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  • Address: 398 N Locust St, Elizabethtown PA 17022


Outreach Ministries - Inside Elizabethtown

Serving the Elizabethtown Community

You may become aware of specific needs within your neighborhood or circle of friends.  You can have a dramatic impact in helping to meet those needs.

  • Child care
  • Christmas caroling
  • Home repairs
  • Prepare meals
  • Snow removal
  • Transportation
  • Visitations
  • Yard work

Below are organizations, groups and contact information for more specific ways that you can serve!


Bear Bags

Provides supplemental food to students and families when school meals are not available.

  • Pick up and drop-off bags of food
  • Unloading deliveries and organizing food storage room

Contact Jennifer Kenny - (717) 367-1533 x21107


Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown

Helps provide food for clients in need.

  • Assists clients with shopping in the cupboard
  • Helps sort food and stock shelves
  • Pick-up donations Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 9AM-9:30AM

Contact Melissa Rhoads, Director - (717) 361-8149

206 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022



Community Place on Washington

A collaborative effort among United Churches of Elizabethtown Area and community members, organizations, businesses and social service providers to establish a centralized location for community servies at the former St. Peter's Parochial School campus.

  • Donate your time and skills to assist with the needed renovations. Sign-up on the website.

Contact by email

61 East Washington Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022



Cornerstone Youth Ministries

Christ-based Youth Center open for junior and senior high school students after school Monday-Thursday 3-6PM, Friday 7-10PM, and Sunday 6-8PM (skateboarding only).  It provides a safe and fun environment with refreshments, and homework help is available.  Volunteers must have clearances and go through training before beginning their work.

  • Tutor/homework help.
  • Supervise and build relationships.
  • Play board games, serve in the cafe, play sports
  • Run a small devotional session
  • Participate in their fundraising 5K run/walk

Contact John Myers, Director - (717) 367-0000

95 South Wilson Avenue, Elizabethtown, PA 17022




The Elizabethtown Community Housing and Outreach Services.  A non-profit organization helping to end homelessness in the Elizabethtown area.  Assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or in need of services who are closely connected with the Elizabethtown, Bainbridge, and Rheems areas.

  • Move clients into apartments
  • Transport clients to medical appointments, grocery stores, and local stores
  • Be an intentional friend to a client

Contact Deb Jones, Director - (717) 361-1307

17 South Market Street, Suite 101, Elizabethtown, PA 17022


St. Paul's Elizabethtown Fair

Our church has a food stand each year at the E-town Fair, which is held for a week in August.  The goals of being at the Fair are outreach and fellowship.  The funds raised for facility upkeep help our church to be able to reach out to our community.

  • Work a shift at the tent (grilling, serving, cashier, etc.)
  • Work behind the scenes - prepare food, deliver needed items to the Fair
  • Set up the tent / tear down the tent

Contact Michelle Singiser(717) 406-7264 or Jen Lerch, (717) 367-5449


Gretna Glen Camp

A United Methodist camp located in Mount Gretna that gives opportunities for growth in relationships with self, community, and Jesus Christ.  Camps include day, overnight and retreats.

  • Work Day - landscaping, repairs, construction
  • Staffing - office help, medical, kitchen, housekeeping

Contact Apryl Miller, Director - (717) 273-6525

87 Old Mine Road, Lebanon, PA 17042



Jewel David Ministries

Our mission-based services include professional counseling, life coaching and therapy through play for children.  All are offered on a "pay what you can afford" financial payment model.  Through the Lord's direction, money should not stand in the way for those who truly want counseling and seek healing.

  • Volunteer to be a board member
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Provide simple handyman services

Inner Me Center

Through collaboration with ECHOS, Jewel David Ministries will operate an Inner Me Center.  This service will provide free screening and initial consultation for depression, anger, anxiety and PTSD.

  • Volunteer to be a board member
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Provide simple handyman services

Contact Dolores Reidenbach, Founder - (717) 701-7513

222 South Market Street, Suite 104, Elizabethtown, PA 17022



Needlework Circle

Assembles knotted quilts which are distributed through the district United Methodist Women InGathering clothing banks, the Lancaster County Council of Churches, Heart and Hands Ministry in Philippi, WV, ECHOS and directly to those in need.

  • Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Social Hall
  • Some cutting and sewing can be done at home and bought in
  • No sewing expertise is necessary!

 Email the United Methodist Women


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Creates prayer shawls for those in need of comfort.  They also make pocket shawls, hats, scarves and baby blankets.

  • Meets first and third Tuesday of the month at 9:30AM in the Prayer Room at St. Paul's
  • Patterns available to make items at home and bring them in

Email the Church Office


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) helps St. Paul's and community's children to discover Jesus through crafts, Bible adventures, games, music and making new friends.  It is usually held on the third week in June.

  • Station/Group leader
  • Make snacks
  • Decorations
  • Set up/tear down

Contact Church Office(717) 367-1889


Winter Shelter/Day Center

Operated under the direction of ECHOS, the Winter Shelter is housed at St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Day Center is house at the Lutheran Church A-Frame.  Both provide a warm, safe, dry place to sleep and meals are provided during operating hours.

  • Volunteer for a shift in the morning, afternoon, evening, or overnight
  • Prepare meals for guests
  • Organize supplies and donations

Contact Deb Jones, Director - (717) 361-1307

17 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022