2000-Present
  • 2000

    Avena Ward

    Avena A. Ward becomes an Associate Pastor.

  • 2000

    Sharon Phillips becomes Director of Youth and Family Education.

  • 2000

    Bible Story Theatre

    Bible Story Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary.

  • 2000

    Renovated Chapel

    2000 was a busy year, as the Buehler Chapel was renovated; a three-year organ restoration project is completed; 21/41 social/service group is formed for young adults;  New Parents Group is formed (later becoming Parents of Young Children, POYC); and Faith and Public Issues Task Force is formed.

  • 2001

    German Service

    On April 29, "Celebration of Our German Heritage" commemorates the last worship service conducted in German.

  • 2002

    Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson becomes Associate Pastor.

  • 2002

    Renovated Kitchen

    In 2002, church kitchen is renovated, in major part through a gift from Rod and Polly Sippy, to improve service for the Lincoln Park Community Shelter.

    The Outreach and Benevolence and Congregational Life Committees sponsor "In the Garden Auction" and raise over $22,000 for benevolence ministries.

    St. Pauls hosts annual meeting of the Chicago Metropolitan Association of the UCC.

  • 2003

    Memorial Garden

    St. Pauls dedicates the Memorial Garden, commissions the Ministers of Care for lay ministry and  celebrates its 160th anniversary.

  • 2003

    ASP Logo

    First Youth Mission Trip with the Appalachia Service Project.

  • 2003

    Uhlich Home becomes UCAN. It's mission: Youth who have suffered trauma can become our future leaders.

  • 2004

    Schuenemann Festival

    On December 5, the Schuenemann Festival commemorates the sinking of the Christmas Tree Ship on November 23, 1912.

  • 2006

    The Chapel Worship Service is introduced at 9:45a.m. while Sanctuary Worship continues at 11:00a.m.

  • 2010

    Tom Henry retires as Senior pastor and becomes Pastor Emeritus.

  • 2010

    Benjamin Bishop becomes Transitional Senior Pastor.

    Ben Bishop

  • 2010

    Rummage Sale

    S Pauls has its first Rummage Sale on September 18.

  • 2012

    Pastor Matt greeting parishoners.

    Matt Fitzgerald became St. Pauls' 10th Senior Pastor on July 1.

  • 2013

    Author Rochelle Pennington talks about her children's book.

    Schuenemann Festival Commemorates the Sinking of the Rouse Simmons.