If you're new to St. Paul UMC, or are considering joining us for a service, we hope you'll find a place where you will be warmly welcomed and accepted. You matter to God—and you matter to us, too! Whether you are a long-time Christian or a seeker who is just beginning to ask questions about Christ, you are welcome here!
What to Expect
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while visiting our Downtown and East campuses. The following information should help your visit be as pleasant as possible.
What should I wear?
Whatever you feel most comfortable in. During the Summer months you may see people in anything from shorts and flip flops to a suit and tie.
Where do I park?
We have plenty of parking throughout our Downtown and East campuses. There are parking spots reserved for visitors near the main drive-through entrance at East Campus and at the West Entrance on Rayburn Avenue at the Downtown Campus. For those with special needs, we have plenty of handicapped parking available close to the entrances.
Where do I go once I'm inside?
Our traditional and blended services are held in the Sanctuary of the Downtown Campus located at 800 Porter Avenue. We have a more contemporary service at 9:00 AM at our East Campus located at the corner of Highway 90 East and Highway 57. If you arrive early, feel free to enjoy a cup of coffee. We have greeters who will be happy to direct you where you need to go and answer any questions you may have.
What should I do with my children?
We have an excellent Children's Ministry that offers age appropriate programs for children newborn through fifth grade. Our volunteers will make sure you and your child/children get to the appropriate location. We also have Nursery available for younger children during worship and Sunday School at both campuses. We offer a nursery for pre-k 4 and under. A new addition is 11:11 KIDS- a worship experience just for kids pk3-3rd grade at the East Campus. It meets during the modern service Live@11:11.
How do I know which worship service is for me?
Downtown Campus - 9:00 am
With a mixture of dynamic preaching, contemporary songs and favorite hymns, this blended service offers something for everyone. This 45 minute service may be just what you need to kick-off your Sunday.
Downtown Campus - 11:00 am
A reverent traditional Methodist service, led by Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks and our talented St. Paul Sanctuary Choir led by Mary Elizabeth Sawyer.
East Campus - 9:00 am
Dynamic praise music led by our East Campus house band, a welcoming cup of coffee, and an inspiring message by Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks = a Sunday morning experience that will feed your soul.
**East Campus - Live@11:11
Live@11:11 is a new worship community in the St. Paul family. Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks is the senior pastor of St. Paul and Rev. MJ Kirby is the preaching pastor for the Live@11:11 service.
In a casual and modern atmosphere, the goal of Live@11:11 is to help each person find a life centered in Christ. So whether you've been in church your entire life or if this a new adventure for you, we welcome you to join us any Sunday of the year.