St. Paul’s Food Pantry
The St. Paul’s, Ivy Food Pantry is held on the third Wednesday of each month. Our Food Pantry volunteers serve our patrons in our parking lot using safe social-distancing practices. Each month a notice will go out in our weekly e-newsletter, The Vine, with specific items needed by the Food Pantry, and a food drive will be held on the Sunday prior to the pantry day.

Volunteers for the monthly Food Pantry day are needed! Sign up to serve by clicking here. 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.

 

PACEM
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 currently serving individually packaged dinners. Questions? 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, 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.

 

CASA
St. Paul’s, Ivy is excited to announce a new partnership with Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to establish a closet for families entering foster care. The Piedmont Family Care Closet, which is located in the lower level of St. Paul’s, will assist families with supplies to make a child’s transfer into foster care more comfortable. Through providing mostly emergency essentials for children entering care without much of their own, the Piedmont Family Care Closet hopes to help the families who take foster children into their homes. 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 piedmontfcc@gmail.com.