We believe worship is necessary for the total survival of humans formed in the image of God. In worship we respond to the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ; we gather in His name, hear His word, and respond to Him in song and with offerings. We observe the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of the month in all four services, and you needn’t be a member of the United Methodist Church to receive Holy Communion!
St. Paul’s currently has three worship opportunities. Our 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services are traditional times of worshiping God. We generally always have a full choir or soloists, and for the late service, an occasional orchestra or ensemble to assist in listening for God’s Word. We also make use of a variety of volunteer musicians to enhance our experience of relating to God as a faith community.
Our New Day service is more contemporary, more informal and meets at 9:30 a.m. It is a good place and time to get to know a wide cross-section of members and sing some great new Christian praise songs.
Get plugged into a special time of worship with our family of God!
8:15 AM Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary
9:30 AM New Day Praise Service, Sanctuary
10:45 AM Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary
Children’s Sunday School
Room is available for ages 3 1/2 to 5 (not in Kinder) meets in Room 210 at 9:30 for fun, hands-on learning about the Bible. Each month we focus on a new subject.
Kindergarten to 4th grade
Kindergarten to 4th grade meets in the Sanctuary at 9:30. Make sure kids are signed in at the Big Yellow Bus. We sit in the first 3 pews. Kids will stay in the Sanctuary for the welcome music and a Time With Our Children. Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month. We then head upstairs to the Children’s Wing Sunday School Classroom. Classes rotate between different stations each week. Check the Big Yellow School Bus or the bulletin board down stairs to see where to pick kids up. Stations may include Storytime, Art, Music, Science, Games, Movies, and Cooking.
5th graders meet in room 203 at 9:30. KGOD students use a variety of media including video and drama to make bible stories come to life. Come write the script, build the scene, design costumes, and shot videos. There’s room for all talents, in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
Ages 6 weeks to 3½— Our nursery is staffed with trained, paid nursery workers. Even the nursery has a weekly, bible based lesson to introduce the youngest to God and Jesus. The nursery is open from 8:00 to 12:00 every Sunday so parents and children can enjoy peaceful worship time. Children 3½— 5 are welcome to come in to the nursery during the 10:45 service but should go to the Pre-K Sunday School at 9:30.
Adult Sunday School
At St. Paul’s there is a class for every age and an opportunity to reflect, study and grow in a learning environment. Come and join us as we commune together. Below is a layout of the building and a listing of our current adult classes. We have also made available our Adult Sunday School Brochure below.
Classes start at 9:30 AM
Amigos - Parlor
This class is composed of senior citizens but is open to all ages. They class studies the entire Bible, book by book, chapter and verse, in the order found in the Bible. They are currently on the epistles of the New Testament, and will soon tackle the Book of Revelation. The Amigos meet in the Parlor (east side, older building), and the teacher is Malcom (“Mac”) Fell
Discovery - Library (Ground Level)
Discovery is a lively, vibrant class of middle-aged and older adults that studies the Bible in order of books. Right now we are studying the Gospel of Matthew using the Second Generation Disciple Bible Study guide. We meet in the library, and welcome new people with different opinions. Roger Marr is the current teacher.
20/20 Vision - Patio Room 2 (West Side of Court Yard)
This class is composed primarily of senior citizens but is open to all ages of persons who desire to study the Bible. Their key approach is to study the books of the Bible chronologically. Rex Pieper has been the teacher for a number of years, and currently the class is going through the Book of Jeremiah. They meet in patio room 2 (west side of “God’s Garden”, just outside of Fellowship Hall).
Here It is - Room E 208-209
Multi-age group studying books, by renowned Christian author and educator James Moore.
The In-Betweeners - Commons Area (South Side)
Multi-age group discussing current events, issues, and faith.
Lambs Class – 107 (Commons Area)
For over four decades, St. Paul’s has been home to the Lambs’ Class, a special Sunday school for person with developmental disabilities. Each Sunday morning approximately 15 members of the class gather in the classroom, located in the commons area of the church, to worship, pray study and share fellowship. Most Sundays, guitar/singer Terry Alvarez comes to lead the class in singing and praising. There is a time for coloring, crafts and sometimes short dramas or movies depicting bible stories. The morning culminates in sugar free snacks and juice.
Some class members go on to church service at 10:45 where they participate in ushering, while others leave to carry on Sunday activities. The class is non-denominational Christian and peace, joy and love of Jesus Christ is emphasized. All ages from teens to seniors are welcome, as are their caregivers if they wish to stay for the class. Two Sunday school teachers, Barbara Moseley and Heather Pollard are present to guide the class and teach the lessons. There are no learning requirements and each person participates at their own level.
If you have questions regarding the Lambs’ Class, please call the church at 526-6680. This is a fabulous ministry for all!
New Creations – 202-A
Multi-age group exploring the Bible, relationship – building and contemporary issues. “Right now our class has arranged for each class member to teach on a Bible-related subject for three weeks at a time. We are now studying the book by Adam Hamilton, “Confronting the Controversies: Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues.”
Pioneer Builders - 215
We are senior adults who study the Adult Bible Study booklet, which comes out quarterly. We meet in room 215 (upstairs, west side). Right now we are covering the Book of Judges. We study the Bible itself and apply its lessons to our lives. The class is led by Pete Franco and enjoys discussing questions about each Bible passage. Our classroom is accessible by the nearby elevator or the north and south stairway.
Women of Spirit - 217
If YOU would like to join a spirited group of women who are studying the HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY from Ancient to Modern times, come to room 217. Our study is VIDEO based and right now we are visiting the 17th century. The focus is people, places and events of Christianity . Contact: Cindy Smith
YOU ARE INVITED! COME AND JOIN US!
[button link="/stpauls/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/ST-PAULS-UMC-ADULT-CLASSES.pdf" newwindow="yes"] St. Paul’s Sunday School Classes[/button]