Fellowship and Service Organizations
"And there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.."
--1 Corinthians 12:5
In addition to collecting food for local families in need, housing the homeless through the ChristNet emergency shelter ministry, and supporting other ministries coordinated by our national denomination, St. Paul United Church of Christ serves others through the following fellowship and service organizations.
Sew and Sew Sewing Guild
The St. Paul Sew ‘n Sew Sewing Guild meets monthly to sew and knit for charitable causes. Ongoing sewing projects include blankets and head-caps for preemies and newborns of our congregation, plus new arrivals at Beaumont Hospitals; quilts for young children undergoing treatment at Mott’s Children Hospital in Ann Arbor; hand-sewn Burden Bears distributed by First Responders to children experiencing family emergencies; lap blankets for the hospitalized of all ages. The Sews n’ Sews meet in the church’s West Room on the first Thursday of each month
at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch for a fellowship time afterwards with beverage and dessert provided.
The Dorcas Society is a service and fellowship organization for church women. Traditionally, the group has taken a special interest in projects that assist our church's ministry to young people. Many projects hosted by the Dorcas Society at St. Paul include the “Every Daughter’s Banquet”, Women’s Retreat and Classy Ladies Chocolate Social. The Dorcas Society takes its name from Dorcas, an early leader of the Christian church, who was much loved for her work with the poor (Acts 9:36). Dorcas members meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. September thru May.
Red Hot Purples Angels (Red Hats St. Paul-Style)
Over the past decade and a half Red Hat Societies emerged across the United States as coming-of-age organizations for women. Those who fifty enjoyed the privilege of wearing red hats; those younger than fifty wear pink hats as red-hatters-in-waiting. Our St. Paul version is known as the Red Hot Purple Angels. Monthly activities and outings are announced through our church’s Sunday worship bulletins and the monthly Tidings newsletter, plus individual mailed event notices. Whether your hat color is red or pink, you’re invited to join the company of St. Paul women for the fun of it. Contact the church office (313-291-1221) for more information.
The Women's Fellowship at St. Paul United Church of Christ meets on the second Thursday of each month at 12 noon. Sometimes a guest speaker is featured. In other instances, individual members lead the group for a discussion program or informal conversation.The Women's Fellowship takes an active role active in helping our church host annual dinners and rummage sales which raise funds for the maintenance and improvement of the church and for the purchase of new church equipment.
St. Paul Softball Teams
In the late spring as the Detroit Tigers go to bat, so does our St. Paul Softball Team at weekly Tuesday night games organized by the Downriver Church League. All games are under the lights of the Brownstown Recreational Center diamonds at the southeast corner of Telegraph and King Roads. Team sign-ups and the game schedule are announced through the Sunday Morning worship bulletin and the monthly Tidings newsletter.
The Men's Fellowship meets monthly at times announced by the church newsletter and Sunday Morning Tide bulletin. In addition to fellowship activities, their focus is on church-related projects that enhance our congregation's overall ministry. All male members of the Church over age 18 are candidates for membership in Men’s Fellowship. New participants are always welcome.
For more than a half century, St. Paul United Church of Christ has sponsored a Boy Scout troop. Church members have also provided significant leadership for local and district-wide Scouting activities. Our church’s Scouting heritage is affirmed every February on Sunday morning worship with a special Scout Sunday Service. Boy Scout Troop #825 meets in Fellowship Hall every Monday night. Contact the church office for more information about enrolling your son or grandson.
Girl Scout Troop #74590 meets at St. Paul Church on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Serving girls from second to seventh grades, Girl Scouting at St. Paul Church has a strong community and environmental focus. Monthly field trips are hosted, offering exciting learning opportunities—all based on Scout values. More information is available through the church office.