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Do you have a spare minute to help some one? Outreach to the immediate neighborhood and to Oakland as a whole is extremely important at St. Paul's. These are the services that we support:

  • St. Paul's is a partner congregation in SAVE (Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere).  Reminiscent of the 1960’s Sit-ins, Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) was created to raise awareness about the crisis of violence in the city of Oakland. SAVE encourages residents to break the silence, speak out, get engaged, and take a non violent stand against the murders in our community. We do this by having “Stand-Ins” from 11a.m. – noon every Saturday near where a person was recently killed, to stand for that person, to witness to the fact that the person died, that we care about that person, their family and our community’s loss, that the killing must stop, and we must speak out to make it stop. 

    Please contact Paula Hawthorn, 510-601-8388, or pbhawthorn@mindspring.com if you would like to participate.

Stand-in and Stand up to help stop the violence!

Check http://save-oakland.com/ to make sure the location hasn’t changed. Contact Save@Truevine-Ministries.com to be put on the email list for future Stand-Ins.

Dec 2016:

Interfaith Immigration Vigil is always the 1st Saturday of the month, 11 am- 12 noon at West Co. Detention Facility in Richmond.

We are joining with others to protest the detention of immigrants without cause. We’ll gather with song, prayer, sacred story, and make our presence known as loudly as we can for our sisters and brothers being detained.

Other Community Programs Affiliated with or Occuring at St. Paul's:

The Food Co-Op provides fresh produce at wholesale prices to the neighborhood. It is open to all on Thursday at 10 am. We encourage people to bring canned food for the hungry on Sundays.

  • Senior Resources offers counseling and assistance to the elderly and their caregivers. 
  • St. Paul's choristers visit and sing in the nursing unit at St. Paul's Towers every second Sunday of the month. St. Paul's Towers is an Episcopal Homes Foundation retirement community. For more information, call (510) 835-4700.
  • Feeding homeless Seniors at St. Mary’s Center Each year St. Mary’s Center (just off San Pablo Avenue) feeds and shelters 25 homeless seniors during the winter months. 

St. Paul's members are preparing something good to eat at St. Mary's Center.

For more information or to volunteer:

Sign up in the Narthex to help once a month with providing and serving food at St. Mary's. Otherwise please contact Rev. Carolyn Bolton at CBolton at jtm-esc.org for details, or call St. Paul's at 834-4314.