ABOUT ST. PAUL’S
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ABOUT ST. PAUL'S
at the Intersection of Saginaw & Third Streets
LOVING. LIBERATING. LIFE-GIVING.
2023 ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023
DURING 10:00 AM HOLY EUCHARIST SERVICE
Unity demands that every member of the community is aware of what the vestry and staff have been up to over the last year. Not to supervise or investigate, rather that they are aware and supportive. Attached are the materials for the 2023 Annual Meeting.
Below is an informal summary of the Annual Meeting. The formal minutes of the meeting will be available once approved by the Vestry.
St. Paul’s is the church with a heart in the heart of the city of Flint. We’re a downtown church with our doors open wide to the community. Our worship style blends creativity with tradition, and our congregation is made up of a diverse and largely progressive group of people who come from the city and suburbs because downtown Flint is a terrific place to be. St. Paul’s celebrates the joy of loving, liberating, and life-giving Jesus.
St. Paul’s follows Christ and makes a difference in the world through:
- Inspired worship
- Powerful teaching and
- Service to people who are hurting and poor
What We Believe
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
Ways to Get Involved
- Attend Services Worship at St. Paul’s
- Participate and Volunteer St. Paul’s Ministries
- Become Part of the Experience Upcoming Events and Services
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Intentional Inclusion and Democratic Governance
St. Paul’s and the Episcopal Church practice full sacramental equality for LGBTQ people. This includes marriage and ordination. Episcopal Church policies are set democratically by governing bodies made up of lay people, deacons, priests, and bishops.
Examination, Change, and Growth
The leadership and congregation of St. Paul’s has gone through several years of change, leading to introspection and inward growth.
In June 2022, St. Paul’s undertook an exhaustive community-wide engagement of diverse and important stakeholders from across Flint for a dynamic and collaborative COMMUNITY ASSET MAPPING EVENT. Click the link below to access the report of the 2022 Community Asset Mapping Activity, and to learn more about this important undertaking. Partners for Sacred Places and Asset Mapping
In addition, when our pastor, Father Dan Scheid, took a position at All Saints Church in San Francisco in May of 2021, we welcomed an interim Priest-in-charge, Father Don Davidson. He is leading us through a transition period as we seek a new rector. More will be communicated on this as the Search Committee conducts their thoughtful due diligence to find that person who is called to lead this great parish.
One of Many
St. Paul’s is a congregation of The Episcopal Church, a denomination in the Anglican Communion, made up of millions of people across the world. We are members of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan, a network of 47 congregations.
A Message from the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern & Western Michigan,
OUR SEASON OF PRACTICE: A CONVERSATION WITH OUR REGIONAL CANON STAFF
As we look ahead to reimagined regions across both dioceses, Bishop Singh sat down with Western Michigan’s three departing Canon Missioners and the Rev. Canon Dr. Tracie Little, current Canon to the Ordinary for Eastern Michigan to reflect on their ministries and look ahead into our Season of Practice. This long-form video (around 30 minutes) explores aspects of working on a bishop’s staff, what gifts are sought in a regional canon, and the gifts they’ve experienced in our dioceses and in our great Mitten state.
We invite you to respond to similar questions as well, whether as individuals or in small groups from your congregation, such as:
- What gifts are important for the diocesan Regional Canon to have in support of our congregations’ mission and ministry?
- What opportunities might exist for your congregation to collaborate with others through the reimagined regional model?
- What are some gifts you’ve noticed in our bi-diocesan community?
- How have you seen our communities shifting or adapting over the last several years?
We are seeking three new Regional Canons to join our diocesan staff. Click here to read more about the new positions and share with your network.