The Outreach Ministry at St. Paul United Methodist Church seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ to the Woodbridge community and to God's children throughout the world.
“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.”
St. Paul Outreach Ministry boldly and proactively reaches out in accordance with Matthew 25:40 to provide assistance and opportunities to people in need and to build bridges through relationship. The Ministry also works to increase understanding of social issues and to communicate the linkage of these issues with faithful discipleship.
St. Paul offers a wide variety of outreach opportunities ranging from serving dinner to the homeless to week-long mission trips. In addition, St. Paul participates with the Community Council on Ministires as advocates for the homeless, working poor, and those in need.
Feeding the Homeless
St. Paul has a tradition of providing aid and hospitality to the homeless and poor. 52 weeks a year, St. Paul provides a hot meal and relationship on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00pm for clients of the Prince William County Winter Shelter/Drop-In Center and others who have no place to call home through our Lord's Table. St. Paul actively participates in meal support at the Hilda Barg Homeless Shelter, and along with the Community Council on Ministries, supports the Drop-In Center on a year round basis.
St. Paul offers The Lord's Pantry, a food pantry which is open on the 1st Saturday each month 8am - 10:30am and on the 3rd Thursdays from 3-5:30pm in the church building. This program provides pre-selected groceries to families that live in the 22191, 22192 and 22193 zip codes, USDA food is also available based on household income.
St. Paul offers a clothing closet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 3pm - 5:30pm. Volunteers are invited to help with sorting, stocking, and distributing cloting to clients. If you are interested in being involved in this ministry, please contact us.