ST.  PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, we gather to worship and praise God.  The service lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.  Children are welcome and there is a message designed just for them.  Holy Communion is open to all and is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.  Food and Fellowship Time follows worship each week.

       Our church warmly welcomes all who would like to grow in their faith.  We are a community of faith and love, open to all people.  Our tradition accepts different religous beliefs and encourages all who believe and all who seek to grow spiritually in their relationship to God.


Church members live throughout Saline, Milan, Manchester, Chelsea, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  The church offers many opportunities to get involved. 


Our newsletter is available six times a year.  It tells about activities the church provides, educational/mission opportunities and information on joys/concerns.


  ABOUT US

MINISTRIES

Throughout the year, we provide special celebrations and services for Christmas Eve, Easter, Earth Day, Memorial Day, MLK Day, Father's/Mother's Day, Native American Day, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, Veteran's Day, Labor Day and more.  


Dinners are provided on the third Wednesday of each month at Mill Pond Manor or Senior Fellowship Dinner here at St. Paul. Check out our calendar to see which location we will be at.


Cass Corridor is on the fourth Saturday of each month. Food and toiletries are prepared. All goods are taken to Detroit and are distributed.

*To learn more about our ministries, click here*


BUILDING

Our building has two floors, both floors are handicap accessible (with an elevator and a handicap bathroom on each floor).  Also, we have hearing devices, a multi-media projector and wheel chair seating in the sanctuary.  Outside of our building, we have handicap parking.


SAFETY

Our church provides a Safe church class  that is designed to give church workers and volunteers important knowledge about potentially significant safety risks. We encourage that those who are interested in working with children or youth or volunteering time at dinners or other events, take this course. Please alert the pastors or the Christian Education Department if you would be interested in taking this course. 


COVENANT OF BEHAVIOR

As members and friends of our church, we wish to be known for the manner in which we conduct ourselves in administering the business of our church.  We covenant together as a Christian body


-To seek to discern God's will for our church, not our own.


-To accept that we do not all have to think the same and that none of us has a sure knowledge of the will of God.


-To accept that each person is seeking to find the will for this church and is speaking and acting in good Christian faith.


-To listen actively to one another by...

          *Not interrupting the person speaking.

             *Focusing on what the speaker is saying.

                                       *Asking thoughtful, polite questions for clarification.


-To debate ideas, not persons or personalities.


-To support the majority descisions, once made, in everything we do and say outside the meeting.

-To use the pronoun "we" instead of "they" when speaking of our church, our council, or any group to which we belong in the church or of the descisions made by those bodies.




MISSION STATEMENT

To let people know about St. Paul UCC's Ministry and invite them to join us in touching the lives of people in the community and world.




WHO WE ARE

AT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

OUR FAITH IS 2,000 YEARS OLD. OUTTHINKING IS NOT.

NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU ARE ON LIFE'S JOURNEY, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

We believe in extravagant welcome.  This is why we insist that God's communion table is open, not closed, and God's gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable.  We advocate justice for all.  Our congregations extend hospitality as a sign of God's inclusive love.  We teach that evangelism — offering bread to those in search of it — is God's mission.  Our perspective is global, not provincial.  We work with — not against — people of other faiths.  Why? Because God is still speaking,

NEVER PLACE A PERIOD WHERE GOD HAS PLACED A COMMA.

We believe the church's mission is to change lives — individually, systemically and globally.  We work to make transformation possible, but trust in God's grace.  This is why we insist that churches must be places of vitality in worship, learning and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through global experiences and friendships.  Why? Because God is still speaking,

The Bible


The Holy Spirit


 

Return of Christ


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Divinity




WHAT IS

THE GOSPEL?