Worship in the Park

Mark your Calendars: Our annual Worship in the Park will be Sunday, September 18. We will begin worship at 10:00 a.m in South Veteran’s Memorial Park by the gazebo for a time of singing, worshiping, and fellowship.  A pitch-in lunch will follow in the shelter house.  Please bring your family and friends and join us. Bring a chair and comfortable clothing for the weather.  We are asking everyone to bring a favorite dish to share for our pitch-in dinner and table service.
It is always such a wonderful day when we gather together outside to give God our praise and share life together.

I.P.O.D. Class hosts luncheon and games

Join St. Paul’s youth for a luncheon on August 14, 2016.  There will be outdoor games and lots of fun.  Money raised from the luncheon will help support Operation Shoebox and church camp scholarships. I.P.O.D. class looks forward to serving you. 
Come join the fun. 
If you have questions, contact Deby Priddy or the church office at 932-3777

Bike and Build-’16

July 13-14th St Paul’s will host approximately 34 individuals ages 18-25.  These bikers will arrive Wednesday evening with empty bellies and rest their weary bones.  They bike about 100 miles a day starting at the east coast and end on the west coast.  “Our group” travels from Maine to Santa Barbara  along the way they stop to help build Habitat houses.  If you wish to follow their blog click on the link.  They always look forward to our stop because we provide large quantities of home-cooked meals that also take into account their dietary needs (allergies, vegetarianism, and high carb requirements)  We enjoy serving them.  Come help us provide food, serve, shuttle, donate funds, or just visit with them.  For more information contact Debby Priddy via the church office (765) 932-3777.

Hope Spot returns

Hope Spot has set its Saturday community clothing dates for 2016
(9 to 11 a.m.) as follows:
  • October 1
We will need help on each of these days. This year, we will hold all of the events inside the church in the Wesley Room with clothing overflow in the hallway.
If you are able to commit to help on any of these days, please contact Micki Gordon or Carolyn Kramer.
Duties include checking, checking out, and assisting the clients find the location of their needed clothing.
We also will need some help with setting up and tearing down for each date.
Thanks for your willingness to help with this mission.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is back!

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School, Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love, will be held June 6 through 10, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Please contact
  • Linda Petty (938-2145)
  • Julie Wainwright (932-7161)
  • Anne Zachery (932-3790)
to let them know how you would like to help!
Surf Shack


It’s a Picnic!

Our Annual Church Picnic!
Mark your calendar for July 10th and join your church family at the Petty Farm for a pitch-in
dinner at 4:00 p.m. Sunday evening, July 10, 2016. If the weather is nice,
people can enjoy the outdoors with the farm animals and pond, or they
may opt to gather inside to play games or just visit. More information will follow.
Please come and enjoy Christian Fellowship with your church family!
Certainly, guests are welcome!
Inviting friends to a church party is a great way to also invite them to come to church

Missions Blankets the World

St. Paul’s will partner with Church World Service Blankets+ on Sunday, April 17th.  A five dollar donation to the Blankets+ fund will purchase a blanket for a family left homeless by a disaster. Donations to this fund may also help provide equipment and services so that people in need around the world can help themselves. Information about the Blankets+ fund along with a donation envelope will be included with the bulletin on April 17th so that you have anopportunity to give to this project.  Covering the world one blanket at a time.

Lenten Men’s Breakfast

Our United Methodist Men’s Lenten Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday, March 19, in St. Paul’s dining room.

Phil Mitchell will give a Lenten Message. All the Methodist men in Rush County are invited. Please bring a friend.
It’s a great time for conversation and good fellowship.
If you would like to help cook you may come around 6:30 a.m.