St. Paul's Episcopal Church by the Salish Sea
Our generosity is informed by the simple theological truth that God has blessed us infinitely with all of the gifts of Creation. Our lives, our labor, our love is devoted to the mission of the Church when we take stock and realize that our lives and our response to God’s generosity are Rooted in Abundance.
St. Paul's is facing a huge transition. Mother Kathleen Kingslight, our rector since 2010, is retiring in January, and we are facing the search for a new rector. This will involve a good conversation about the future of this 121-year-old parish.
What are we today as a parish and what do we want to become? What can we afford to pay for a rector, and for the maintenance of our building and property? What does God have in store for this community?
Now is the time for prayer — about our budget for 2023 and our plans for the future. All of that is tied up in our Stewardship program this year. St. Paul's is Rooted in Abundance because of the decisions of past congregations of this church. Now it's our turn to how God wants us to continue in our 122nd year and beyond.
Preparing for the Challenges Ahead
All community is responsible for each individual to nurture a sense of being meaningful and valuable. And every person has responsibility for meeting the needs of the community.
Please pray for St. Paul's Stewardship and Rector Search. ✝️😊❤️🙏
These are the local organizations we support with our outreach collection taken the first Sunday of each month. Please get to know them!
Originally a ministry of St. Paul's, the Bremerton Backpack Brigade provides a supplemental food source on weekends for children in need throughout the eight Bremerton Elementary schools, including West Hills Restorative and Catalyst Public schools. It's now sending out up to 200 backpacks per week.
Recognizing the inherent worth & dignity of all people, KIAC works for the well-being & empowerment of immigrants through education, advocacy & social justice. KIAC envisions a community where everyone, regardless of where they were born, has fair and equitable access to justice, respect, and opportunity. Includes family services, immigration legal services and tax & business services.
Hogar Santa Marta seeks to provide comprehensive support & emergency shelter for LGBTIQ+ young adults in El Salvador facing homelessness and violence. Clients build a loving community & uplift & inspire one another as they collaborate to find sustainable options for the future.
Since 1980, Bremerton Foodline has provided free food for Kitsap and North Mason counties, serving roughly 4,000 household visits a week and offering a free grocery program. We also help to distribute millions of pounds of food to the Kitsap County Food Coalition. In 2022, we clocked over 24,000 volunteer hours and 80% of our funding came from community members.
Episcopal Relief & Development works in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. We also work around the world and here in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters.
The YWCA Kitsap County is dedicated to ensuring the personal safety, rights, welfare, and dignity of those who experience domestic abuse while building partnerships and increasing community awareness to create positive social change.
The Salvation Army in Bremerton provides emergency services, including meals and winter shelter, to the homeless. It helps people navigate food insecurity, unexpected job loss and eviction concerns. It's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Coffee Oasis is a Christian non-profit organization that exists to create pathways of opportunity for youth to be restored in heart, soul, mind, and body. We believe youth are the future of our community, but many are hurting, homeless, and hindered from living their full potential. The Coffee Oasis youth programs offer a place for the community to invest in their future—the youth.