We welcome you to get involved in our ministries. We have a place for you to grow and serve!
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
This ministry holds a prayer meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm at St. Paul’s in room 202/204. Once a month on a Saturday (dates to be determined), the Grace & Addiction Committee sponsors a dinner for those experiencing addiction and recovery. 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. Food prep and setup begins 3 pm with dinner served at 6 pm. Contact Lisa Shifflet or 410-960-4590.
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. Fishers of Men provides contemporary Christian sounds during our Sunday Son Light Service at 9:15 am. 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!
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 Jean Luebke.
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 Jay Fetterman 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.