Programs at St. Paul's
St. Paul's is committed to serving its community through a wide range of local ministries.
Saint Paul's sponsors
a Boy Scout troop. Scouting has been a part of St. Paulís program for many years.
Paul's Nursery School
in a caring atmosphere for children two - four years old. Weekdays, 9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 noon.
After School Program
This community program provides
afternoon supervision for children grades K-6. Program provides craft activities
five days a week and daily after school snack. In addition children are picked
up at school and transported to St. Paul's by a the Ithaca City School District.
In Missions group of St. Paul's supports Habitiat for Humanity and takes part
in local efforts to build homes for those who qualify. This group also works
on numerous other projects both locally and worldwide.
with Calvary Baptist
of St. Paul's United Methodist Church believes race relations remain the great
unresolved issue of our time. Since 2000, St. Paul's has had a proactive partnership
with another downtown Ithaca church, Calvary Baptist, a predominantly African-American
congregation. For the last several years, choirs and soloists from the two
churches have combined their talents for a community concert that draws hundreds
of Tompkins County residents and raises money for the Village at Ithaca, a
local non-profit organization designed to empower low-income minority students
in the Ithaca City School District. Other joint projects between the two churches
involve working on city homes in disrepair, forums on race and religion, and
simple fellowship, ranging from an annual picnic to gingerbread-making workshops
for children. The two congregations have received media recognition and awards
for their special partnership, including the Martin Luther King. Jr. Peacemaker
Award from Ithaca's Community Dispute Resolution Center in 2004. A guiding
principle of this work is reflected in Rev. Dolch's drumbeat slogan: "You
can't deal with race relations without relationships."
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Last Updated: 11/15/2004