Celebrate 140 Years with us . . .
Grow in faith and service with St. Paul United Methodist Church as we embrace our contemporary role as "The Soul of the Arts District". The only church in downtown Dallas rooted in African American traditions of worship, St. Paul is the sole survivor of what was, for over a century, a neighborhood of monumental black churches. The congregation that greets you today is the same community that has worshiped on this very site since its establishment by a visionary body of recently freed slaves in 1873.
"God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
ring with greater historic resonance than within the serene walls of our recently restored sanctuary. "Lest our feet, stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee," we remain on "the place for which our fathers sighed" united in prayers for our continued guidance along His path. There is no greater testimony to the power of those prayers than the fact that, where here God planted a church in 1873, here we remain. Come and let the healing and sustaining power of enduring faith touch your own life in a special way.
Wherever you may be on your personal faith journey, know that our table is the Lord's table. We are not to say who may or may not come. For this reason, our table is always open to you. When you join us at St. Paul, you join a family.
Sunday Morning Worship
Holy Communion Service
First Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in our sanctuary
Fifth Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in our sanctuary
Welcome to our week, our month, our day . . . our year! Visitors may choose to view St. Paul's interactive Month At-A-Glance calendar as an entire year, a month, a week, or a single day. You can choose to see events in the calendar as a list or as a compressed list instead of a block calendar format. You can also choose to start the calendar at the beginning of a month (Abs), or in the current week (Slide). Use the scrolling bar on the righthand edge of the calendar to scroll down to the calendar display bar. Then choose from display options on the lefthand side of the bar.
Clicking "Search" on the righthand side of the display bar will bring up a variety of search options to help you find precisely what you need. "Category" searches allow you to limit your results to events pertaining to a particular ministry branch of St. Paul's "Organized for N.O.W." ministry tree: Nurture & Care, Outreach & Evangelism, or Witness & Worship, as well as Ad-Ministry. To return to the full calendar showing all events, scroll up to the black "Search Results" bar above the headline and click on "Normal". Event links will open as pop-up text boxes or as webpages within the calendar frame. To return to the calendar view, simply use the "Back" button on your browser or refresh the page.
Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m., June 10 through 14!
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)
The Planning Committees of St. Paul UMC and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church are proud to announce the joint VBS Bible classes for 2013. The greatest family reunion of all time is coming. Are you ready?
Don't miss out on the fun with your immediate family and some new family members as we journey through our road map "The Bible". VBS classes for children, youth, adults will occur June 10 through 14th as we "journey" into the community with the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Please sign up in the St. Paul UMC Welcome Center, May 19th through June 2nd, or register online. Increase participation in VBS by joining the event on Facebook and inviting your Fb friends to register. All activities will take place at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided at the close of each evening.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church