Outreach

Hunger Walk

Every year, St. Paul’s participates in the Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk. St. Paul’s typically has over 100 members who participate in this event. Each walker is encouraged to solicit sponsorship from friends and associates. All proceeds raised from this event are used to support Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The Hunger Walk helps six local nonprofit organizations, including the Episcopal Community Foundation.

St. Paul’s is proud to have won the coveted Bishop’s Cup in 2018 when it led the Diocese of Atlanta in fundraising with over $10,000 raised.

Food Pantry

Our mission is to multiply our resources with the St. Paul’s community to increase access to food for those experiencing hunger and food insecurity. The food pantry is dedicated to meeting the needs of over 140 children, seniors and grandparents in the community. Families receive 12 to 19 lbs. of food every other week. The majority of the food is purchased from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The parish community also provides targeted food donations during various food drives. There are volunteer opportunities on Mondays for food pickup and sorting and Wednesdays for food distribution.

Contact Norma Young to volunteer to serve at the Food Pantry.

FoodPantry
Death & Dying Learning Series

The Death and Dying Education ministry at St. Paul’s is designed to educate and prepare individuals on being proactive regarding their end-of-life care. Its goal is to have the topic of death to be as comfortable to discuss as the topic of birth. The ministry facilitates quarterly workshops on subjects such as Advanced Care Planning, Estate Planning, and Funeral Planning, while events such as Death Café encourages participants to engage in discussions on death, dying, and bereavement without fear of judgement or pressure to subscribe to an ideology. The events of the Death and Dying Education ministry are coordinated by parishioners Sharyn M. Hailey and Lisa C. Oliver, Ed.D. For more information, please contact Ms. Hailey at smhailey@bellsouth.net or Dr. Oliver at lisa@drlisaoliver.com.

F.L. Stanton Girls Mentoring Program

The St. Paul’s Mentoring Program strives to reach out and teach young fourth and fifth grade girls about other important young African American girls and boys are making a difference in the world.

Our goal is to expose these girls to different ideas, activities and possibilities about what they can do in life and what they can achieve through fun educational activities. We also expose them to little known famous African Americans, like Katherine Johnson and Shirley Chisholm, but also things like the origins and meaning of Kwanzaa. We also expose the girls to athletic and artistic activities they have never been exposed to things like yoga and ballroom dancing.  All of these activities are delivered in a 20-minute span of time right after lunchtime. Still, they look forward to our visits with joy and anticipation.

The girls all look forward to the big event of the year, our annual High Tea, which is the highlight of the program. Our St. Paul’s mentors and the support of our congregation has brought so much joy, excitement and happiness to these girls and because of this, we strive to be better at improving our program every year.

Christmas Gift Ministry

St. Paul’s works in partnership with the school administrators of Peyton Forest Elementary and F.L. Stanton Elementary Schools to identify children with the greatest need in providing holiday cheer.  Gift bags with age-appropriate gifts such as clothing, toys, books and sports gear are given to over 100 children.

Contact Dawn Revere to participate in this holiday ministry.

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