St. Paul's Meal Ministry is designed to provide meals for our church community during times of need, such as illness, births, deaths, etc. A meal and a visit are so welcome when needed. Teams will consist of two people who will have responsibility to provide one meal on a a rotating basis.
If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Sandy O'Dell through the church office. A message may be sent to the church using the form at this link.
Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep."
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Our sister church in Benton Harbor holds a twice a month Food Pantry for area residents.
St. Paul's members are asked to donate funds (via the collection plate with St. A Food Pantry on the memo or note) as they purchase specific products and produce for clients, or to volunteer to help out on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 5-7 pm. Please contact St. Augustine's Church if you are interested in helping.
St. Augustine's Church is located at 1753 Union St., Benton Harbor, off of Napier Ave. 269-925-2670
Annual Outreach collections
Ongoing collections of personal care items for the Safe Shelter clients could always use your help. Small shampoos, conditioner, lotions, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss,and other personal care items are always welcome.
Summer - back to school supplies and backpacks
Winter - new books for children of all ages for the Salvation Army book give a way at Christmas.
Knitted or purchased hats, gloves and scarves for the Salvation Army clients at Christmas.
Inquire in the office about where to deposit donations.
Soup Kitchen Service
St. Paul's Church serves the Benton Harbor Salvation Army Soup Kitchen on the fourth Friday of each month.
There is a sign up sheet for food donations on the hallway bulletin board with specific requests depending on the menu for that date. Parish members sign up for the items they will donate and have them dropped off to the church by 9 AM of the morning we serve.
Volunteers arrive by 9 am to pack up the food and transport it to the Soup Kitchen to begin the preparations of cooking, serving and cleaning up. The activity usually ends about 2:30 pm. Feel free to add you name to the list of volunteers or as a food donor. Help is always needed and appreciated.