St. Paul’s UCC Westminster, MD

Worship Services Sunday at 9:30 am Please join us, and bring a friend.

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is a Progressive Open and Affirming  Congregation where God is Still Speaking.  Here, we seek to receive with respect and nurture with intention the gifts of all who come to us on their journey of faith.  In all things, we celebrate the richness of God’s diverse creation as we actively make the world a better place.

 You Are Welcome HGere

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CHILD CARE is available starting at 9:15 a.m. (Nursery located below the Fellowship Hall).

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HELP SUPPORT PASTOR DUANE
AND ONLINE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION!

Our Minister of Mission, Rev. Duane Romberger, is passionate about his mission field: the digital world.  He has been working with the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) denomination for the past (2) years and has been instrumental in the creation and development of “Sacred Space Online Learning (or SSOL)” – found at http://www.sacredspaceonlinelearning.com/.  SSOL is an ecumenical, educational, online resource that has been providing theological education, spiritual formation, and faith formation resources for tens of thousands of people from all over the globe!  To date, over 44,000 pages have been viewed on SSOL!  It is unique in highlighting resources from a mainline, progressive, and/or justice-centered approach and it contains materials from over 60 organizations including some that are directly a part of the United Church of Christ family.

Sacred Space Online Learning has been made possible by a generous grant from the Carpenter Foundation and those funds are set to expire early in the summer of 2017.  In order for this vital ministry to continue, SSOL is now seeking generous donations from people who wish to support the importance of social justice, theological education, and the presence of religious understandings in the digital world.

Please consider making a donation to SSOL today on their GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/support-ssol

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Adult Education Groups Will Resume In The Fall:

Seekers is a topic-based group that is for you if you have more questions than answers and like to explore those questions together in a non-dogmatic way. We probe the mysteries of faith in open and frank conversations. We are a group that is unified in our search, while we are on our individual paths. No matter who you are, you are welcome here. Are you a SEEKER yet?

EUREKA! is a bible-study group that ordinarily follows the church lectionary.  

Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma

Your online one-time or recurring gifts to  St. Paul’s help us to sustain the operations and the ministries of the church.  Our third-party online giving vendor provides this fully secure donations link:

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7 thoughts on “
St. Paul’s UCC Westminster, MD

  1. Thank you, thank you, Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma, for writing THE best “letter to the editor” to appear in the Carroll County Times so far this century. This compassionate, reasoned plea for expecting better of our elected officials is a breath of fresh, honest, spot-on air!
    Jesus never wanted private “clubs” of politicians to achieve their political ends by claiming that they had a monopoly on a certain “brand” of Christianity.
    Please write again!!

  2. We were coming to visit on Sunday, Dec. 28, and shop around the town after services. But, I do not think we can make that one early service you are having– we were looking forward to making the 10:45 AM service. Another time, perhaps. Larry

  3. Hello! My fiancé and I were looking for a beautiful location for our ceremony. I love your church and was wondering how much it costs and if it were at all possible. We both used to go to church often but fell out of it by working out weekend jobs. Is it possible to be married without being a member? Thank you so much!

  4. Looking to have a small wedding ceremony the evening of Dec 31, 2016 or Jan 1, 2017. 15-20 people. Very casual. Second marriage for both of us. Who should I contact? Thanks!

    1. I thank you so much for your inquiry. I think you will be presently surprised with the renovations we just completed on the event hall. Please call Linda at 410-848-5975. We look forward to working with you for your special day.

  5. Greetings!
    The Westminster Cemetery Company is in the process of writing and publishing the history of the Union Meetinghouse that once stood on its premises. While researching Memorial Day observances I bumped into a newspaper article from 8 Oct. 1943 re: St. Paul’s 75th Anniversary. In the story is the following: “The congregation was the outgrowth of work done by the few members of the Reformed church living in and around Westminster who as early as 1820 held services of worship in the Old Union Church located in the Westminster Cemetery.” I realize that this is not the “organization” that took place after the Civil War, but I do take it as sufficient to include St. Paul’s as having a connection to the Meeting House. Since it is not referenced in your congregation’s history on the website, I thought it prudent to let you know of my intention to include it. Doug Crowl is a great representative of your church on the Cemetery Board, but I do not currently have his phone number or email address. If there is more information about St. Paul’s and the Meeting House, I would appreciate knowing about it. Thank you, David Bearr

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