All are welcome in this place
At St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, we do not claim to be perfect. Our church isn’t perfect, but it’s real, honest, and serious about sharing the love of Jesus Christ. You’ll be encouraged, challenged, and hear a message of hope that is relevant to your life today. We welcome all people, regardless of gender, race, age, cultural or religious heritage, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic circumstances, family configuration or difference of ability.
St. Paul’s is a Reconciling Congregation, meaning we not only welcome and celebrate all people as children of God, we also actively work toward full equality in UMC membership, ordination, and marriage for God’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. We have compiled a short list of websites for resources and organizations that may be helpful for LGBTQ individuals and their friends and families. Find the list here under the LGBTQ tab >>
You don’t have to dress up. You don’t have to pretend your life is perfectly in order. You’ll find a friendly, relaxed place where you can be yourself. A place where you are loved no matter who you are, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done. Our promise is God’s promise. We’d love for you to join us in worship this Sunday!
United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. The “What We Believe” section of the United Methodist Church website offers a comprehensive look at the beliefs of the United Methodist denomination, and we encourage you to explore your interests there. Please scroll down to see statements of St. Paul’s mission and values.
The mission of St. Paul’s UMC is to LOVE God and all others unconditionally, SEEK answers to our questions, and SERVE God by serving others.
As reflected in our Welcome Statement, Love, hospitality, and welcome are primary virtues that we believe in. We affirm the Scriptural witness that Love is central to God’s identity (1 John 4:16) and to how God calls us to live (Matthew 22:38-40). We like to think of Sundays at St. Paul’s as family reunions. We’re a large enough church that we don’t all know each other by face or name, but we do know that we all belong. When you come to St. Paul’s you become part of the family. You will be nurtured and supported in good times and bad times.
As Christ’s servants, we are empowering people to live fully and faithfully in a changing world by:
- Living a theology of grace
- Constantly seeking God’s guidance
- Being conscientious stewards of our human and financial resources
- Welcoming all persons, celebrating the worth, dignity and gifts of every person as a child of God
- Supporting and practicing social justice
- Finding life in serving others
- Challenging ourselves to be dynamic and creative in worship
- Acting as conscientious stewards of our world’s environment
- Providing a safe learning environment that encourages questions and exploration of Scripture and our world
If we sound like a church you’re interested in being part of we’d love to have you come check us out on a Sunday, or just email or call the staff member who seems like the right fit for you.