Count Me In
If you consider St Paul’s to be your church, then ‘Count Me In’ is for you!
To see our vision become a reality we invite everyone to membership of the church through regularly connecting with God and each other in worship, serving in some way, and giving financially to the church.
If you are not currently a member, or if you do one or two of these things, I would love to invite you to fill in the response form and be a full part of the adventure of this next chapter in our story.
There are many ways to connect with God in worship - and a focus for us is our Sunday services. If you currently come once a term or month, why not commit to coming weekly or fortnightly see the difference it makes to your relationship with God. We have midweek prayer meetings too - do join us there!
We also grow in faith by connecting with each other, and have lots of small groups and courses where you can enjoy community, establish friendships, and grow in understanding and living the Christian faith.
We have small groups and courses of all kinds: some meet during the day, others in the evening; some are weekly, others less frequent. Many groups are a mixture of ages and life stages, others are for mums, for cyclists and those new to faith. We will help find the right group for you.
There are hundreds of ways to serve in some way to be part of St Paul’s church, and there really is a role to suit everyone, however much time you have. Responding to say ‘Count Me In’ to serve in some way does not commit you to a lifetime on a rota! But as we serve, even in what appears to be a small way, we discover that this grows our faith, builds community and glorifies God.
You’ll see our teams on the response form. If you do not currently serve, please let us help find just the right role for you to try out.
Jesus taught about giving all the time - not because he was fixated on money but because each of us is liberated to fearless generosity as we respond to the generosity of God towards us. The bible teaches us to give joyfully, and to give sacrificially - it is a key part of our discipleship.
It costs about £400,000 to run St Paul’s each year, and we need to raise that amount ourselves - we do not get any outside funding. We all have different finances, so we encourage proportional giving; for example 10% of household income.
’Count Me In’ is an invitation to everyone to prayerfully consider what proportion of their income to give regularly, preferably by standing order to
St Paul’s Church (account number 00023425, sort code 40-52-40)
Your response on the form will help us with our financial planning. The value of donations from UK taxpayers can be increased by 25% if you indicate agreement on the form.
Your giving is kept confidential to the Church Treasurer and Gift Aid Administrator and your information is stored securely and with utmost discretion. Thank you so much for considering your giving.
For more information on how to join St Paul's click here.
Our Gracious God,
You alone bring growth to your Church.
As we consider our membership of St Paul’s
may we joyfully say “Count Me In!”
By your Holy Spirit,
may we be a growing community of grace
as we connect, serve, and give
to bring you glory
through Jesus Christ our Lord,