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! 


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

April 15 – 21, 2018

In the name of Jesus

Faith…That Makes Us Strong

 

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.

 

16 His name itself has made this man strong. That is, because of faith in Jesus’ name, God has strengthened this man whom you see and know. The faith that comes through Jesus gave him complete health right before your eyes. Acts 3:16 CEB

 

Daily Prayer: Gracious God, you give to us your greatest gift, Your Son Jesus Christ, as we still don’t understand what is going on. You call us to be people of courage and hope; and yet we run and hide, doubting and fearing. You challenge us to proclaim our faith; but we huddle in darkness whispering our words of discouragement. Shake us up, Lord! Forgive us when we seem to need prodding over and over again. Help us to see the presence of Jesus in our lives; and remind us of all that He taught us, to help us to live as disciples, serving you by serving others. Change us! Remold us! Make us truly the

disciples you have called us to be. Amen.

 

Monday, April 16, 2018 read Acts 3: 11-19.  Peter is in the midst of a public gathering, noticing the crowd he seizes the opportunity to speak about Jesus Christ. Peter tells the people that they still have a choice to accept, receive and believe in Christ as their Messiah. Peter saw that through the healing of the crippled man, he had a teachable moment with the crowd that gathered. When have you taken advantage of a teachable moment to talk with someone about Jesus as Lord?


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 read Acts 3:13-15.   The religious leaders thought that by putting Jesus to death they had put an end to Him. In verse 13 when Peter says, “You handed him over to be killed” (NIV) he meant it literally. The trial and death of Jesus had taken place right there in Jerusalem only weeks earlier. Most of the people within hearing of Peter had heard about it, and some had taken part in condemning Jesus. The religious leaders thought they had put an end to Jesus. Peter tells them that Jesus is not only alive but that the disciples were witnesses to this fact. Where have you witnessed the

power of Christ at work in your life?

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 read Acts 3:18, Psalm 22, Isaiah 50:6 and 53. Peter was explaining to the people the kind of Messiah God had sent to earth. God sent a servant, full of grace not a great ruler, a great warrior. What kind of Messiah are you expecting? A servant of God who gives grace to your enemies? A great warrior who offers ultimate protection from pain and fear? Take some time and write down on piece of paper the kind of Messiah you are really expecting. Ask God to give you a heart more like Christ.

  

Thursday, April 19, 2018 read Luke 24:36-48. Jesus comes to the disciples. He isn’t just a figment of their imagination, Jesus spoke, he showed them his hands and feet and ate with them. While looks the same and can eat, he can also appear and disappear. If Jesus appeared in Idaho Falls today, what do you think your reaction would be? Would you trust your faith that the Messiah truly appeared to you? Why or why not?

 

Friday, April 20, 2018 read Luke 24:44-48. Many days have gone by since verse 43 and 44. Jesus and his followers have traveled from Jerusalem to Galilee and back. It is believed that Jesus has spent 40 days with his disciples between his resurrection and ascension. As you read this passage imagine Jesus speaking directly to you. Jesus is opening up your mind to receive the teachings of the Scriptures. What do you hear Jesus saying to you in this passage of Scripture?

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 read 1 John 3:1-7. We are God’s beloved sons and daughters. As our faith grows in the head, heart and soul knowledge that we are indeed God’s beloved children, our reflection of God also grows. What are the changes that have happened with you as your faith grows stronger?

 

Resources: Bible by God