In addition to the ongoing groups listed below, St. Paul’s offers a number of short-term classes and other opportunities to get involved throughout the year. Go to St. Paul’s Hub and click on the “Find a Group” link to view current offerings. New classes and group opportunities are also announced in the St. Paul’s Weekly and The Messenger monthly newsletter.
Knit and Crochet Together
St. Paul’s knitting and crocheting ministry began in 2005. Members devote their time to provide a “hug” to the forgotten, alone, and people in need. During our monthly meetings, we share projects and patterns, enjoy fellowship, and try to get a little knitting and crocheting done! While this ministry is a great avenue for fellowship, it also supports many great missions. We have donated knitted and crocheted items to Mt. Nittany Medical Center, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Epworth Manor, Neighborhood Center, the UMW Auction, the United Methodist Children’s Home, the Park Forest Day Nursery, St. Paul’s Nicaragua Mission, and other ministries of Mission Central. Meeting dates, times, and locations are announced in the St. Paul’s Weekly.
Women of Faith, Hope, and Love
This inter-generational women’s group meets weekly during the school year at 9:30 AM on Wednesdays on the third floor of the Education Center for study, fellowship, care, and support. We study a variety of materials such as spiritual classics, modern theology, the Bible, and topical studies. All are welcome; we are always excited to meet new members! For more information, go to St. Paul’s Hub, click on the “Find a Group” link, and scroll to the listing for “Adult: Small Group Women of Faith, Hope, & Love.”
Women of Purpose
Women of Purpose (WOP) meets weekly during the school year at 12:30 PM on Tuesdays on the third floor of the Education Center for discussion, fellowship, caring, and prayer. Newcomers are always welcome; bring your lunch and join us! For more information, go to St. Paul’s Hub, click on the “Find a Group” link, and scroll to the listing for “Adult: Bible Study Women of Purpose.”
Women’s Walk to Emmaus Reunion Group
This group consists of women who have attended a Walk to Emmaus or similar weekend experience. The group meets weekly from 8 to 9:30 AM on Saturdays at Panera Bread on South Allen Street in State College to hold themselves accountable for living the life of grace. For more information, go to St. Paul’s Hub, click on the “Find a Group” link, and scroll to the listing for “Adult: Small Group Women's Walk to Emmaus Reunion .”
United Methodist Women
St. Paul’s United Methodist Women (UMW) unit supports local and global programs ministering to women, children, and youth through the work of seven circle. Activities include St. Paul’s Annual Holiday Marketplace and Auction, which raises money for missions. Circle meeting times and days vary. For more information, go to St. Paul’s Hub, click on the “Find a Group” link, and scroll to the listings for “United Methodist Women.”