St. Paul’s Food Pantry
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Pantry will continue to be held on the third Wednesday of each month, when we serve our clients in our parking lot using safe social-distancing practices. Each month a notice will go out in our Weekly Vine with specific items needed by the Food Pantry, and a food drive will be held on the Sunday prior to the pantry day.
Food donations may be left outside the back entrance to the food pantry in the marked container. For questions, or for more information, please contact the church office.
Our shared ministry with PACEM offers an opportunity to truly serve our brothers and sisters who are in need in the PACEM community. This shelter of last resort is housing individuals in a local hotel during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, and area churches have been asked to provide dinners for them. In response to the great need for help, we are serving individually packaged dinners. Questions? Contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org.).
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 at email@example.com
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, which meets bimonthly, is currently compiling 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 send email to our Rector, the Rev. Justin McIntosh or call 434-979-6354.