A small group of people whose passion is the mission of the church. This group raises funds and also distributes funds raised by other church groups to local, national and international projects such as community Christmas hampers, Loaves and Fishes Food bank, camping opportunities for inner-city children, Pikangikum Water Project, clinics in Africa and disaster relief.
“holy spirits … Faith Conversations Over a Pint”
We gather on the last Monday evening of each month at 7:00 pm at “Wixon’s Bridge” Pub. Anyone is most welcome so please invite your friends to join you. We have had a number of people from the wider community join us for lively discussion and conversations as well as fellowship together. There are no right answers; all perspectives are welcome and encouraged; there’s room for everyone and their opinions. Come with your questions to explore answers together!
“coffee & conversation”
We meet on the first and third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm at “The Tin Cup” for informal chatting and conversation. The topic of the day usually comes from the group. We have welcomed the person from the next table to join in the conversation. There are no right answers as we believe that sharing our collective wisdom and experience is a good way to learn and be informed. Most of all, we meet to be together and to build relationships in time when many are lonely. Invite your friends to join you.
Over the winter, we partner with other churches in the community to provide a weekly soup lunch at St. Andrews Chalmers Presbyterian Church. St. Paul’s usually provides the lunch on two occasions. This ministry is the result of parishioners working together to reach out to the wider community of Uxbridge, and especially those most vulnerable due to poverty.
Uxbridge Gay/Straight Alliance
has been formed and initiated out of St. Paul’s. The initial gathering in May brought together over 25 people from the LGBTQ community and allies. The stories that people shared were very profound as they risked being vulnerable. It was affirming to hear how much they appreciated a church opening up to welcome such conversation and dialogue. We are seen to be safe space where individuals can be themselves without judgement. We continue to discern how we can be supportive and encouraging as we gather on the third Saturday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.
Everyone is welcome!! There is a place for you here!!
St. Paul’s has taken an active role in the sponsoring of a refugee family along with other Anglican churches in our deanery. We will be sponsoring a husband and wife and their young daughter. This will bring full circle the sponsorship that began with another group of Anglican churches in 2017. With community support we have raised our $5000 commitment to this endeavor. There will be more we can do to support this young family when they arrive as they become acclimatized to their new home and all that entails. Please speak to Sharon Taylor or Sharon Houston for more details.
Orange Shirt Day
St. Paul’s is a partner with others in our community to support “Orange Shirt Day” each September. This is an important ministry as we continue to understand the issues facing aboriginals particularly around residential schools. This is one way the church is attempting to seek reconciliation and healing. Some event is held each year near September 30.
Over the summer, our Sunday School invites the parish to participate in filling backpacks for children in need in our community. We fill them with all the school supplies that will help the child who receives it to have a good start to their year. They are taken to the “Fishes and Loaves” food bank where they are distributed to the clients they serve.
Worship at “Douglas Crossing”
On the fourth Sunday of the month, St. Paul’s leads in a communion service at “Douglas Crossing” with music provided by members of the parish. We enjoy the opportunity to meet and worship with those who find it difficult to come to church regularly and want to maintain a connection with their church and God.
“Loaves & Fishes” Foodbank
On the last Sunday of each month, we are collecting non perishable food items for the Uxbridge area foodbank. We have had a grocery cart donated by “Vinces” grocery Story. We’d like to fill it and offer it as an offering during the Sunday liturgy. When you’re shopping, consider how you can help out individuals and families in need in our community of Uxbridge.