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Stewardship & Generosity

Ways We Give

God is eternal love,
so to praise and be nourished

  • Communion is served each Sunday at 8:15 am in the chapel
  • Traditional Service is at 9:00 am with Sanctuary Choir, bells, children's sermon, monthly communion
  • Worship Cafe at 11:30 am offers contemporary music in an informal setting in Wesley Center 
  • African National worship is at 12:30 pm in the sanctuary with music, dance, and preaching in Swahili or Kurundi
  • All-Together Sundays: combined worship services held periodically unite all worship traditions in one service

God loves unconditionally,
so to make a difference in our community and world

  • Shifting Ground, a multicultural exhibit/celebration of immigrant stories told in clay, was guided by artists visiting from Portugal, a collaboration with Iowa Ceramic Center and Mt. Mercy University
  • A new Wellington Heights Initiative is bringing church members and neighbors together for our mutual benefit
  • Ruby Bridges came to Johnson STEAM Academy because of St. Paul's gifts
  • We support Johnson's literacy initiatives
  • Young Adult mission trip to Virginia worked with the Appalachia Service Project
  • High School Youth mission trip to Memphis worked on projects with Serve901
  • Mid-High Youth went on a mission trip to Des Moines; 5th & 6th graders to Cedar Falls
  • Adult mission team and special offerings assisted Hunger Corps in Puerto Rico
  • Several local non-profit service agencies received our support

God cares passionately,
so to strengthen one another

  • Be Healthy. Be Green. task force promotes healthy living
  • A new Connections ministry serves those with dementia and their families
  • FOCUS and Early Learning Center (ELC) provide vital children's ministries
  • TGIW offers programming for children, youth and adults
  • Our lemonade stand is a summer outreach to our neighbors
  • Backpacks for students of our congregation and beyond are distributed
  • Visits to hospitals and care centers are made by clergy, our parish nurse, and many volunteers

Other Ways to Give

God gives lavishly,
so to walk in faith as humble disciples,

  • Pathfinders is our children's Sunday School
  • Vacation Bible School is offered for the children of our church and our neighborhood
  • Paying Iowa Conference apportionments in full supports ministries in Iowa and around the world
  • Studies for adults engage thoughtful minds in Sunday school classes, men's Monday spiritual formation group, men's Wednesday Bible study group
  • United Methodist Women offers retreats, studies, and projects

Consider These Ways to Give

  1. Placing a gift in the offering plate each week or sending a check each month
  2. Using ACH to have your gift automatically transferred from your checking or savings account regularly
  3. Transferring stock to the church, avoiding capital gains taxes but receiving credit for a charitable contribution*
  4. Directing a portion of your IRA to be made payable to the church, avoiding income tax on that amount*

* Be sure to contact the church office and/or your financial advisor as you consider this option

    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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