OUR BUILDING'S MISSIONS
We have long seen our church building as part of our mission, as we welcome outside groups to use the building. We have been a polling place for elections, neighborhood groups have met in our building, and we have provided overnight lodging for the unhoused during the coldest months of the year (working with St. Louis Winter Outreach).
Currently, two other congregations are using our building for worship: Urimuru Seventh Day Adventist Church and Glory to Glory Christian Church United Church of Christ. The Ignite Theatre Company, a youth theatre group, is housed in our building. The Black Tulip Chorale rehearses at St. Paul UCC and has its offices in our building.
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Glory to Glory Christian Church-UCC
The Mission of Glory to Glory Christian Church-UCC, Church Without Walls is a Christ-Centered, Kingdom-principled, Global ministry focused on the holistic development, empowerment, and life transformation of diverse and marginalized people, making a positive impact on the community and the world while advocating and promoting justice for all. Bishop Wyatt I. Greenlee, Jr. serves as the founder and senior pastor. Glory to Glory holds Sunday afternoon worship services at St. Paul in addition to using the building for its ministries.
Seventh Day Adventist Church – St. Louis Urumuri CO
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon. The St Louis Urumuri Co, with Pastor Rob Alfalah, holds worship services at St. Paul UCC and utilizes the building for its ministries.
Ignite Theatre Company
Ignite Theatre Company’s mission is to develop great people first and great performers second through a unique blend of community service opportunities, traditional performing arts education, and inclusion of performers from all walks of life. Ignite stages mainstage productions and summer camps during their season and utilizes St. Paul UCC for office and rehearsal space.
Black Tulip Chorale
Black Tulip Chorale is St. Louis’s first & only LGBTQIA2+ all-gender, all-identity choral ensemble. Singing soprano, alto, tenor, or bass depends on one’s voice, not gender. Founded in April 2018, BTC promotes social awareness via quality repertoire & programming. BTC has an office at St. Paul and utilizes the sanctuary for chorale rehearsals
St. Louis Winter Outreach
St. Louis Winter Outreach is a grassroots volunteer organization that provides life-saving support to unhoused individuals on nights when the temperatures drops below 20 degrees (25 with precipitation.) Volunteer teams drive through the city on these deadly cold nights offering blankets and other survival items and proving transportation to shelters whenever possible. Because of the shortage of shelter space on these very cold nights, Winter Outreach has partnered with churches and other community organizations to provide emergency “overflow” shelters. In Winter 2020, St. Paul UCC provided space for one of these emergency shelters two nights per week. Because other shelter locations were not able to open Winter 2021 due to COVID-19, St. Paul’s building was used by Winter Outreach volunteers any night of the week when the activation temperature is forecasted and offered accommodations for up to 30 guests. Volunteer teams at the St. Paul shelter location were led by facilitators from Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis, Glory to Glory UCC, St. Pius V Catholic Church, Christ Church cathedral, Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church and Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with volunteers drawn from those congregations and the community at large.
Tower Grove South Concerned Citizens – Special Business District
Approved by voters as a ‘special taxing district’ in November 2008 and renewed in August 2018, the primary purpose of the Tower Grove South Concerned Citizens Special Business District (TGSCC-SBD) is to provide enhanced security inside the District’s boundaries. This extra security includes private patrols (off-duty City of St. Louis Police officers), enhanced alley lighting, trash pickup, crime/safety education, and other safety-related services to residents living within the boundaries of the TGSCC-SBD. The group holds monthly meetings at St. Paul.