Welcome to St. Paul United Church of Christ

7507 York Road

Parma, Ohio 44130


Service -10 AM every Sunday

(440) 843-8039

About Us

Our Vision

  

The church is the membership, gathered to worship God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to celebrate the Sacraments, to enjoy Christian fellowship, to serve others with love, and to strive toward righteousness, justice, and peace. 

   

Our Outreach Ministries

 

  • Brookside      Hunger Center
  • Hunger  Task Force
  • Church  Street Ministries
  • Church  Missionary in Brazil
  • Our  Christian World Mission
  • Families  at Christmas
  • Neighbors  in Need
  • CWS  Crop Walk 
  • Mutual  Ministry Service Group  
  • Malachi  House
  • Parma  Family Collaborative
  • Habitat  for Humanity 

St. Paul's Organizations

  

  • Adult  Church Choir - provides choral music in celebration of the worship service. Practices are before service at 9 A.M. 
  • Adult  Bell Choir - provides music once a month during church service. Practices are Sunday mornings following church service. 

Pastor's Message

From the Desk of Reverend Carl Pelzer

December 2018


Come, dearest child, into our hearts,

and leave your crib behind you! 

Let this be where the new life starts

for all who seek and find you.

To you be honor, thanks and praise,

for all your gifts this time of grace:

come conquer and deliver this world,

and us, forever.

 F. P. Green 


The Advent season! Christmas! It is, for most of us, a time of tradition. As the holiday draws near, our memories are stirred. We recall Christmas past…the family gatherings, the festive meals, the wonderful gifts and glorious songs. We are warmed and comforted by those memories, and we often seek to relive those moments by recreating those events as closely as possible.

While I support such efforts, I think the verse quoted above offers an additional possibility for us. “Let this be where the new life starts for all who seek and find you.” As we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, we also have the opportunity for rebirth and new life. God gave us the greatest gift possible…”his only begotten Son”…that we might have life anew.

What does that mean, though, as Christmas 2017 approaches? Obviously, it doesn’t mean a return to the cradle, or to temper-tantrums and pacifiers! The next phrase above points us in the right direction. “To you be honor, thanks and praise, for all your gifts this time of grace.” We’re called to put aside our complaints, jealousy, envy and greed, and to focus on all God has done for us. We should lift our voices in praise rather than complaint, counting our blessings rather than our aches and pains.

As we celebrate the blessed birth, let us all accept the gift of new life…in Christ. Let us rejoice with the angels and shepherds, and offer praise to God for His gracious gift.

May you have a truly blessed Christmas, and may the New Year bring us all a new life of peace and joy.

  

   

  

Hall Rental Available with Full Kitchen
Seating capacity: 125
Cost: $200.00 plus a $50.00 security deposit for 4 hours
Snow plowing extra if needed
 

Church Sanctuary Available for Weddings
Cost: $250.00

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St. Paul United Church of Christ

7507 York Road, Parma, OH 44130, US

(440) 843-8039