For more than 35 years, St. Paul’s has been providing food for the emergency pantry at Vestia (formerly called Social Services) in Pleasant Hill, CA. Vestia provides a list of required food items and, thanks to generous church donations, St. Paul’s volunteers are able to shop for and deliver up to $400 worth of food every other month to help stock the Vestia pantry.
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Honduras Mission Trip
St. Paul’s sponsors a yearly mission trip to Villanueva, Honduras, continuing a relationship with the families of San Juan Evangelista, an Episcopal parish served by an ordained deacon. We assist with a children’s program that includes lunch for everyone; hiring workers who prepare and serve lunch; we do construction and maintenance projects; and we help with other activities as requested. We structure each day around the prayer cycle called The Daily Office.
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Usually twice a year since the 1950s, St. Paul’s stages a grand “resale store,” raising approximately $12,000 annually to support our Outreach ministries. Proceeds are distributed to charities in alignment with the Millennium Development Goals.
A formal tea featuring handmade delicacies by parishioners serves approximately 160 people in a festive setting in the Parish Hall, while local merchants and parishioners donate new items for an energetic raffle and auction. The Valentine Tea takes place on the Saturday afternoon before Valentine’s Day, so mark your calendar, prepare to don your High Tea Hats, and join the fun. Watch for ticket sales to start in late January. This event always sells out so get your tickets early.
Warm Winter Nights
St. Paul’s is one of the hosts for a family shelter that rotates among congregations in Contra Costa County. Families stay in our parish hall and we prepare and serve them meals. Winter Nights Family Shelter is a project of the Social Justice Alliance of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County.
Troop 202 has been a part of St. Paul’s since 1946 and is one of the oldest troops in the East Bay. The boys plan and execute a full range of activities that encourage fellowship, friendship, and good citizenship, working on scout advancement and other service projects. Usually each month there is a camping trip or a weekend field trip, and every summer there are two major excursions. The Scouts meet most Tuesdays at 7:00 pm and are led by Scout Master Matt Gallegos. Know of a young boy between the ages of 11-18 that wants to learn more about scouting? Contact Matt!
Contact: Matt Gallegos at email@example.com or 925-336-9344