Service Times: Sundays at 8AM & 10AM

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

St. Paul's Glossary

Dogma

A Dogma is not a puppy's mother, but rather a belief or set of beliefs that is taught by a religious organization.

Girlfriends of the Church

GFOTC is the women's group of St. Paul's. They host social gatherings, conduct fund raising and are supportive advocates in promoting the mission and vision of the Church. All women are invited and encouraged to participate. Husband sitting can be arranged while women attend meetings and other activities.

HIIWYS

HIIWYS (How Is It With Your Soul) - A small gathering of folks (gals & guys) who meet on the second Sunday of each month after the 10:00 am service.  We support each other through prayers, spiritual discussions and just light-hearted fun.  We alternate between bringing sack lunches to church or going out to eat (there are usually 2 for 1 coupons involved). We recently went bowling and are planning a simple craft project before Lent 2015. Drop-ins welcome! Traffic on the HIIWYS is directed by Jolie Pardew, Mary Law and Judi Jensen.

KnitWits

KnitWits makes many of the prayer shawls that St. Paul's gives out and mostly out of donated yarn.  Thank you for all the yarn!  Now we need knitters and crocheters.  Don't knit or crochet?  Do you needlepoint, quilt, cross stitch, or any other craft you can gather up and bring to church?  Do you want to learn or even just come socialize?  Join us for KnitWits on the 2nd and 4th Sundays after the 10 AM service. 

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark is a non-profit child care ministry of St. Paul's serving the Northwest Reno community since 1972. We have a trained, full time staff that provides loving care for preschool children Monday through Friday, 12 months out of the year. During any weekday, the Noah's Ark wing of the Church and the adjacent playground is a visible testimony to the popularity and community support this program enjoys. 

Parsonage

A Parsonage is a church house provided for a member of the clergy.

Sanctuary

Usually, churches use the term sanctuary to define the area around the church altar (The stage at the front of the church). You’ll find that people at St. Paul's Church refer to the entire room where our church services are held as the Sanctuary. Much in the way that a wildlife sanctuary provides a place of safety for endangered animals, our church sanctuary provides a place of refuge from the distractions of the world. It’s a place where we can seek God and find His peace, love, wisdom, understanding, mercy, and more.

SPRC

No, this is not the St. Paul's Racquet Club. 

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee is sometimes referred to as the HR department of the church who primarily deals with personnel issues and is responsible for promoting unity in the Church, or as the official UMC description says:

This committee works with the lead pastor and other staff so that the staff can work effectively in managing the ministry of the congregation for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. An effective committee will fulfill legal and ethical responsibilities related to staff.

Members of this committee are elected at the annual All Church Conference and serve a 3 year term.

The Church Has Left the Building

This was a mission our Church started in 2012 where our members left the comfortable confines of our Church on a given Sunday and went out into the community to do projects for institutions and people who needed help. The first two years we concentrated our efforts on local schools and the Food Bank. In 2014 we joined forces with 3 other local United Methodist Churches and over 200 volunteers showed up to perform various local projects. We hope to make this collaborative effort an annual event and possibly grow it to include other organizations and individuals who want to experience being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Thurman Hall

Thurman Hall is the large room with the kitchen in the corner. It served as the original sanctuary when the church was first established in 1957 and is named after a former District Superintendent of the Serria Nevada Conference. The hall can comfortably seat around 100. We gather in this hall after services for social time, and is used for various events, classes, and meetings.The hall is available for special events rental.

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