"That they all may be one."

John 17:21

GETTING TO KNOW YOU, 

GETTING TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU 


    One way to get to know a person is to read what they write or listen to what they say. Pastor Michelle has made that easy for us. She has nicely archived her thoughts for the last six years. Her blogs will expose you to her thinking. They can be found at www.michelletorigian.com


    So what does she write about? Here are just a few selected things out of a long, long list. Still in her prime, she writes "On getting Old." In her writings you can glean her concern for women's issues, the meaning of "no," and the #MeToo Movement. When you are alone for the first time, explores the "firsts" when a loved one is gone. In an effort to promote an authentic and healthy love of self, Pastor Michelle translated 1 Corinthians 13 into a delicate and intimate statement. You will find many prayers, even a set of prayers for the lighting of advent candles. Her musings are deep and meaningful. Dig in. Get to know Pastor Michelle.

 

              July 8, 2018 - 9:00am



The Culinaire’s will be cooking on July 8th!!


Save time on July 8th to come down to the Activities Center

after the 9 AM combined service to meet Pastor Michelle,

enjoy a yummy breakfast and warm fellowship!


Events at St. Paul


Pastor Gus Kuether’s 55th Ordination Anniversary Celebration

June 10, 2018

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Scott Wilson's Sax Solo

Red, White, & Blue Revue Concert

June 3, 2018.


Mission: Camp DuBois - May, 2018

Team Work

Al Scharf donated flower boxes for our entrance portico.  Donna Davis donated the potting soil.

Al Scharf and Roger Henke put them in place.  


Outreach

Driven

GO OUTSIDE THE WALLS AND SERVE

Greetings, we are excited to bring you some updates on our outreach projects. Without your support none of this would be possible. Thank you again for allowing us to serve others.


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Local & Regional

We lovingly support our St. Paul Senior Community, Ecumenical Community Food Pantry, Franklin Neighborhood Association, Hoyleton services for children and Emmaus Homes for the developmentally challenged. We also support our conference DuBois Center and church-related Eden Theological Seminary.  


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Nation & World

As a congregation within the United Church of Christ, we gladly support our denomination and national ministries, plus a variety of world missions through Our Church’s Wider Mission and the One Great Hour of Sharing.



Our Core Values

01)

WE BELIEVE ALL PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD and are welcome here.

God, the designer and crafter of all, created all humanity in God's own image thus making us siblings in the family of life.

02)

WE STRIVE TO BE SERVANTS in service to others.

God, the redeeming Christ, calls us to love one another as he has loved us.

03)

WE NEED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for good faith and life.

God, the eternal spirit, nurtures us continually toward the realization of God's vision of heaven on earth.


Our Ministries

Care & Compassion

“They shall know we are Christians by our love.” We follow Jesus’ commandment to “love each other” from birth to death and blessed memory. We support baptism at any age along with staying With You through illness or in times of special need. Our With You ministry provides visitation and chore services in coordination with our pastors, who visit and officiate at weddings and funerals.

 

Education

“The more we know, the better it gets.” St. Paul has a historic commitment to education for all…and all ages! Children as young as two years old are served by our Mothers’ Day Out preschool. Our children and youth opportunities include crafts, classes and camping experiences plus Confirmation and music programs. Adult education is founded on the Forum, our after-worship enrichment hour that offers a variety of faith-supportive topics.

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Music

It’s been said that “Music is the voice of God.” We experience this in harmony with our B Street Band and Chancel Choir in addition to our Glory Ringers. We inspire our neighboring community with our Fine Arts series and long-time partnership with the Masterworks Chorale. There’s something for all ages since “God is still speaking” through our ministries of music!

 



Contact Us

Phone: 618-233-3303
Address: St. Paul United Church of Christ

       115 West B Street, Belleville, IL 62220
Hours: 8AM-5PM CT M-Th;  8AM-4PM CT Fri

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