Virtual Valentines

Wine to Water

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with your favorite people all while loving your neighbor in Ghana. The goal is to have at least 50 sweethearts participating so that a full well can be drilled. Included in this life-changing Valentine’s Day: celebration of laughter from 5-star comedian Jerry Miner, swooning music from Adam Goettsman, sparkling Welch’s red grape juice or sparkling Welch's apple juice, and delectable chocolates from Farr’s is the gift of clean water to villagers in Ghana. Now this says LOVE!

All you need to do is sign-up! Email Kristina at the St. Paul's office with your choice of red Welch’s sparkling grape juice or sparkling Welch's apple juice. You can mail in a check of $50.00 to St. Paul’s (write “Wine to Water” in the memo line). $26.00 of every Valentine’s Bag goes to the well project.  Valentine’s Gifts can be picked up Saturday, Feb 13th from 10am to noon.

Want to be super loving? Buy one for you and your special someone and gift another!

A special thank you to Adam Gottesman and Jerry Miner for their very kind   contributions to the success of this event.

Together with Cathedral of the Rockies and UMCOR, let’s demonstrate God’s love and turn wine into water for villagers in Ghana.

Share God’s love,

Pastor Nancy

Changing the world

We believe God is at work in our world righting the wrong, caring for the needy, and ending injustices. God calls us to join in that good work! We create opportunities for people to love God and others through service projects and missions in the church, in the community, and around the world. 

How is God calling you to love others? Have a great idea for a mission project? Let us know! We believe God is calling each of us, and we want to help you find your mission. Let's join God in changing the world! 

Christmas Adopt-a-Family 2020

St. Paul's continues to BE the Church through each one of you as we serve in Mission. We have adopted 20 Families for Christmas 2020! Our mission and ministry style has been adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic to more safely share God's love this Christmas season.  

The Virtual Christmas Tree is no longer linked.  St. Paul's has successfully gathered needed items for the 20 families participating in the Christmas Adopt-a-Family this year.  Thank you to all who gave of gifts, money to purchase food cards & other items, time, and labor to this mission.  Despite being "different" due to the pandemic, the St. Paul's Family has brought the Virtual Giving Tree to life!  

October 24, 2020 UMCOR Buckets Project

The response to the UMCOR Bucket Cleaning Kits project was so great that 20 (rather than the planned 10) buckets were made.  There were cash donations enough to create hygiene kits for Trinity UMC and for a donation to Hawthorne Elementary School's backpack lunches program. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate through donations, service, and prayers. 

Jerry with the 20 filled UMCOR Buckets.


September Mission Accomplished!

September 18th was St. Paul's UMC's Community Giving Saturday.  With great support from all of you, it was an awesome day! Here's what we collected:


  • 5,764 diapers, variety of sizes
  • 75 cans baby formula
  • 163 packages of baby wipes
  • 41 boxes of baby cereal
  • 10 jars of baby food

For EDGEMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (our neighborhood school):

  • 29 containers of sanitizer wipes
  • 3000 single sanitizer wipes, wrapped
  • 764 children's masks
  • 2,200 disposable regular masks
  • 219 boxes of facial tissues


Serving at St. Paul's

It's always been the people of St. Paul's that make everything possible! Whether it's serving on Sunday mornings in worship or in Sunday School, or throughout the week helping with meals or changing lightbulbs, we need you! Contact us to find a place to serve! Here are a few areas where you can serve at St. Pauls:

Ushers and Greeters

Nursery Attendants

Sunday School Assistants

Coffee Hour Hosts

Muggers (delivering mugs to first time visitors)

Wednesday Dinner prep

Choir or Contemporary Band

Care Visits and Cards

Serving local mission

God in Christ is transforming the whole world, that involves caring for the needy and righting wrongs. We believe God calls us to join in that transformation right where we are! Weekly, monthly, and annually, we are at work in town, making things right and caring for our neighbors. Contact us to join in our local missions. 

Idaho Falls Food Basket

Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen

Habitat for Humanity

Ruth House Emergency Housing for Women

Creation Vacation

Easter Baskets for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Serving around the world

Through the global connection of the United Methodist Church, we have opportunities to make an impact across our globe. We send mission teams, both youth and adult, throughout the world, in the US and overseas. Contact us to learn more about our next mission trip or global mission project. 

Methodist Camp, Nova Almeida, Brazil

El Vergel Methodist Agricultural School, Chile

Epworth Project, Louisiana

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Imagine No Malaria