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October 20 Mission Partner Offering - Family Promise help homeless and low-income local families achieve sustainable independence.
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Fall Social for Club 56 You’re Invited to a Bowling Party on October 26th 5th and 6th graders bring the family and invite some friends for a bowling party on October 26th at 2:00pm at Cedar Rapids Bowling Center 265 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. $10 per person. Financial assistance is available. Sign-up by October 23rd through the following link: or contact Becca Nims by email-

Candy Donations &Trunk Decorators Needed for Trunk-or-Treat Drop off candy or monetary donations for Trunk-or-Treat and/or sign-up to be a trunk decorator at the church office. Participate in the “Best Trunk” contest. Please contact Julie Hanlin ( with questions.

Trunk or Treat! - October 27  St. Paul’s UMC looks forward to hosting our neighbors at our annual Trunk or Treat event for an afternoon of fun, food, and of course CANDY! No TRICKS here...only TREATS! You and your children can walk through our parking lot, stopping at each parked car to get candy. Join us at the 2nd Ave. parking lot on Oct. 27 from 3:00-4:00 pm  for this family friendly event. Candy donations and trunk decorators still needed: contact Julie Hanlin ( with questions.

Annual Church Conference: It’s happening on October 27 at 5:00 pm! Please mark your calendar and we hope you can participate! We’ll be approving church goals, pastoral support, lay leadership, and voting on the application to the IAUMC requesting forgiveness of unpaid apportionments from 2009-2017. Additional materials will be available later in October.

Youth Halloween Party, October 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Youth Worship space (110). Put on your best costume and grab a friend for a fun evening of games, snacks and a costume contest. All 7th-12th grade students are invited to join us!

Senior High Fall Retreat at the Ingathering Event in Cedar Falls!, November 1st-2nd Come join us for fun at UNI’s Rec Center for swimming, rock climbing and open gym time! We will also worship and get to know new friends from across the state. On Friday, November 1 we will be staying at ThreeHouse: A Wesley Foundation at UNI. On Saturday, November 2  after breakfast, we will head to Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls to help sort donations bound for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center. Cost is $15 per person. Friends are welcome to join! We will meet at St. Paul’s at 5:30 pm on Friday to head up to Cedar Falls.  Please RSVP by October 25 using the following link- or by emailing Becca Nims (

Don’t Forget to Fall Back, November 3 Sleep tight and enjoy the extra hour, then join us for church.

All Saints' Day Will be Celebrated, November 3 All Saints’ Day is held to remember all saints who have gone before, including those members of our congregation who have died in the last year.

Fill the Truck - November 3 Our Mission Partner Offering on November 3 “Fill the Truck” for the Linn County Food Bank. Let’s continue to support the Linn County Food Bank with cash donations, as well as food items. Did you know that $25 will feed a family of two with a 3 day supply of food? The 15,000 individuals the food bank serves a year will be very grateful for your support!

One Youth Worship Night - November 3 Join together with other students from across the Cedar Rapids Metro for an energetic evening of worship. Last April, we had 450+ students from Eastern Iowa come together and worship our One God as One Body! Mark your calendars and see you November 3 at 5:30pm at Marion Methodist! We will plan to meet out at Marion Methodist, if your student needs a ride please let Becca know by email ( This is a free event and open to all 5th-12th grade students! Find the Facebook event at :

Delicious Donations St. Paul’s United Methodist Women are requesting homemade baked goods and cookies for the Cookie Walk for our Holly Jolly Holiday Fair 2019. Questions, please contact the church office and they will give you contact information.

Holly Jolly - Holiday Fair 2019: Wednesday, November 6 (3:00-7:30 pm) & Thursday, November 7 (10:00 am-2:30 pm) Support UMW missions! Both days St. Paul’s UMW will feature their Craft Boutique, Country Store, Cookie Walk, Fair Trade Table and the African Women Empowered Items. Wednesday there will be an Evening Dinner.  Need tickets for the theme luncheon and Style Show on Thursday? Tickets available starting October 20. Please contact, 362-5285.  Wonderful way to get in the mood for the Christmas season. Join us and bring a friend! You’re welcome to make a donation payable to UMW Holiday Fair 2019.

MInistry Opportunity for someone to do music for children in grades K-2nd on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm. There is support and help for this. Contact Mark Baumann or Julie Hanlin for more information. 

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


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    Friday | 8:00 am -12:00 pm 


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