St. Paul’s welcomes all to celebrate God’s love through faith and action.
In addition, you can download a brochure that includes a number of different prayers you can use with your family.
Creepy (Virtual) Escape Room – Our youth group discovered a, really very creepy, skeleton while cleaning out the church attic. He has become something of a mascot for the youth group, who call themselves the Creepy Club. This virtual escape room is based around Creepy and his club. Huge thanks to Peters Township Public Library, and Youth Librarian Sydney Krawiec, for the tutorial on which this room is based!
St. Paul’s Animals (Virtual) Escape Room – Our second virtual escape room, based on a story about the stuffed animals that live in our building. This one is a bit harder than the Creepy room. (It helps to keep track of the clues you’re given on a piece of paper.)
As students and teachers head back to school, we have developed some prayers for children, teachers and families to use. Download them here!
Right now our usual activities have been adapted to digital formats.
We have moved our Pub Theology gathering to Zoom too. Bring your favorite beverage and join in conversations about God, faith, life and what it all means. You can find the schedule on the calendar and Zoom links in our weekly e-newsletter.
Bible Study is on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 and is meeting on Zoom. We are picking up our look at the books in the Bible written by St. Paul. The link to the Zoom meeting is in This Week and the Sunday Links emails. Recordings of the Bible Study are posted on our podcast site, harrishill.podbean.com. You can catch up on past Bible Study sessions there too.
The May Book Group will meet on Zoom on Tuesday May 25 at 7 pm. We will be discussing the book We Shall Be Changed: Questions for the Post-Pandemic Church edited by Mark D.W. Edington. The book is a collection of essays on various topics by a wide variety of authors. The book is available for less than $10 on Amazon. If you have trouble locating a copy let Pastor Vicki know. The link for the Zoom meeting and call in information will be in the This Week and Sunday Links e-newsletters.
The Small Plates adult education program will meet on Zoom at 9 am on May 16 & 23 and June 6 & 13. We will be discussing a document called Hybrid Church: A Way Forward for Church Leaders as a way to begin a discussion about what the future might look like. You can find the document here. We will also be doing a one evening discussion of the document on May 20 at 7 pm on Zoom. The Zoom links and call in information will be in the This Week and Sunday Links e-newsletters.
Right now most parish social events have been suspended. We hope and pray that we will be able to resume gathering safely soon.
We miss Sundae Sunday, Parish Family Dinners, Trips to Darien Lake, Tourist in our Hometown Events and all the other ways that we gather, have fun and learn together. We miss each other’s company and look forward to the time when we can be back together.
One of the ways we are supporting our community right now is providing a puzzle exchange. There is a box in front of the church where people can pick up a new puzzle and drop off puzzles they are finished with. It’s a small way to help keep spirits up in our neighborhood.
We are partners with the Buffalo Elementary School of Technology. We collect school supplies and hygiene items for students, help in the classrooms and provide the hands and feet for the weekend food distribution among other services to the school.
We are also partners with Harris Hill Elementary School. We serve as the evacuation site for the school, help in classroom and with PTA and school events.
We are supporters of Hearts and Hands Faith in Action, which connects volunteers to seniors in our community to provide rides to appointments, shopping help and home repair services.
We have other Outreach projects through the year, depending on what is going on in our neighborhood, our region, and the world.