Outreach and Community

Bishop McLoughlin visiting with us at St Paul's to welcome new members, a

new Baptism and a new confirmand.

Photos by Kathy Kmonicek

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 is the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. McLoughlin was elected as bishop after serving as canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Oklahoma since 2008. 

We look forward to the joyous, regular visits from Bishop Jose' and his wife Laurel and St. Paul's stays in close communication with the WNC Episcopal Diocese headquarters in Asheville NC.

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 has volunteered in the past at the BUMC Soup Kitchen on the 5th Thursdays of the year.  

As of April 2020 the Soup Kitchen Teams will NO LONGER BE NEEDED AT BUCM to prep meals and serve clients.  We will continue to use our in house “catering team’ to prepare all of the needed meals for the foreseeable future.  The staff, along with a few Board Members, will plate and hand out both the lunch and dinner meals to our needy and homeless population. 

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 phyllis.kombol@gmail.com

See more about Glen Alpine Food Pantry   >>>>>>

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In support of Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, if you or your family can benefit from the services provided by Burke Hospice, including Palliative and Bereavement services please contact the church.


 See more about Burke Hospice here


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. 


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:


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Website: www.stpaullakejames.org

1865 N Powerhouse Rd

Morganton NC 28655

Telephone: 828-584-0955


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