Sharing and Caring is a local agency that helps the less fortunate in our area financially and through their food pantry. We support Sharing and Caring through a monthly benevolence, food collection, Tools for School, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.
The Waterfront Mission is a local agency that assists the homeless with shelter, offers educational programs and provides hot meals. Each year the LYO participates in the Souper Bowl of Caring collection drive on Super Bowl Sunday. Funds are donated to the Waterfront Mission.
Relay for Life: St. Paul members actively participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event held annually the third weekend in April at the Niceville High School athletic stadium. Anyone interested in joining the RFL team can contact Gayle Norgaard, St. Paul Team Captain, by calling or emailing the church office.
Mission Outreach: Through donations, St. Paul supports The Oaks Indian Center in Oaks Okalohoma, Lutheran World Relief, Global Missions, Lutheran Bible Translators, Camp Luther Springs, Lutheran Disaster Response, Lutheran Services Florida, Food for the Poor and other Lutheran agencies through our Mission Outreach program.
I send you greetings, and a big thank you for continuing your mission support of our family from July. We are very thankful for your support of the Stadtlanders, and we look forward to beginning our relationship St. Paul.
I want to invite you to our family website, www.therimmers.org,and especially the pages that we've dedicated to our mission sponsors. http://www.therimmers.org/join-the-dialogueon this page, I've left a welcome message for St. Paul, and any members can get on this sight and leave message, ask questions, or start a thread about Global Mission. We can be in touch personally this way.
I hope this is a good way for us to be able to 'talk' to groups such as Sunday school classes, youth groups, or anyone who wants to be in touch.
So, encourage folks to check it out, and in the meantime, please bring our greetings to the community of St. Paul.
ELCA Global Mission - West Africa
Adopt-A-Highway: St. Paul has adopted a one-mile stretch of Hwy 285, from John Sims Drive north, through the state's Adopt-A-Highway program. On a quarterly basis volunteers help pick up litter on a Saturday morning. Vests, pickup sticks, trash bags, and water are provided. Suggest bringing gloves, sunglasses, cap, and appropriate [closed-toe] shoes. All ages 12 and up are welcome to help. Youth age 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Look for the announcement in the Sunday bulletin.