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Celebration Sunday October 21st

posted Oct 10, 2018, 6:30 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

You are invited to a Sunday of celebration on October 21st. At all three services we will celebrate what God is doing in our midst and through our ministries. We will cap it all off with an Indoor Picnic at noon that same day. Our outdoor picnic was wonderful (wasn't it amazing that for all the rain we had that God blessed us with two beautiful Sundays for outdoor worship). With the picnic being so well received we decided to make this October celebration an indoor picnic! Please come on October 21st for worship at any of the three services and join together for lunch at noon. Meat, drinks and place settings will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.

United Methodist Women

posted Oct 10, 2018, 6:27 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Come join the St. Paul United Methodist Women on Saturday October 20th at 9:30am in the Open Door Room (A7). Amira Zejcirovic will share her life journey as a refugee from Bosnia. There will also be a Pledge Service led by Erma Norcross.

Breakfast Buffet Saturday October 20th

posted Oct 10, 2018, 6:26 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Breakfast Buffet on Saturday October 20th from 7:30-10am. Benefits the Boy Scouts. All You Can Eat - Adults $7
Kids 4-12 $3 and 3 and younger are free.

Christmas Cards

posted Oct 3, 2018, 8:57 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 8:58 AM ]

    The United Methodist Women will be collecting NEW Christmas Cards

     again this year to be taken to the local Nursing Homes.

    There is a BOX in the Office Reception area for card collection.

    Sunday, Nov 18, will be the deadline for collecting cards.

      We would like to thank everyone in advance for their Christmas Card

    Contributions. Any questions, please contact Carolyn Willis at 264-3038.

Food Pantry

posted Oct 3, 2018, 8:55 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Fill the Cart Food Competition

The St. Paul food pantry has seen an increase in the number of families that are being served. Over 16,000 people in Franklin county struggle with hunger. Currently, over 100 families per month are turning to St. Paul for assistance to put food on their table. This means the shelves are emptying quickly. During the month of October, the children’s ministry will be hosting a food drive competition to keep the shelves filled. 


The competition: who can bring in the most food items? The children??? The Youth??? The Adults??? The Child Care Center??? Go to the store, ask family or neighbors for donations, or put out a collection box at work.


Each week place your food items into the cart labeled with your group. The children will count, graph, and post the results in the hallway every week. October 28 will be the last day for collection (for the competition…the food pantry is always accepting donations!). The winning group will receive an ice cream party.


Please help families in our community by participating in this competition.

Give from your heart, and fill the cart.

Trunk or Treat

posted Oct 3, 2018, 8:55 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Saturday October 20 –2-4pm Main Parking Lot and FLC – TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Children – Ages 0-5th Grade; come dressed in costume and bring a bag to collect your treats!  We will have fun games and lots of other activities available in our Family Life Center! Youth- dress up and help run some of the games and activities!

Adults- Bring your car trunks and treats to pass out to the children! Tables will be set up in the FLC to use as well if you don’t want to decorate a car trunk.

We are in need of donations of large bags of candy that can be passed out to children who attend. Please SIGN UP on welcome tables or contact Cindy Bowen by October 14th if you need table space in the FLC or if you can decorate a car trunk.

Donations of baked goods, juice boxes, popcorn, and other snacks are needed as well! Please drop off any donations in the Church office marked “Trunk or Treat”. Thank You!!!!Please encourage families from your neighborhood and work to attend this event. It is free and open to ALL people in the community – a great way to involve new folks in our church!

All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate! Be ready for Fellowship, Treats and Games! “We will have a bounce house in the FLC, face painting, crafts, and lots of fun games to play!”

Please pick up a copy of the flyer available at the information tables and post around town.

Passion Groups

posted Aug 29, 2018, 7:19 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Passion Group Bulletin Descriptions


Atmosphere PG

Do you have an “eye” for strategic decorating, and purposeful use of a space? Then the Atmosphere Passion Group is for you! Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously planning how to create the most intentional and strategically decorated worship space for St. Paul’s 9:45 worship experience. Stage lighting, painting, building, and decorating are key components of this group. This group will meet from 11am-12pm Sunday mornings in the Youth Room. This Passion Group is led by Shelley Saber.


Campus PG

Do you connect with God through nature and the outdoors? Do you have a passion for produce and flower gardening, and caring for an outdoor space? Then the Campus Passion Group is for you. Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously caring for St. Paul’s Community Garden and campus. This group will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm at the St. Paul Community Garden picnic table. This Passion Group is led by Chris Mayer.


Music PG

Do you love worshiping through song? Is Word FM or the contemporary music station on Spotify, Alexa, or Pandora one of your best friends? Do you play a musical instrument or love to sing? Then the Music Passion Group is for you! Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously discovering the difference between worship and performance; answering questions like, how do you play an instrument or sing with excellence but keep a humble spirit of worship. This Passion Group will meet from 11am-12pm on Sunday mornings in the front of the FLC. This Passion Group is led by Michelle Flook.



Hospitality PG

Hospitality Passion Group: Do you have the gift of hospitality? Do you have a heart for welcoming a stranger into your life and into the life of your faith community?  Do you enjoy greeting people, feeding people, and or getting to know people?  Have you served as a greeter, a small group host, or shared in serving/providing snacks on a Sunday morning?  Then you are invited to "Come and see" (John 1:39), how we can offer radical hospitality to each other and to our guests. "Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7  We will meet for Bible Study, discussion and planning on becoming a welcoming church through hospitality.  This Passion Group will meet from 11am-12pm on Sunday mornings in A1. Group led by Darlene Coldsmith


Tech PG

Do you have a passion for audio/visual elements? Lighting, sound, video? Then the Tech Passion Group is for you! Join with a small group to study the Bible and faith topics together, while simultaneously discussing and planning the lighting, sound, and video elements for the 9:45 worship service at St. Paul. Learn the ins and outs of the new sound equipment, new lighting options, and new live streaming video features! This Passion Group will meet from 11am-12pm on Sunday mornings in the back of the FLC. This Passion Group is led by Brian and Paula Goodhart.

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.

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