This Sunday is a "Food Bank Sunday"  
The first Sunday of the month is "Food Bank Sunday" at St. Paul’s. This month, the State College Food Bank is requesting the following items: ready-to-serve soups (Progresso, Campbell's Chunky, etc.); tubular pasta (penne, rigatoni, ziti); breakfast cereal; canned fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple); snack items (crackers, cookies, chips/pretzels, granola bars, etc.); canned chicken; pasta/spaghetti sauce; powdered lemonade mix; oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil); maseca (instant corn masa flour); laundry detergent; liquid dish soap; liquid hand soap; toothpaste and toothbrushes; bar soap; body wash. Please do not include baby food or formula, expired food or opened food, over-the-counter medications or products with alcohol in them. They greatly appreciate and thank you for your donations.
Refugee family update 
The family that we are helping is doing well. They welcomed their baby girl on Monday July 25. She weighed in at 7 pounds, and mom and baby are doing fine! Dad is now looking for a job in addition to working on his English proficiency. The 17-year-old is enrolled at State High and will enter 10th grade in the fall. The family is so appreciative of the help that they are receiving and the new friendships that they are making. There is still a lot for them to learn and adjust to. Next steps are helping them with personal finances and goal setting as well as learning to use public transportation. If you would still like to donate, please click here.
Birthday card shower  
On August 20, our friend Wilna Kesler will turn 100! Let’s help her celebrate by showering her with birthday greetings! Cards may be mailed to her home at 534 Beaumont Drive, State College PA 16801.
Interested in becoming a Member at St. Paul's?  
Join us for an informational meeting following our 10:30 service on Sunday, August 28th. We will gather around 11:30 to talk about what it means to be a United Methodist, and what it means to commit to being a member at St. Paul's UMC and Wesley Foundation. If you are interested in becoming a member (even if you are not available on August 28th) please email Pastor Greg.
Park Forest Preschool enrolling for fall 2022-23
Park Forest Preschool offers a free tuition program for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds of income-qualifying families. Low child-to-teacher ratio and nutritious breakfast and lunches are provided daily. Located at 1833 Park Forest Avenue in State College. Please email the director or call 814-231-8492 for more information.
Move-in Weekend is coming up!
Penn State students will be returning to campus in a few weeks. This year we are going to hand out water bottles on Saturday, August 21st (in addition to having free parking and Abba Java open). You can be part of this by donating water bottles and/or volunteering on the day. Contact Pastor Sarah at to volunteer. Water bottles can be dropped off in Abba Java. Thank you! 
St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation
250 East College Avenue | State College, PA 16801 | 814-237-2163 |