Through our many outreach channels, we are called to express God’s love beyond our church walls. Individually and together, we reach out through service in Greater Cleveland and worldwide.
St. Paul’s members are proud to be involved in several programs within and beyond our doors. In addition to individual committees’ commitments to children and families at St. Luke’s, Cleveland; the Women’s Domestic Violence Center; the Fairhill Center for Aging; and more, St. Paul’s has ongoing outreach and volunteer opportunities in these programs:
- Reading Camp Cleveland
- Tutoring in Local Elementary Schools
- Greater Cleveland Congregations
- Loaves & Fishes Dinners
- Homeless Stand Down (Hands on Northeast Ohio)
Beyond Our Own Communities
St. Paul’s sends youth and young adults on Harlan (KY) Mission Trips each summer, where they build or repair homes and develop relationships with the people of Appalachia. Learn more about our Harlan Mission Trip here.
Our Global Missions Action Group (GMAG) is a dynamic outreach grou, which strives to empower and facilitate individual and parish involvement in the wider world, especially where St. Paul’s has established ongoing relationships: South Africa, Tanzania, El Salvador, Honduras, and Russia.
Open Doors Academy is a developmental out-of-school enrichment program founded in 1992 by the parishioners and leadership of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It began as a program that served as a safe place for latchkey kids and eventually grew into an after-school program. In 2002, Open Doors incorporated into a 501(c)3 and created a separate entity so that they could obtain outside funding. Today, Open Doors continues to provide programming to youth at nine other locations in the Heights, Euclid, and Cleveland school districts.
Beginning in the summer of 2018, Open Doors and St. Paul’s Reading Camp Cleveland organizers have partnered to provide three weeks of reading-enrichment camps to area third and fourth graders during the summer break.
Act II Resale Shop
ACT II is a long-standing, parishioner-managed resale shop for quality clothing and merchandise located in St Paul’s. Its volunteers serve the parish and the community, and its profits support important special projects at the parish.Read More »
Global Mission Action Group
Global Mission Action Group (GMAG) is an active, collaborative group that strives to facilitate parish involvement in outreach connections to countries where St. Paul's has established long-term relationships. Currently, these countries include El Salvador, Honduras, Russia, South Africa, and Tanzania. Three of these countries are linked by a communal bond through the Anglican Co…Read More »