At the door
Our first and most important connection is right as you walk through our door. We work hard to ensure that you receive a warm welcome and friendly smile. As you enter, you will most likely encounter someone from our Welcoming Ministries. These volunteers are in the lobby area (narthex) helping people find their way around the building and sharing information about interesting activities and service areas. All of these wonderful people provide a warm presence and guidance when you have questions or need help. After being welcomed to St. Paul’s on your first visit, all first time guests are invited to return to experience the many different faith community building opportunities available at St. Paul’s.
As you discover your place in the St.Paul’s congregation, we encourage you to participate in a one of our quarterly Membership Discovery sessions. These are helpful in learning more about being a United Methodist and a member of St. Paul’s UMC. Check the calendar or contact Ronelle Neperud, email@example.com, to find out more. Once you have discovered that you would like St. Paul’s to be your church family, a family where you are loved and cared about and where you can return that love and caring to others within our church and beyond our doors, a formal membership covenant with St. Paul’s is encouraged. Contact Ronelle Neperud, firstname.lastname@example.org, to get started.
Connect with others based on your interests
We believe that we all have specific gifts we’re blessed with, and helping you identify those gifts is something we’re committed to doing. Our ConneXions Inventory helps newcomers and members make discoveries about how their unique God-given qualities can flourish and be connected with congregational life at St. Paul’s. Contact Ronelle Neperud, email@example.com, to get started. Or sign up for an InFellowship account and you’ll be able to connect with groups of all kinds right now! You can also take a look at our calendar to get a feel for what goes on every day of the week.
This network consists of volunteers whose passion and commitment provide care and support in challenging times.
- Caring Calls & Cards
- Caring Prayers through a Covenant Prayer Group coupled with a Prayer Shawl/Baby Blanket ministry
- Caring Meals
- Caring Rides
- Caring Visits
- Caring Communion
- The Circle of Care is a web based system that enables multiple facets of support for chronically or seriously ill or longer term challenged individuals and/or families.
Do you need support in one or more of these areas? Are you interested in providing one of these caring services for someone else? Contact Ronelle Neperud, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is just a sample of the many opportunities available to connect with others at St. Paul’s. Please check the church calendar for the most current info. Social connections provide ongoing and seasonal opportunities to be in community with others at St. Pauls. If you have an interest or passion, we encourage you to check out one of the existing groups or suggest a new group by contacting our ConneXions Coordinator, Ronelle Neperud. Or sign up for an InFellowship account and you’ll be able to connect with groups of all kinds right now!
Book Club: Read and discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction books selected by the group. Contact Lisa Groth.
Co-ed Sports Teams: Come and be part of a St. Paul’s team! Contact Ronelle Neperud.
Dinner Groups: St. Paul’s has several dinner/dessert groups. Contact Ronelle Neperud.
Senior Breakfast Group: Meet us at Eggtc. at Westglen the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9am. Contact Lois Haupt.
Hands of Love: Persons who enjoy handiwork gather to knit, crochet, quilt on their projects or help create Prayer Shawls for persons who are ill and blankets for St. Paul’s newborns. Contact: Julie Key.
Parent’s Evening Night Out (PEO): St. Paul’s PEO program enables parents to nurture themselves by having an evening to rest and relax twice a month on Saturday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise specified). Contact: Sai Albright.
Scrapbooking Group: Contact Meredith Christian, 913.238.7921.