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All-Church Surprise Parade for High School Seniors
Wednesday, May 27, 6:00-8:00 pm
Meet in the St. Paul's 2nd Avenue parking lot at 6:00 pm. Cars will be organized and provided a parade "route" to drive by seniors' homes in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Organizers will wear masks, and participants will stay in your car for the event. Seniors will be told that they are to be outside their homes in their graduation gowns for a church photo opportunity, but it is a SURPRISE that the congregation will celebrate them by driving by, cheering, and honking horns! You are encouraged to decorate your car with signs congratulating seniors. These event is hosted by Youth Council, but we really want our youth to know that they are loved and supported by all ages of our congregation! Family and friends of seniors are also invited to join us. We hope that you'll join us for this multi-generational, social-distancing opportunity to come together as a church family!
All-Together (ONLINE) Worship
May 31st, 11:00 am
Join us on Facebook Live at 11:00 am, Sunday, May 31st for our All-Together (online) Worship.This will be an inspiring time of multicultural worship on Pentecost Sunday. How fitting to worship on Pentecost as part of a congregation that is united in our diversity!
Note: there will not be a live-streamed services at 9:00 am or 12:30 pm nor Pastries with the Pastors on the 31st.
NEW! Share Love, Share Hope, Share Life!
There are so many needs and more will emerge from this pandemic, so we want to grow something new; a St. Paul’s UMC Community Love Gift Fund we'll call, Share Love, Share Hope, Share Life. It's where all of us together can make an impact in any or all of three distinct ways. Make one gift and designate it in whatever proportions you chose between these types of Love Gifts:
- Share: Personal Lifeline - Gifts to help an individual or family through financial challenge due to the pandemic
- Share: Mission Partners - Gifts to be shared between several of our local Mission Partners serving those in immediate need in our local community.
- Share: St. Paul’s - Gifts to support ongoing ministries of our church, reaching out in love, hope, and life.
Pastries* with the Pastors Sunday Mornings Join Pastor Sherrie and Pastor Jonathan during the Sunday School hour for an hour of informal conversation and connection. This gathering will take place using Zoom, and can work on a smartphone, tablet, personal computer, or landline. After you sign up below, you will be sent a direct link from either Pastor Sherrie or Pastor Jonathan. Sunday morning, 10:00 am. *Pastries not included.
Note: On Sunday, May 31st there will not be a 10:00 am Pastries with the Pastors. Please join us on line for our All-Together (online) Worship at 11:00 am.
Mondays, 12:00 noon, live online Lectio Divina, a prayer practice where we meditate on a scripture passage and for what it says to us.
Tuesdays, 5:15 pm, Hymn Sing! Take the time to find comfort and assurance during our weekly hymn sing. We encourage you to sign up in advance here:
https://forms.gle/DYx3nvymPDksyfMp7 (By signing up in advance, we can be careful to avoid live streaming copyrighted material).
Wednesday Lectio Divina with Pastor Sherrie
Join Pastor Sherrie for a time of prayerful meditation on scripture. Using Zoom video conferencing, this will be a small group interaction at 12:00 pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to participate, simply fill in the name and email address boxes and Pastor Sherrie will send a zoom invitation to you.
NEW! Grateful Life Group Pastors Sherrie and Jonathan would like to begin a 5 week Grateful Life Group. We’ll meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30 pm through a ZOOM video conference format. As a place of sharing and learning about gratefulness as a way of life, we’ll share a weekly idea to consider. Some of the concepts and stories will be from Diana Butler Bass’s book, Grateful; The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks, as well as other resources. If ZOOM isn’t your thing, we can also send out the weekly idea to you through an email. Please send an email to email@example.com, and we’ll follow up!
Thursdays, 9:30 am, live online Morning Praise and Prayer, based on UMH 876.
Create Night Thursdays on ZOOM
Hosted by Creative Expression Sunday School Class
- What: We will use the Zoom meeting platform to video chat as we work on our own creative projects from home. Any type of arts, crafts, writing, etc. All are welcome, no long term commitment required.
- When: Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm
- Where: Online from your home!
- How: Sign up with this Google Form and the meeting link will be sent to you.
- Questions about the event? Ask Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul's Has an APP for That! Our St. Paul's app is one quick and easy way to give, as well as stay current on church news. With our custom church app you can download to stay connected with everything here at St. Paul’s UMC! You can access sermons, events, the Bible, and give, right through our church’s app. Simply grab your smart phone or tablet and text app4spumc to 77977 to receive a direct link to download the app. Or go to Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search for stpaulsumccr then download to your device.
“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.