Advocacy

And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’  Matthew 25:40

St. Paul’s Outreach Ministry seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ to the Woodbridge community and to God’s children throughout the world.

We reach out in accordance with Matthew 25:40 to provide assistance to people in need and to build bridges through relationships. We also work to increase understanding of social issues and to communicate the link between these issues and faithful discipleship.

In addition to feeding and clothing the homeless, we participate in the Cooperative Council of Ministries to advocate for the homeless, working poor, and those in need.

In addition, St. Paul UMC is an active participant in Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE).  VOICE is a diverse, non-partisan organization that encourages people across religious, racial, economic, and political party affiliations to work together for social justice and to build a stronger Northern Virginia.  For more information about VOICE, go to www.voice-iaf.org

However, all of our advocacy programs, except for working with VOICE, are suspended during the pandemic period.

Support Groups

Saint Paul also reaches out to the community through support groups and community support:

Alcoholics Anonymous – Support group (Mondays & Fridays 7:30pm & Wednesdays 7:30pm)

AA Winners Circle – Support group (Wednesday 7:15pm)

Alateen – Youth Support group (Mondays 7:30pm)

AlAnon – Family Support group (Mondays 7:00pm)

Narcotics Anonymous – Support group (Tuesdays 7:30pm; Thursdays 7:30pm)

Narcotics Anonymous – Support group (Friday 7:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm)

Sober Divas – AA Women support group (Saturday 7:00am)

TOPS – Support Group (Wednesdays 9:00am)

Community Support Resources:

ACTS – Action in the Community Through Service

Financial Assistance Program – First Tuesday each month 2pm – 4pm at the church – St. Paul UMC

Health Van – In the church parking lot Mondays from 9:30am – 2:30pm by appointment only: call 703-338-6678 to schedule appointment.  For residents of Woodbridge and Dale City only.

 *This page of resources is limited to ministries and groups that are offered at St. Paul UMC or that are directly connected to the ministries of St. Paul UMC in one or more ways.  We do not advertise other resources or support groups on this page.