At St. Paul’s, we believe we are called as Christians to be Christ’s hands and heart to the world. Our outreach ministries help us fulfill our mission: To know and follow Christ and to help others know and follow Christ.

Learn about our outreach ministries. Will you lend a hand in our community and beyond?

 

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church has served the community in a number of ways over the years including spearheading community blood drives. For upwards of 15 years St. Paul’s was a donation site and volunteers donated blood and their time to meet community needs. St. Paul’s volunteers continue to help assist with the canteen on a monthly basis and are transitioning to full Red Cross operation of the blood bank. This transition will be completed by March 1, 2017.

Persons wishing to donate blood can contact the current donor site at 1030 N. Main St., Manteca.  Transition donor hours are 1-7:30 p.m. on Mondays.  Call (888) 942 5663 to schedule an appointment.

The Food Pantry provides food assistance to individuals and families in need and go through a supportive qualifying process. The Food Pantry Ministry has expanded its efforts to provide comfort and support for our neighbors in need. Recently, the Food Pantry provided two luncheons and a Christmas Ham dinner. Each client got to take a ham home with them. UM Women provided stockings for the children. We had crafts and cookie decorating and a visit from Santa. Clients were profoundly grateful.

Through the efforts and inter-faith cooperation of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Presbyterians, Islamic Center, LDS Church and others, children in Manteca Schools have been helped with backpacks, school supplies, coats and jackets and other necessities. The effort is indeed ecumenical. Efforts in this area have encouraged better understanding amongst Manteca’s different faiths as well as supported children in need.

Nearly New Thrift Store served the Manteca community for over 40 years offering clothing for all ages, housewares, kitchen items and more at reasonable prices for those in need. Volunteer workers have been trained to sort, wash, price and sell those items to the community. 

UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in the United States and internationally. Our efforts are targeted in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, it stands ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery, until they are well on their way to establishing a “new normal” after a crisis. 

BIG NEWS! Four times the number of children in Sub-Saharan Africa are now surviving – and not dying from malaria – than when Imagine No Malaria was launched buy the United Methodist Church just five years ago. When we began this initiative, a child died from malaria every 30 seconds. According to the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report released in December 2015, we have now turned back the clock to a 2 full minutes.

Imagine No Malaria takes a comprehensive and proactive approach in the fight against malaria. A four-pronged method of prevention, treatment, education, and communications empowers communities across Sub-Saharan Africa with a diverse set of tools to beat this killer disease.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of helping hands for our various outreach projects. If you would like to volunteer or receive information about service opportunities, please contact us at (209) 823-7154.