Re-Entering Guidelines for Norrisville & St. Paul UM Churches
St. Paul UMC and Norrisville UMC weekly services have resumed, but all other scheduled events are cancelled until further notice.
Weekly church services are being live streamed on Facebook and posted to YouTube and online giving is available through PayPal.
Norrisville & St. Paul Community Prayer Boxes
At this beautiful time of year, we encourage you to take the time to enjoy God's creation and prayer for our community, our nation, and our world. We have several important days coming up, important in our lives of faith, the church, and the world.
Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults, but it's also intimately connected to our faith and All Saints Day, which is November 1, the day after Halloween.
All Saints is a special day in the church, where we remember those saints that have gone before us and all those who are still with us.
Election Day is probably not what you would think of as a church holiday, but it is an important day in our community's life. While we at NUMC usually host a community dinner, this year, we still encourage you to vote, either before or on Nov. 3. We also encourage you to pray for our county, especially in this time of division.
Thanksgiving Day, and throughout November, is a traditional time of giving thanks for all our blessings, and even in this difficult year, we still need to do that. It is foundational to our faith.
We invite you to come to Norrisville Church anytime during this season and participate in a self-guided prayer walk. There will be 4 large boxes placed on the edge of the cemetery, each marked with the topic of the contents (Halloween, All Saints, Election Day, and Thanksgiving). You can check out all 4 boxes at once or open one at a time, and come back multiple times. We encourage you to come with your kids, your grandkids, or other family and friends.
Each box contains copies of readings and prayers, which you may take and share with others; copies of coloring pages for children and adults; some children's books (please read these while you are at the cemetery, and replace them before you leave), and some other goodies that you are welcome to take and share.
The boxes are placed on the edge of the cemetery near the parking lot, for those who can't walk far. But we hope you use this opportunity while you're there, to take a prayer walk, allow God to speak to you, or just be present and open to God in a way that's sometimes difficult in our busy world. Bring a friend if you'd like, or your family. If school is not in session, feel free to walk around the rec center and school fields and make your walk longer. Pray for our school, our teachers, administration, and staff, not just at Norrisville Elementary but also at all our local/county, state/world's schools, especially during these difficult times.
Before you leave, please make sure the boxes are closed completely, and the brick or block is replaced on its lid in case of bad weather.
We hope you enjoy this prayer walk, and stay safe! Blessings, Rev. Melissa
ST. PAUL UMC
Worship Starts at 8:15am
2036 Telegraph Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21136
Worship Starts at 9:30am
2811 W. Church Lane
White Hall, MD 21161