Current sermon series

We are currently in a series called "Outdoing: Being Kind as a Way of Life," based on the words of Romans 12:10: "... outdo one another in showing honor." Last week in worship we talked about being patient. Join us this coming week as we talk about being prayerful, and memorize our theme verse with us.

Open Table fall speaker series

It’s been too long since we have all been together for fellowship and conversation! Join us on Monday evenings in October for soup, bread, salad, dessert and an exciting new speaker series! Our topic is "Equality Hurts No One." Our guest speakers will address how society has harmed particular segments of the population and how we can help to promote equality:


  • October 3: Human Rights/Disability
  • October 10: Race
  • October 17: LBGTQA
  • October 24: Gender

Participants will also receive a copy of Rueben P. Job’s Three Simple Rule, A Wesleyan Way of Living that we will read and discuss during October. Click here for additional information, including time, location, and speakers. Please RSVP to by Sept. 26th

UMCOR “Flood Bucket” Collection

Recent flood assistance has depleted UMCOR's reserve of cleaning buckets. St. Paul's, can we help? If you feel moved to assist with funds for a partial or full bucket (costs about $75 to fill), please make a donation through Sept. 25th. Designate UMCOR on your online donation or check to St. Paul's. All are invited to join the bucket assembly in early October. Clean 5-gallon buckets with lids are also welcome!

Refugee family update

The refugee family is settling in well! The husband of the family started work a few weeks ago and is doing very well. He is working at an automotive repair shop and hopes to become a mechanic. The wife and baby are doing well and getting in to a routine with Cen Clear, English tutoring, and outings with the baby. And, the high school student is adapting to a busy schedule with classes and the soccer team! The individual man is getting set up with all of the necessary things such as bank accounts, health insurance, social services, etc. He is very motivated to succeed and is job searching already. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our new friends! Please keep these and all refugees in your prayers.

"Feed My Starving Children" volunteer opportunity

The State College Alliance Church is hosting a Feed My Starving Children™ event on Sept. 16th and 17th, at which volunteers pack meals that are sent to hungry children in over 70 countries. Two-hour time slots are available for volunteering and children ages 5-12 can participate with an adult. Click here to sign up (click on "View 6 Packing Times"). More information is available at

Sunday School for all ages, including a new youth class, begins Sunday, Sept. 18th

St. Paul’s Sunday School starts on Sept. 18th at 9:00 AM in the Education Building.

  • Two-, three-, and four-year-olds will meet in Room 101.
  • Kindergarteners and first-graders will meet in Room 203.
  • Second-graders will meet in Room 200.
  • Third-graders may be joining with the second-graders this year; we will update you if this changes.
  • Fourth- and fifth-grade boys will be in Room 208, and fourth- and fifth-grade girls will meet in Room 201.
  • Sixth to twelfth-graders will meet in Room 308.
  • The Parents (Parents at Heart) Group will meet in Room 209.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We still need some assistant teachers (on a rotating basis, not every week) so please email Pastor Jessica at if you can serve in this way!

St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation
250 East College Avenue | State College, PA 16801 | 814-237-2163 |