As Christians, we are called to be signs of hope in the world and to receive hope from others. We pray that you’ll find a way to connect with your neighbors and share God’s love in new ways.
In the Church
Together we contribute to the life and ministry of St. Paul's by offering our time and talents. Whether it is greeting newcomers or nurturing faith alongside young people, each of us can find a place to serve in the church.
– Sunday Morning Greeter
Sundays on rotation, flexible
Serve for 15 minutes at the Welcome Table or at entrances to offer a smile and a handshake. Assist newcomers in finding their way to worship or classes. Contact Nina Hall: email@example.com
– Children & Youth
Flexible with your schedule
Pitch in with programming and events for our young people (whether children, tweens, or teens), by teaching Sunday School, providing snacks or meals, mentoring, and much more! Contact Kat Denton: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Worship Leadership
Flexible with your schedule
Whether singing in a choir, serving as an usher, helping prepare communion elements, or reading scripture, there are many ways for people of all ages and skills to be involved. Contact Dawn Uebelhart: email@example.com
In the Community
With a heart for education and community vitality, St. Paul's UMC extends the ministry of the church to neighbors in the greater Houston area. Efforts include homeless ministry, anti-human trafficking, our school partnership, and the EAC food and clothing pantry.
– MacGregor Elementary
For more than 15 years, St. Paul’s has partnered with our neighborhood school, MacGregor Elementary. Here are a few ways you can serve:
Mentoring | To be a MacGregor Mentor only requires an hour a week. You'll be matched with a student, based on your preferences for the child’s grade level, gender and subject (usually math or reading). For more information, email Bob Mahlstedt.
After-School Activities | Are you skilled in music or technology? On specific days of the week, volunteers are invited to help at the school. For more information, email Linda Harmes. Currently, we're looking for:
Vocalists who can assist with chorus sectional rehearsals,
Instrumentalists who can offer mini-music lessons, and
Tech-savvy folks who can help the Techie Tigers with their focus on the intersection of technology and music.
– Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC)
The Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) is located in Abraham Station on the St. Paul's campus. EAC provides basic needs assistance for homeless individuals and low-income families. Volunteers are needed on an on-going basis to make and distribute lunches, sort clothing, assist with packing groceries, and other tasks. To volunteer, email Marian Bryant.
– SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES
St. Paul's works with SEARCH Homeless Services to prepare a hot meal once a month on Thursday mornings. The team also provides a table with cards, envelopes and stamps to give SEARCH clients a means to reach out, and connect with family and friends. To volunteer, email Merlene McAlevy.
– WESLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
St. Paul's supports the work of the Wesley Community Center, providing early childhood education, financial coaching and employment services, youth programs, senior services and more. To volunteer, email Amy Taylor.
In the World
We celebrate that we are part of a global family and are thrilled to partner with brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
We have partnered for many years with Iglesia Metodista Emmanuel in Cochabamba. In 2009, Emmanuel responded to the Spirit's prompting and planted a new church in a community outside of Cochabamba. Luz de Vida (Light of Life) is now a thriving community working toward the completion of its own building. St. Paul's visits our sister congregation each year. Every other year, we take a youth team, and the years in between are adult teams. Teams work alongside Bolivian friends to complete Luz de Vida's building, learn one another's culture, and share God's love and hope. To volunteer or learn more, contact Tiffin Wilsford.