Upcoming Events

Exciting Things are Happening At St. Paul!!  
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Author's Fair

posted Aug 8, 2018, 5:37 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

AUTHORS’ FAIR Please plan to attend the sixth annual Authors’ Fair on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the St. Paul Family Life Center.  Authors will be on hand to sell and sign their books. A wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction books will be available. The many different genres include historical fiction, inspirational, romance, children's books, mystery, Christian fiction, murder mystery, humor, cat books, Holocaust stories, and more. Marie Hershey, a local musician from Cumberland Valley School of Music, will provide musical entertainment.  Food may be purchased from Uncle Moe’s Soul Food.  Call Judy Walter at 717-261-1095 for more information. 

Safe Sanctuary Training

posted Aug 1, 2018, 7:53 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Safe Sanctuary training will be held in the FLC at St. Paul on Saturday, August 18 beginning at 9 am. Light refreshments will be available. Lunch will be provided at 11:30. Following lunch, there will be a presentation about ALICE- procedures for emergency situations. The afternoon will conclude at 2 pm. Anyone who works with children or youth is REQUIRED to attend this training. Please give your name to Cindy Bowen no later than August 9 if you will be attending. You will also need to bring along $6.00 for the booklet that the trainer will provide you. If you have any questions, call or text Cindy at 717-372-8199 or email her at: childrensmin.spumc@gmail com

United Methodist Women

posted Aug 1, 2018, 7:53 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Come join the St. Paul United Methodist Women Saturday August 18, 2018 at 9:30am for breakfast at 1149 Levi Lane, Chambersburg (Diane Mackey’s home). Reports from Mission U and Mission U Express will be presented. Please RSVP to Diane Mackey by August 13 at 717-267-2595 or dianeamackey@gmail.com.

Confirmation Classes

posted Jul 11, 2018, 7:39 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Confirmation is a class for youth ages 6th grade and up to learn about and join the church. We will be having a kick-off event for anyone interested on Sept 9th from 4:30-5:30pm in the youth room. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Sammy Bradley or Bill Klebe.

Yard Sale

posted Jul 2, 2018, 7:29 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Jul 3, 2018, 4:51 AM ]


All proceeds benefit missions through United Methodist Women.


Thursday, September 6              8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday, September 7                   8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  

                                                            Saturday, September 9     8:00 AM – Noon


St. Paul United Methodist Women greatly appreciates your past generous support for our Yard Sale for Missions.  We ask you once again to please consider donating items, providing baked goods, & volunteering your time for this year’s sale.          


Donations for the yard sale will be collected for ONLY TWO WEEKS this year.  Items may be dropped off in the FAMILY LIFE CENTER from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday - Friday beginning Monday, AUGUST 20 through Friday, AUGUST 31.    Call Erma Norcross at 717-263-8108 or Linda Strickler at 717-263-4975 if you need to arrange a special time to drop off your donation or to have someone pick up items. Do not leave items under the Family Life Center portico or on the porch of the office!  NO TELEVISIONS!


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS –On Tuesday, September 4, beginning at 9:00 AM, volunteers will be needed to help complete the set-up for the sale. There won't be as much to do as in the past, but we will still have to set-up the Youth Room and fine-tune the set-up in the FLC. We will also need volunteers to help with take-down and clean-up on Saturday, September 8, beginning around noon. Call Erma at 717- 263-8108 or Linda at 717- 263-4975 to volunteer.


WE NEED BAKED GOODS – cookies, pies, candy, and brownies dropped off in the kitchen beginning Wednesday, September 5.

We would be grateful for any help you could give.


And one last request – please come shop!






Community Event

posted Jun 27, 2018, 8:44 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Monday August 13 at the Chambersburg Memorial Park band shell - 6pm Free dinner with pizza, snacks and beverages. 7-9pm Salt'n Light Youth Ministry with worship band, dance and drama elements, testimonies and awesome speaker. School supplies available for children and youth.


posted Jun 13, 2018, 9:29 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 9:39 AM ]

     Join St. Paul’s Newly Named Small Group:QUEST                                      (Questioning, Understanding, Exploring, Serving, and Teaching)

   Jesus Among Secular Gods

by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale

Starting June 3 at 11am in the Church Library


Although the secular philosophies floating around our culture can be intriguing, they have no real substance. But could you argue against them effectively? This six-session Bible study will equip you to challenge the gods of our day: atheism, scientism, pluralism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism. Join us and learn how to point out the fallacies in their claims and to present compelling evidence for the absolute truth found in Jesus.


Family Friendly Bible Study

posted Jun 13, 2018, 9:28 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 9:29 AM ]

Are you looking for a family-friendly, laid back, small group? Then come join us Sunday, June 10 at 6pm in the church nursery. We will meet every other week (June 10, 24; July 8, 22; August 5, 19). We will be watching a series by Kyle Idleman on RightNow Media and studying the book of Galatians. 

Contact Nicole Buhrman for more info.  nlbuhrman@gmail.com

Sermon Series

posted Mar 14, 2018, 7:44 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 8:18 AM ]

We continue a 5-week series relating to “When Bad Things Happen.” We deal with the question  “Why?”. The responses to these questions will not be simplified or reduced to sound bites of theology. The challenges and pain of life demand an honest and forthright response of faith. The Bible has much to say in this realm so we review one component of scriptural understanding each week. Week 1 was the topic of consequences and punishment for sin. Week 2 was at Job’s response. Today is a very different perspective from Ecclesiastes. August 19th will be God’s Plans, and August 26th will be “Untruths about the Bible” relating to this topic.

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