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The Women's Study Group, a sub-group of the Episcopal Church Women, meets the first

Monday of each month, October through June. The group is a social and service

organization open to all women attending St. Paul's. The group's purpose is spiritual

enrichment, growth in Christian faith, and formation of friendships through book study,

discussion, prayer, and socializing. The Women's Study Group also ministers to church

newcomers through the presentation of welcome gift bags and to the sick and homebound

by participation in the Loaves and Fishes Ministry. The group makes donations to the

Genieve Shelter, Boy's Home, Jackson-Feild Home for Girls, among others, by monies

received from the sale of the church cookbook, mugs and note cards.

Food Pantry - Every Monday evening from 5:00-6:00pm, St. Paul’s provides food for those

in need. Food is purchased by monies donated by church members. Envelopes marked

with the words Food Pantry can be found in the pews during each service and persons are

encouraged to make donations.

Randolph Hall is used by Alcoholics Anonymous for meetings on Friday evenings. This

has been a ministry of St. Paul's for many years and reflects the congregation's belief that

we should do what we can to assist persons in overcoming addictions and in making

improvements in their lives.

On the second Saturday of each month, the church library is the site of an innovative effort

to assist young people in improving reading skills. The BARKS (Books and Reading for

Kids in Suffolk) program uses certified therapy dogs as a reading partner with young

people who have difficulty reading or who can read but have problems reading aloud. A

child, usually in a grade from K through 5, is paired with a therapy dog and the dog's

handler (owner) and reads aloud to that dog. The setting insures privacy and is a non-

judgmental one.

Contact the church today by calling (757) 539-2478

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