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Welcome to the St. Paul United Methodist Church website!  We’re glad you found us, and we invite you to take a few moments and explore the ministry of our unique faith community.
As United Methodists, we are grounded in the grace of God, which claims us and loves us as we are and empowers us to be changed into all that God intends for us to be.  We are rooted in the scriptural call to become followers of Jesus Christ.  Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community and to invite others to experience the love of Jesus Christ.  We do this through worship, study, and through many fellowship and mission opportunities.
Please accept our invitation to join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 10:00am and Worship Service at 11:00am. Check out the calendar on the site and join us for the various events at St. Paul UMC. Feel free to call or email with questions! We want to get to know you and hope that you will find a place to grow in your walk with God and to belong in a community of grace and love.

Mission Statement:

Serving Christ from the Church on the Corner.

Our On-going Community Missions:

  • Blessing Box - a box of food, toiletries and household supplies available for those in need, located on the corner of the churchyard on Bridge and Amaker Streets
  • Food Pantry - providing food to the Council on Aging in St. Matthews to be distributed to the elderly most in need
  • Calhoun County Snack Packs - Feeding hungry children in need with a bag of snacks delivered to the local public schools every week for the children to take home and have over the weekend.
  • Angel Tree - Providing gift-wrapped toys and clothes for children most in need in our community at Christmastime

Vision Statement:

St. Paul United Methodist Church, as a Christian community, will serve Christ by…

  1. creating an environment of hospitality where all are welcome,
  2. engaging in worship that transforms the lives of those in the church, the community, and the world,
  3. providing Christian education for all ages through teaching and sharing God’s Word,
  4. reaching out to those in need with love, compassion, and understanding,
  5. and committing to evangelism by sharing our faith and inviting others into our faith community.


  • Angel Tree

    There is an angel tree at the back of the sanctuary with a card for each child. Please write your name by the card number you choose and bring your wrapped gifts (each with the child's number) to the Fellowship Hall by Sunday, December 17 so they can be delivered to the school on Monday, December 18. Please call the church office at (803) 874-2166 with any questions. Thank you!

  • Decorating St. Paul for Christmas - Sat., Dec. 2 10am

    Join us on Saturday, December 2 at 10am for some festive fun as we decorate the sanctuary for Christmas!

  • Covered Dish Lunch December 3

    Please join us on Sunday, December 3 for a covered dish lunch and time of fellowship together after the worship service as we celebrate the many things to be thankful for this holiday season! Just bring a dish or dessert to share. Fried chicken and drinks will be provided.

  • Laides Christmas Salad Luncheon

    Ladies Luncheon ~ Wednesday, December 6:  We will have a Ladies Salad  Luncheon at 12pm on Wed., December 6 at Becky Fairey’s house - just bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Please RSVP Lori at 803-629-2118.


  • Special Music Program “The Sounds of Christmas”

    Special Music Program “The Sounds of Christmas” Sun., December 17 at 11am: 

    Join us for our annual Christmas music program. Our organist, Toni Hollingsworth, has organized a spectacular group to perform for us. They are all working hard to share their talent and the beautiful sounds of Christmas with us on December 17.


  • Catfish Stew Pictures

    A BIG THANK YOU to David Elliott for making the catfish stew last Sunday and to everyone else who helped make it a delightful lunch for all to enjoy! Click on the picture to the right to enlarge.

  • Our Prayers:


    Jo Walling, Becky Ulmer, Larry Zeigler, Joe Headden, Vancie Patterson, Robbie Carroll, Carolyn Dukes





    • Hospitality Committee - Sunday, December 3 at 1:30pm:  The Hospitality Committee and all who wish to help plan for events and activities are invited to attend this meeting, which will be held at 1:30pm on December 3 (since we are having a church luncheon that day). The next meeting will be on January 7 at 3pm.

  • Worship Helpers

    Our Service:
    Acolyte (Nov. 26): Kinsler Felder
    Nursery (Nov. 26): Mary Lil Wannamaker and Lindsey Westbury
    November Altar Guild:  Donna Culclasure and Margaret Chastain
    November Ushers:  Bates Felder, Crews Felder, Bert Worsencroft
    Coming Up:
    Acolyte (Dec. 3): Jesse Worsencroft
    December Altar Guild:  Fran Fields and Lori Worsencroft
    December Ushers:  David Adden, Rubianne Adden, Beedy Fields

  • Food Pantry & Blessing Box

    We will be keeping the Food Pantry basket on a table at the back of the sanctuary for you to bring food donations to church at any time. Thank you!

  • St. Paul Birthday's ~ November

    Click on the image to the right to see the birthdays!

  • St. Paul Rigners Handbell Choir

    Handbells Practice is on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

  • Online Giving

    There are a few ways to donate online to St. Paul UMC:

    1. There is a "Donate" button at the top of this website - this allows you to donate to us via Paypal (no account necessary).

    2. You can click on "GIVE" below to donate to us via

    3. Also through, you can Text to Give by texting GIVE to this number: (833) 544-0389 (this is also through

    Thank you for your donation to St. Paul, where we worship together and pray for God to speak and act through us, giving us the words and actions that will best help others while giving them glimpses of God's love.

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