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.
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.
Hand sanitizers and masks will be available.
Use this link to signup in advance if you would like to join in in-church worship:
Please park so that you may enter through the Social Hall doors.
Outdoor Worship at Gaither
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.
Breakfast with Pastor Tiffany – Wednesday Morning Prayer Call
New Fall Bible Study starting Sept. 13th: Finding Peace in an Anxious World
The book is available via paperback and e-book.
NEW Sermon Series starts Sunday, Sep. 6th
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!
Sketchnoting by Wade Forbes from 9/6/2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.com.
Magazine donations are temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus.
Small Group Ministries in the Sykesville Parrish
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Williams.
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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