News and Events


Building: The building is now open for groups to use. There will only be one group per week allowed, so it’s “first come, first served.” Contact the church office to reserve. At this time, we will not have Sunday School classes in the building. This will change in the future, but we are trying to work our way back slowly. Zoom classes are still going on though. Contacts: Call Scott Hayes (Faithseekers) @ 937-572-8629 or Pastor Gary (Pastor’s SS Class) @ 937-204-4400 if you are interested in joining or starting a class.

SCRIP Cards Available: Don’t forget to pick-up SCRIP cards for all your dining and shopping needs. We currently offer 32 different retailers/restaurants which include gas stations. SCRIP cards spend just like cash but are safer than carrying cash. Thank you for supporting this fundraising program.

Festival of Churches School Supply Give Away: The Festival of Churches will be totally different this year, but we will still collect school items for the children in our community. Our church will collect 24 count boxes of crayons for our Kindergarten to 6th graders. Our goal is the same–400 boxes by August 13. (We will not be  giving them out at Veterans Park this year, due to National Night Out being cancelled.) The completed collection will be delivered directly to the school by Theresa Fiessinger the week before school starts.Thank you to all those who help our community’s children in this very worthwhile project! (“For whoever accepts a child in my name accepts me.”Matthew 18: 5)

 St. Paul UMC

St. Paul UMC Tuesday Luncheon: I have discussed this issue with Don Bebe (St. Pauls), Pastor Gary and several church volunteers on how best to approach our scheduled July 21 traditional cookout – given the current environment of both churches remaining closed for indoor services and community events, I have made the decision that GUMC will not be providing the July 21 traditional cookout.  However, I do plan on serving at St. Paul’s on July 21 by helping to place food in boxes and distribute the meals currently being provided by the MVCTC to St. Pauls.  I will need 4 or 5 GUMC volunteers to let me know if they are willing to be a part of the GUMC team for July 21.  Also, it is important to emphasize that, at any time, anyone else from GUMC would like to serve at St. Pauls, please contact Don Bebe per the below POC. Blessings, Julie Smith (937)231-8772

St. Paul’s Newsletter – 5/26/2020 –

Continuing Phase of Sabbatical

Each week, we will continue to receive 150 lunches for Tuesdays and 150 breakfasts for Saturday from Miami Valley Career and Technology Center. This Win, Win, Win situation is working well. So like always we are assured of nutritious, tasty, free food, and meal preparation.

In this phase we will continue to serve out the 4th St door. We are committed to following best practices as determined by state and local health officials. (social distancing, use of masks, continued sanitizing and hand washing)

As people are going back to work we will be losing some of our younger volunteers who have served 1600 lunches since March 17th.

You can help us gather a volunteer pool of individuals who are not at high risk. Please ask your churches, friends and family if anyone is able to join this volunteer pool. Four to six volunteers will be in the kitchen, with little to no contact with others. They will be filling take out boxes with the prepared lunch. No food preparation involved.

Volunteers are needed Tuesdays from 10:00 – 2:00

Tell your stories of serving God’s love to others at St Paul Tuesday Lunch. Only the how has changed. The joy of sharing hospitality, grace and God’s Love is still thriving! Contact Don Beebe at (614) 286-3984 or