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.  

You can safely choose your Virtual Gift Tags from the "Virtual Giving Tree".  Virtual Gift Tags will identify the Family number, and the family members by gender, age, and gift desired.  Each child will receive One gift of 'Need' (a clothing item), and One gift of 'Joy' (based on the child's wishes or interests).

Click on the Virtual Giving Tree above to access the list of gifts needed for the families this year.

Click on the gift truck above to view detailed instructions and the Christmas Adopt-a-Family deadlines.

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


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! 

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