St. Paul's Outreach and Community
Bishop McLoughlin and his family with the Presiding Bishop.
From left: Alyson, Alexander, Laurel, Bishop McLoughlin, and Presiding Bishop Curry.
Photo by Chris Goldman.
Service Through Community Outreach in Morganton, NC
The Rt. Rev. José Antonio McLoughlin finds a passion in promoting service through community outreach in Morganton, NC. He was ordained and consecrated Oct. 1 as the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. McLoughlin was elected as bishop on June 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville after serving as canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Oklahoma since 2008. More than 1,000 people attended the service at Kimmel Arena on the University of North Carolina-Asheville campus. As the diocese welcomed McLoughlin and his family, it also said farewell to the Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, who had served as bishop of Western North Carolina since 2004. Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry was the chief consecrator. The Rev. John Ohmer, rector of Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church, Virginia, preached and spoke passionately about his long friendship with McLoughlin, praising both his practical outlook and passionate faith.
Southmountain Children & Family Services
St. Paul’s is delighted and honored to support Southmountain Children & Family Services and all of its local efforts.
A big thanks to all who recently contributed goodies, goods and basket assembling for the Southmountain Children’s Home residents during the December 8th Christmas Parade and tour of the homes.
To find out more about how you can become involved with this outreach right in our own neighborhood contact Bill Flango at 828-334-7285
See more about Southmountain at https://www.southmountain.org/
Burke United Christian Ministries (BUCM)
SOUP KITCHEN - The St Paul’s Soup Kitchen Team volunteers at the BUMC Soup Kitchen on the 5th Thursdays of the year. Those who are interested in volunteering need to fill out an application and participate in a short training session. When Scheduled, the members of the "Food Prep Team" need to arrive at BUCM by 8:30AM. Responsibilities include the menu, preparing and cooking the menu of the day. The "Serving/Clean-Up Team" needs to arrive by 10:30AM.
If interested, contact Dave at:
Glen Alpine Food Pantry
The Glen Alpine Food Pantry a collaborative mission of seven local Glen Alpine churches to provide food the needy in Glen Alpine and Western Burke County. It is located in the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, 410 Linville St., with entrance off of Pea Ridge Rd.
We care about you and your family!
Our contributing churches include Glen Alpine United Methodist, First Baptist of Glen Alpine, Gibbs Chapel, Praise Assembly, Faith Missionary Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal at Lake James and CrossLink in Carbon City.
Donations of non-perishable foods are always accepted as well as your fresh garden vegetables and fruits. We are always glad to welcome volunteers to help in the Food Pantry itself as well as helping to take up collections of non-perishable food and/or toiletry items at your church or workplace to meet the needs of those in the community.
Call Phyllis for information how you can join with other St. Paul’s members as they help at 704-763-1970 or email her at
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In support of Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Biff Bauer serves as the Ambassador for our church. Biff will has a real heart for this ministry in serving our Faith Family in the community. Please call Biff at 584-9722 if you or your family can benefit from the services provided by Burke Hospice, including Palliative and Bereavement services.
Happy Tuesday is a monthly event on the
second Tuesday of every month that invites
all persons age 55 and older as well as their
caregivers. The participants are given a devotional,
a hot lunch, Bingo and a program of entertainment.
Happy Tuesday is a long standing tradition of
St. Paul's service to the Lake James and Morganton Community.
See the Events Page for details
of the next Happy Tuesday.
St Paul's at Lake James celebrated another year of Happy Tuesday Outreach Lunches with a cook-out at White's Cabin by the Catawba River.
THE MEETING PLACE MISSION:
Since 2004, the Meeting Place Mission has been serving the homeless, providing emergency shelter and transitioning individuals and families in permanent housing and safety in Burke County.
The Meeting Place is not a traditional homeless shelter so much as a series of programs designed to give people the best opportunity to end their homelessness and live independently.
Talk with Jarrod Bailey, Board Member for more information
Click Here to find out all about The Meeting Place at their website: