St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Durham, North Carolina

St. Paul’s provides ongoing support to our active and growing congregation by offering an action packed evening of food, fellowship and celebration on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.  Supper is served at 6:00 pm and is followed by Handbell Rehearsal, Senior Choir rehearsal, sometimes adult classes or meetings, and during Advent or Lent, there is usually worship at 7:00 pm.  All members of St. Paul’s, and their guests, are welcome to partake in this mid-week faith adventure. Check out the calendar to see when the next meal is!

The men of the parish prepare meals for the congregation several times throughout the year including breakfast on Rally Day (the Sunday following Labor Day) and Easter Sunday as well as a pancake dinner on Shrove Tuesday.  All meals are served on a free-will offering and everyone is welcome.​

In October, we usually have a Wednesday night event called Oktoberfest -- German foods and music for everyone! The yard sale usually takes place on a Saturday in October beginning early in the morning. Preparations take about 10 days for this event. We also have a "Trunk or Treat" around Halloween geared to small children. It includes a simple hot-dog supper followed by entertainment and Trunk or Treating last.

Women's Connection

Young in Spirit is a group that affords adults the opportunity to grow together in faith while enjoying social and leisure activities.  The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, with the time varying depending on the activity. They have taken road trips to the Museum of Art in Raleigh, the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, to see the Chrismons in Danville, VA as well as Durham Bulls games, or having pot-luck lunches and speakers at the church.  For more information and news about upcoming events click here!

Wednesday Night Ministry

We open our doors and our hearts to many opportunities for fellowship among ourselves, our neighbors, and community. Please feel free to join us!

Tongue and Thimble

SPAM (St. Paul’s Adult Ministry)

St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch is an annual fundraising event that supports many of our social ministry projects.  Volunteers of all ages are needed in mid-October to unload the pumpkins from the truck and to assist in the sales tent. If you have questions or would like to be involved in any way, contact the church office.​

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

October events

Men's Breakfast Group

SPAM is a group of young adults who experience Christ through social activities and community outreach.  Many events are family friendly. Look for details on the next event here!​

Tongue and Thimble is a sewing group that creates quilts and baby caps to distribute in the neonatal wards of local hospitals.  The group meets regularly for sewing and conversation on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. They have also taken to sewing dresses for girls and shorts for boys which are distributed to areas in need.

The mission statement of Women's Connection is to "Unify women to build a caring community where all discover and develop their God-given gifts; connect women by offering meaningful relationships, friendships, and acceptance; serve and reach others in our community and globally." This group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:15 pm at the church.​

A fellowship group which meets on the fourth Friday of the month in the afternoon to knit or crochet prayer shawls. The shawls are available to be picked up by those in need of comfort for themselves or a loved one. Our hope is that they will wear the shawl and know that they are surrounded by the love and prayers of God.  

Dropped Stitch

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) is an incorporated, self-supporting organization managed within the policies of the ELCA.  Over three million participants represent more than 9,000 congregations and local chapters meet to worship and partake in programs, fellowship and refreshments.  The Katherine Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am.  An open invitation is extended to the women of St. Paul’s to attend all meetings of the WELCA.​

Annual Pumpkin Patch

Young in Spirit

Cub Scouts

St. Paul's is proud to be the chartering organization for Cub Scout Pack 12 of Durham. The Pack meets every Thursday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the church. For more details, visit the Pack website here!

Fellowship