THE BREAD BASKET
Every Wednesday at noon a free lunch is served in the Church Social Room (either entrance, downstairs in the basement). All are welcome to this outreach of Vision Centre Region, an ecumenical organization in our community. Guests at Bread Basket with meet folks from all walks of life: senior citizens, college students, downtown workers. You are invited to enjoy this gift of community fellowship and/or to serve as a volunteer in the Bread Basket kitchen.
ST. PAUL'S C.O.R.P.S.
(Christian Organization for Repair Projects and Service) Persons interested in assisting with home repair services to those in need are invited to learn about CORPS. We always have new projects and hope to assign volunteers for these upcoming projects.
Four times a year, the SonRise Bakery supports outreach projects by selling homemade goodies before and after Sunday services. February features a baked goods sale in support of the Boy Scouts. Mother's Day is marked by a quiche sale. In the fall, apple dumplings can be ordered to support missions, and December's offering at SonRise Bakery is, of course, cookies! Call Jill Lillie at 814-234-3627 or Karen Jackson at 814-238-5163 to be part of SonRise Bakery.
Every Saturday morning, folks from St. Paul's open the Shoe Bank to persons in need from throughout the community. Volunteers are always needed to assist those who come and to help with organizational jobs in the Shoe Bank.
On the first Sunday of every month, non-perishable food items may be brought to St. Paul's for those in need. Donations are taken to the State College Food Bank.
ST. PAUL'S HABITAT HOUSE
View the progress on the completed Philipsburg Habitat for Humanity House Project. Work has been completed on the building of a house through Habitat for Humanity in Phillipsburg. Workers traveled from State College every Friday and Saturday to work on the house. The chairperson of the project was John Young.
CENTRE VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE
CVIM provides free health and dental care to uninsured residents of Centre County. CVIM depends upon volunteers to staff the office, interview patients, assist with fundraising. Local doctors, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals volunteer their services in this community outreach.
PARK FOREST DAY NURSERY
PFDN provdes free preschool for children from low-income families who are not affiliated with PennState or not serviced by Headstart. Funded by congregations, civic organizations, and individuals, sessions are held weekday mornings --3 months in the spring and 3 months in thefall. Two meals are provided daily along with health screening,parent education classes & G.E.D. diploma classes. Serves children ages 2 -5 years old. To enroll a child, contact Gloria Horst Rosenberger, director at 814-234-2167. Volunteers are needed to drive children to and from the Day Nursery. Contact the St. Paul's Church Office to volunteer.
CROP WALK FOR THE HUNGRY
State College area churches join in the annual CROP Walk on the fourth Sunday of October. Monies raised by the CROP Walk are shared between international hunger relief efforts and local efforts to alleviate hunger.
ABBA JAVA HOUSE
Abba Java provides study space and free coffee and snacks for college students throughout the week. Volunteers are always needed to keep the coffee fresh and help to provide a friendly, caring atmosphere for students. Contact the Wesley Center staff to volunteer.