Congratulations to St. Paul’s UMC on 130 years of ministry and mission to the community of Coronado, California! Situated near the North Island Naval Air Station and the Naval Amphibious Base, St. Paul’s (also known as the “Church of the Voyager”) has developed a strong culture of welcoming to families in transition as they serve in the U.S. Navy.
Always seeking ways to broaden their provision of warm reception, in 2017 the members at St. Paul’s UMC are practicing radical hospitality by creating new approaches to being friendly in worship and beyond, by thinking of themselves as a staff members (seeking ways to serve rather than to be served), and by being ready to welcome and embrace people who are different than themselves.
Outside of the church walls, St. Paul’s supports Haitian refugees through Christ Methodist Church, the disadvantaged through METRO, ex-offender women through New Entra Casa, and the hungry through the Good Neighbor Center at Nestor UMC.
Click here to see the video of the transformation from a walled tent in 1887 to the beautiful campus it is today. God’s grace and peace to the faithful lay persons and dedicated ministers from the past and present as they celebrate this tremendous milestone at St. Paul’s!