The community of St. Paul Lutheran participates in several ministries throughout Reading and the greater Cincinnati community. These ministries are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our community.
Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home. The members of St. Paul Lutheran provide support in a variety of ways including helping with community upkeep, meals and calling bingo once a month. It is amazing to see the delight and appreciation on the faces of the residents of Tender Mercies.
Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center
Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center serves the residents of Reading, Lockland, Wyoming and surrounding communities. Supporting this community-driven mission through various food drives and individual donations of clothing, blankets and other goods helps our neighbors when they are most in need. We partner with other members of the Reading Church Council and others in supporting this valuable mission.
Throughout the year, St. Paul usually collects one designated item per month for donation to Valley Interfaith such as shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc. We also collect school supplies for the Back-to-School backpack program and food items for the Christmas food baskets.
Through their partnerships with local businesses and organizations, Valley Interfaith is able to turn each dollar of donation into $13 of food for the pantry to help our needy neighbors.