Ways To Serve, Ways to Help

Giving and living for the sake of others is right at the heart of the Good News, and it’s liberating! The gospel turns us to God and turns us to love others. 

For over 150 years, St. Paul’s has reached out to meet needs in Akron, in our nation, and overseas. We support many mission endeavors and social agencies. Week by week we actively create and train ministry teams for what goes on inside and outside of our walls. 

Find a new freedom and a deep sense of purpose by serving regularly!

Learn More by Opening Our Updated Ministries Booklet

Volunteer to Help by using the form at the bottom of the page.

These are included on the list of our ministries:

  • Altar Guild
  • Caregiver Ministry  
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Church School Help
  • Community Small Groups:  
  • Commuity Meal/Clean/Dishwashing
  • Community Meal/Cook
  • Community Meal/Serve
  • Congregational Care
  • Crucifer or Acolyte
  • Eucharistic Visitors
  • Flower Guild
  • Flower Delivery
  • Greeters
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hospitality Hour Host 
  • Intercessory Prayer List
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministry 
  • Missions Committee
  • Office Help/Bulletin Stuffing
  • Office Administrative Help
  • Outreach
  • Prayer Ministries
  • Property Committee
  • Publications
  • Quiet Committee
  • Prayer Ministry on Sundays
  • Reader and/or Chalice Bearers
  • Security
  • Seniors Ministry
  • Special Needs Ministry
  • Stephen Ministry
  • Ushers
  • Welcome Table
  • Wrapped in prayer
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Youth Helper
  • Youth Ministry 

This month we put a spotlight on The Community Meal . . .

Now remarkably beginning its seventh year, we deploy cooks, dishwashers, planners, servers, set-up and clean-up teams, to serve 100+/- guests every Wednesday. The meal allows us to reach into the community, learn about more real local needs we can meet. Our need for more helpers is always significant. Consider being part of this joy-filled ministry!

. . . and on Lay Reading 

Our worship is rich with Scripture. There is a stateliness, and a warmth to the public reading of the Bible--and it’s an important role for lay people. Training for new lectors is offered early in the year.