Through our many channels of outreach, we are called to express God’s love beyond our church walls. Individually and together, we reach out through service in Greater Cleveland and around the world.
St. Paul’s members are proud to be involved in a number of 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:
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 group, 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 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 partner to provide three weeks of reading-enrichment camps to area third and fourth graders during the summer break.
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 (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 …Read More »
Each summer, St. Paul’s youth spend a week working on the construction or repair of homes in or near Harlan County, Kentucky.
Our purpose is to meet the people, learn about the culture of eastern Kentucky, and understand the conditions that contribute to the abiding poverty in this part of Appalachia. We also focus on creating a strong community over the week, as we live out…Read More »