connecting to grow in faith

The Bible knows nothing of a solitary religion.

-John Wesley

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We grow in faith together. That's why we think it's important to create community and build relationships. Whether it's through Wednesday night dinners, Sunday School, a Small Group, or Youth Group, there's a way for you to connect and grow in love for God and others. 

Wednesday Dinner And...

Every Wednesday Evening throughout the School Year, we get together for a light family meal. Join in the meal prep or chip in a few bucks, all are welcome at the table! After dinner, we have activities and programs for everyone. Contact us for more info, or just show up on Wednesday! ALL are welcome!

6:00 pm     Dinner

6:30 pm     Adult Group Study with Nancy

                    Youth Group with John

                    Kid Zone with Melinda

7:30 pm     Contemporary Worship Practice

Children's Ministry

Dream, Create and Live!

During Arts and Science Camp 2018 you will

  • master harmonic skills of a ukulele/recorder,

  • create great works of art,

  • discover God’s wondrous works in bible stories,

  • explore the power of rocket engines, and enjoy the fun,

  • tasty treats at the Charging Station!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Melinda Ginosar at 360-6641 or email at

I’m looking forward to seeing you there and sharing in the EXPLOSIVE Camp fun!

Youth Ministry

Pizza. Dodgeball. Mission Trips. Jesus. That's a recipe for connecting students to one another and God! Contact John Peterson for more info on connecting your family or serving in Youth Ministry! 

Jr. & Sr. High Sunday Schools, Sundays at 10:30 am

We encourage teens and families to worship at the 9:00 am Contemporary service, and then stay for games, food, and discussion. 

Youth Group, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

After dinner on Wednesdays, we gather together for some fun, friends, and growing in faith! It's a perfect time to invite friends who are curious about church. For grades 6th- 12th. 

Throughout the year:

Mission Trips


Bowling, Sledding, Bonfires

Service Projects


and more! 

Click Here to fill out the Student Medical Waiver

Click Here for the 2018 Washington DC Mission Trip Registration

Adult discipleship

Growth in discipleship is growth in love for God and one another. It's a lifetime process! We offer several ways for you to connect with others to grow in faith. Contact us for more info on joining or starting a discipleship group!

Adult Sunday School, Sundays at 9:00 am

Theology on Tap, Sunday Evenings at the Bear and Blue Tap House, 6:00 pm

Study Group, Monday Evenings at the Miles' home

Women's Study, Monday at 1:00 pm

Pastor's Study Group, Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Prayer Group, Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Throughout the year, we offer short term studies as well. Subscribe to our email list below to catch all our discipleship information! 

Grow   †  Pray  †  Study

Each week, we offer daily Scripture readings and thoughts in our Grow • Pray • Study (GPS) Guide. 

Come back on Mondays for the weekly GPS, and spend time in study and prayer daily! 

You matter to God. 


St. Paul’s UMC

GPS: Grow, Pray Study Guide for the week of June 24 – 30, 2018

Transitions: How?

Destination:  To gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a deeply committed follower of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  To be able to recognize your experiences of God and to discover God in new and different ways.


Memory verse:  I encourage you to read this Scripture every day and by the end of the week have it memorized or to the point of where you can paraphrase the verse(s).  Try writing it down on post-it notes and place them in areas where you will see it daily, for example the bathroom mirror or the dashboard of your car.


37 “The Lord,” David added, “who rescued me from the power of both lions and bears, will rescue me from the power of this Philistine.”

1 Samuel 17:37 CEB


Daily Prayer:

O God, you come to us not in the chaos of the whirlwind, not in the roar of the earthquake, not in the crackling heat of the fire, but in the sound of sheer silence.   Quiet our minds, bring peace to our hearts and stillness to our bodies that we might meet you in that silence.  Help us to listen for your still, small voice. Give us the courage to go wherever you lead us, trusting that you will prepare the way.   You are our faithful Companion on the journey of life for all of us.   In the name of God, our Creator, Jesus our Redeemer and the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer.


Monday, June 25, 2018 read 1 Samuel 17:12-50. In ancient times, an army often chose its best soldier to fight the oppositions best soldier. The leaders hoped that by doing this, an all-out war would be avoided. Why do you think it took so long for someone to come forward and fight Goliath? What Goliath battles are you fighting in life? How can you be like David in your battles?


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 read 1 Samuel 17:16-25. The armies of Israel and Philistine faced off across the Valley of Elah for forty days. Why do you think this face off went off for forty days without either side attacking the other? They were camped on opposite sides of the valley. The Valley of Elah had steep walls. Whoever rushed down the valley and up the steep cliffs would be at a disadvantage at the beginning of the battle. They would most likely suffer great causalities and so each was waiting for the other to move first. When have you been in a long stand-off with a battle in your life? What forced you to move? Where was God in the battle?


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 read 1 Samuel 17:26. David sees Goliath from a different perspective. David does not let the enormous size of Goliath create fear in him. David saw a mortal man defying an almighty and Holy God. David had what the others did not…assurance in God that he would not go alone into battle. David that God would fight this battle with him not for him. David saw this situation from God’s point of view and this put the situation in perspective…God is bigger than any human situation. What battle or situation are you facing right now where you have been like Israelites and forgot that God was bigger than their situation? Where have you been like David and saw a situation from God’s point of view?


Thursday, June 28, 2018 read 1 Samuel 17:28-32. Criticism from others did not stop David from relying on God. While the rest of the Israelite army allowed fear to keep them standing still, David allowed faith in God to help him move. Are you currently standing still in your battle? If so, pray for a faith like to David to propel you forward and face your giant unafraid.


Friday, June 29, 2018 read 1 Samuel 17:32-40. David confident that God would fight this battle with him, says that he will face Goliath. When Saul tries to protect him with human made protection what is David’s reaction? Is it important that David rejected the human protection? Why or why not? Where are you relying on human protection more than the protection of God?


Saturday, June 30, 2018 read Psalm 9:9-20. God is a refuge, a safe haven for the oppressed. God is a champion of His beloved children who are in trouble. Even when humanity forgets that all children are beloved of God, the Lord will remember them. How do you think God is remembering the immigrant children separated from their families? What do you think God hears when these children cry?



Resources: Bible by God, UMC Lectionary Resources