St. Paul’s UMC

St Paul’s will continue to offer online worship, but in Church worship will resume for the 11am service on 9-20-20. Use the link below to sign up to attend the 11am service. Participants MUST sign up ahead of time due to space limitations. Masks and distancing required.

Gaither offers in-person outdoor worship with social distancing. Bring your own lawn chairs and elements for Communion. Masks encouraged but not required.

Online Worship

Join us on Church Online and this website at 9:15 and 11am for a message, some music, and prayer. Please feel free to comment live, we will be responding in real time! We will still offer Facebook streaming services as well.


Sing along on 9-20-20!

Check out all the videos of our services on the Online Worship – Previous Services page under Worship With Us!

Previous live streams can also be found on our Facebook page.

Worship with us in beautiful, downtown Sykesville, Maryland. America’s coolest small town!

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is Christ-centered, dedicated to modeling and teaching the love of God in an ever changing world. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, we seek to serve our community through local and global ministries. We will nurture the physical and spiritual well-being of those entrusted to our care. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will be able to grow and change in response the needs of our community.

 

New and Noteworthy:

In Church Worship Resuming

We will resume in-church worship on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 11am.  St. Paul’s priority is the safety and well-being of our congregation.  If you choose to worship with us in church, we ask you to follow these social distancing safety measures based on CDC guidelines and the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

  • Cover nose and mouth with a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Bring your own Bible
  • Follow directions of the ushers and pastors and you enter and exit.

If you have viral symptoms (fever, rash, vomiting, loss of smell and taste, cough and/or difficulty breathing), are in a group that is vulnerable to COVID, or if you have been recently exposed to someone with covid or an unexplained respiratory infection, please participate in our on-line worship from home at  https://stpaulssykesville.online.church/

Hand sanitizers and masks will be available.

Use this link to signup in advance if you would like to join in in-church worship:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eafa728a3fbc34-sunday

You must sign up for each member of your family individually.  Please sign up no later than Saturday, September 19, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

 

Please park so that you may enter through the Social Hall doors.

 
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Outdoor Worship at Gaither

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The 9:30 service at Gaither will be held in person and outdoors on Sunday! We will be practicing social distancing; bring your own lawn chairs and elements for Communion. Masks are encouraged but not required.

 
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Breakfast with Pastor Tiffany – Wednesday Morning Prayer Call 

Breakfast with Pastor Tiffany
Join Pastor Tiffany every Wednesday at 6:30 AM, September 2nd thru October 7th.
Start your morning with prayer, reflection and support. Bring your coffee or tea cup to the call as we will be using that in our devotion time together. Our time together will be 30 to 45 minutes, and you are welcome to join for however long you are able.
You can register for this prayer call HERE or contact Pastor Tiffany directly at tpatterson@stpaulssykesville.org
This call will be via Zoom. The Zoom link and phone number will be sent to you after you register.
 
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New Fall Bible Study starting Sept. 13th: Finding Peace in an Anxious World 

Finding Peace in an Anxious World
Led by Pastor Tiffany, this study will focus on the book of Proverbs along with the “Serenity Prayer” as a guide to help people find their way through anxiety, worry, and fear and move towards God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.
This study will meet Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM from September13th thru October 18th. It will meet via Zoom and will go through October 18th. Pease register to attend this Bible StudyHEREor you can contact Pastor Tiffany directly at tpatterson@stpaulssykesville.org
The Zoom link and phone number will be sent to you after you register.
 
For this Bible Study, we will be using as a resource the book Finding Peace in an Anxious World. However, you can also attend without reading the book.
The book is available via paperback and e-book.
 
 
The e-book is $5.95 available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088JK9JSY
 
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NEW Sermon Series starts Sunday, Sep. 6th

Pastor Doug and Pastor Tiffany will begin preaching a new sermon series on Sunday, September 6th, entitled “An Altar in the World: Encountering the Holy in Everyday Life”.
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All are welcome to worship with us every Sunday!  Check out our website for updated worship info.
 
 
 
 
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Welcome Pastor Tiffany Patterson!
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We welcome Pastor Tiffany as she begins her service to our congregation on July 1st, and offer our support and prayers for her ministry.

Rev. Tiffany Patterson is very excited to be in ministry with the wonderful people of St. Paul’s UMC and Gaither UMC! She brings to the church a joy and love for serving God, the church and community. She values collaboration, creativity and forming partnerships in ministry to work together in making disciples of Jesus Christ. In particular, she has experience serving children and families in the foster care system, along with partnering with local schools to help meet the needs of the community’s most vulnerable children.  She is co-author of the resource Out of the Depths: Your Companion After Pregnancy and Infant Loss, and has had the honor over the years to minister to numerous families grieving the loss of a baby or child. She sees her calling from God as two-fold: as a pastor and as a mother of three beautiful children (two in her arms and one in heaven). 

An ordained Elder in the UMC, Tiffany has served as a pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Conference for over 10 years. She is a graduate of Florida Southern College and received her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  Tiffany loves spending time with her kids and her dog. She loves art, writing, yoga, going on adventures and Broadway musicals. She looks forward to meeting you and partnering with you ministry!

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Sketchnoting by Wade Forbes from 9/6/2020

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St. Paul’s is hiring!

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St. Paul’s is current hiring for an Organist/Choir Accompanist for our 11am Sunday service, Wednesday evening rehearsals, and other special services. Click the link for detailed information, job description, and application directions.

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Grace and Addiction Dinner

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Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday, the Grace & Addiction committee sponsors a dinner for those facing addiction.  We make every effort to reach out to area churches, support groups, and rehabilitation/sober living facilities hoping God will lead through our doors all those in need of spiritual or physical nourishment. Dinners are held at St. Paul’s Social Hall.  Food prep and setup begins 3:00, dinner served at 6:00. Dinner is always free of charge. Family and friends are welcome. Contact Lisa Shifflet at peanuts222@msn.com or 410-960-4590

Grace and Addiction will not be holding in person dinners until the building is fully reopened. The ministry is still working to support those battling addiction during the closure with donations, activities, and virtual engagement. Please contact Lisa if you or your facility would like to participate!

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Magazine Collection for Carroll Hospital

St Paul’s UMC collects magazines to be donated to Carroll Hospital Center. Donations (packed in bags or boxes) can be left in the foyer of the Church. Please only donate magazines (no catalogs) that are in good condition and no more than two months old. We are no longer accepting calendar donations. If you have any questions please contact Judy Cruetzer at judy_jacs@yahoo.com.

Magazine donations are temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus.

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Small Group Ministries in the Sykesville Parrish

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It never too late to join one of our small groups.  Our groups are open and we are always looking forward to seeing new faces!
 
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Men’s Studies Each Monday at 7:00PM.  Meet in room 202/204 of the St Paul’s Sunday school building.

We will come together to study Christ word with 6-8 week bible studies. Learn more about being a man of Christ and enjoy some good fellowship.

For more information contact Jay Fetterman (fettermans@yahoo.com) or Brian Williams.

 
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Higher Steps-A walking/jogging group that meets every other Wednesdays at 12:30 at Millard Cooper Park.  Contact Charlene Williams at 410-3821696 or charw5@comcast.net
 
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Lunch Bunch-A weekly lunchtime bible study that meets on Thursdays from 11:30-1 in rooms 202/204.  Contact Barb Rodean at frrodean@aol.com
 
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Prayer Circle– A weekly prayer meeting on Monday night in the cry room at 7:00pm  Contact Jean Luebke at jcluebke@yahoo.com
 
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Prayer Shawl Ministry-Those who knit, crochet, quilt or want to learn are welcome! Meets at 2:00 the second Monday of every other month at St. Pauls.  Contact Jackie Talley at 410-795-8692
 
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Grace and Addiction-A monthly prayer meeting at St Paul’s rm 202/204 the 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm. Twice a month, on the first and third Saturday the Grace & Addiction committee sponsors a dinner for those facing addiction.  We make every effort to reach out to area churches, support groups, and rehabilitation/sober living facilities hoping God will lead through our doors all those in need of spiritual or physical nourishment. Dinners are held at St. Paul’s, dates to be determined.  Food prep and setup begins 3:00, dinner served at 6:00. Contact Lisa Shifflet at peanuts222@msn.com or 410-960-4590
 
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Transitions Healthcare Patients’ Craft – Meeting 2nd Tuesdays @6:30 pm, at Transitions Healthcare – contact Cindy Shea –ts20121@verizon.net.
 
 
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New Ministry: United Methodist Young Adults UMYA

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Are you recently (or not so recently) out of high school, but missing the community of your UMYF days? St. Paul’s is starting a young adult ministry to continue the spirit of Youth Group for the post youth group population. Contact Kim Donnelly (Ms. Kim, contact information at the bottom of the website) for more information.

 

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