Marketplace For All People
The Marketplace For All People is a service for the whole community. OPEN each Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., the Marketplace offers a place where individuals can shop for clothes, small household items, linens, and food. Plus it’s all free! Guests are welcome to help run the Marketplace, donate to the store, or just come for coffee and a place to socialize with friends.
We believe we all have assets and resources that can be freely shared with each other, no conditions attached. We are hoping those who visit Marketplace For All People will share their gifts with one another, while serving together in our unique free store.
God’s grace is the greatest gift humankind has been given, it is God’s free gift of love. We are offering a time and place for ALL PEOPLE to come and experience God’s love through and with one another.
URBAN MISSION PROJECT
Please click the link to learn more about our community assistance outreach program, the Urban Mission Project: Urban Mission Project Information
ST. PAUL'S FOOD PANTRY
Did you know that we have a food pantry? Every Friday fron 10 AM - 1 PM, we open our doors to people who do not have enough food to get them and their families through the month. On November 1st, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.) benefits many of our clients receive while they search for full time work or are disabled were decreased significantly. This action has increased the number of people that we serve significantly as well. With this in mind, we have placed food collection boxes at the main entrances to our building, and are asking folks who have an abundance to share with folks who have very little or nothing. We are constantly in need of non-perishable proteins (canned meats, beans, peanut butter, etc.) and pasta meals (mac-n-cheese, tuna helper, spaghetti noodles & sauce, etc), as well as canned vegetables & fruits, soups, healthy cereals, and spices/gravies/condiments.
If you feel called to share, you may bring in any non-perishable items on Sunday mornings or Wednesdays 9am-2pm. We will also accept financial assistance to do the shopping ourselves. Often times we can get more for the money because of the food banks we are partnered with.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church is a diverse group of Christ's followers devoted to serving the body through spiritual study, being the hands and feet of Christ through missions and outreach, and sending and sharing the Message through community ministry. We take our role as Servants very seriously by feeding the hungry through our food pantry, witnessing during our worship times and through our community Bible study, forming relationships through our OSU/MI and Superbowl game parties, and assisting neighboring home owners with needs through the Urban Mission Project.
The members of St. Paul's UMC are passionate about serving and would like others to know just how fulfilling a relationship with Christ is when it is shared with our brothers and sisters in need. Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, just as you did [feed, give drink, welcome, clothe, nurse, visit] one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me" (Matthew 25:40). We know that serving our brothers and sisters means we are serving the Lord. Please check out our missions pages and our events. We would love to have you join us in serving our Lord with our hands, feet and voices.