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

We love our kids and we love helping them experience the love of Christ right where they are! Contact Melinda Ginosar for more info on connecting your family or serving in Children's Ministry. 


Sunday School, Sundays during the 9:00 & 10:30 am Worship Services

Passionate and Purposeful Ministry with lots of fun, laughter and joy! 

For 4 years old to 5th grade


Nursery, Sundays during the 9:00 & 10:30 am Worship Services

Time of nurturing, love, care and play!

For 0 to 3 years old.


Kid Zone, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Growing in Jesus, Walking with Faith, and Galloping with the Truth! 


Throughout the year:

Arts and Science Camp

Fall Harvest Party

Christmas Pageant

Easter Baskets

and more! 

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

Camps

Bowling, Sledding, Bonfires

Service Projects

Concerts

and more! 


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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

February 11 – 17, 2018

ReThink Church Verb

 

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.

 

On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.  Acts 14:27 NIV

 

Daily Prayer: Help us, dear God, to be an answer to another’s prayer so that we may be one of your signs of hope in the world you love. Amen.

 

Monday, Feb 12 2018 read Isaiah 61:1-9. Who is the Spirit of the Lord calling you to bring the good news of God’s grace and mercy through the work of Jesus Christ to?  Think about the target picture below and picture moving the people that God has placed in your mind and on your heart from the outside of the target in towards the bull’s-eye.  The outer ring represents that they have little or no relationship with God.  They move into the next circle when they have some engagement with God, for example they come to Wednesday night Dinner And… and begin having conversations with you about God.  The next inner circle is that they accept your invitation and come to worship.  The bull’s-eye is when they have connected with God.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 read Acts 11:19-26. As you read this passage of Scripture and look at your target.  What is your plan for moving your family member, friend, co-worker from the outside of the circle into the spot of the bull’s-eye?  Pray for the people you have on your target.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 read Acts 14:21-28.  Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch, stopping along the way to encourage new believers and establish leaders in each congregation.  How are you an encourager to new believers in the faith? What will your plan be to encourage your target people to move from the outer circle to the bull’s-eye?

  

Thursday, February 15, 2018 read Acts 15:1-11.  The message here is that salvation isn’t just for one group of people.  The saving grace of God, through the death of Jesus Christ, is open and available for all people.  In the days, weeks, months or years to come as you continue to pray your targeted people into the bull’s-eye, what personal life examples of God’s grace at work can you give them?

 

Friday, February 16, 2018 read Matthew 5:14-16.  How do you let the light of Christ shine forth to those you come into contact with each day?  When the light of Christ burns within you, it cannot be hidden or put under a basket where no one can see it.  The light of Christ reflects in our attitudes, our words, the way we treat others.  Sometimes our lights may have a dim moment, day or season, but once the light is lit, it’s not extinguished.  What can you do to let your light shine on your target people?

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018 read 2 Corinthians 4:1-6.  Do not lose heart if your target people do not accept your first attempt to move them from the outer circle to the inner circle, let your light shine to the glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ. Spend the next several minutes praying for your people on your target list.  Now make your first move to bring them closer to the bull’s-eye.

 

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