FAITH IN ACTION ASP MISSION TRIP is scheduled on  July 15-21, 2017

 

St. Paul joins BYG (80+ teenagers (age 14+) and chaperones from local churches) on this amazing, life-changing mission trip.  ASP (www.asphome.org) identifies families of greatest need and makes their homes warmer, safer, and drier. 

St. Paul members pay only a $150 deposit and the remaining $400 will be covered by St. Paul. 

If you enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a service opportunity, sign up at the Welcome Desk.  Contact Karen Brooks at 908-581-211 or kabrooks@aedo.net.

 
Faith In Action News
 
Beyond the bubble of resort life in the Dominican Republic, reality set in quickly on this Caribbean island.  A 15- to - 20 minute drive inland reveals scenes of poverty, starvation, scarcity and destitution.  Many are living in shacks made of sheet metal with no access to electricityor drinking water.  A group of Central Jersey residents, part of the organization Handfuls of Hope, is hoping to make a difference by doing mission work in the small, poverty-stricken village of Catallina.
 
St.  Paul Lutheran Church sent 12 volunteers.  In total, 82 people traveled with Handfuls of Hope from July 9-17... to read more please click here http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2016/07/handfuls_of_hope_volunteer_in_dominican_republic.html . (courtesy of the NJ Hunterdon Demoncrat).
 

 

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OUR MISSION...Faith In Action mission is to serve alongside those in need.  We strive to build relationships and share the love of Jesus.  The Faith in Action committee arranges service projects that give members of St. Paul opportunities to physically make an immediate and personal difference in people's lives.
OUR PARTNERS... We are developing close relationships with local organizations like Family Promise, Good News Home for Women, Habitat for Humanity, Grow a Row, Flemington Food Pantry, Homeless Solutions Soup Kitchen and  Morristown Shelter Support,  Center for Student Missions (www.csm.org), Appalachia Service Project (www.asphome.org). 
MISSION TRIPS...Faith in Action coordinates mission trips through their partners to reach people in need locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Good News Home for Women is a Christian residential program for women recovering from substance abuse. The 3rd Wednesday of every month is our night to provide “Creative Therapy” and we always need volunteers to teach a craft/skill/project that these 12 women can take away with them as a possible talent or simply a fun, loving memory. Sign up at the Welcome Desk in the lobby of the church or contact Karen Brooks at kabrooks@aedo.net.

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Habitat for Humanity

Provides houses for those less fortunate here in Bridgewater, NJ.  H4H is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian Ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.
Appalachia Service Project serves in the cities of Tennessee.  We will once again be joining local churches on this amazing, life-changing mission trip. Appalacia Service Project's goal is to identify families of greatest need and make their homes warmer, safer, and drier.  If you enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a service opportunity, this trip is for you!
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Flemington Food Pantry
Flemington Food Pantry

Hi Everyone at St. Paul,

The clients at the Flemington Area Food Pantry are very grateful for the supplemental food they receive.  Among some of the comments are:

"I don't know what I would do without the food I get here.  Food stamps just aren't enough."

"Thanks so much for all this food.  It means a lot to me to be able to get good food for my family.  Someday I hope I can give back.  I'm in a bad way now.  Thank you." - client

 

 For more information about how you can put your "Faith In Action"
Contact Karen Brooks at kabrooks@aedo.net
 
Check our our Facebook group St. Paul in Action to see how our staff and members are engaging in their communities!!
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Center for Student Missions is an opportunity for students offer their time, energy and sweat to support these indigenous "ministry sites." CSM plugs students and chaperones into a variety of hands-on ministry opportunities to ensure that the time in the city is spent supplying substantive help to God’s people in the city.
Family Promise
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The mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable Independence through a community-based response.

Changing Lives...We have provided shelter, meals, and support services to more than 700,000 family members.

Keeping Families Together...We believe families should stay together—not be separated—during the most difficult times in their lives.

Achieving Success...More than 74% of the families we serve find housing in less than nine weeks because of our intensive case management and community support.

Engaging Volunteers...We mobilize more than 180,000 dedicated volunteers who make a tremendous difference in families’ lives—and in their communities.