Local Mission Outreach

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Growing Our Outreach

In 2022, 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.

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.

Hungry Lambs

Once a month, St. Paul’s volunteers prepare and serve a healthy meal including a main dish (lasagna is a favorite), healthy sides including fresh fruit, and a drink. This program allows St. Paul’s to build on our current community partnerships and expand our ability to serve the children of Payson. 

“And whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell younone of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:42)

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.