The Community Outreach School Supplies Project – Will You Help?

school_suppliesSCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE SO EXPENSIVE! The items on the supply list for a 5th grader at Brownsville Elementary cost over $80 … and that doesn’t include a backpack! Won’t you help a local student get a good start this school year? Instead of filling individual backpacks as you have in the past, our Community Outreach Ministry is asking for monetary donations and planning to buy the items in quantity and set up a “market” where students can come and chose their supplies themselves. We are hoping to assist over 50 school-aged children whose families come to our food pantry. We can’t do it without your generosity. Envelopes are available in the back of the sanctuary for your contributions.

If you are out of town and would like to help, please click here for mailing instructions or for the necessary information to give electronically from your bank’s BillPay system. Please just put in the memo: Outreach School Supplies. Thank you!

Soup Kitchen Service on July 29

pbj 01Our next soup kitchen date is Tuesday, July 29. We need food donations of Stouffer’s Party Size Meat lasagnas and bags/boxes of cookies. We especially need workers for the event. If you can volunteer and/or can provide food supplies, please contact Heather Dickey or Fran Canon. Help us feed our hungry neighbors!


Report from Nzali

nzali 2014 10On Sunday, July 5, Father Liles was put to the test!  Six babies to baptize and the sermon to give.  All reports are that he was terrific…talking about family and coming together and hard work and about how St. Paul’s Nzali is part of our family….on message as well as manner.  Many of the kids came up and sat with Mary Margaret and Sammie, (which is significant—very out-of-the-box for church protocol!!!) during church.  The service was beautiful and ONLY lasted 2.5 hours!  Pastor Emanuel’s mother came (from his home village which is a ways away) and everyone was dressed to the hilt.  Gorgeous!!  Sarah Scott sang Amazing Grace beautifully…and all were mesmerized…and amazed!

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