UMW Virtual Holiday Fair!
Shop from the comfort and safety of your own home. Find many of the same beautiful craft creations you purchased at Holiday Fair in the past at St Paul’s (crafts created from wood and glass, hand sewn banners/pillows/quilts, packets of handmade greeting cards and more).
Not into shopping on the internet? You can make a donation to St. Paul's UMW and send it to the Church.
All proceeds from this sale will go to Missions.
Pick up items on Saturday, December 5th and 12th between 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Annex (214 13th St. SE, Cedar Rapids). No admittance into the building will be allowed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Clients should either call 319-365-4225 upon arrival or knock on the alley side door of the Annex. Park in the St. Pauls parking lot along 2nd Avenue. Purchase will be brought to them. Please wear face covering when picking up your item.
Church-wide Advent Study
Many of our adult small groups will be discussing Adam Hamilton’s Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas this Advent season. In his most recent book, Hamilton “examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth.” Let your group leader know of your need for a book.
Would you like to participate in an Advent study, but you aren’t part of a group that is offering it? If so, the informal “Pastries with the Pastors” group would love to have you join, starting Sunday, November 29th on Zoom. If you are interested or want more details, please email Pastor Jonathan (email@example.com).
Advent Worship Services Online
I Believe, Even When: Filling the Night with Music and Light On paths of hope, love, joy, and peace, we’ll find our inspiration, even when we are separated. This year, we’ll affirm the ways right now that we can believe. We’ll share good news from all four gospels. We’ll hear the stories behind hymns and explore the power of music in our lives. We’ll turn living rooms into sanctuaries. We’ll light candles together. Please join us on FACEBOOK LIVE at 9:00 am; African Nationals Worship 12:30 pm.
- November 29: I Believe in the Sun: Hope for Tomorrow (All Together Sunday, worship at 11:00 am)
- December 6: I Believe in Love: Daring Right Relationship
- December 13: I Believe in God: Ode to Joy
- December 20: I Believe in the Light: Illuminating Peace
- December 24: We Believe, Even Now
- December 27: Believe This: The Time Has Come
Wednesday Hymn Sings for Advent and Christmas
On December 2, 9, 16th, and 23rd, we’ll be back on FACEBOOK LIVE at 6:30-7:15 pm, taking your music requests! Join a pastor and a pianist to sing our way through the season.
Outdoor Nativity with Live Animals
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
If you are looking for a fun and meaningful way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, this event is for you! Visit our outdoor nativity with live animals on December 9th, 2020 from 5pm to 7:00 pm on 3rd Avenue around Circle Drive of St. Paul’s UMC.
Christmas Dinner in a Box
December 20, 2020
To sign up, call 211 by December 15
While gathering for our annual Christmas Eve Meal will not be possible this year, we still want to make sure families and individuals have all the fixings for a Christmas feast! There are two options to receive a box for your family: pick it up from St. Paul’s between 12:00-1:00 pm on Sunday, December 20th or have a box delivered to your home during the same time. Both methods will be contactless.
Monday, December 21, 2020
The Christmas season this year may not be full of cheer and festivity for everyone. If that is true for you, join us for a brief Blue Christmas service in the parking lot on December 21st at 7:00 pm as we admit everything is not okay, and find hope in the midst of it all anyway.
Christmas Eve Worship
December 24, 2020, Facebook LIVE – 7:00-8:00 pm
We Believe, Even Now On this night, we return to the story of Jesus’ birth as it is told in the Gospel of Luke. We so desire to believe in the good news of the messengers; do not be afraid. With music and light, we worship this night!
Christmas Eve Light to the World Event
December 24, 2020 - 8:30 pm
What if everyone in your neighborhood helped fill the night with music and light? Our Christmas Eve worship leaders will step outside onto our 3rd Avenue steps at 8:30 pm, with music and light! Join us virtually from your own doorway or window, with your own candles and a song. We’ll share through Facebook LIVE and invite you to take a photo of your family to share back with us. More details to come!
Pastries with the Pastors,
Sundays 10-11 am
Join Pastor Sherrie and Pastor Jonathan after worship on Sunday mornings for a time of informal conversation and connection.
Let's Get Creative
Create Night is an hour (6:15-7:15 pm) to set aside in your week to work on a creative project of your choosing and socialize with others.
To sign up, click here. Any questions, email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations Needed for SuperStore
St. Paul's UMC SuperStore is in need of more donations. We are looking for any items that are vintage, collectables with a name recognition, power tools, older cameras, musical items, toys vintage and newer, etc. We would be happy to look at any thing you might have. Please email Jim at email@example.com or phone him at 319-651-1092
as of November 11, 2020
Share a Love Gift marked "Storm Damage Recovery" as a gift of encouragement and support for families hurting in Cedar Rapids. Electronic giving through our church app, website, in person, or through the mail (St. Paul's UMC, 1340 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403) or click here to donate.
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