Parish Life

At St. Paul’s we offer many opportunities to deepen our relationships with one another through both parish-wide fellowship events and activities as well as through smaller group fellowship. We believe building genuine friendships is one of the key factors in growing spiritually and in increasing our sense of connectedness as a parish family.

Sunday Morning Fellowship

Parish Breakfast – A weekly breakfast served between 8 and 9 a.m. during the church program year. All are welcome to come and enjoy a hearty breakfast and conversation with fellow parishioners.

Coffee Hour – While worshipers are invited to stay for coffee following each service, there is a particular emphasis on our Sunday morning Coffee Hour, served between 10 and 11 a.m. in Tucker Hall. Parishioners gather for lively conversation, good coffee (we serve Phoenix coffee, a local roaster), and often a selection of homemade treats. We invite parishioners to sign up to host Coffee Hour individually or with a friend.

Fellowship Events

Some of our annual fellowship events include the Fall Parish Picnic, Commitment Sunday, the Ice Cream Social and the Senior Saints lunch. In addition, our Parish Fellowship Committee organizes other fun events like the Wine Tour, Mardi Gras party, and summer Games on the Lawn.

Fellowship groups

Members are encouraged to participate in one of the many fellowship groups at St. Paul’s. These include:

Women’s Council – Women from the congregation gather for monthly dinner meetings combing both fellowship and service projects. Their projects include Holiday Gift Bags for St Luke’s and the Ice Cream Social. Children are welcome.

Men’s Council – Open to all men of the congregation, the Men’s Council meets monthly and combines fellowship and outreach. Their projects include the Pancake Breakfast and Advent greens sales.

The Village – Fellowship for families with infants and younger children.

The Young Adult Group – A social group for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Fellowship activities are planned throughout the year and all are welcome to come and continue existing relationships and discover new ones. Learn more here.

Youth Ministry – There are many opportunities at St. Paul’s for teenagers to engage and grow in their journey of faith with a living Christ. Learn more here.

Other Groups

These ministries also welcome new members:

 

  • Knitting Circle
  • Eliza Backus Guild
  • Women’s Spirituality
  • Men’s Spirituality
  • Men’s Fellowship
  • ACT II Shop Volunteers
  • Global Mission Outreach
  • Armed Services Outreach Group
  • Greater Cleveland Congregations
  • Herb Gardeners/Lay Weeders
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Miles Park Elementary School
  • Volunteers
  • Reading Camp Cleveland