Have A Look Around And We Hope To See You Soon
Welcome to the Saint Pauls United Methodist Church website! We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time getting to know us and the various ministries we offer. Whether you are still exploring faith, looking for a restart, or have been on the journey for a while, we want you to feel right at home with us. Saint Pauls is a place where we strive daily to love God, welcome all people, and serve with joy!
We encourage you to check out the many opportunities available at Saint Pauls UMC to worship and grow in your faith. Our children and youth programs are top-notch, our Sunday School classes challenging and inviting, and our outreach to the community meaningful. We would love to have you come and worship with us so that we can have the joy of greeting you personally.
In July we are welcoming our new Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Latricia Scriven!
St Paul Invites You To Join In Worship
Welcome!!! You have reached the new website for the St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 3094 L Street in San Diego, California. St. Paul is located in the heart of San Diego and invites you to join us on our spiritual journey. We are an unashamed African American Methodist congregation in San Diego, California. We worship at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. Bible study is on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. on 1st and 3rd Saturday we have Prayer Vigil. We have Disciple Bible Study on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. We also worship at the San Diego Rescue Mission on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Come study, praise, fellowship, and be in ministry with us as we strive to do Gods will.
First Steps September 5 2022
|I had lunch with a family member the other day and this person said they are reading the Bible, from cover to cover, for the first time. This is the first attempt in reading the entire Bible. After our lunch, I thought of St. Augustines love for the scriptures. He wrote: To be a student of the Bible you need to read it. Even if you cant understand all of it, you will do well to read all of it. Get to know these books. Memorize a few passages. Become familiar with Holy Scripture. Once you know what is between the covers of the Bible, you can begin to study it more intelligently. Important teachings regarding faith and living are clear first lessons. This light will eventually help illuminate the more difficult parts. The things you are sure about will help you with the things that seem uncertaincomparing various translations can make a difficult verse easier to understand. One may be explained by the other. Both may contain something valuable to a careful reader. Faith is the most important ingredient in Bible study. Someone said, If you dont believe, you wont understand. .The North African Bishop is correct. To understand it, we must read it. There is no equivalent substitute. The more we become familiar with the scriptures, the greater our understanding. Be a student of the Bible.|
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Justification And New Birth
In spite of suffering, violence, and evil, we assert that Gods grace is present everywhere. Despite our brokenness, we remain creatures brought into being by a just and merciful God. The reign of God is both a present and a future reality.
God summons us to repentance, pardons us, receives us by grace given to us in Jesus Christ and gives us hope of life eternal.
In justification we are, through faith, forgiven our sins and restored to Gods favor. This process of justification and new birth is often referred to as conversion. Such a change may be sudden and dramatic, or gradual and cumulative. In either case it marks a new beginning, yet it is also part of an ongoing process.
We believe God reaches out to the repentant believer in justifying grace with accepting and pardoning love.
St Paul United Methodist Church
1500 6th Ave N.
How to visit: Interior currently closed due structural upgrades for the foundation and roof. Tours will resume most likely in January 2023.
Founded in 1869, St. Paul was the first congregation in the city of Birmingham .
St. Paul played a significant role in the movement for the non-violent social change for blacks in Alabama. Rebirth of NAACP in Birmingham came out of this church with the work of Dr. Charles McPherson in the 1930s and 1940s.
In 1956, leaders met at the church to discuss the campaign to integrate buses. Later, the church hosted training sessions on nonviolent civil disobedience in advance of the 1963 marches and on Palm Sunday 1963, the church hosted the mass rally and march to City Hall.
In the 1960s St. Paul continued to play a significant role in the movement. The churchs pastor in 1963 was the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, was one of the co-founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference along with Dr. King.
From early days of freedom from slavery through the current days, St. Paul Methodist has remained an active congregation of worship, spiritual nurture and community engagement.
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This logo represents St. Paul’s belief, mission, and ministry.
Three flames — God in Trinity, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.We live by the presence, power and promise of God.
Cross — Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of the world.We live by the power of his death and resurrection.
Three colors — Red , Green , Purple .We worship God following liturgical cycle.
Stream — Healing stream running through the temple from the throne of God. We are living by the healing power of God.
Circle — Neighbor, Community, and the World.We are called to serve each other, as the means of God’s healing, reaching out to our neighbors, community and the world.
St. Paul’s Core Value
Worship — Worship God in spirit and truth.
Teaching — Teach and Learn the Word of God.
Proclamation — Witness God, Jesus Christ in word and deed.
Fellowship — Commune with God, and with each other.
Service — Serve others.