What to Expect

We meet in a beautiful old mill building on Route 32 in Willington, about 5.5 miles from UConn. You will see a sandwich board with our name and logo outside our entrance.

The main parking lot is across the street from the building, but there is a smaller lot behind the building for those who would like handicapped access.

When you enter our primary entrance, there is a cafe and office space to your left. We encourage you to come a little early so that you can get coffee or tea and get to know some people.

At St. Paul's we seek to combine a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere with reverence for God. The dress is casual (you're welcome to come in a suit and tie, but if you do you may feel a bit out of place).

The musical worship is led by a band – usually guitar, bass, and drums. They seek to incorporate both older and newer musical expressions of faith.

Every week the sermon seeks to bridge the world of the Bible with the present-day and to engage both the mind and the heart in the process. We try to be mindful of a diverse audience – from committed followers of Jesus to people who are still trying to make up their mind. We value preaching that is honest, deep, and willing to wrestle with tough questions.

We celebrate the Lord's Supper every week. The table is open to anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ, whether you worship regularly with us or not. You can either serve one another on the side of the chapel, or be served communion up front. Both wine and grape juice are available. Wine is in the cup for drinking, grape juice is in a dish for dipping the communion wafer.

Our service usually ends by noon, although everyone is welcome to stay and fellowship in our chapel or cafe afterward.

If you have any other questions, please contact Pastor Ryan or Pastor Keith.

Children's Ministry

In this season at St. Paul's, we don't have a formal children's program during service. Babies and children are part of our church community, and they are welcome to attend service and worship with us. We encourage parents to take time to share and engage their children in discussion about what they experienced during the service.

Our goal is to build a solid faith foundation by teaching children that God made them and loves them, that Jesus wants to be their friend forever, and that the Holy Spirit wants to guide them as they learn and grow in their faith.

We want children to see how God's word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. As they grow in their faith, we want them to be learning to make wise choices, trust God no matter what, and treat others the way they want to be treated.