HOliday Giving at St. Paul's

Through your generosity, St. Paul’s made the holidays brighter for 150 local families this year! Together, members and friends of this congregation provided gifts for children through the Giving Tree project and shared sweet treats, crafts, and good cheer at the Cookies and Carols party. 

Thank you, once again, for showing how much we can do when the Spirit moves among us during the Christmas season.

Details about each activity are below.

GIving Tree

As we have in years past, in 2018 we provided gifts for the children of our neighbors in need this Christmas. We served 150 families, including our regular Hunger Ministry families plus referrals from Montgomery County's DHHS.

The Giving Tree was decorated on November 18. Members and friends of St. Paul's selected children for whom they were willing to purchase new Christmas gifts. We also provided a $25 gift card to our adult families.

Gifts arrived at St. Paul’s on Sunday, December 9, and our coordinators worked hard to sort and arrange everything ahead of the distribution Cookies and Carols party

For more information, please contact Jean Langbein (, 301-787-5605) or Kim Longsworth (, 301-320-3684).

Cookies & Carols Party

St. Paul’s hosted our Seventh Annual "Cookies and Carols" party for our Hunger Ministry recipients and other area residents on Sunday, December 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Heavener Hall. 

Busy volunteers baked sugar cookies and cupcakes, decorated Heavener Hall, served snacks, led carol-singing, and helped with children’s crafts. Families were able to pick up their Giving Tree gifts, and children had access to a special "shop" where they were able to pick out small presents for their parents.

For more information about this ministry, please contact Kim Longsworth (, 301-320-3684). 

Thanksgiving Thank-You

Many thanks to all who donated food items, grocery cards, monetary gifts, and precious hours sorting, packing, and delivering Thanksgiving food. From our "regular" hunger ministry volunteers to our St. Paul's Youth, together we've helped those in need in the 20895 ZIP code have a hearty Thanksgiving meal. 

Our Hunger Ministry programs are only possible through your generosity. Thank you!

For more information, please contact Jean Langbein at or 301-787-5605.