Local Mission Outreach

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Growing Our Outreach

In 2021 St. Paul’s has continued to develop its Local Mission Outreach.  Our newest outreach is a partnership with Payson Community Kids.  Our Hungry Lambs program feeds about 65 children once a month. The PCK afterschool program is the only such program in Payson.  There are no Boys and Girls Clubs, nor any Y program.  The PCK program overwhelming serves low-income and working poor families.

We also continue with our long established partners, the Deacon’s Food Bank and Kaitie’s Closet.  We hope to return to our partnership with Empty Bowls when it restarts.

The year St. Paul’s is supporting the Senior Center Meals on Wheels, and has held a fundraiser for Time Out Domestic Violence Shelter and the Humane Society.

Outside Groups

We have a strong ministry to the community through the use of our building.  Recovery groups like AA and Al-Anon hold regular meetings in our facility.  Fraternal groups like PEO, Daughters of Scotia, and Soroptimist also meet in our building.  We have hosted concerts and dinners for many non-profits.  We view the use of our building as a ministry and a major way we can partner with our community.  Call the church office if you would like to use the building for an event.

Deacon Food Bank

person in blue crew neck t-shirt holding white plastic bagWe support the foodbank at our sister church, Community Presbyterian.  Gifts of cash and food are given monthly, and parishioners volunteer to help with the weekly distributions.

Empty Bowls

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An annual community event that raises money for the local food banks.  St. Paul’s has been a foundational sponsor in recent years.

Kaitie's Closet

Ten times a year new shoes, socks and underwear are offered to Payson children in need along with gently used clothing.  Almost 400 children were served in 2020.  Volunteers sort and tag clothing  and give out items in the monthly distributions.  Kaitie’s Closet is a 501 c (3) that is the primary outreach of St. Paul’s.