Posts from January 2016

Pastor’s February Article

I’m shocked that Lent starts in a few days! On Wednesday February 10th we will gather for an Ash Wednesday service. This reflective service reminds me of my morality and begins the forty-day season of Lent (Sundays are not counted since they are a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection). Lent provides an opportunity for reflection, repentance,…

Basketball Concession Stand

Running a food concession stand at both the IU men’s basketball and football games is a huge undertaking, which St. Paul decided to “take on” many years ago. We have several dedicated individuals that assist year after year, but they need helpers like you! The basketball concession is operated in concert with the St. Paul…

UMW ~ Who we are & What we do

The St. Paul United Methodist Women (UMW) would like to begin 2016 by expressing their appreciation for all of the help and cooperation we receive from the St. Paul congregation. Your participation in the annual Rummage Sale and the Holiday Bazaar/Turkey Dinner helped us raise money to contribute to the roof replacement, pay district dues,…

The “Gathering” . . .

During Lent, the “Gathering” will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning February 17th and ending on Wednesday, March 16th. The Gathering is a time to listen to God through prayer and Scripture. Using Lectio Divina each week, we will reflect on a passage of Scripture through prayer. All are welcome to attend. The group…

Lenten Devotionals

Pastor David and his friend Curt have written a Lenten devotional. This devotional also parallels Pastor’s Lenten sermon series ~ Cultivate. You may pick up your free copy at the church beginning January 31st (if the shipment makes it in before then!). If you would rather have a Kindle version, you can purchase it from…

February is HEART month . . .

February is Heart Month and we will be offering a FREE CPR class on Saturday, February 27th. Two classes will be offered; a morning class from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and then another class from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will be able to accommodate up to 9 students in each class. Adult,…

New Sunday Morning 8-week Class

“Prayer is where the action is.”  John Wesley Whether in the grip of life’s most difficult trials or simply trying to get through your day, prayer is our lifeline to God. Prayer is, when coupled with God’s Word, the preeminent tool for our growth and development as Disciples of Christ. Using the Bible as the…

UMM Lenten Breakfasts

The Area United Methodist Men will be having Lenten breakfasts beginning Saturday, February 13th with coffee at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Below is the schedule with the dates and location of the Lenten Breakfasts: Saturday, February 13 at Arlington UMC Saturday, February 20 at Crossroads Saturday, February 27 at First UMC Saturday,…

Church Grounds Projects

Can you volunteer some time with outdoor projects? There are several projects such as raking sweetgum balls which have fallen from the sweetgum tree, picking up fallen sticks and limbs by the air conditioners, and pruning the shrubs on the northeast side of the Sanctuary…your time would be greatly appreciated! Contact Steve Lill for additional…