Community and Congregational Ministries

We welcome you to get involved in our ministries. We have a place for you to grow and serve!

AV Ministry

St. Paul’s dedicated audio-visual crew is vital to our ability to serve our church family during worship and to reach the community, running the sound and our online worship technologies. If you have an interest in helping, contact us. No experience is required!

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep is a weekly hot meal that is provided to the community at Wesley-Freedom United Methodist Church, in cooperation with various Sykesville/Eldersburg churches. We currently need volunteers on the 4th Friday (St. Paul’s designated day of the month) to prepare and serve. For more information, contact Karen Cruetzer or call 443-789-7870.

Grace and Addiction

Grace and Addiction offers a monthly dinner and contemporary worship service on the first Saturday of the month for those in all stages of addiction and recovery and those touched by addiction. Dinners are free and open to all. Addiction and recovery resources are available. For more information contact Rich Reed. In person dinners are returning to G&A starting October 2023! Join us as we welcome our friends from Imact Church!

Higher Steps

Enjoy faith, fellowship, and fresh air with our women’s walking/jogging group meeting every other Wednesday at 12:30 pm at Millard Cooper Park in Sykesville. Higher Steppers also provide outreach and support to our home-bound members of the congregation. Contact Charlene Williams for more information.

Homework Club

The Homework Club is an after-school group that provides a place for local children to recieve homeowrk assistance, snacks, games, and other enrichment activities. We meet at the Sykesville Historic Colored Schoolhouse weekly. Tutors are always needed and welcomed! For more information contact Pat Greenwald.


Let’s make a joyful noise together! St. Paul’s Choir sings at the Traditional Service at 11 am on Sundays except during the summer months. The Fishers provide contemporary Christian. Our Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir provides beautiful music periodically throughout the year. Each group meets weekly. If you would like to more information about any of these opportunities, we’re eager to chat!

Pop-up Food Pantry

Community needs have increased! Volunteers and donations are needed for the St. Pauls’/Impact Church/Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club Food Pantry. Contact Dawn Wittfelt (443-244-7799) if you can assist with this worthy ministry. Donations can be placed in the various Food Pantry donation boxes or in Sunday School Room 205. The pantry is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11 am and volunteers are needed before and during distribution times to organize and distribute packages. Thank you!

Prayer Circle

The Prayer Circle meets virtually each Monday evening at 7 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 about participating or to share a prayer request, contact us.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry provides physical warmth and comfort to those in need. Those who knit, crochet, and quilt––or want to learn––are welcome! We meet on the second Monday of the month at 2 pm at St. Paul’s. Contact Jackie Talley at 410-795-8692 for information.

Transitions Healthcare Patients’ Craft

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Transitions Healthcare in Sykesville to provide a craft activity, which usually pertains to a current holiday or season, for a group of about 12–15 residents. All materials are prepared ahead of time and volunteers need only to come and assist the residents in completing their projects (no arts & crafts experience necessary!). For information, contact Cindy Shea.

United Methodist Men (UMM)

The men of St. Paul’s get together periodically for food and fellowship, special programs, and for work days around the church. All are invited to participate. Contact Vike Thurston for more information.

United Women in Faith

United Women in Faith (formerly the United Methodist Women) celebrates an inclusive membership and welcomes all women who want to become members. Being a member is not required and there is no minimum age requirement. Out of a commitment for mission locally and globally with women, children and youth, United Methodist Women choose to participate in meetings, prayer, financial giving, study, action and service. We are a community of women whose purpose is: to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.