Safe, affordable housing is a St. Paul priority. In the Quad Cities and in central rural Appalachia: Sturdy walls, shingles, and supportive services are hands-on signs of God’s immense, protective presence.
"You give them something to eat," says Jesus to his disciples. St. Paul congregation believes that hungry people must be fed. In the Quad Cities: food pantries and meal sites. Globally: relief and advocacy. On St. Paul tables: home-cooked meals.
Central-city kids grow stronger with the energy and love of St. Paul people. Friendship blossoms at Madison Elementary and J.B. Young Intermediate School. Over lunch or a book, volunteer mentors and tutors make a difference.
Mental illness touches a wide swath of people. St. Paul strives for health, awareness, and an embrace of all people. This outreach includes a Main Street house, a support group, education, and community support.
What’s a 24/1 church? The psalmist inspires St. Paul’s spirit and action: "The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof." Psalm 24:1 takes root in a community garden and intentional choices to preserve and care for the planet.
The well-being of children, teens, and families drives a number of St. Paul commitments. Organizations serve people in need. Youth discover a world of serving. Campers sing around campfires. Preschoolers receive scholarships.
Three biblical words define St. Paul’s worldview: "Love your neighbor." Mosquito nets and water wells. Disaster relief and fair trade. The church’s expanding mission spirit tackles God’s work in the world.