Local Mission Outreach


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


     Soup 'n' Such - Soup Kitchen

     St. Paul's Clothing Closet - Free Children's Clothing  By appointment only.

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

     Conrad Weiser Food Pantry- Food Distribution to Those in Need 

     Pet Food Pantry for Seniors - Free pet food for seniors

     Community Vacation Bible School (VBS)



Soup 'n' 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.  We currently serve about 100 people.  Volunteers generally begin preparations around 2:00pm.  Meals are served from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

      For more information about Soup & Such, please contact coordinator Steve Miller or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.  For more information about the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry, please call 610-693-8313.


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


           Schedule - 2021: Due to the COVID-19 virus meals will be TAKE OUT ONLY.

                Thursday, January 28

                Thursday, February 25

                Thursday, March 25  

                Thursday, April 29    

                Thursday, May 27  

                Thursday, June 24  

                Thursday, July 29    

                Thursday, August 26  

                Thursday, September 30 

                Thursday, October 28  

                No Soup & Such in November

                Thursday, December 9


Instructions for Take Out during the COVID-19 Restrictions

The following is for your safety and the safety of those serving.

- Please wear a face covering, particularlly if needing to speak with one of the volunteers

Enter from Pearl Street (the road beside the church building)

- Follow the volunteers' directions into the parking lot. 


- The food will be given to you in the parking lot from 4:00 - 6:00PM, or until it runs out.

- Please do NOT start lining up prior to 4:00PM

- We might be able to drop food off at your front door, for a limited number of people.

If you are living within the area, and are quarantined in your home due to the COVID-19 virus or are awaiting test results, depending on supply/demand of food and available volunteers, we might be able to drop a meal off at your front door.  If you would be interested in us doing so, please contact the church office with your name, address, and phone number.

     As health guidelines continually change during this pandemic, please check our website for any potential updates in the process.  It is important that we do this in a way that is as safe as possible for the recipients and volunteers.

     For those volunteering: you must wear gloves and face covering, your temperature must be normal, you must be feeling healthy, and you must practice social distancing while helping.  We will be limiting the number of volunteers helping at one time, to help with social distancing efforts.  Do not just show up to help, please contact either Steve Miller (chair of the Mission Committee) or the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org">office@sprucc.org in advance.
     We NEED VOLUNTEERS to help with the following: food preparation; bagging/packaging of food; loading food into vehicles; directing traffic; sign making; and clean up.  For information on how you can help or to offer to volunteer, please contact Steve or the church office.
     We NEED MONETARY DONATIONS.  We need members to donate financially to Soup 'n' Such in order to purchase the food to make this distribution of food possible.  Rather than having people donate food, we will be purchasing food in bulk.  As such, rather than donating food items, we are asking for your tax-deductible financial contributions to Soup 'n' Such.  To do so, simply click on this Online Contribution link to make a secure electronic contribution designated for "Soup N Such" on one of the "special mission" lines; or write a check payable to St. Paul's UCC designated to "Soup N Such" in the memo line, and mail it to the church office.  
More Information

     For more information contact the chair or vice chair of the Mission Committee.



St. Paul's Clothing Closet - By Appointment Only!

     St. Paul's UCC Clothing Closet hands out children's clothing.  St. Paul's Clothing Closet began in 2013.  The Clothing Closet is now open by appointment only, in 15 minute intervals to ADULTS (please do NOT bring your children).  We are striving to keep it safe for church staff and clients.  Clients must wear a mask, and wash or sanitize hands on arrival.  The client should be feeling well, no headache or fever; should not have been outside of PA for the last two weeks, and should not have been in contact with a Covid positive person in the last two weeks.  Covid guidelines will be enforced.  You must have an appointment.  NO drop-ins.  Volunteers will enforce the guidelines and may deny entrance.  Please call the church office at 610-621-5770 to schedule an appointment for a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon.  Leave your name and phone number and our coordinator, Robin, will get back to you.  Thank you for your cooperation!

     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.  Please put the clothing in a plastic bag and leave it under the shelter of the roof by the double doors on Pearl Street.  You will see a sign on the door.  




Mind, Body, & Spirit Club

CANCELLED During the COVID-19 Pandemic

     Unfortuantely, we are not able to hold our MB&S after school tutoring program during the pandemic.  We hope to resume this program in the 2021 fall semester.

       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.


    Started in Spring 2015, the program takes place after school at Conrad Weiser West Elementary from 3:30pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays for 2nd, 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.



     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. 

     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.  In recent years, leadership has also bee provided by Tulpehocken UCC in Richland and Zion UCC in Womelsdorf, as well as other individuals from a variety of local churches.


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.




Pet Food Pantry for Seniors

     This organization holds monthly pantries for our elderly neighbors in need.  

     The next pantry will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:30am at the Cole Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Robesonia (across from the Conrad Weiser Middle School).  For more information and for those seniors who are homebound, please go to https://fb.me/e/37cii5z0h.





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