2024 Mission Project – MC2024
Raise $20,000 for Lighthouse Family Shelter in Pontiac.
Mission Council is pleased to announce the 2024 Missions Project. Lighthouse Family Shelter will use our $20,000 donation to convert bathrooms on the first floor to make them wheelchair accessible. Lighthouse Family Shelter houses 18 families, on average 60 people. The Family Shelter is intended to be a short term fix, with the goal being to set the families up with permanent housing. Upon their arrival the families are assigned a case worker who helps them during the transition. The program has a 95% success rate for families staying in the permanent housing for two years after assignment.
We look forward to contributing to this worthy cause.
We ask for your support. Please note MC2024 when making your donation.
We maintain a 8’x24’ plot in the Rochester Community Garden located off Woodward Avenue. Our mission is to grow healthy vegetables and donate 100% to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House which is a local food pantry that provides food for families that can’t afford to feed themselves or their children.
Habitat for Humanity
St. Paul’s has worked with Habitat for Humanity Oakland County (HFHOC) and the Rochester Coalition (churches and service clubs of Rochester) to build or rehab one or more new homes every year.
Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) is a nonprofit, human services organization headquartered in Detroit. We support Cass Community Social Services in its effort to Fight Poverty and Create Opportunity in the city of Detroit.
Food, Shelter and So Much More in Pontiac
Baldwin Center in Pontiac, Michigan, provides invaluable services to hurting people, in part because the people of St. Paul’s care.
Rochester Area Neighborhood House collaborats with the community and other social service providers to help those neighbors in financial crisis toward self-sustainability
Red Bird Mission
St. Paul’s supports the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, through our Global Ministries Committee, an annual Adult Work Trip each October and the generosity of the congregation.
Henri Dennis School Liberia
St. Paul’s has a long-standing relationship with a school in Liberia (West Africa). God has certainly blessed our church with a mission program that has, and continues to provide, many benefits and blessings for the staff and children of the Henri Dennis School … and for the congregation of St Paul’s.
Providing food assistance for those in need in our community is an annual tradition at St. Paul’s. We work with the Rochester Area Neighborhood House to provide families in need with grocery gift cards for the holidays. Each year, our goal is to provide assistance to 100 families.
United Women in Faith
Each May and October the United Women in Faith and the people of St. Paul’s hold a giant Rummage Sale. All proceeds are donated to missions that benefit women, youth and children. More Rummage Sale information.
Moments of Grace: The Henri Dennis Experience
From a time of darkness in Liberia, new hope emerges in the Henri Dennis School for the people of Topoe village, in partnership with the St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Rochester, Michigan. Moments of Grace: The Henri Dennis Experience follows the team from St. Paul’s on their 2009 mission trip while they witness the reality of life for these resilient and faithful people.
Art Direction and Photography by Robert Cleveland. Video Production by Norman Gilmore.
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