The Building Project Has Begun!


Our building project recently kicked off with the demolition of the house at the corner of Wildwood Avenue and Garrard Street.  Crews have also started taking down the trees on this lot and will soon start grading the lot for initial work on the parking area.  Once the initial work is completed, we will use this area for staff parking and construction worker parking.  Stay tuned for more updates as we begin this exciting new phase in St. Paul’s story.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Dear St Paul Family,

Like many of you, over the last few days, I have been distressed by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.  One of my best friends, Dr. John Stephens — the current Sr. Minister of Chapelwood UMC in Houston, and former minister of St. Peter UMC in Columbus, GA —  lives in Houston, TX.  You can watch his CNN interview below.

Many have asked how one might help.

Here Are Two Things You Can Do Now:
  1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please also pray for the First Responders, disaster coordinators, and many, many volunteers who are working around the clock to rescue and rebuild.
  2. Give monetary donations to relief and recovery efforts by giving directly to St. Paul UMC.  Click here to make your donation online.   If giving by check, please mark your giving “Disaster Relief.”  Every dollar counts and can make a difference.

In times like this, we are confronted with the depravity of life.  It is tragic and heart wrenching to behold.  However, there is something beautiful that will come out of this:  the power of a loving community.  When people seek to love another by meeting the needs of those suffering and hurting, we see the power of the divine.  I’m convinced this is one of the proofs of God’s goodness.  The fact that there is goodness in the world, people who love and care because that is the right thing to do is evidence of something bigger than us.

May God bless you as you care for those in need.



Exclusive Interview with Cole and Thomas

Loving Your World: Nepal

Thomas and Cole have returned from their 3 weeks in Nepal, and they are extremely excited about sharing what God is doing in their lives and in the lives of those they served in Nepal.

Young Hearts

We are on a mission to build relationships between the “Hearts of our Young” and the “Young Hearts” of St. Paul (ages 6-12 and over 65).

By joining this group you are committing yourself to becoming a friend through writing, sharing your day-to-day lives with a friend from a different generation.  Registration begins on August 20, 2017.

Click here for more information

Thank you for donating!

Thank you to St. Paul UMC for making our Blood Drive this past Sunday a bloody success. We collected 36 usable units of blood which will supply life saving blood products for up to 108 needy patients in the Valley area!! An extra shout out goes to Jill Land as a FIRST TIME DONOR!!!!

Thanks also goes to Fontaine Jenkins, Kathy Hollon, Tim Sawyer, Mark Graham, Dudley Graham (Double Reds), Doug McLeod, Kathryn Roberts, Ken Chung, Mark Ellis, Craig Rockenstein, LaVonne Rockenstein, Amber Van Bibber, Bob Patton, Amanda Barbaree, Eric Kilgore, Mary Powers, Jacob Duenke, Jose Ruiz (Double Reds), Thomas Forsberg, Francis Thompson (Double Reds), Jackie Hutwagner, Will Cliatt, Al Gaston, Renee Lorentz, Steve Lorentz, Will Burgin, Nancy Wright, Brent Wright, Joy Sloan, Tonya Badcock, Crockett Miller, Karyn Tomczak, Rebecca Troutman, and Ambrose Cross. 

Thanks again and look for your next opportunity to help save a life at our next Blood Drive on Sunday, October 8, 2017.