An affirming church serving the community
Welcome – St. Paul’s United Church has opened its doors since 1852 to those looking for open-minded exploration of spirituality and issues that matter to them.
Worship Service is at 10:20 on Sunday at St. Paul’s on Main Street.
Services at St. Paul’s Using Zoom
During this period of “social isolation”, St. Paul’s will be using Zoom to keep in contact with our congregation and our wider community. Links to all “Zoom Meetings” will be posted on this page. As a new protocol for joining these meetings, join with microphone muted and start video off; these settings are on the left side of the control bar. These settings might help the quality of the internet feed.
Meeting: Not Just Java
Date: Mar 24, 2020
Time: 01:30 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Congregation Check In
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Congregational Friday Evening Check-In
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Sunday Service
Date: Sunda, March 29, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM Eastern Time
Should you need to contact St. Paul’s, please click here
Instructions for Joining Zoom If you have trouble logging in please call Bill Meeker (416-409-6044) or Don Real (705-328-5970) for assistance. If you would like to be added to our contacts list to receive notices of future events please email Don Real email@example.com.
Here are the step by step instructions to join the Zoom call. These steps are necessary if we need to restrict participants. On March 23, we decided to stop requiring a meeting password and are now going to allow people to log in before the host opens the meeting. This allows people who may not be familiar with the program to join, chat and experiment. Simply click the link above and it should take you to the meeting.
Five minutes before the service begins, click on the link in the invitation, or the link on the St. Paul’s webpage or FaceBook page. This will allow for time to download the necessary software if you are using Zoom for the first time.
You may be prompted to allow the page to open “zoom.us” click on “allow”
You may be asked to select Computer Audio – select “Join with Computer Audio” or on your phone “Call using Internet Audio”
Click anywhere on the screen to show the “control bar” – there you will see several buttons. At the bottom left there is a microphone icon – click on that to mute your microphone. This will eliminate background noise.
On the control bar you will see a “Stop Video” icon. Click this to end your picture. This will improve the quality of the call as there will be less video traffic. If you are participating in the Service (music, reading, or preaching) then leave the video on during your part.
On the control bar you will also see “Chat” and “Reactions”. If you want to leave a comment on the service, click on “Chat”. If you want to leave a Thumbs Up or Clap, then click on “reactions”. On your phone, these buttons may have to be accessed by clicking “…More”
At the end of the Service, or when you need to disconnect, click the button on the control bar that says “End Meeting” or on your phone “End” and then click on “Leave Meeting”.
Micaela & Josh Quibell are joining a Developing World Connections team on a mission to Naro Muro in western Kenya. There they will be working to improve facilities at a public school – cement floors in classrooms, installing a water collection system and building a school garden. Micaela & Josh need your help to give a hand up to these rural school children. Follow the link to donate. Donate
We believe love has no boundaries
We serve others by sharing our love, hope, skills and resources where help and social justice are needed locally and globally
We continuously adapt and move forward to improve our community, strengthen our faith, and deepen our understanding and acceptance of life’s biggest questions
VIBRANCY – Dynamic and full of energy, we embrace new ideas and don’t take ourselves too seriously
Gratitude grounds us – and compels us to be kind and generous