Bridging the Gaps by Loving, Serving, Living Like Jesus
Bridging the gaps means reaching out to those in need beyond the walls of the church, in both the local and the global community. These are programs that St. Paul's supports with gifts and with service.
Sierra Leone For several years, St. Paul’s has been in covenant relationship with our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone, Africa. Each year, pastoral support is sent to Sierra Leone in an effort to bring stability and blessing to those who have been called to proclaim Good News in the midst of unimaginable destruction from a civil war. In addition, we are in relationship with Albert Memorial UM Church in Sierra Leone. Through prayer and financial support, we are able to resource our sister church in Sierra Leone, and to encourage its leaders and people.
Mission Central Mission Central is the mission warehouse of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Along with our 18 satellite operations called “HUBs”, we supply humanitarian goods and logistical services to hundreds different ministry and social service agencies. Since our beginning in June 2002, Mission Central has hosted tens of thousands of volunteers who come to experience being "the hands and feet of God" in service. With our volunteers, we process United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) "Relief Kits" for use around the world, provide all types of needed supplies for local and national ministries, and assist many projects that are sending God's love around the world.
Albright Care Services Albright Care Services is a faith-based non-profit corporation serving Pennsylvania’s entire Susquehanna Valley. A wide spectrum of care options is offered by Albright Care Services in a number of locations throughout the organization’s service area.
Albright Care Services owns and operates Riverwoods Senior Living Community in Lewisburg, Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York and manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD-approved housing complex in Watsontown. The Mission of Albright Care Services is to encourage abundant living by anticipating and responding to the needs of the aging and frail. Albright Care Services will provide a continuum of care that...
Fulfills human need.
Works through partnerships.
Lives out our Christian faith.
Eastern Union County Supplemental Food Program The mission of this program is that no one in Eastern Union County goes to bed hungry. Volunteers of the program distribute food the first and third Fridays of each month to an average of 680 Eastern Union County residents, all from households with an income of 150% or less of the designated federal poverty level. Approximately 1200 different individuals received services during the 2008-09 fiscal year. Monthly, approximately 6,750 pounds of nutritious food providing for 9,000 meals are provided by the EUCSF Program. Clients of the program are also eligible to receive clean, gently used, contemporary clothing at no cost.
Lewisburg Council of Churches The Lewisburg Council of Churches is an ecumenical group of Christian servants who organize and support many ministries throughout the year. St. Paul’s is one of the many congregations in Lewisburg which comprise this organization. The Council oversees The Eastern Union County Supplemental Food Program, housed in First Baptist Church, which distributes food to several hundred of our neighbors based on financial need the first and third Friday of each month. Also, an Emergency Food Bank is housed at Christ Lutheran Church, and provides food for those who experience an emergent need. The Council organizes financial resources for transients who find themselves in town and in need of funding for gas, transportation, or a night’s lodging. The Council also oversees Soup and Scripture each Lent, which provides physical and spiritual food for those who gather each Wednesday during the weeks of Lent each spring. Also, an ecumenical Good Friday Worship Service is sponsored by the Council and led by pastors within the Lewisburg Ministerium. And each fall, the Council and Ministerium organize the Lewisburg Area CROP Walk which unites us with the millions of our neighbors, both locally and globally, who are in need of the most basics of life: clean water, food, and shelter.