No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
WELCOME TO ST. PAUL
St. Paul United Church of Christ is a long-time presence in the Tower Grove South neighborhood of St. Louis. As an Open and Affirming congregation, we welcome all, including our LGBTQ siblings. We worship each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Our worship seeks to be uplifting and inspiring, set in our beautiful traditional Sanctuary. Come as you are; there is no dress code for worship. We collaborate with other churches in the area to support Isaiah 58 Ministries, which offers a food pantry and other services to those in need. We welcome community members who wish to be married in our church; our wedding fees are quite reasonable. For the last several years we have held a Trunk or Treat event, in partnership with the Ignite Theatre Company, in our parking lot. We have also offered a Blessing of the Pets for our furry friends in the neighborhood.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
On Sunday, May 16th we will return to in-person worship!
We will observe COVID-19 protocols and social distancing and will continue
to share the Sunday morning worship service via Facebook Live
We hope you will join us Sunday morning either in-person or via Facebook Live!
Our community will continue to support one another as we move toward a new normal.
BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH
Knot Just Quilters
For 19 years, Knot Just Quilters at St. Paul United Church of Christ has been doing great work giving back to the community. Taking donations of material and yarn from congregation members, relatives, friends and neighbors, Knot Just Quilters meets four hours once a month to create an array of items that are donated to seven non-profit organizations. Several of the members also do prep work at home. Each member contributes her talent by focusing on a specific area such as quilting, knitting, etc.
Organizations that benefit from their work include: Back @You, Birthright Counseling, Nurses for Newborns, Our Lady’s Inn, Little Patriots Embraced, St. Louis County Humane Society and Emmaus Homes. Infants are the recipients of a bag packed with covers, burb cloths, bibs and knitted caps and booties. The tote bag itself is a repurposed fabric tote that has been embellished to hide the imprinted advertiser’s logo. Raffle baskets have also been made and donated to Emmaus Homes for The Friend’s Foundation silent auction. Knitted hats are given to Back @You for inclusion in backpacks given to the unhoused community.
Knot Just Quilters has been recognized by the United States Marines for their contribution to Little Patriots Embraced, an organization that provides boxes to children of deployed service members. Part of the contents of the box is a stuffed Teddy Bear wearing a t-shirt and a medal around its neck. The group makes shorts from patriot themed material that are placed on the Teddy Bear to make their wardrobe complete! In 2020, the ladies made 208 Teddy Bear shorts.
Sustainability is an important part of the group’s work. In addition to recycling fabric and materials that may otherwise end up in a landfill, the ladies are very frugal in using all scraps. Fabric that is too small for a standard size quilting square is set aside to make dog beds that are donated to the St. Louis County Humane Society. Old t-shirts are also cut up to use for projects.
The group is always looking for new places to donate. Donations of fabric, material and yarn is always welcomed and appreciated. To donate, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Ann Morcom, Jane Schwager, Lois Storch, Patty Vornberg
Linda Stewart, Norma Keller, Nancy D'Arcy