Service and Social Ministry
St. Paul's has many, many opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to serve at the church, in the local community and to bless those around the world. After all, Jesus one time noted that when we feed someone who is hungry, give drink to someone thirsty, invite in the stranger, give clothes to the needs, care for the sick or visit those in prison, we are in fact doing these things for the Lord. (Matthew 25: 31-46) Listed below are many of the activities and agencies with whom we partner, but to find coming opportunities click the "Upcoming Events" button. If you're interested in getting connected with any of these opportunities, fill out the form at the bottom!
Adapted Sports Biking on the Chester Valley Trail
Help those with special physical needs and ride with them. Begins in April and continues through the end of October, every Sunday from 1-3 pm. Learn more
American Red Cross
St. Paul's sponsors two blood drives a year at the church. Members are asked to sign up and make blood donations. Learn more
The amigos gather Thursday mornings at 8 am for breakfast and to work on projects such as maintenance, repair and gardening around the church facility.
Boy Scouts of America
St. Paul's hosts a Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop to help the development of boys into young men. Learn more
Chester County Food Bank
Eight to twelve volunteer opportunities every month. Learn more
Chosen 300 Ministries
We crochet mats which this organization uses to serve the homeless in Philadelphia. Learn more
Church World Service
The annual October CROP walk (we participate in Downingtown) helps raise month to provide food and other relief supplies, refugee assistance, preventive health care, and improvements in food production and water resources in more than 70 countries. Learn more
County Corrections Gospel Mission
A local Christian mission serving people involved in or affected by the Criminal Justice System. Learn more
The crafters gather on Wednesdays at 9:30 am in the parsonage or the picnic area and create project for local organizations in need including "Welcome Bags" for personal care items for local women and their children.
A Christian non-profit organization dedicated to repairing homes and restoring hope for low-income homeowners in Chester County. Volunteers extend God's love in a tangible way to families living in substandard housing by working with them to make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. No experience is necessary. Ambassador opportunities are available to meet and pray with the families. Learn more
Habitat for Humanity
Building homes for low-income families in need; not a hand-out but a hand-up. Works with families to help them build decent, affordable, owner-occupied housing through an international ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Families work in partnership with Habitat in a sweat equity program to acquire their homes. Two volunteer opportunities are available: the build site (no experience necessary) or the ReStore. Learn more
Honeybrook Food Pantry
One to four people go to help with kitchen and warehouse projects. Learn more
In Touch Ministry
This group gathers multiple times a year for breakfast or brunch and holiday card writing.
Lutheran World Relief
We create quilts, raise funds, make baby blankets and layettes and also collect school supplies for those in need around the world. Learn more
Meals on Wheels
Delivers inexpensive meals 5 days a week to homebound members, whether they are elderly or someone recently home from a hospital stay. Learn more
Meals that Heal
Aids our members by providing home-cooked meals when they come home from a hospital stay.
This groups meets occasionally and works independently creating blankets for those in need and for newborns at St. Paul's.
Ronald McDonald House
All year round we collect pull tabs from soda cans and once a year take what we’ve collected to the house which is converted into funds for families experiencing a medical crisis. Learn more
Our talented group of quilters create blankets and mats for the Lutheran World Relief, and the Lakota Indians. The sewing group also makes the book bags for the school supplies drive each year.
Rise Against Hunger
St. Paul's periodically hosts a massive food packing event for those in need. Learn more
Veterans Hospital in Coatesville
Once a year we collect gently used coats and other clothing for veterans and their families. Learn more
St. Paul's Ministries
There are numerous opportunities to serve at St. Paul's to help others grow in faith and serve with love. You might find this spiritual gifts assessment tool helpful to learn how God has gifted you and the fill out this short Serve With Love survey.