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Forward in Faith Building Renovation

Moving Forward in Faith

It’s an exciting time to be at St. Paul’s. We’re moving forward in faith in various ways to prepare for the next century of mission and ministry.

As a community of faith, our church is reimagining our vision for the future. Through small circle conversations and prayer, we're listening and talking about which God-sized possibilities we might claim as priorities and focus for St. Paul's UMC. We'll create this direction in ministry together and we invite you to be a part of it!  

At the same time, we are making significant changes to our church building to help us better serve current and anticipated ministry needs.

South View (3rd Avenue)

North View (2nd Avenue)

Building Renovation Project

Thanks to generous pledges, donations, and St. Paul’s Foundation contribution, the Phase 1 building project approved by the congregation in November 2015 is taking flight in 2016. The $4.6 million project includes these features:  

  • A highly visible, welcoming, and accessible new main entrance facing Second Avenue
  • A welcoming center inside the new entrance with space for gathering and hospitality
  • An open, expanded gathering space outside the sanctuary
  • Relocation of administrative offices, music rooms, and the library for more logical access and to better serve current and anticipated future needs and to integrate the new gathering spaces
  • Renovated parking with covered drop-off at the new main entrance
  • Numerous infrastructure improvements including new electrical service and relocated exterior utility lines
Why Renovate? Building Renovation Floor Plans Facility Transition Plan When Will the Project Be Finished? How Can I Help?

Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.
- Isaiah 43:19

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


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