Frequently Asked Questions

st. paul's

When are worship services?

During the Summer:

Saturday Evening Worship: 

Saturday@6:00 pm – Casual evening worship in George Crooks Dining Area

Summer Sunday Morning Worship:

Communion@8:30 am – A formal service with Holy Communion served every week in the Sanctuary

Chapel in the Woods@9:30 am – Worship in our outdoor chapel

Classic@10:30 am –  Hymns, music, prayers and message in the Sanctuary

During the School Year:

Saturday evening worship: 

Saturday@6:00 pm – Casual evening worship in Wesley Hall

Sunday morning worship:

Communion@8:30 am – A formal service with Holy Communion served every week in the Sanctuary

Grace Café@9:30 am – Interactive message and table discussions in George Crooks Dining Area

Classic@10:30 am – Hymns, choirs, instruments, prayers and message in the Sanctuary

Modern@10:30 am – Lifeboat Praise Band, music and an interactive message in Fellowship Hall

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.

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.  Sunday Morning Classes do not meet during the summer.  Please click here to learn more about our adult classes.

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 Communion@8:30 service and is also served at all other services on the first weekend of the month.  All are welcome to share the grace of God.

What do United Methodists believe?

Who are United Methodists?

When can my child be baptized?

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 and ministry!

Our Discover St.  Paul’s Classes are held quarterly on Sunday afternoons from 4-7 pm in George Crooks Dining Area.  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).  In the event of an emergency, please contact the pastors’ cell phones (Jeff 814-706-2388, Karen 412-889-2355).

How do I get involved in a class or group?

Groups and classes welcome new individuals at any time.  All are welcome to participate in any of our activities. Contact the Church Office with questions.

How can I find out what is going on?

Call:    Church Office 412-486-7006

ReadWeekly Email, Epistle II (weekly bulletin insert), Epistle (quarterly newsletter)

Look:   Bulletin boards in Communication Centers and in Cornerstone Hallway

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

Go:      Follow us on Facebook

Use:    Our St. Paul’s PA App available for download on your phone or tablet

How do I reserve a room?

Please call Carla Porterfield in the Church Office to reserve a room.  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 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 our Treasurer.  Click here for online donations!

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)