What's Happening With St. Paul's

Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!
Acts 5:29

  • Upcoming St Paul's Events

    Sunday, May 08, 10:30am

    Worship Service 

    This week we will be joined by Pastor Ryan's friend and former youth pastor, Phil Beatty from Hartford City Church. Phil will be bringing us a message on John 21:1-19, Jesus and Peter Reconnect. 

    Next Sunday (5/22) Pastor Ryan will be starting a new sermon series in the Book of Ephesians.

    Thank you so much to help us fill Study Bags. Last week we handed out 180 study bags to some surprised and grateful UConn students!

    We will continue to provide the livestream so that out of town folks will have a way to join the service.

    If you missed previous week's messages, you can watch them on our YouTube Channel or listen and share it through our podcast.

  • Community

    Spring Small Groups
    Starting soon...

    At St. Paul's we value providing opportunities for connection in small groups. Small groups are places where honest discussion about faith can take place, where we can encourage and pray for one another, and where friendships can be cultivated. If you are interested in joining a small group this spring, please contact Pastor Ryan.

    Wednesday, June 08, 7:15-8:15pm
    What We Believe: A Class for Youth (8-12 Grade)

    This is a class for youth (8th-12th grade) on the Apostle's Creed taught by Pastor Ryan and Steve Crosby. We meet once a month to explain/discuss a line in the Apostle's Creed, an ancient confession of our faith. If you are a student in 8-12 grade, it's not too late to join us. At the end of the class, students will have an opportunity to affirm the creed for themselves at a special service at St. Paul's. If you have any questions or would like more info, email ryan@stpaulswired.org.

    Saturday, June 25

    Move for Amirah 2022

    Last summer St. Paul's took part in Move for Amirahan opportunity to "move" in solidarity with survivors of sex-trafficking, and we as a church community were the 4th highest team in raising funds for Amirah. This summer Move for Amirah is a back, and we're looking to raise even more!

    Move for Amirah and can be done as an individual or as a church community. On June 25 we will be providing a community event to take part in. However, if you can't make it or want to do something on your own, please feel free. For more info or if you have any questions, email ryan@stpaulswired.org. More info to come soon...

    An Offer of Free Professional Counseling 

    The Outreach Team has recognized that the circumstances of this past year 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.

    Are you interested in finding a way to get more involved?

    Would you like to help find ways to incorporate art into our worship services? Are you interested in teaching our children? Would you like to help manage our media? Do you have an idea for outreach? Would you like to participate in a small group Bible study? Would you like to become a member? Email ryan@stpaulswired.org.

    Need prayer?

    There are several ways you can receive prayer for something going on in your life. Fill out an online connection card, or contact our prayer team at prayer@stpaulswired.org. Our prayer team meets 10:00-11:00am on Thursdays. If you would like "in-person" prayer (via Zoom) during this time, the team wold be happy to pray with you. If this time doesn't work for you, let us know, and we'll find another convenient time.

    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.


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  • outreach opportunities

    Outreach Opportunities

    Are you interested in helping to mobilize our church to help share the message and love of Christ to our community and the world? If you are interested, contact keith@stpaulswired.org about joining our Outreach Team.

    Ukraine Relief Update

    Last Sunday, we provided a detailed update on how the funds we raised were helping the Ukrainian people. Here's another recent update from Angelina this week: "Yesterday Pastor Sergey Lysak and his team delivered a tiny home to this adorable grandmother in Hostomel, near Kyiv. Your generous donations are changing and saving lives!" Visit our St. Paul's - The Core Facebook Page for more details including pictures.

    Evan and Chelsea Burgess

    Watch their Update from 10/31.

    John and Diane Vampatella's: Athletes in Action Update

    February 2022 Prayer Letter

    ACTS OF GRACE: Ministry update from Grace Lauber

    April 2022 Prayer Letter

    The Cavagnet Courant: Aug-Sept 2021

    Oct/Nov Prayer Letter

    News from the MACC Food Pantry

    Giving now is easier than ever as you can donate directly through MACC's Amazon Wish List.

    We accept donations in our emergency pantry; Monday –Thursday 9am- 3pm and Friday 9am-1:30pm.

    Let your donations to MACC be a teaching tool for the next generation of our future families!

  • Prayer requests & Praises

    *Prayer for students graduating (Danielle, Joel, Zack, Matt, and Julie) as they transition into post-college life, and for all our UConn students as they begin their summer breaks.

    * Praise for Dean and Kathy Collins. For the past several months, Dean underwent treatment for lymphoma. Dean is currently in remission (Praise God!). Pray that the treatment remains effective.

    * For St. Paul's missionary partner Eli Bande in Burkina Faso, facing challenges due to famine and persecution. Pray for provision, perseverance, and joy in the midst of difficulty. Pray that God would create opportunities to share the hope we have through Jesus. Pray for government leaders to have wisdom in how to help facilitate peace and stop violence. 

    * For Lisa Loree, who is in need of a liver transplant: either from an organ donor, or a living donor. Her blood type is O Positive. If you are interested in learning more about living donor transplants, you can call the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center at 866-925-3897.

    * For Gladys France, adjusting to a new normal after Joe's passing.

    * John Eklund: Pray for John Eklund, Bethany Crosby's father: that his health would continue to improve post-chemotherapy. You can follow updates on John's condition here: caringbridge.org/visit/johneklund.

  • 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.