"That they all may be one."

John 17:21

Rev, Michelle L. Torigian

The St. Paul Congregation Calls a New Pastor

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is currently the pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to ministry, Torigian worked in fundraising and marketing for nonprofits as her previous career.  She graduated from Eden Theological Seminary in 2010, Fontbonne University in 1995 and is a graduate of Belleville West High School.  Torigian is the author of a number of articles on the Huffington Post Religion page including “Between Childless and Childfree,” a reflection for Mother’s Day.  Torigian has also written various pieces for the United Church of Christ including for the New Sacred blog, the worship service for General Synod in 2015, and the UCC Daily Devotional.  Her essay “Always the Pastor, Never the Bride” was published in the book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and her essay "Worshiping in the Gaps: Developing Unique Worship Services" in the book Sacred Habits: Rise of the Creative Clergy. She has also written pieces for the 2017 book A Child Laughs.  Torigian regularly posts her musings on current events, justice issues, pop culture, and theology at www.michelletorigian.com.

Currently her first Sunday at St. Paul, Belleville is scheduled to be July 8, 2018.

Events at St. Paul


Food-Stock Concert: March 2018

Belleville's Community Interfaith Food Pantry held its 1st Annual Food-Stock Concert on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the Activity Center and collected 1700 pounds of food, and $4300. 

 

 Click on the video to share in the celebration and below the video is a carousel of photos from the afternoon concert.

 

The B Street Band opens the Concert with "Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)"T

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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

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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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