What's Happening at St. Paul's?
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Lenten Worship Series
The 40-day period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. We are in the season of sackcloth and ashes. Interestingly, there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday: Lent does not include the Sundays in between. As a result, every Sunday is a “little Easter” and, therefore, a time to celebrate. We want to take both aspects of Lent seriously this year: people are encouraged to practice reflection and penitence for Lent, and on Sundays (in) Lent, we will come together to celebrate and affirm that Easter joy always brings us together. Join us for our new “Happy (in) Lent!” series beginning Sunday, February 18th.
Art for Peace
Gather to make art for peace—anything from anti-war posters to images that portray what peace looks like. Each person can work on their pieces or collaborate if they choose. The works could be used at demonstrations, displayed in windows, or hung up in your home as a reminder to pray for those afflicted by war. Making art is a way to process hurt and hope; making art together is even better. Basic art supplies are provided or you can bring your own. Open to everyone. Come and go before or after your other evening activities. For questions about the event, contact Stephanie Heifner. Join us Wednesday, February 21, from 5:30-7:30 pm in St. Paul’s UMC Art Space (Room 330).
Morning Prayer and Lenten Reflection
Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley. Reflection will occur at 10:20 am in the Art Space on February 25, March 3, 10, 17, and 24. Please get in touch with Pastor Ryan with questions.
Midday Prayer and Lenten Reflection
Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley. Reflection will occur between12:00 pm in the Sanctuary on February 28, March 6, 13 and 20. Please get in touch with Pastor Jonathan with questions.
February Art Exhibit
Confluence of Creativity showcases the artwork of Coe College seniors Micah Boettger, Kaitlyn Clark, Emma Rieser, and Desiree Seul-Fielder. Art Exhibit will be on display in the Upper Room Gallery through the end of February. Read artist's bio.
Easter Egg Hunt
Get ready for an amazingly fun time at our outdoor Easter Egg Hunt at Redmond Park(1545 3rd Ave SE). We'd love to see you! It's going to be a blast hunting eggs during a huge egg hunt. Let's have some fun at 2:30 on Saturday, March 30th. The event is sponsored by Collins Community Credit Union (1st Ave Branch) and St. Paul's United Methodist Church. If you have questions, contact Becca Nims.
St. Paul's Merchandise
St. Paul’s merchandise! Shop here. 10% of your purchase will directly support the work of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
Vacation at St. Paul's Cabin
Find your inner peace at Bell Harbor in Clear Lake, Iowa. The St. Paul's cabin at Clear Lake is available for rent May 1 through October 31, 2024. The cabin rental fee is $1100/week for St. Paul's members—$ 1300 for non-members, a $300 deposit. Peace and tranquility are just a cabin rental away. Contact Celeste Downs at 319-363-2058 to schedule your rental. Learn more about the Clear Lake cabin.
Realm Connect MEMBER LOGIN: Realm Connect is St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s secure online member portal. Church members must register for a login to access Realm Connect. Contact the church office, if you have any questions.
Click here to learn about service opportunities at St. Paul's UMC.
- Volunteer for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.
- Assist our tech team for our 9:00 am worship service.