Posts by Shawnee St. Paul’s

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A Pineapple Welcome by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

I enjoy history, I also enjoy the service of hospitality. How are these two related? Well, the pineapple has served both as a fresh fruit food and a symbol of human history in the Americas. The fruit was a favorite among the fierce Carib Indians. In November of 1493, Christopher Columbus was on his second […]

Good Day Sunshine by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

“Good day sunshine, ba da dum, good day sunshine…” I love the opening line of this Beatle’s song where it says, “I need to laugh, and when the sun is out, I’ve got something I can laugh about.” Why do you think so many artists have crafted such cheerful lyrics to put us in a […]

Join the St. Paul’s Team – Facilities Management

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Position: Facilities Manager St. Paul’s UMC is a growing and vibrant faith community in need of a dependable and hard-working Facilities Manager for 12-20 hours per week.  This position will be responsible for general building maintenance, housekeeping/janitorial, and parking lot maintenance. Apply by sending your resume to or complete an application at the church […]

Soul Warming by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

There are certain times of the Christian year that we hold dear to our hearts. For some it is Advent or Christmastide, for others it may be Pentecost, while others may enjoy the season of Easter; for me that time is the Season of Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday and ending with Holy Week. This […]

Easter is Coming, Who Are You Inviting?

by Shawnee St. Paul's

We are a week into the season of Lent. We are struggling with our new practices, prayer lives, fasts, and commitments. We are confronting truths about ourselves, seeking God’s guidance as we desire to mature spiritually, and learning how to forgives ourselves and others. Lent is a season of many things including preparation. During Advent, […]

Memories and Mischief by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

A meaningful service was held at St. Paul’s this week for a beloved member who has gone on to the Lord. Many from our congregation today and years past gathered and shared memories of time spent with Mrs. Leona Rogers as well as their history with St. Paul’s. One conversation in particular brought back memories […]

The Psalms are Salve for a Season in the Wilderness by Pastor Tiffany

by Shawnee St. Paul's

After his baptism, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness being tested. After the transfiguration, Jesus headed out on the journey to Jerusalem. A journey that would end, not in death, but in resurrection. The season of Lent, like difficult wilderness moments, uncomfortable journeys, truths, or times in our lives, can be painful. When God […]

Worship from the Core by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

As much as I love the joy and sparkle of Advent, I am pretty sure Lent is my favorite liturgical season. Looking at the heart and service of Christ while knowing what’s to come in the story truly beckons me to go beyond the surface of my faith and reflect on how well I’m doing […]

In the Angst of the Ash by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Poetry has always been a big part of my being. In high school I took a creative writing class where I focused on poetry, this later became my major while in college. For Lent this year I have taken up the practice of poetry again. Poetry can offer us much more than surface words, it […]