Plant-it-Forward, which operates a small farm on the Saint Paul property, now operates a farm stand that sells fresh vegetables on the site at 7200 Bellaire Blvd. The farm stand will be in operation from 3 p.m. to sundown every Monday. Saint Paul’s Plant-it-Forward farm has grown all kinds of vegetables in the front half of our former ball field on the east side of the church property. Plant-it-Forward provides Houstonians with fresh local products raised by refugees who learn to grow their own urban farm business across the city. The group trains each farmer to grow their crops with organic methods and to sell their produce through farmers’ markets as well as to subscribers and local restaurants. Learn more at www.plant-it-forward.org, including how to subscribe and receive locally grown vegetables. Plant-it-Forward and Saint Paul are cultivating good things on Bellaire Boulevard!
Saint Paul folks help homeless and low-income people on a regular basis.
We return to Church Under the Bridge on Saturday, June 10. Church Under the Bridge is operated by Thousand Hills Ministries. Saint Paul folks prepare and serve a meal and lead worship, including music and a sermon by our pastor, Dr. Kevin Boyd. We typically serve up to 100 people or more in each visit. We meet at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Paul and carpool to the site near downtown Houston. Lately we also have collected new socks and distributed them, too.
Once a month, we volunteer at the food pantry operated by the Christian Community Service Center, screening requests for assistance and stocking and providing food from the pantry. Want to help? Join us at St. Luke’s-Gethsemane just down the street on Bellaire Boulevard. No need to sign up – just meet us there! We typically provide this service on the fourth Saturday of every month, from 8:45 a.m. until noon.
We need your help for both projects! All are welcome. Please join us.
Early Childhood Ministries, Saint Paul’s preschool program, has grown this year with new students and fun programs. Register your child today! ECM has served the children of southwest Houston for 50 years with a nurturing environment and an outstanding staff. Call 713-772-1819 or email to learn more. There’s also information here.