What to expect
For some people, going anywhere for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. We understand! We all had a first day at church. You’ll find we are a friendly and accepting bunch, and if you don’t understand something please ask. It’s probably best to arrive 10 minutes before the worship service begins on Sundays at 8:15, 9:30 and 11am. Adult Faith Formation classes are held at 9:30, Youth classes at 9:30 and 11, and Kids’ Connection at 9:30 & 11. There are reserved parking spots for visitors directly across from the main entrance.
Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and will accept you just as you are. You’ll find others dressed from business casual to cargo shorts and jeans. St. Paul’s consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time, or have been a Christian for many years, you should be encouraged and inspired by the time you spend here. We hope that everyone will draw closer to God and quickly sense the energy and excitement that defines the spirit of St. Paul’s.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a name tag and to sign the attendance registration to help build relationships and make connections with first time guests, returning guests and members.
What about my kids?
We love the special noises and enthusiasm that children bring! You’re welcome to keep children in worship with you.
- Nursery care is provided for children 0-3 downstairs all morning.
- Kids’ Connection is at 9:30am and 11:00am.
- Children may be picked up downstairs after worship.
- All Children’s activities are supervised by certified and trained workers with children.
For those with disabilities
We celebrate the worth, dignity and gifts of every person as a child of God, and we aim to be an all-inclusive church. Our premises are accessible for those with disabilities. We have reserved parking spaces near the entrance. An elevator is available for access to all levels and restrooms are accessible. Large print bulletins and hymnals are available by request. We do not currently have a loop for the hearing impaired (please tell us if this would be helpful). If you wish to discuss specific needs, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a Reconciling Congregation
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.
United Methodist Resources
- Reconciling Ministries Network
- Church Within a Church Movement
- Methodist Federation for Social Action
- Love Prevails
What about the rest of the week?
God is with us every day and we aim to lead lives pleasing to God all week long. St. Paul’s is teeming with activity throughout the week, from bible studies, committee meetings, choir and band practice, scouts, mission teams, and more, there is always something going on. Take a look at our calendar to get a feel for the current activities and events and get in touch with us if you have questions.
Come check us out! We always love seeing new faces.