Upcoming Events

Exciting Things are Happening At St. Paul!!  
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Worship Team

posted Mar 11, 2020, 8:46 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

A newly formed Worship Team has begun to work on planning special Sunday emphases. This team will help in the creation and organization of special worship experiences. The next meeting of this team will be Monday April 6th at 7:00pm in the Parlor near the Sanctuary. Please speak with Pastor John if are interested in serving God through this ministry. Thank you.


posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:11 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Our Youth Representative to Church Council, Andrew Baldassari,  was blessed by the testimonial sharing of Nancy Hoke. In fact, he was so blessed that he would like this time of sharing to become an ongoing part of worship (9:45 and 11:00 as able). A testimonial is a personal sharing of how God has been an active blessing in your journey. The purpose of the testimony is to glorify God through sharing of real life ways God has been and is active in our lives. If you are interested in sharing your faith testimony during worship (about 5 minutes) please talk to Andrew or Pastor John for scheduling. Thank you.

Sermon Series

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:09 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

This year we will be moving through the entire Bible as our Sermon Series. We will take breaks for Palm Sunday, Easter, and All Saints Day using the lectionary scriptures for those days. We will also break order for Christmas and have the four Gospels leading to Christmas with our traditional reading of Luke used for Christmas Eve. So typically we will sequentially flow through the books of the Bible. Note: the first 5 books of the Bible are called the Pentateuch (penta=5; teuch=book). This week we look at Leviticus and thus next week is Numbers. many people have commented on how exciting this series will be to review every book in the Bible in one year! To prepare for next week's worship, simply read the next book of the Bible!

Confirmation Class

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:04 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Beginning September 20th this fall Pastor John will be leading Confirmation Classes for all youth seeking to affirm their faith in Christ. The class/teaching sessions will be from 5-6 p.m. every other Sunday evening and led by Pastor John. Sammy Bradley will incorporate hands-on mission experiences into the overall confirmation journey. This is a wonderful, engaging opportunity to explore our faith in Christ and develop an increasing personal relationship with God. Everyone interested in this journey should speak with Pastor John or Sammy so that we may order the appropriate number of supplies.

Furniture Ministry

posted Feb 12, 2020, 6:54 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 5:25 AM ]

The Furniture Mission is going through a time of reorganization mirroring the Grass Cutting and Garden Ministries. These ministries are led by a central coordinator with several people stepping forward to be active participants. Took Coder has agreed to be the Furniture Mission Coordinator!


Please consider being a part of the Furniture Ministry. Your role could be helping on a monthly or weekly basis or driving to places for furniture. You could help in a specific role such as gatherings, deliveries, or to serve as a driver of your pickup.  You may choose the frequency of support such as monthly or bi-weekly. You may also pick the day of your service such as “the first Saturday” or the “the second Sunday” or “every Tuesday”—you choose. Prayerfully reflect on your level of involvement and then contact Took (Cell: 717-360-9780 or email hcoder115@comcast.net). He will then coordinate willing helpers to continue this unique and genuinely meaningful mission. Thank you.

Children's Ministry update

posted Jan 29, 2020, 9:40 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 9:41 AM ]

Children’s Ministry Update:


    Easter Party/ Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 11, 2020  (10:00 a.m. - Noon) in the FLC/outside


1.    We are in need of donations of Easter candy so that we can start to stuff Easter Eggs for the egg hunt. Please bring all bags of Easter candy to the church office marked for the “Egg Hunt”.

2.    We will need helpers to stuff the eggs as well as folks who would like to help hide eggs the day of the egg hunt. If you’d like to help in any way, please contact Cindy.   THANK YOU!



   Vacation Bible School “Rocky Railway”:    July 6-10, 2020  

       (9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.)


1.   Cindy is searching for anyone (Youth or Adult) who would like to teach a Station for Preschool or Elementary, help out as a Station Assistant for Preschool or Elementary, be a  Crew Leader for Preschool or Elementary, or help with Registration from 9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. daily. If you’d like to help with VBS in any way, please contact Cindy.

2.   We are still collecting artificial trees from now up through the start of VBS. If you’d like to donate your tree to us, we can certainly use it! If you want it back, just write a note with your name attached to it.

3.   If you are artsy and crafty, your talents can be put to use building our set!  We will be working with at least one other area church on the set. We will be building a large train, platform, and water tank. If you’d like to be involved in building or painting the set, please contact Cindy so that you can find out the dates and times  when the work will be completed.

Communion Help

posted Nov 12, 2019, 7:28 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Jan 22, 2020, 9:15 AM ]

Volunteers are needed for removing and cleaning the communion trays after the 11am service.  If you are able to help, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.

Facility usage policies

posted Oct 23, 2019, 5:38 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Council has approved a series of facility usage policies.  In short, if you request Audio visual or setup/ tear down there will be fees.  Obviously, ministries of the church are excluded from this new policy.  Church council makes the decision if you are a ministry of the church. The Safe Sanctuaries policy and all other facility use policies relating to proof of insurance, scheduling protocol and facility care remain unchanged. Copies of the updated facility use fee policy are available at the church office. Thank You.  

Raise the Roof

posted Mar 25, 2019, 9:01 AM by St. Paul UMC Church   [ updated Oct 23, 2019, 5:08 AM ]

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