St. Paul’s is dedicated to working in partnership with various organizations and individuals locally and internationally to offer support — financial, physical and spiritual. We strive to show the love of Christ, not only in our church and community, but throughout the world.
Local Mission/Outreach Organizations & Individuals that St. Paul’s Sponsors
- ABCCM (Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to reach out to the total person — to help that person begin to take charge of their own life and to solve their own problems. It is ABCCM’s goal to restore human dignity. St. Paul’s donates funds and food on a monthly basis. The ABCCM Shelter is always in need of volunteers. If you would like more information about ABCCM, call 259-5300 or visit their website at: www.ABCCM.org.
- Habitat For Humanity is an ecumenical housing ministry building houses in partnership with people in need. Habitat builds with volunteer labor, then sells the houses at no profit, through no-interest loans, to families who otherwise would be forced to live in substandard housing. Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out. St. Paul’s joins with Habitat yearly by supporting through financial donations and physical labor. If you would be interested in volunteering or helping Habitat, call 251-5702
- Claxton Elementary School – Members support children at Claxton through providing school supplies and giving an annual Christmas party. One church group adopts 2 or more children with Christmas gifts. Students in the fifth grade hold an annual MLK breakfast in the church fellowship hall. Teachers are also honored yearly with breakfast.
- Prayer Shawl Ministry: With loving prayers, shawls are made to comfort those who face illness, surgeries and/or hospitalization. If you are interested in this caring ministry, please contact Sandra Crouch at (828) 298-3979.
- Grace AA group – Tues & Thurs 5:30-6:30 . Also a small women’s reading group (SOS) meets Wed 6-8 pm. (all in our fellowship hall)
- NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meets every Saturday from 8-9 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
- ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) – meets periodically as needed in the Ballard Class Room.
National/International Mission/Outreach Organizations & Individuals St. Paul’s Supports
- The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) —UMCOR, The United Methodist Committee on Relief is an arm of the United Methodist Church dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the world. It provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict or natural disasters disrupt life to such an extent communities are unable to recover on their own. UMCOR provides survivors with temporary relief and long term education, training and support.
St. Paul’s members support UMCOR to help feed and clothe people who have experienced a national disaster, either nationally or internationally. Our gifts have brought hope in places where despair and suffering are overwhelming. Through UMCOR we give very tangible evidence of our Christian compassion to the needy, feeding the hungry, transforming lives as we try to respond, to restore, and to rebuild their communities in an effort to carry forward Jesus Christ’s eternal message of hope!