Week of November 20, 2023

Worship Sunday

9:30 a.m. Open Door in Hickey Hall · 11 a.m. Sanctuary

Livestream on Facebook · Livestream on YouTube


Happy Thanksgiving

Church Office Hours:

Mon - Tue 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wed 8:30 a.m. - noon

Closed Thursday and Friday

Office Hours Beginning November 27:

Mon - Thu 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fri by Appointment Only

Just Older Youth

Tuesday, November 21; 12 p.m. in Hickey Hall

Everyone 60+ is "just older youth", so please join us as we write notes to the members of St. Paul's who are on our Stay in Touch list. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee, water and dessert will be provided.

Advent Celebrations Start Early!

Beginning November 26

St. Paul's will celebrate the first Sunday in Advent on November 26. This way we can fully celebrate the four weeks of Advent ahead of Christmas Eve.

All Music Sunday is December 17.

Advent Series in the Open Door

Beginning November 26

Get a preview of the Advent series for the Open Door service which begins November 26. It can be viewed on our YouTube page. Play preview

Christmas Baskets

Donations Needed

St. Paul’s and our partners at Neighborhood House will help over 100 families in need giving them Hollywood Market gift certificates to make their Christmas a little brighter. To make a donation, please write “Christmas Baskets” on the envelope and on the memo line of your check made out to St. Paul’s UMC or donate online.

Employment Opportunities

Music Department Admin, Sunday Night Custodian

See more information about current employment opportunities at St. Paul's.

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Prayer List

The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please contact the office at 248-651-9361 with your prayer requests.

Healing & Comfort

Rev. Dwayne Kelsey, Diane McElreath, David Beerer Sr., Marla & Ron Stoneham - parents of Kaye Thornton, Kathy Lange - cousin of Jane Lucisano, Marino DeFelice, David Heflin - son of Larry and Donna Heflin, Kathy Pardon, Jean Snyder, Art Carlson, Monika Arentzen


Blood Drive

Monday, November 27; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Hickey Hall

The need for blood is great all year long. Schedule an appointment by calling Bill Molloy at 248-892-1705 or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ‘stpaulunited’.

Seeker’s Study

Mondays, beginning November 27

1 p.m. in the Parlor and Zoom

Everyone is invited to be part of St. Paul’s Seekers Study as we begin reading and discussing Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation by Will Willimon. Books can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Contact Rev. Judy May at 586-242-1555 with questions.

The United Women of Faith Book Club presents

Book Reading and Signing

Monday, November 27; 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Rickard Chapel

Meet with authors Laura Schmidt and Aimee Lewis Reau of How to Live in a Chaotic Climate: 10 Steps to Reconnect with Ourselves, our Communities, and Our Planet and have your book signed. See more

A Study of the Nativity Stories in Matthew & Luke

Christmas in the Bible

Monday, November 27 & December 4

6:30 – 8 p.m. in Room 132

Only two books in the Bible mention the birth of Jesus. Rev. Rick Kress leads an interactive Bible study will help us encounter those accounts, found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, two similar but also different versions of the story. Bring your Bible and be ready to consider Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, wise men, and more as they are described in the biblical text.

Advent Study

An Unlikely Advent

Tuesdays, November 28 - December 19

6 p.m. in the Parlor

Explore the stories of some of the extraordinary people of the Christmas story. We’ll reflect on people like Zechariah, Elizabeth, Herod, the magi, and even the shepherds. See more

Baby's First Christmas

Sunday, December 3

9:30 a.m. in Hickey Hall

If your child or grandchild will be celebrating their first Christmas this season, we invite you to join us at the Open Door to be recognized. All new babies will be celebrated with a hand-crafted ornament.

Please email Amy Heitman.

Preschool Day at Shake Shack

Tuesday, December 5; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Shake Shack at the Village of Rochester Hills

Join the preschool staff and their families and help us raise money for the Preschool. Shake Shack will donate 25% of all proceeds from the night to our school, so let's have a BIG turnout! Scan the QR code to see the flyer and get more information.

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Nutrition Tips in November

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Contact your pastors:

Rev. Elbert Dulworth - [email protected]

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -[email protected]

Rev. Judy May - [email protected] 

Rev. Rick Kress - [email protected]


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Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus