Harvest Home is a St. Paul’s tradition that has it’s roots in our agricultural community history.  Once a year the congregation would collect food from their harvest to support the pastor and his family to sustain them through the winter.  As times have changed we still hold a food drive but we donate the items to the local food bank.  Glade Valley Community Services Food Bank is open twice a week to distribute food items to our neighbors in need.  Please consider bringing non-perishable food items to church on October 8th as a part of this year’s Harvest Home celebration.  And don’t forget that there are baskets to receive donations for the food bank by the entrances to church year round.  It’s also Pumpkin Sunday, so please come
and take one home after worship.

 Congregational Ministry

Congregational Ministry is the “umbrella” that encompasses many ministries, including Social Ministries, Outreach Ministries, Internal Care giving Ministries and Health Ministries.  The committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month virtually.  
 We welcome everyone to come and join us in the many programs and events we offer throughout the year.

Social Ministries A list of some of the Congregational/Community events we offer during the year:

  • Mardi Game Night (potluck dinner/games) 
  • Strawberry Festival
  • St. Paul’s Keys Night
  • Walkersville VFD Carnival (St. Paul’s members volunteer their time during carnival week)
  • German Dinner
  • Harvest Pumpkin Sunday 
  • Caroling  

Outreach Ministries

During 2017, St. Paul’s members supported local organizations with monetary donations to: Frederick Rescue Mission/Faith House, GVCS School Supply Drive, Heartly House, Mental Health Association, Religious Coalition/Cold Weather Shelter, Walkersville High School’s Safe and Sound Event.  In addition, St. Paul’s members supports the Glade Valley Community Services Food Bank with volunteer hours, food and monetary donations.

Internal Caregiving Ministries

  • Stephen Ministry
  • One Simple Act – coordinating meals and visits to shut-ins and members in need.

Health Ministries

  • Care Wear
  • Prayer Shawls/Lap Blankets
  • Care Notes
  • Prayer Chain