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 big family meal. Join in the meal prep or chip in a few bucks, all are welcome at the table! Before and after dinner, we have activities and programs for everyone. Contact us for more info, or just show up on Wednesday! You are welcome!


5:00 pm     Preschool and Younger Play Group

6:00 pm     Dinner

6:30 pm     Adult Group Study with Ric

                    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:

Music Art Drama (MAD) Camp

Fall 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

and more! 


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 Hallow Tap House, 6:00 pm

Study Group, Monday Evenings at the Miles' home

Women's Study, Tuesdays at 10:00 am

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

Study Group, Thursdays at 10:00 am

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. 



G•P•S - Grow, Pray, Study Guide, 7/24/17 – 7/29/17, St Paul’s UMC


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.  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. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119:105 NIV

 

Daily Prayer:  From John Wesley's Covenant Service, 1780

I am no longer my own, but yours.  Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering.  Let me be employed by you or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you.  Let me be full, let me be empty.  Let me have all things, let me have nothing.  I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.  And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it.  And the covenant which I have made on earth let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

 

Every day this week say this prayer aloud, then spend some time in the stillness and quiet of God and ask God how you are to live out this prayer.  I would encourage you to journal everyday what you hear God saying to you through this prayer.

 

Monday, July 24, 2017 Concentrate on these sentences in John Wesley’s prayer. I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will. What does it mean to you to be fully God’s? Is your attitude God’s? Is your pain God’s? Is your joy God’s? Are you willing to serve God’s will for your life?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Concentrate on Put me to doing, put me to suffering.  Let me be employed by you or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you. In a culture that concentrates on happiness how do you respond to the notion of suffering and brought low for you?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Let me be full, let me be empty.  Let me have all things, let me have nothing.  We all pray for God to let us be full and have all things. What if God asks you to give up everything? What are you willing to do to serve God?

Thursday, July 27, 2017 I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. This is a tough prayer. It is difficult for us to give up everything to God. What do you find difficult to give up to God? Once you’ve named what is difficult pray for God to help you let it go.

Friday, July 28, 2017 And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. What does it mean to you to fully belong to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? What does it mean to you that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are yours?

Saturday, July 29, 2017 And the covenant which I have made on earth let it be ratified in heaven. Renew your covenant with God. Review in your heart, mind and soul what it means to be a beloved child of God.