Welcome to St. Paul's

We are a warm, welcoming community built on the grace and love of Jesus Christ. Since 1876, the “friendly church on the hill” has been a beacon of hope, as its members care for the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors and our world. Through worship and study, service and fellowship, God’s love is celebrated here, and lives are made new. In the joy of this community, faith grows deeper, purpose grows clearer, and hearts open wider. With humble gratitude, we strive to show God’s love in a hungry and hurting world.

As United Methodists, we practice the invitation of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. For those seeking a place of genuine welcome, this can be home; to those longing for a fellowship of healing and wholeness, our hearts are open in love. We walk together, embracing the challenges and differences of living our faith in a diverse and complex world. The same doors through which we gather, also open outward to send us forth in service, giving vitality and meaning to our faith in God.

We hope you will want to become better acquainted with us. We would be blessed by your presence among us. May God bless you with peace, and joy, and love.


Pastor Erin

St. Paul's Pastor

Rev. Erin Fitzgerald was commissioned as a provisional member of the West Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church on June 8, 2012 and began serving at St. Paul's on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Questions? Comments? Needs?  Email us at grstpaulsumc@gmail.com