Welcome to St. Paul
Where You Experience Greater
If you want to be apart of a body of believers who love one another and God and weekly engages in an atmosphere of worship that is diverse, alive, full of the spirit, dynamic preaching, singing and phenomenal hospitality, you would want to join us at St. Paul on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAYS!
- 9:15 am – Small Life Group Bible Study
- 10:45 am – WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
- Noon Day Manna
- 6:15 pm – Wednesday Night Alive
Make a Sunday date with US and stay to hang out in the Arts District –
We’ve Saved a Seat Just for YOU!
First-Time Visitors & Special Guest
Our intent is for your first time experience to be phenomenal when you choose to visit us at St. Paul.
Parking for our Church is free and is located directly behind our building at 1816 Routh Street. There will be attendants near by that will make it easy for you to go from your car to our welcome center.
We are a friendly church and we love special guest and visitors. Our hospitality team and ushers will escort you to the seat of your choice and during worship you will be greeted with a HOLY HUG and our Pastors Patent Pastoral Smile – you must see it for yourself. Finally, we believe in extravagant hospitality, so don’t leave without picking up your special gift – our way of saying thank you for visiting.
Now after worship, there are a number of brunch locations and eateries from One Arts Plaza, to food trucks at Klyde Warren Park or a short drive to Uptown or Downtown – we hope you will utilize this time to experience a Sunday afternoon in the Arts District!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I park?
There is plenty of parking directly adjacent to the south of our building or behind St. Paul UMC and on Sunday mornings parking is on us. During midweek service opportunities parking includes the Church parking south of our building, across the street in the circle drive of Booker T. Washington High School (when available) or in the One Arts Plaza parking lot (a fee does apply any day except Sundays)
If you are coming to our Church Office, please park in the South Lot located in front of the 7-Eleven.
Where do I go on Sunday mornings?
We offer small group study for all age levels at 9:15 am Sunday mornings for Women, Men, Children, Youth and Young Adults. The 10:45 AM Worship Experience is in the beautiful historic sanctuary and a team of happy host will point the way into the church where greeters are located at each entrance of the building.
Nursery care for ages 0-3, Pre-School and Elementary age groups are available downstairs. On Sunday mornings, it can be accesed by the stairway from the Sanctuary or elevator from the Welcome Center. Check the directional signs or ask a greeter.
What should I wear?
First, we are more concerned with meeting your needs than focusing on what you wear. While some people do choose to wear their “Sunday best”, there are others who choose to wear casual clothing. We only ask that you ‘wear some clothes’, and be modest and appropriate in what you choose to wear to worship.
What can I expect in the Worship Experience?
Visitors to our worship experience are guests treated with love, respect and are made to feel welcomed and you will experience a holy hug and our pastors’ patented ‘pastoral smile’.
Worship is the highlight of our week so it is filled with energy and the expectation of a good experience with God and the people at St. Paul. You are free to participate in the elements of the worship service as much or as little as you like. St. Paul worship experiences typically last about an hour and 15 minutes. We worship God through songs that are contemporary and upbeat as well as songs that are quieter and reflective. Sometimes we have drama, dance – after all we are located in the heart of Dallas’ Downtown Arts District.
A time of prayer gives everyone some quiet in the service to talk to God. There is a short time for announcements about how you can get connected in the life of St. Paul and our Community or you can also refer to the Church bulletin that you will be given upon entering the sanctuary.
Following the worship experience our Pastor would love to greet you personally and will also encourage you to stop by the welcome center on your way out and grab a thank you gift from us to you. By the way, if you’re hanging out with us on the first Sunday of the month you are welcome to join us for Holy Communion. All are welcome – the simple elements of wafer and juice that Jesus used to represent his great love for us as shown by his death on the cross.
When do I need to arrive?
Sunday morning services begin promptly at 10:45AM. Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the service time to allow adequate time for parking, getting your children to their classrooms, and getting seated in the Sanctuary.
Where do my children go?
We have provided excellent care and a fun learning environment for your children at St. Paul, but if you wish to have them remain with you in worship on your first Sunday, that is fine.
Is the church handicap accessible?
Yes. There is handicapped parking available, just alert one of our parking lot attendant who will give you instructions. The building is also equipped with wheelchair accessible entrances and handicap accessible restrooms.
How are visitors recognized?
We ask visitors to stand so that you can experience the love and warmth of our congregation – but most importantly receive the pastors’ patented pastoral smile. We also asked that you fill out a Welcome Card given to you by the issue and simply bring it to the Welcome Center to claim a very special swag bag that we’ve prepared just for you. If you don’t want to stand – you don’t have to as we strive to create a friendly and comfortable environment for everyone to feel right at home.
We look forward to seeing you soon!