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Celebrate Your Spirituality

Even if we are all Christians, we have different ways we approach and experience God!

  • Discover six spirituality types over six weeks.
  • Which type is your dominant type?
  • Learn something new about yourself and others.
  • The worship series will be complemented by a small group event each week on Wednesdays.

Celebrating Our Spirituality Small Group

Sunday, Pastor Sherrie introduced an upcoming worship series, entitled “Celebrating Our Spirituality.” Over six weeks, we will consider unique ways we understand, encounter, and respond to God’s grace in our lives. Each week, we will consider one of the following types of spirituality: head, heart, pilgrim, mystic, servant, and enthusiast. To accompany this worship series, on Wednesday evenings, starting August 4th at 6:30 pm, we will identify our unique types and participate in an activity around the week’s type. Join to learn more about yourself; join to learn more about each other. You can join in person, or using Zoom. Please direct questions to Jan Vauthrin ( or Pastor Jonathan (

Backpack Project

Showing God’s Love in a Practical Way

Help our St. Paul’s children by filling their backpacks with school supplies. School supply list coming soon. Start looking for sales! Collection of items will be July 4th-August 15th. Financial contributions can be made by cash, check or online to St. Paul’s UMC with Backpack Project on the memo line.

School Supply List 2021-2022

  • Crayola Crayons - 24 ct.
  • 1 pkg. Crayola Markers - thick
  • 1 pkg. Colored Pencils
  • Spiral notebook college ruled
  • 4 pack dry erase markers thick, black
  • 4 pack dry erase markers thin, black
  • Highlighters 2 yellow, 1 pink, 1 green
  • Folders - vinyl, 3 prongs, 2 pockets, plain
  • 1 pkg. Mechanical Pencils
  • Pencils - Ticonderoga brand - 24 pack
  • Scissors Fiskar brand - pointed
  • 1 pkg. Pens - Blue or Black

Join the Fun this Summer!

Spark imaginative learning by enrolling in St. Paul’s Summer Camps! We will be exploring multiple themed weeks as we explore topics such as gardening, space week, ocean week, camping week and more!  We will be partnering with community organizations to bring in on site field trips to enhance your child’s learning experience. Sign up today by clicking button below. View Summer Camps Flyer.

Chad Elliot – Acoustic Concert

July 14th: 6:00-7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Circle Drive on 3rd Ave.
Bring a chair and your family and friends for a relaxing night of music.

Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year and is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz. He has cultivated more than 1,000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor and children's book author/illustrator (Wilderman’s Treetop Tales). Elliott has released 21 albums and is currently working on his 22nd.

Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to Americana.

Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect -

Mini Summer Thrift Mart

July 24
9:00 am-2:00 pm

Children's toys, clothes, books, games, and puzzles. Proceeds to Mission Projects.

Donations accepted: July 17, 19 from 9:00-11:00 am.

Women's Retreat 2021

August 14 | 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Land Alliance Folk School (Oxford, Iowa) is set in a beautiful country setting with indoor and outdoor space, and gardens to explore. A chance to share stories, laugh together, pray together, and spent time in quiet. Rev. Rose Blank will lead us in seeking peace and hope while living in pandemic times. This event is sponsored by St. Paul’s United Methodist Women. Please RSVP to the church office (319-363-2058) by August 9. The cost is $15 per person. Bring a sack lunch. Fridge space and beverages will be available. Carpooling can be arranged at the church.

Children & Youth

We Are Working on Developing a Youth Ministry Program Just For You!

Since we are a bunch of adults, we’d really like to hear from you, the youth, about what you would like YOUR youth group to be. We are looking for a wide variety of ideas to appeal to everyone. We want to get to hear your ideas and opinions.

Please take a few moments to complete this survey. We’ll look at the survey results and plan events and activities based on what you have told us. Thanks for helping us get started! Click Here to Complete Survey

Bash @ C.R. 

August 7th | 4:00-10:00 pm
Join us at the Imon Ice Arena (1100 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids) for "Bash @ C.R." a FREE Christian music festival that focuses on clean uplifting music for all ages. Questions contact Becca Nims (

Snow Day

August 18th | 6:00-7:30 pm
Becca and Julie will drop hints to you and your family throughout the day to come join us for an ice cream treat on August 18th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Social distancing measures will be practiced: including encouragement of masks by all participants and staying 6 feet apart when possible. Questions contact Julie Hanlin ( or Becca Nims (

Youth Week of Service and Learning

July 19-23, 2021
8:00 am-4:00 pm
$15 per participant

Come serve and learn right here in town! In the mornings we will work together to serve our community, in the afternoons we will enjoy some experiential learning together, possible examples-visiting the Geek Orthodox Church, Islamic mosque and Spending time out at Prairie Woods. On Friday July 23rd we will spend the day out at Lake MacBride!

While we would encourage participants to sign up for the full week, we understand the summer schedules can get busy. We welcome you to join us for just a day or just for the AM or PM.

“myStPauls” MEMBER LOGIN: myStPauls is St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s secure online member portal. Members are able to: view church directories, view their class rosters, email class members, update their personal information and photos in the church database, view church calendars, and view their giving records. The online member portal is not available to the general public. Church members must register for a login to access myStPauls. Contact the church office if you have any questions.

    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    1340 3rd Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday | 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday | 8:00 am -12:00 pm 


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