Community Outreach

Outreach at St. Paul’s is inspired by our calling to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and to love your neighbor as yourself.”

St. John’s Mission Kitchen

Each month church members cook and serve a hot meal for those in need at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Elizabeth. Community members, scout troops and families are welcome to join us to help cook and/or deliver the food.

Want to help? Contact Erica Webber at

Bread Ministry

Bread and pastries are collected from Westfield grocery stores multiple times per week and delivered to food pantries in Westfield and other local towns.

To volunteer, contact Rob Lombard at

Angel Tree & Fleece Blankets for Christmas

Each Christmas season we support the local social service organizations Family Promise and Angels for Action. Families select gift tags from our Angel Tree and provide gift cards and children’s Christmas gifts.

Additionally, parish volunteers gather for one night in late November to create fleece blankets. The gifts and blankets are distributed to those in need in time for Christmas.

Look for details regarding Angel Tree donations and Blanket Night in the Inspire Newsletter or Calendar during the Christmas season. Questions? Contact Erica Webber at

Local Donations

Throughout the year, we conduct drives to collect items needed for local organizations such as The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, Westfield Food Pantry, Angels for Action, and St. John’s Episcopal Church (Elizabeth). Past donation drives have included:

  • Souper Bowl of Caring: non-perishable foods
  • Undie Sundays: underwear for all ages
  • Sheets, towels and household cleaning products
  • Baby and toddler care
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Halloween costumes for children
  • Outerwear
  • Angel Tree Christmas gifts