Local Mission Outreach

 

Click on the following links for more information about each of the following ministries

 

     Soup & Such - Soup Kitchen

     St. Paul's Clothing Closet - Free Children's Clothing

     Mind, Body, & Spirit Club (MB&S) - After School Kids' Program

     Conrad Weiser Food Pantry - Food Distribution to Those in Need

 

 

Soup & Such - Free Meal For All

     Soup & Such is St. Paul's soup kitchen, where anyone and everyone can come and receive a free meal.  This ministry began in 2010, serving a meal on Thursday once a month.  In the fall of 2015, we expanded the ministry to two Thursdays a month.  We serve about 75 people per Thursday.  Volunteers generally begin preparations around 2:00pm.  Meals are served from 4:00-6:00pm.

      For more information about Soup & Such, please contact coordinator Claudette Mettin or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.  For more information about the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry, please contact Cheri Benfer.

 

     The schedule of Soup & Such can be found below and on our website's calendar.

 

           Schedule - Fall 2015:

                Thursday, September 10 & 24

                Thursday, October 8 & 29

                Thursday, November 12 & 19

                Thursday, December 10 & 17

 

           Schedule - 2016:

                Thursday, January 14 & 28

                Thursday, February 11 & 25

                Thursday, March 10 & 31

                Thursday, April 14 & 28

                Thursday, May 12 & 26

                Thursday, June 9 & 30

                Thursday, July 14 & 28

                Thursday, August 11 & 25

                Thursday, September 8 & 29

                Thursday, October 13 & 27

                Thursday, November 10th ( only one meal this month)

                Thursday , December 8 (only one meal this month)

 

      Schedule - Winter to Summer - 2017

                 Thursday, January 12 & 26

                 Thursday, February 9 & 23

                 Thursday, March 9 & 30

                 *Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm - Maundy Thursday

                           (Please note that in observance of Maundy Thursday,

                            we will have a special free meal on Thursday, April 13 at the special time 6:30pm.

                            As always... ALL are welcome!)

                  Thursday, April 27

                  Thursday, May 11 & 25

                  Thursday, June 8 & 29

                  Thursday, July 13 & 27

                  Thursday, August 10th and 31st

                  Thursday, September 14th & 28th                 

                  Thursday, Ocotber 12th & 26th                 

                  Thursday, November 9th (one meal because of Holiday)

                  Thursday , December 14th (one meal because of Holiday)



St. Paul's Clothing Closet

     St. Paul's UCC Clothing Closet hands out children's clothing.  St. Paul's Clothing Closet began in 2013, distributing clothing one Thursday a month, and has increased to two Thursdays a month.  Clothing is distributed from 4pm-6:00pm on the same Thursdays as the above Soup & Such schedule.

     We provide one FREE bag of clothing per child in a family (bags are given by the church).

     Donations of clean children's clothing in good condition are welcome, as well as donations of new children's underwear in its original packaging.

     For more information about St. Paul's Clothing Closet, please contact coordinator Robin Henning or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

 

 

Mind, Body, & Spirit Club

     Our Mind, Body, & Spirit (MB&S) after school program is a combined ministry of the Conrad Weiser Ministerium.   The MB&S program was initiated by St. Paul's UCC, and has been primarily led by St. Paul's UCC and St. Daniel's ELCA churches of Robesonia.

      MB&S endeavors to nourish the Mind, Body, and Spirit of youth in a safe caring environment.  The program includes:
        Mind: homework assistance, reading assistance, craft, and math and reading games;
        Body: fun games and a healthy snack (while practicing good table manners); and
        Spirit: peer socializing, interaction with caring adults, positive faith message, prayer, and music.

 

    We seek to offer youth a safe environment in which to have fun with friends, maybe make some new friends, receive help with homework and reading, nurture their spirit, have a light snack, and know that they are cared about by people in the community.

 

    The program takes place after school at Conrad Weiser West Elementary from 3:30pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays for 3rd and 4th graders enrolled at Conrad Weiser West Elementary School.

     Each Tuesday, we have about 15-20 minutes of structured active play time (such as a relay race, jumping rope, zombie tag, and the like); 15-20 minutes of a faith-based teaching with a positive message (such as the story of the good Samaritan helping an injured stranger in need); 30 minutes of homework support and/or reading time (we offer help with homework for those students who have homework that evening, or help with reading for those who have finished their homework, or play math or word games with those who have finished their homework); plus snack, craft, and music time.

 

     Schedule:

          Initial Pilot Program - Spring 2015

 

          Fall 2015 - Tuesdays from October 6, 2015 to November 17, 2015

          Winter 2016 - Tuesdays from February 2, 2016 to March 15, 2016

          Spring 2016 - Dates TBD

 

          Fall 2016 - Tuesdays from October 11, 2016 to November 15, 2016

          Winter 2017 - Dates TBD

          Spring 2017 - Dates TBD

 

          Fall 2017 - Dates TBD

 

Registration

     To register, please contact the office of Conrad Weiser West Elementary.

 

Spiritual Diversity - MB&S

      Our volunteers are coming from Christian churches of different denominations.  We value the religious diversity found within our community; we encourage individuals to continue with whatever faith community of which they are already a part; and we are not seeking to convert anyone from their present religion to that of one of our participating churches.  None of our churches profess our denomination to be better than all other denominations, but rather we seek to work ecumenically with faith groups.  We humbly seek to offer what we hope will be a helpful program to the youth of our community.
    We offer prayer as a part of this program (such as before snack time).  Youth are not compelled to pray, but if choosing not to pray are invited to pause in courteous silence during a prayer.
    If you have additional questions about the faith and perspectives of participating churches, you can visit the websites of participating churches and/or contact their pastors.  The names of participating churches and their contact information is included in the MB&S registration brochures.  (For the current program, the participating churches are St. Paul's UCC of Robesonia and St. Daniel's ELCA of Robesonia).

 

More Information about MB&S

      For  more information about the MB&S program, please contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.

 

 

 

 

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