Yes! St. Paul's is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Read more about our committment to inclusion HERE.
I'm not sure what I believe. Can I still attend?
Certainly. We proudly declare, "No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here." St. Paul's is full of differing experiences, beliefs and spiritual backgrounds. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you.
Where do I go when I arrive?
Handicapped parking is located to the left of the building as you drive into the parking lot and behind the fellowship hall. Please enter through the side entrance across from the handicap parking, just past the fellowship hall. Once inside, turn left to enter the Fellowship Hall, or turn right for the Office, Sanctuary, Welcome Lounge, or other classrooms. Restrooms are to your left.
What should I wear when I visit?
We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. Your comfort is all that matters to us. Our goal is for you to feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors.
Can I receive Communion?
Yes. All are welcome to receive Holy Communion at St. Paul's.
Do you offer gluten free or non-alcoholic options for Communion?
Absolutely. Please let the officiant (or a welcome team member) know what you'd like to receive and we're happy to accomodate.
What is your masking policy?
St. Paul's does not currently require masks during our gatherings. However, you are more than welcome to wear one if you wish. We strongly encourage those who are not feeling well or suspect they may have been exposed to COVID-19, to wear a mask or to participate through our livestream. The health and wellbeing of our community is very important to us.
Is there something for children during worship?
Yes! After the Time for Children in the service, kids can head to Kids' Place in a classroom down the main hallway. Children are also welcome to stay with their guardians in the sanctuary during worship. Be sure to grab an activity bag in the Common which is filled with great activities.
What's the best way to stay connected to what's going on at St. Paul's?
We have two main avenues outside of our gatherings to share communications with our community: The Monthy Epistle Newsletter and regular emails. The archive of our newsletter can be found HERE. Subscribe to emails from St. Paul's HERE.
I'd like to become a member. What should I do next?
That's great! We offer membership classes periodically. Let someone on the pastoral staff know you're interested and we'll keep you posted on when the next class starts.
What should I do if I have a prayer request?
Feel free to call or email the church office with any prayer requests. We welcome the opportunity to share them with our prayer chain. (717) 766-7931 email@example.com
Anything I should know about worshipping online?
Joining the livestream or watching a service online is a great way to engage with St. Paul's for the first time. Bulletins for the services are available HERE. If you'd like, please share a comment letting us know you're joining us. We'd love to welcome you! Livestream on YOUTUBE or FACEBOOK
Have more questions? Let us know. We'd be glad to help you.