St. Paul's YMCA ministry was started by Deacon Chuck Stewart in 2015. We began this venture serving a Christmas holiday lunch to the YMCA senior residents. The ministry evolved into other areas, and we became close friends with our downtown YMCA neighbors.
Continuing activities with the thirty senior residents include:
Birthday and get well cards.
December season greetings, Valentine and Easter cards made by St Paul's Sunday school.
Delivery of plants at Easter and Christmas.
Lunch, ice cream and coffee socials at Downtown Syracuse restaurants.
Gathering of cleaning supplies and bedding for the residents of the men's residence.
St. Paul's Open Pantry has been a source of supplemental food for some of the YMCA residents.
Based on the cards of thanks that we receive, we know that our relationship with these individuals is extremely important to them.