CALLED TO SERVE
St. Paul's has made a serious commitment to an outreach program that not only involves our members but one that allows our facilities to be used so that community ministries can become a reality.
When Tustin School District felt compelled by budgetary constraints to eliminate Summer School for the elementary grades and adult school, St. Paul's stepped in.
Adult English-Language Classes
Volunteers now offer English classes for adults in 90-minute classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, morning and evening.
Saturday a.m. classes help prepare those who plan to take their citizenship tests.
Our Parish Hall and Adult Education room are used regularly during each month for L.E.A.P., Twelve-Step Meetings (AA, OA and Al-Anon) and on an occasional basis by the Red Cross, Holy Family Adoption Agency, A.F.S. (American Field Service) and other community groups. The Church is used for a Korean worship service on Saturday morning and Bible study Friday evening. St. Peter’s Congregation, a parish of the Church of South India (Anglican), utilizes the Church on Sunday afternoons. The church is used during the year for many different types of concerts: piano, choral and orchestral. There are over 2,500 visits a week to our campus for these programs and our own ministries and the preschool.
We participate, in conjunction with our diocese and the national Episcopal church, in supporting
Episcopal Relief and Development, a worldwide agency committed to both short-term relief and long-term development in areas affected by natural disaster, disease, and war. To see the work fo ERD, click here: http://www.er-d.org/
We participate anually in a fund-raiser for Heifer International http://heifer.org,/
Outreach is a constantly-evolving issue, and we appreciate your input about where we might effectively offer our time, talent, and treasure.