation” event at Christ’s Beloved Community food pantry. They will have volunteers who will take it from the cars to keep within all safe social distance guidelines, and volunteers wear masks and gloves. The address for the pantry is 3205 South Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

If you would like to donate, but cannot drive to the pantry on 7/30 then please email Rev. Nancy Vaders for pickup options at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org. The food list, as well as other details, can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/315696686495808/

4. We anticipate crisis financial needs in our community to steadily increase during this time. Job and food insecurities are a byproduct of the necessary precautionary measures taking place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and assisting those with acute financial needs is an important part of our outreach ministries. We continue to offer financial assistance to those in crisis via phone interviews and referrals. If you would like to make a donation or learn more about our financial assistance program, please contact Rev. Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

Thank you all so much! Your generosity and support during these uncertain and ever-changing times has been extraordinary, and I’m so proud to be a partner with you in the Gospel call to love and serve our neighbors.

Rev. Nancy Vaders

Director of Outreach Ministries