St Paul's
United Church of Christ
 
Our Missions
We are a small but close and friendly parish located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvannia just 5 miles from the Camelback Ski and Waterpark resort. While being small in number our parish is proud to participate in many missions that help those in need both locally and nationally. All are welcome to attend our services and participate in our worship.
Our Noisy Offerings taken by the children after the children’s sermon,make up a “noisy offering” collection – a collection of your loose change into tin coffee cans. The monies collected during this offering stay in our community and are designated for local charities to help our neighbors in need.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: St. Paul’s participates in a Prayer Shawl Ministry. Prayer Shawls are hand made by a member of the congregation.  Upon completing, the shawl is brought to the church, and a final blessing is offered during regular Sunday Service.  Afterwards, the Pastor delivers the shawl to the recipient. 

Included with the shawl is a prayer card:
            As I made this prayer shawl, I prayed for you.  I prayed that you would receive the comfort from God that you needed.  May God’s grace be upon this shawl, warming, comforting, enfolding and embracing you.  May this be a safe haven, a sacred place of security and wellbeing … sustaining and embracing in good times as well as difficult times.  As you wrap this shawl around you tight, may you be reminded of all who pray for you, asking that God’s Blessings be upon you.  May you be cradled in hope, graced with peace and wrapped in Love.  God Bless.

If you care to request a shawl for someone; or if you are interested in making shawls, donating yarn, or making a monetary donation, please contact Jill Teaford at jillteaford@yahoo.com, 215-815-3709. 

Our National Missions
Blanket Sunday
Our Churches Wider Mission
Strengthen the Church
This UCC mission helps start new churches, renew existing churches, foster new leaders and grow the UCC in communities.
One Great Hour of Sharing
The UCC, and eight other Christian denominations and Church World Service, work to promote this mission.  Each denomination receives and manages its respective offerings to provide a variety of domestic and international ministries.
Phoebe Home
Donations help provide the best possible life for residents of Phoebe Home by supporting pastoral care, volunteer and activities programs, innovative education for caregivers and charitable care for those without resources
Neighbors in Need
Bethany Home
Christmas Fund
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