What's Happening With St. Paul's

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this is the word that was preached to you.

1 Peter 1:24-25

  • Upcoming St Paul's Events

    Sunday, September 27, 2020

    Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.

    Pastor Ryan is back and will be delivering the message this Sunday. We hope you can join us for worship!

    This Sunday, and throughout the rest of the summer (weather permitting), we will be meeting for worship outdoors in the North Parking Lot of the Mill Works. The lot is located behind the mural, to the left of The Mills. The best places to park are directly across the street from the entrance to the north lot or in the main parking lot.

    Please bring a chair and a mask, and we will continue to refrain from physical touch at this time. If you have any other questions, check out our guidelines and procedures page. For those of you who are still not comfortable with meeting in person quite yet, we completely understand. Join us for worship from wherever you are on our livestream

    This Week's Children's Resources:

    If you missed last week's message, Lessons From 2020: Loving Enemies, you can watch it on our YouTube Channel or listen and share it through our our podcast.

  • Other Events

    HOPE 2020
    October 1, 8:00am-8:00pm

    HOPE 2020 is an online event telling 6 stories of hope. Please join us on Oct. 1st to listen to some incredible stories, and have a deeper understanding of a survivor's journey from exploitation to liberation. It's the final step in Amirah's campaign to open the doors of their second safe home. Amirah is a multifaceted aftercare organization for survivors of sex trafficking, providing refuges, outreach, and education services. They are thrilled that they are only $50,000 away from opening their second home and ensuring beds are available for women who need them. St. Paul's is a sponsor of this event and we hope you will join us in supporting this campaign.

    Memorial Service for Chuck Redfern
    Sunday, October 4, 3:00pm
    We will be honoring the life of Chuck Redfern through a virtual service on Zoom. We hope you can join us. A link for the meeting will be provided when we are nearer to the service.

    A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help pay for Chuck's funeral and medical expenses and to help support his family. Every donation helps!

    Life to the Full: Discovering Purpose and Gifting Together
    Thursdays, October 8 - November 19, 7:00-8:30pm
    Are you interested in discovering a greater sense of purpose and calling in your life? Over seven weeks in October and November, we will be offering a class that can help. With contributions from Dr. Brad Wright (professor of Sociology at UConn), Cindy Felkel, and Pastor Ryan, this class will help us to discover how we can live more purposefully both as individuals and as a church community. The class will include the opportunity to take the Clifton StrengthFinders test and discuss the results. The class will be offered virtually, and will include small group discussions. If you would like to register or find out more information, please email ryan@stpaulswired.org. Feel free to invite a friend through our Facebook event page.

  • Community

    An Offer of Free Professional Counseling 

    The Outreach Team has recognized that the circumstances of the last few months have likely taken a toll on many peoples' mental health. If you would like to try meeting with a professional Christian counselor, the church is offering to pay for three sessions through Regeneration Therapy. Their staff's mission is to meet the emotional, spiritual, and mental health needs of individuals, couples, and families by fostering healing, hope and transformation. Please contact Pastor Ryan if you are interested.

    St. Paul's Virtual Small Groups

    During these unusual circumstances, we want to do what we can to maintain and strengthen our fellowship. If you haven't received an invitation to participate in a St. Paul's virtual small group, or are unable to participate in the group you were invited to, please email Pastor Ryan so we can find a group that works for you.

    Need prayer?

    If you would like to receive prayer for something going on in your life, but would rather it not be read aloud during service, contact our prayer team at prayer@stpaulswired.org


    Did you know that when you shop on Amazon at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1325660, AmazonSmile donates to St. Paul's? If you have been doing more shopping on Amazon during this time of quarantine, please consider supporting St. Paul's with your purchases. 

    St. Paul's - The Core

    Do you want to invite our church to an event you are hosting or think others would be interested in? Or have a prayer request you would like our community to be praying for? Do you have a need that you think others can help with? If so, join our Facebook community group - The Core. If you're not on Facebook, but would like to have something posted, email keith@stpaulswired.org. Let us know if you have a prayer request or a personal need, or check in to see how you can be a blessing to someone in our immediate community.  

  • CoVid-19 Resources/outreach opportunities

    The Outreach Team has been developing resources to assist those in our community during this time. We set up a CoVid-19 Resources page on our website with info for what to expect when returning to in-person worship,  our Sunday virtual service and small groups, our small business owners, and a page with info on our local soup kitchens and food pantries. If you have a moment check it out and spread the word.

    News from the MACC Food Pantry
    One might hear about a food drive and think "oh good! The pantry is full!" Since the pantry serves 155 families a week it needs replenishing more often than you may think. If you have been wanting to help, but don't know how, consider having a neighborhood, work or school food drive. It is a great way to give back! If you or someone you know is interested in hosting a food drive, contact MACC.

  • The Board's Table

    There is a public folder of files that provides access to minutes, policies, and other documents from the board and membership meetings. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to the board - board@stpaulswired.org.