Frequently Asked Questions

 

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When are worship services?

During the School Year:

 Saturday evening worship: 

        Saturday@6 pm – A casual come-as-you-are service in Wesley Hall

 Sunday morning worship:

       Connect@8:30  A formal service with holy communion served every week held in the Sanctuary

       GraceCafe@9:30  A “coffeehouse” style worship around tables in George Crooks Dining Area

       Inspire@10:30  A blended worship with choirs, scripture, and preached Word in the Sanctuary

Wednesday evening worship:

       Wednesday@7:30   A youth-focused worship with praise band, prayers, and preached Word

Do children attend worship?

Children are welcome in worship. Those ages 4-grade 2 who wish to attend Children’s Church are dismissed during the service. There is also a nursery for infants through age 4.

Click on Worship for more information.

 

Do you offer Christian Education?

Sunday Morning Classes are offered for children, youth, and adults from 9:15 – 10:15 am during the school year.  No Sunday Morning classes meet during the summer from May 24-September 7

 

When do you serve Communion?

We celebrate an “open table” communion which means all are invited to participate.  Communion is served every Sunday at our Connect@8:30 service and on most first Sundays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays of the month at the 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm services.  All are welcome to share the grace of God.

 

What do United Methodists Believe?

Who are United Methodists?

How can I baptize my child?

Please call the Church Office to arrange a meeting with one of the pastors and set a date.  Most Sundays are available, so you can work around your families’ needs.  Baptisms are celebrated at any worship service.

 

How do I join St. Paul’s?

We encourage everyone to participate in worship and the many ministries as they feel called by God.  Formal membership is not a requirement to attend. Please feel free to participate in any worship service or other ministries!

Our Discover St.  Paul’s Classes are held on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-7 pm on Sundays September 18, November 13, and January 15.  The class will help you learn about our history as a church and denomination as well as special things we do at St. Paul’s.    When one feels called to support our purpose, mission, vision and welcoming statement, a portion of the services the week following the class is set aside for welcoming new members.

How do I contact a pastor?

The pastors are able to meet with individuals throughout the week.  Please call the Church Office (412-486-7006) or the pastor’s cell phone ( Jeff 814-706-2388; Karen 412-889-2355) to schedule an appointment.

 

How do I get involved in a class or group?

Groups and classes welcome new individuals at any time.  Feel free to attend a meeting or contact the leader listed on the ministry pages, the staff, or the Church Office.

 

How can I find out what is going on?

Call:     Ask Carla at the Church Office 412-486-7006

ReadEpistle II (weekly), Epistle (bi-monthly)

Look:   Bulletin boards in Communication Centers and in Cornerstone Hallway

Ask:     Anyone listed in Adult Ministries section or any member of the Staff

Go:      On-line at www.stpaulsumc.com, and follow us on Facebook.

Use:  Our St. Paul’s PA APP available on your phone wherever you purchase apps!

How do I reserve a room?

Please call Carla Porterfield in the Church Office to get on the calendar and reserve a room to use.   Our facilities are available for church-related ministries as well as personal and community events.  A rental fee is charged for non-church events.

 

Can I borrow items from the church?

Our older tables and metal chairs often come in handy for big home parties.  Please call at least two weeks in advance to reserve items you may need.  If we are not using them for a church event you, you are welcome to borrow them!

 

How can I provide altar flowers?

Flowers add a beautiful touch of nature to our worship services.  Decide when you’d like to provide the flowers and then put your name on the sign-up calendar located on the bulletin board near the mailboxes.   Our flowers are provided by Z Florist in Glenshaw.  Payments of $43 can be placed in the offering plate or given to the Church Office; please memo check: altar flowers.

 

How can I give an offering?

Envelopes are located in the pews and individual offering envelopes are mailed monthly to homes.  Each giving unit is assigned a set of letters and numbers.  Please use this identification on every check!  Our counters faithfully record each offering and quarterly statements are placed in the church mailboxes.  We also have automatic deduction for offerings.  Forms are available in the Communication Center or from the treasurer.  Our APP has a giving button that permits simple, quick donations after you register the first time.

 

 How can I apply for Conaway Munden Grant money?

Download application forms here:

BC Application for CM Funds v1 (Microsoft Word)

BC Application for CM Funds v1 (PDF)