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.   Hopefully the service will help you grow spiritually. There is a special message for the youth. We sing, pray, listen to scripture and learn about the word.  Our sanctuary and youth choirs provide special music along with individuals and other groups such as the One Voice Gospel Choir and a chime choir.  Some Sundays we use drama and monologs to share the message.  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 levels with an elevator to get to a handicap bathroom on the lower level.  There are wheelchairs right inside the main doors and carts to transport items if needed.  Special parking places are available for those who need them.  We have hearing devices, a multi-media projector, enlarged bulletins and wheelchair seating in the sanctuary.  The sanctuary and several other rooms are air conditioned during the summer.  Lap blankets are provided for those who need them. 


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 decisions, 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 decisions 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


We use the Bible to teach us how to live a life with God.  We do not believe everything in the Bible happened as printed. Parables are stories that did not happened but teach a story. 

We believe that the Holy Spirit lives  within each one of us giving us courage to live as disciples of Christ. 

 

The Holy Spirit


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