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
To help us make disciples of Christ by making our church more inviting, more welcoming, and more accessible to all. The renovations will also help us better serve the ministry needs of our congregation and those we serve. Our historic building has served us well for over 100 years but is no longer meeting our needs and is restricting our ability to grow in discipleship.
This project is the result of two years of study and planning by the St Paul’s Building Committee, commissioned by the Church Council, in response to ministry needs identified by earlier studies.
A number of ministries, classes, and storage rooms will be impacted by the Phase 1 building renovation project in 2016-2017. View the Facility Transition Plan listing new temporary locations and planned move dates.
Some features of the original Phase 1 plan have been cut or scaled back to match the $4.6 million pledged to the project. Additional contributions will help us include elements planned to make the renovated spaces and the parking lot as welcoming and functional as possible. We welcome your support.