News and Events


The Journey of Paul Cruise: Gary and Myra are hosting this trip September 7-17, 2024. We will see Rome, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Pompei, plus other Mediterranean Sea locations. The brochure is on the Welcome Desk.

Bells of Praise: Our handbell group, Bells of Praise is back! Practice will start on October 18th at 6:30 p.m. We would love to have you join us! Contact Mary Wiser for more information.

Bells of Spirit: The children’s bells group, Bells of Spirit, will be practicing on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15pm. Contact Jean Powell with any questions.

Christmas Nativities: Every year our church displays beautiful nativities during the Christmas season. This year, our church will feature nativities from the collections of our congregation. Think about the nativities from your collection that you would like to display at the church. Contact Mark Heistand with any questions, and to set up a time on Friday 11/24 or Saturday 11/25 to set up your display.

Scrip Cards: Christmas is coming! There are so many to choose from! Look at the list of option in the binder on the Welcome Desk. Come see Taylor in the office or call to order your gift cards. No order too small or too large.

Decorating for Christmas!: We plan to decorate the church for Christmas on Sunday, November 26th, following the worship service. With everyone’s help, it should take an hour. If we could have a few people volunteer to move the Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations from the barn to the Narthex on Saturday, November 25th, that would certainly help. Thank so so very much!!!


C.A.M.P. November/December Wish List: Graham crackers, regular crackers, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned beans. Personal Care & Cleaning Products are always needed & welcome. If you are able, grab one or two extra items when you go to the store.

C.A.M.P. Christmas Boxes: We have been asked to collect 100 full size cans of Pineapple, 75 cans of Chunky Soup, Women’s socks and women’s gloves for the CAMP Christmas boxes this year. Items must be received at the church by Sunday, November 26th. If anyone is interested in helping pack boxes at CAMP on Monday, November 27th (approximately 10am), please let Dale White or Kathy Kitchel know in advance. If they have 1-2 volunteers from each church, they will have plenty of help. Thank you for your contributions and prayers for the community!

Donations For St. Paul UMC: We continue to accept household items (no furniture) and clothing in good, usable condition. Items may be placed in the coat closet near the media booth. Please have items labeled “mission”.

Sonshine In-a-Bag: Sonshine will be sending food home with the children on Fridays. Please donate 18oz. jars of peanut butter and squeeze bottles of jelly. There are bins outside the church office for your donations.

“Things You May Need Box” at Valley View Schools: Valley View students need our help. During the months of November, December, and January we will be collecting items for “Things You May Need” boxes in the girl’s restrooms at the high school. These boxes help bless girls with things they may need and help them to feel confident. The most needed items are Deodorant (boys & girls), Hair Brushes/Combs, and Hair Ties. They will be separated into baggies prior to being delivered to the school. Please place your items in the appropriate box in the Narthex. Thank you!

Operation Christmas Child-Monthly Focus: Thank you for all the donations for this year’s boxes. We are now stickers (boy & girl), socks for older kids, small hairbrushes, small note pads/memo pads/post-it pads, pens, Legos (or store brand), plastic dinos, solar calculators, mini flashlights (with extra batteries), balloons/whistles/kazoos. Items must be small enough to fit with other items in a shoe box! A donation bin is located in the Narthex. Let’s continue to make a difference in the life of a child!

Garage Sale: The Methodist Women will be participating in the community garage sale being held May 16, 17, 18. We need your help to make this event a success. All proceeds will go to Mission Work for the church. Start saving items you no longer need or want. We are accepting these GENTLY USED items starting May 9: clothing (no stains or rips), pots and pans (no rust or cobwebs), dishes (no chips), linens (sheets, towels, pillows, bedspreads), furniture (no stains on cushions), small appliances, toys & games, and miscellaneous items.

Adopt-A-Family Christmas Tree: The Christmas tree for our Adopt a Family mission is decorated with tags that have items requested by the two families we are sponsoring this Christmas! Please take at least one set of tags from the tree. 1. Print your name and phone number on one tag, and place in the bag near the tree. 2. Keep the other tag for yourself, and 3. Attach that tag to the unwrapped gift that you bring to the church by December 10th. The GO Team will then sort and wrap the gifts before the families pick up the gifts. We will also provide the families with all of the ingredients/items for their Christmas dinner! Thank you for supporting our local families in need during this season!


Birthday Party for Jesus: On Sunday, December 10th, from 2:30 to 4PM, kids Pre-K to 6th grade are invited to a Birthday Party for Jesus!!! We will have cake & ice cream, crafts, and a game or two! Come celebrate the birth of our wonderful Savior!!!


December 16th: A Birthday Party for Jesus! 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cake, party goodies, games, & prizes!

December 17th: Children’s Church during worship service. Children Kindergarten-3rd Grade.