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 Barnabas Employment Ministry. . .

Now remarkably beginning its ninth year, we support through our Easter Fund, a program that helps (primarily) those who are reentering society find entry level jobs, and gain confidence in themselves. Operating through South Street Ministries, in any given year, Barnabas may place up to 60 people in jobs. Each week, job seekers receive help with resume writing, interviewing basics, job leads, peer support, connecting with other necessary programs/organizations, and transportation. In November, a short video with Donovan Harris gave us a look into the work of Barnabas. See our Missions Page.