Regional and National Outreach
Mission Central in Mechanicsburg, PA, is the mission warehouse affiliate of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Along with their satellite operations called “HUBS,” Mission Central responds to natural and man-made disasters with relief supplies and provides humanitarian goods and logistical services to hundreds of different ministry and social service agencies. St. Paul’s supports Mission Central with volunteer efforts and monetary donations.
The Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project) mission is based in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee and is designed so that youth from all over the U.S. can come together and help low-income families. St. Paul’s made its first trip to Mountain T.O.P. in 1998. Since then, the trip has become the highlight of the year for many of our young people. At Mountain T.O.P., students are assigned to small work groups that include youth from across the country. Over the years, St. Paul’s youth have built ramps, fixed roofs, picked up trash, and fostered long-lasting relationships with the community in Tennessee. For more information, contact Mitch Ake, St. Paul's Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church, located in Harrisburg, PA, specializes in helping young people discover and develop their capabilities so that their lives and the life of the community can be enhanced. Through donations and volunteers, St. Paul’s has helped to support the Center’s after-school programs, summer leadership camps, and special tutoring sessions to keep children on schedule with their education in a safe environment.
Rosebud Indian Reservation
Every fall, St. Paul’s collects new and gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for children on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota nation.
United Methodist Home for Children
The United Methodist Home for Children in Mechanicsburg, PA, provides a caring environment for children who are victims of a negative social environment. Both short- and long-term residential care are available for at-risk children. St. Paul’s provides financial support to help fund programming.