Canterbury Court – We are proud to have a partnership with Canterbury Court, an Episcopal retirement community in the Dayton area. We have a regular presence there through weekly services, Stephen Minister visits and our prayer shawl knitters. For more information, contact Pat Harbert nanahph
Dayton Episcopal Food Pantry – St. Paul’s is proud to collect and donate food from our parishioners on a monthly basis, supplying DEFP with ongoing resources for over 100 families that rely on this food to feed their families. We offer financial support as well. The Food Pantry is located at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Salem Avenue. To get involved, contact Diane Labrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nedra Smolka at pianokeez530
Dayton Episcopal Clothing Room – St. Paul’s is proud to collect clothing, outer wear, under garments, socks and shoes for our neighbors in need in the Dayton community. The Clothing Room is located at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Salem Avenue. Contact Bee Tanner for more information. tannerb
Youth Mission Project – We are on a mission to love our neighbors! And we’re all neighbors. Through this interfaith youth initiative, we will work with local agencies and non-profits to feed the hungry, clothe the needy, and through our actions, respect the dignity of every human being. It is our privilege to serve the greater Dayton community. Project dates this year are July 9 – 13. We work from 9 – 4 pm each day of the week. This project is an interfaith effort bringing people together on the front line of the hunger problem in Dayton OH. Our goal is to be part of the solution. Contact Spencer Izor with questions. email@example.com
St. Paul’s Community Dinner – This is a new initiative that will begin on March 16. We will offer a free, healthy, hot dinner to the public on the third Friday of every month. Dinner will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Posters and flyers will be out the first week of Lent. This is part of the St. Paul’s hunger initiative. firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Knitters and crocheters come together in fellowship to create many warm, beautiful items for those in need. Regular weekly and monthly gatherings provide opportunities for knitters to share ideas, patterns, projects, and beginner lessons. To learn more about this prolific ministry, contact Wendy Thornwill: email@example.com
Altar Flowers Delivery – Weekly altar flowers are packaged into bouquets after Sunday services and delivered to home bound parishioners, those on our parish prayer list or as a thank you to guests taking part in the liturgy.
Funeral Receptions – When St. Paul’s has a funeral, the hospitality team is prepared to offer a reception when requested. These are elegant events in honor of the deceased and family. Contact Diana Sebaly firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Notewriters – When parish members are unable to attend church, our note writing team reaches out to them with monthly cards and bulletins from Sunday services. It’s so important to stay in touch. Want to get involved? Reach out to Diane Labrie at email@example.com
Stephen Ministry – Individuals are formally trained to support parishioners who are going through a difficult time. Currently, this ministry is a valued part of our relationship with Canterbury Court. It is available to all parishioners. Contact Marjo van Patten for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clergy Visits – If you are in need of a clergy visit at home or hospital, please call the following number to be connected with Rev. Atkins, 937-476-1435. Please know that HIPPA Privacy laws prevent us from visiting unless specifically requested.
Eucharistic Visitors – These are lay people licensed to provide the Holy Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to attend regular services; they offer the Eucharist at two area retirement homes once a month. Contact Muriel Hunt for more details. email@example.com