St. Paul’s supports several community outreach programs. Below is a list of a few:
Camp New Day – A camp for children of incarcerated parents. St. Paul’s gives them storage space for their supplies and makes blankets.
Team Brownsville – Assisting asylum seekers each day. These are people who are in the US legally, have been processed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and have spent time in a detention facility. When they are released, they are given meals and supplies for their bus trips: blankets, snacks, water, and toiletries as well as stuffed animals and activities for children. St. Paul’s is assisting them financially and with supplies.
Feeding America West Michigan St. Paul’s volunteers at and raises money for this organization that distributes food in various locations locally.
Almoner’s Fund: Manages response to emergency needs of individuals as quickly as possible.
Alternative gifts: At Christmastime, this effort within the congregation allows for parishioners to purchase gifts that benefit humanitarian outreach.
Episcopal Migration Ministries – Money is raised and sent to EMM for one of their projects.
Room At the Inn: Both food or money are solicited and raised for this shelter for those who are unhoused.
Habitat for Humanity
Asylum Seekers at Messiah Lutheran Church
SoulShop Suicide Prevention