The people comprising St. Paul’s United Church of Christ congregation emanate from many walks of life. Through their varied and combined talents, this church has flourished over the years. Above all, St. Paul’s consists of people who strive toward the Christian life and who eagerly seek to share their faith with others. A friendly outreach has become synonymous with the people at St. Paul’s.

History and Ancestry

St. Paul’s traces its origin to the beliefs and principles of the leaders of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation, to Germany and England where pioneers of the present united Church established freedom to worship God according to the dictates of conscience. Coming to America, the descendants of these democratic religious groups became the Pilgrims and Puritans of new England and the German Reformed settlers of the Middle Colonies. CONTINUED

The United Church of Christ

As a member of the national level United Church of Christ, St. Paul’s is open to all, regardless of race, economic status, or nationality. True to its heritage, it persists in proclaiming revealed truths and confirming a commitment to God, through Christ, in terms that are meaningful to all — young and old, 

poor and rich, varying ethnicities and lifestyle. A summary of its beliefs is contained in the STATEMENT OF FAITH OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. More on our BELIEFS

Open and Affirming

The people of God at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, affirm our regard for the worth and dignity of all persons as Beloved Children of God. We recognize, celebrate, and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming into full membership and participation in the Body of Christ persons of every race, language, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and economic status. LEARN MORE AND READ OUR COVENANT

Leadership and Staff

Consistory is the governing body of St. Paul’s UCC. This group meets once per month. It consists of deacons & elders, and the pastors.  Deacons and elders are elected by the congregation and serve a two-year term. LEARN MORE