Welcome

We are so glad you are here to find out more about us and hope you will join us Sundays for worship or during the week for events and classes. All are welcome at St. Paul. We invite you to come as you are and discover the life-changing Love of God. 

About our Mission and Beliefs

 


WHAT TO EXPECT

Passionate worship, Biblical teaching, a warm welcome, ministries for all age levels, commitment to community and outreach.


When and where is Sunday morning worship?

We are currently worshiping online only to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

9:00 AM
Music led by our choir and pianist.
10:30 AM 
Music led by our live praise band.

WORSHIP WITH US LIVE ONLINE

Having trouble watching our worship online? Click here for a few things you can try to get it working.

 

WHEN WILL YOU RETURN TO WORSHIPING IN THE BUILDING?

We don't currently have a return to church date set. We are monitoring the case levels in our area to help determine when it will be safe to return. We are also relying on survey results to help us judge how comfortable our St. Paul family is with returning. When we feel it is safe for our attendees, volunteers and staff we will set a date for our return.  

There will be many changes to worship when we do return. You can find our worship guidelines here:  Website | PDF


How do I get to St. Paul UMC?

Our main location is at 1199 Highland Ave on the corner of Highland Ave and Rosery Rd. in Largo. The building is currently closed and most of our staff is working from home.

WHAT IS YOUR CAMPUS LIKE?

Largo Location - 1199 Highland Ave in Largo

Our church occupies two corners.

campus map

On the southwest corner is the Sanctuary, Children's Ministry Center and Preschool. Only the preschool is currently open.

On the northwest corner is the Christian Life Enrichment Center. The church office, our fellowship hall, gym, kitchen, classrooms and more are located here. When we return to church we will be worshiping in the CLEC to allow for social distancing.

Druid Location - 2039 Druid Rd in Clearwater

Our satellite location, the Druid location in Clearwater, is the home for our Open Arms and Carpenter's Shop Ministries. Food and clothing distribution, as well as toy making and other outreach take place here.


Where do we park FOR WORSHIP?

When we return to church we will be worshiping in the Christian Life Enrichment Center (CLEC) to allow for social distancing. Our Highland entrance will be the only drive thru drop-off location for those who have difficulty with mobility. If you’re able to walk easily, we ask that you love your neighbor by parking in the spaces furthest from the CLEC to allow our friends who have trouble walking to park closest to the building. The parking lot by the office entrance will be for those with limited mobility.  


What should I wear?

God doesn't have a dress code, and neither do we. You are welcome to wear what makes you comfortable.


Is nursery available?

When we return to church, Nursery Care and Children's Ministry will not be immediately available. Kids are invited to join their parents in worship and are encouraged to bring electronic devices with headphones.

 


Is someone going to call on me in worship?

No. We want you to relax and hear the word of God without fear you will be singled out. If you would like more information, we encourage you to visit the Connection Center tent outside the entrance or ask a greeter or usher for assistance. We also encourage you to sign in on the Connect Card in our bulletin, or if you are worshiping at home on our Online Connect Card, so that we can answer any questions you may have and provide requested information.


Can I take Communion if I am not a Methodist or a member of a church?

Everyone may participate in Holy Communion. The United Methodist Church believes that communion is God's holy meal and the bread and juice are symbols of God's love for us. We celebrate communion during all worship times on the first Sunday of every month. While we are worshiping online we invite you to prepare bread and juice before worship on the first Sunday so you can take communion with us from your home.


How can I give to the church?

You can give or tithe during the offering time during either worship, or you can give online securely any time. You may also wish to set up automatic transfers from your account. This can be done online also or through your online banking.

MORE ABOUT GIVING


WHAT IS A UNITED METHODIST CHURCH?

The United Methodist Church is a 12 million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world. We at St. Paul are members of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church which traces it roots back to the ministry of 18th century reformer and theologian John Wesley. John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. 

We invite you to join us and discover for yourself the life-changing power of the Love of God. All are welcome at St. Paul. 

More about UMC Beliefs


Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament. During baptism, God uses water as vehicle of divine grace. It is the act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. We baptize infants, and those people who have never been baptized, who have made the decision to follow Christ and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior.

For more information or to schedule a baptism, contact the church office via email or call 727-584-8165.


Joining

Being a member at St. Paul means that you are becoming a part of our spiritual family, but it's more than just believing, it is also belonging.  If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member, contact the church office via email or call 727-584-8165.


Let Us Know You're Here

 Let us know you are here Sunday mornings by filling out the Connect Card in the bulletin, or if you are watching from home, our online Connect Card.

CONNECT CARD