“Choose this day whom you will serve… as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
This Day is the theme for St. Paul’s 2018 Stewardship Initiative. It is a bold proclamation of the hopeful, decisive action we take as we follow God. There is also a communal nature to that commitment—together, we make this promise in our households, as well as among one another in the family of God at St. Paul’s.
Together, we prayerfully make pledges toward the ministry of the church in 2018. Whether you are accustomed to making a pledge or this is new for you, I encourage every household to fill out the pledge form below. We need your faithfulness to help us make plans for the new year and continue the sound stewardship that is a mark of a healthy church.
key milestones in 2017
Our Church's Mission Statement: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church centers itself around vibrant worship that moves us to Christian mission, hospitality, and faith formation for all peoples and communities.
Worship | Steadfast presence through children’s music (including RSCM summer course), monthly Choral Evensong services, as well as our Sunday worship rhythms.
Mission | Harvey recovery engages over 200 volunteers working in more than 70 homes in Houston and raising over $200,000. Through another summer trip to Bolivia, as well as ongoing youth and children’s missions, we serve alongside those in need.
Hospitality | Healing Circles and Congregational Care supports those in grief, those seeking employment, and veterans, with several spaces facilitated in both English and Spanish. Iconoclast continues to empower youth in our city through poetry and art.
Faith Formation | People of all ages are formed in faith through Bible study both on and off campus. We gathered in homes across Houston for Friday neighborhood events and we launched the beginnings of our East End Missional Community.
inspiring faith in 2018
Our Church's Vision Statement: To be a cathedral for Houston that embodies its diversity, inspires faith, and leads change for the common good of all peoples and communities.
As we further live into God’s vision for St. Paul’s, here are some ways we plan to inspire faith by:
Welcoming our new Director of Music and strengthening our beloved worship life together.
Resourcing faith formation through Neighborhood Groups, ongoing Bible study, and vital spiritual practices.
Communicating the vision of St. Paul’s in many mediums with diverse peoples throughout Houston through compelling storytelling, a stronger web and social media presence, and enhanced print pieces.
Refreshing our Sanctuary Building facility systems through the church’s budget and other giving streams.
Remaining faithful to the work to which God has called us as a “cathedral for the city.”