Brent Ness

Draw the Circle Wide

Dear Community, Reopening? Our answer has always been, “We never closed!” Our physical space and relation to it has changed, yes, but our work and connections have continued. In fact, our church has been thriving! Consider our virtual gathering successes.  Our congregation attendance and viewership has grown! Our weekly worship and “Message for all Ages”…

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A time to cry out, “Injustice!”

View photos from our “Spread the Flame” vigil on May 31. Instagram Facebook Dear Community, This is not a time to be silent.  For those of us who have come to be known as white, we must move out of our privileged and removed bystander status and speak out about the reality of racialized violence and…

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Digital Worship for Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020)

CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! Join us for a virtual service this Easter Sunday, “When the Promise is Enough.” Follow along with this morning’s bulletin.  Please help us continue to create meaningful virtual worship and support essential ministries by giving online or emailing donate@stpaulandstandrew.org to make a gift by electronic check. We continue to hold each other…

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Digital Worship for Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020)

Join us for a virtual service this Palm Sunday as we discover “The Power of We” Follow along with this morning’s bulletin.  Please help us continue to create meaningful virtual worship and support essential ministries by giving online or emailing donate@stpaulandstandrew.org to make a gift by electronic check. We continue to hold each other in prayer…

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In the News: Coronavirus pandemic compounds dire situation for poor Americans (ABCNews.com)

‘Lot of fear’: Coronavirus pandemic compounds dire situation for poor Americans By 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the line outside St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City stretched around the block. But this wasn’t any ordinary morning. Read the full article from ABCNews.com

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From Your Pastors: Urgent Covid-19 Update

Dear Community, We are all taking things day by day in what amounts to an unprecedented time and circumstance.  We have been deeply moved by the ways in which our community has responded.  You are offering yourselves and your resources, your prayers and your adaptive engagement.  We are learning how to be church in new…

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Digital Worship for March 15, 2020

Practicing social distancing while staying spiritually connected. For this third Sunday in Lent, we are in worship together for a virtual service due to the novel coronavirus. Follow along with today’s bulletin at https://stpaulandstandrew.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/March-15-2020.pdf To make a prayer request visit https://stpaulandstandrew.org/stay-connected/ To make a gift online please visit https://stpaulandstandrew.org/give/  

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From your Pastors: SPSA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends, Like all of you, St. Paul & St. Andrew has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), with the well-being and safety of our entire community in mind.  We wanted to let you know of several precautions we are taking.   At this time, we are continuing worship services (update: on March 13,…

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Breaking News: “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation”

Dear friends, As you likely have seen, there is breaking news on the United Methodist scene.  A group of 16 folks from interested parties from across the connection, including conservatives, moderates, and progressives, has been meeting with a mediator to try to come to an agreement for how to move forward.  In a news release…

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