St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Sykesville, MD

Christmas Eve Services
3:00 – Kids Service – St. Pauls UMC
5:00 – Youth and Family Service – St. Pauls UMC
7:00 – Traditional Service – Gaither UMC
9:00 – Traditional Service – St. Pauls UMC

St Paul’s Worship Services are available in-person at 9:15am and 11:00am.

Advanced Signup is NO LONGER required

In the interest of keeping children who are not eligible for vaccines at this time safe, we ask that all people in worship continue to remain masked at all times.  

Fully vaccinated and masked individuals may sing in worship.  We ask people who are not fully vaccinated to refrain from singing until they are fully vaccinated. 

We continue to offer 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 also offer Facebook and YouTube streaming services as well.

Our fall sermon series “Faces of Our Faith” starts this Sunday! Every week during this sermon series, there will be special Worship Journal pages to go along with that Sunday’s scripture. This journal will help us deepen our faith and reflection beyond the worship service. You can pick these up at church on Sunday mornings or access them via our Parish Email Updates and on all our online worship platforms. Check out this Sunday’s Worship Journal pages:

Worship Journal (Mary Magdalene).pdf 10-24-21

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:

Mike Robert from Denver will be in Sykesville next Sunday night. St. Paul’s will have a special showing of his short 30 minute nominated film and then Q&A time with the Producer.

7-8 p.m. October 17th.

This is pre distribution release but you can see some info on IMDB. Any of our folks are invited.

See the Trailer below:


In Church Worship has resumed!!

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

Hand sanitizers and masks will be available.

St. Paul’s is seeking to hire a caretaker to clean the church facilities, approximately 20 hours per week.  The complete posting can be found here.  Interested applicants should contact Pastor Doug at

St. Paul’s is hiring!

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.


Grace and Addiction Dinner

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 or 410-960-4590

Grace and Addiction is returning to in person worship and dinners! Dinners are typically held the thrid Saturday of the month, but check the website for up to date information.


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

Magazine donations are temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus.


Small Group Ministries in the Sykesville Parrish

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!

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 ( or Brian Williams.

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
Lunch Bunch-A weekly lunchtime bible study that meets on Thursdays from 11:30-1 in rooms 202/204.  Contact Barb Rodean at

Prayer Group meets virtually each Monday night at 7:00 pm. An email is sent out with prayer requests, the group touches base via group text, then everyone prays individually at home. For more information, contact Jean Luebke at

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
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 or 410-960-4590
Transitions Healthcare Patients’ Craft – Meeting 2nd Tuesdays @6:30 pm, at Transitions Healthcare – contact Cindy Shea –

New Ministry: United Methodist Young Adults UMYA


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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