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Exciting Things are Happening At St. Paul!!  
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Church Picnic August 25 at noon

posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:33 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Please join us for the church wide picnic “under the big tent” for a fun time to get to know each other better.  The church will provide place settings, hot dogs/burgers, rolls, condiments and beverages (water and canned drinks). Bring a covered dish or item to share.   A sign-up sheet will be at each service to help give us an idea of numbers for the food. 

Youth Ministry update

posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:32 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Youth Ministry Update since 5/26/19- We had a 17 person Mission Team this year to Fulton County, PA. This team prepared and did in detail personality tests and team building exercises to prepare to be the most effective team possible for this mission. There were 70+ students on this mission and the group completed 11 sites. From this group, five students asked to be baptized and other students reaffirmed their baptismal vows. In addition 1 student and multiple residents accepted Christ for the first time. This was an EXCELLENT week of ministry. Thank you so much for your support!

-Service Project: July 4th Extravaganza-17 from the youth ministry served in various capacities for this event.

-Service Project: VBS-16 from the youth ministry served in various roles for this event. 

-Impact Festival-10 attended this 4 day, 3 night festival presented by Salt 'n Light Youth Ministry which is a parachurch ministry made up of 20 youth and young adults. During this festival, our group experienced many bands, times of worship, speakers, seminars, camping, baptisms, dramas, dances, and video elements. The theme was "Even Here" and the key scripture for this event was Psalm 139. 

Garden Help needed

posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:31 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

We Need help in the Garden! All 429 pounds so far this summer has gone to our food pantry. We will now have garden work nights on Mondays at 5:30pm!!! PLEASE. HELP.

Yard Sale

posted Jun 6, 2019, 9:19 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Jul 8, 2019, 5:49 AM ]


All proceeds benefit missions through United Methodist Women.


Thursday, September 5              8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

                                      Saturday, September 7                  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.         


WE NEED YARD SALE TREASURES Donations for the yard sale will be collected for ONLY TWO WEEKS again this year.  Items may be dropped off in the FAMILY LIFE CENTER from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday - Friday beginning Monday, AUGUST 19 through Friday, AUGUST 30. Call Erma Norcross at 717-263-8108, Sue Cramer at 717-263-0027, 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 VOLUNTEERSVolunteers are needed to take down chairs and set-up tables on Sunday, August 18, after the 9:45 FLC service.  Volunteers are needed to help price and organize items as they come in beginning August 19 – August 30.  Any amount of time would be appreciated Monday – Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  On Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 9:00 AM, volunteers will be needed to help complete the set-up for the sale. We will have to "fine-tune" things. Volunteers are also welcomed during the sale to assist customers, straighten tables, help in the kitchen, work the baked goods table, and help at the cashier tables. Volunteers are needed to help with take-down on Saturday, September 7, beginning at noon.


WE NEED BAKED GOODScookies, pies, candy, and brownies dropped off in the kitchen beginning Wednesday, September 4.


And one last request – please come shop!





Adult Christian Education Opportunities

posted Jan 29, 2019, 6:57 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 7:42 AM ]

Adult Christian Education Opportunities

Sunday 9:45 am Bible Study group (meets in A1). Our focus is to review and discuss the weekly Devotional readings from the Upper Room Disciplines daily Devotions readings with the purpose of applying the readings to our daily lives. Please contact John Byam for more information or just join us each Sunday in A1.


Sunday 11:00 am Passion Groups FOR ANYONE 13 & UP

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.

 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 A1. This Passion Group is led by Michelle Flook.

 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.


11:00 am QUEST

The QUEST Adult Christian Education group meets Sunday’s at 11 am in the St Paul library. Our goal is to learn about God’s love and salvation.  We use the “Right Now “ internet media platform to enhance, clarify and promote our understanding of God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  We are made whole by God and prepared to share His “Good News” with others.  Please come and see. 

 Sunday 6pm church nursery, join the FLIGHT (Families Learning in God’s House Together) Group. This is a relaxed, family-friendly group, where all are welcome!  Led by Nicole Buhrman.

 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month at 10am in the Parlor

We enjoy fellowship with each other in a relaxed and supportive setting. As a small group we decide what Christian focus study we will discuss. In the past we have talked about enhancing  loving relationships,  discerning God’s voice in our lives and other Christian themes. We invite you to join us.

 Wednesday Evenings at the home of the Pastor at 487 Starr Ave Chambersburg we have an adult Bible Study. Pastor John leads a study of books of the Bible and we discuss life applications from that study. We eat together at 6:30 (cover dish sharing) and then have study from 7:00-8:30. This smaller atmosphere allows for more in depth reflection and application. Please contact Pastor John at jkratz@susumc.org for more information.

 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.

 Hospitality PG

Meets the Saturday before the 1st Sunday at 5pm in the Family Life

Center Hospitality Passion Group: Do you have a passion for 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 or would you like to serve as a greeter, a small group host, an usher, a parking lot greeter, a pew/row greeter, or providing snack on a Sunday morning? If so then this is the group for you! We meet once a month for a devotional moment, and discussion on becoming a welcoming church through the act of hospitality. During our meeting time we assist in setting up the Family Life Center for Communion and Worship for the 1st Sunday of the month. The hospitality group is led by Darlene Coldsmith.

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