St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Foundation president, Jim Stuck, interim pastor, Reed Freeman and Grant’s Committee Member, Ann Brodt, presented a $2,000 check this month to Mission House Executive Director Lori Anderson for use in remodeling the homeless resource center’s facility on Shetter Ave. and meeting the organization’s summer operating needs.
Community service has been a cornerstone of the life of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea since its founding over a century ago, and the Foundation was incorporated in 1990 for the advancement of religious, educational and charitable Christian activities both within the church and in the community at large. It is funded by donations and bequests, primarily from parish members who give witness to their stewardship in making provisions for the future life and ministry of SPBTS.
St. Paul’s by the Sea is one of four founding churches that started Mission House in 1997. Back then the congregation donated to make the Mission House dream a reality. Today they have assisted the organization again in donating to Mission House’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. Mission House is the only day facility assisting men and women who find themselves homeless in the Beaches area. For more information and to see the progress of the building please go to www.missionhousejax.org.