St. Paul’s United Church, Lake St. Peter
Service time is 11:00 AM
St. Paul’s United Church in Lake St. Peter has been in existence since 1945. It was built as a Congregational Church by the people of Lake St. Peter on land donated by a Lake St. Peter resident, and is still attended by active adherents of other faiths.
At present, we have 29 members (23 active) and 6 active adherents. Our average attendance during the winter is 18-25. During the summer, up to 35 people attend our Sunday Services.
The congregation is mostly “50+” retired people from various walks of life. Some of our members and adherents are from the city and have come here to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. St. Paul’s has been welcoming to new ministers and has been proactive in supporting them. All of our members and adherents are anxious to keep our church doors open, and they work hard towards this end. We are strong supporters of the Ecumenical Food Bank and participate in the Ecumenical services in our area.
We have a roster of congregational members for Sunday Service scripture reading and for Minute for Mission. We also have four members who are willing to take Sunday services when our minister is not there.
We have an active U.C.W., which meets monthly, offering Christian fellowship to its members and providing needed fundraising support for the church. The U.C.W. has held suppers, Daffodil Teas for the Cancer Society, rummage sales, annual summer and Christmas bazaars, Toonie sales, our own Burnt Fingers cookbook, organized and delivered occasional church services and hymn-sings, and catered to community funerals, weddings and family reunions as requested. Our Caring & Concern Committee is diligent in sending cards to those in the church and community who are in need of support.
U.C.W. members and others from the church regularly serve coffee and goodies after Sunday church service during a time of fellowship.
Music is a big part of our worship experience. Some of our members are partial to the “old favourite” hymns and we enjoy singing them from time to time.