St. Paul’s, Ivy/Mt. Calvary Food Pantry
Our joint Food Pantry with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is held on the third Wednesday of each month in our Parish Hall. Our Food Pantry volunteers serve in a number of ways. Some volunteers contribute by shopping before distribution day, and others serve in the pantry on distribution day to ensure the distribution goes smoothly. Distribution day volunteers can offer to set up the pantry, accompany shoppers and bag items for them, help with transporting bags to cars, and break down tables and restock inventory after the distribution ends.
New volunteers are always welcome! To learn more or indicate interest in serving in the Food Pantry ministry, please contact the church office.
Community Lunch at Christ Episcopal Church
Serving the downtown area for over 30 years, the Christ Church Community Lunch offers a nourishing meal every Tuesday from 12pm-1pm. On every fifth Tuesday, the St. Paul’s, Ivy Community Lunch team gathers at Christ Church to provide a café style lunch to everyone who walks through the doors. A meal is not all we are serving at Christ Church—we are connecting on a personal level to offer hope and encouragement to all of God’s children. A welcoming environment, a warm hello and a good meal communicates the love of Christ in a profound way. For more information, please contact the church office.
Friends with Flowers
Our Friends with Flowers Ministry delivers the weekly altar flowers to parishioners who are celebrating a life event or in special need of care. Flowers are picked up following the weekly Wednesday Eucharist and delivered to those who have been designated by the clergy and staff earlier in the week. Participants in this ministry sign up online for the weeks they are available. Contact Mary Lane for more information.
Ministry for Racial Healing and Justice
The Ministry for Racial Healing and Justice at St. Paul’s works to foster greater racial diversity in the parish and in the surrounding community, especially Ivy and Crozet. This committee is working to compile information to write a history of the changing racial makeup of western Albemarle County, and is creating proposals aimed at reducing the racial homogeneity in the local public schools and housing developments. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact The Rev. Justin McIntosh or the church office.
St. Paul’s, Ivy enjoys a partnership with Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) by maintaining a closet for children entering foster care. The Piedmont Family Care Closet, which is located in the lower level of St. Paul’s, assists families with supplies to make a child’s transfer into foster care more comfortable by providing essentials for children entering care without much of their own. Consider making a donation to the PFCC on Venmo (@piedmontfcc), or by purchasing items on their Amazon Wish List. If purchasing items on Amazon, make sure to choose the Piedmont Family Care Closet’s gift registry address as your shipping address. (Donations of used clothing, car seats, porta cribs, or strollers, are not able to be accepted.) For more information, visit the PFCC donation website or contact .
Help us get to know you better! Please fill out and turn in your Celebrating Our Ministries survey form (available online), to let us know which ministries you’re interested in.