Everyone Has a Place Here
Saint Paul has a rich history of strong music ministries. Led by our Minister of Worship, Rev. Jerry Brabec, our music ministry includes a bell choir, adult choir, seasonal ensembles, and numerous guest musicians. While some rehearsals have changed due to COVID-19 and we are observing best practices around limiting group singing, we invite those interested in joining the Joy Bell Choir and singer’s choir to contact Rev. Brabec at email@example.com or by calling the church office.
Faith Formation is vital to the life of Saint Paul. This area of ministry includes age-level ministries, small groups, and seasonal activities.
Current offerings include children’s and youth ministries under the direction of Rev. Wheeler; a weekly Lectio Divina group; and seasonal adult book studies via Zoom.
Children’s Sunday School is currently meeting at 11am via Zoom, while the youth group is using a hybrid in-person/Zoom model.
New Life African Ministry
Approximately half of the worshipping membership of Saint Paul’s congregation is comprised of African refugees and their families. Omaha has long been a home to refugees and migrants, and Benson is one of several neighborhoods with a rich history of welcoming refugees. Our noon worship service is bilingual in Kirundi and Kiswahili, and is moving to becoming trilingual with the addition of English.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this worship service is currently being livestreamed only. Find the service on the Saint Paul Benson Facebook page beginning at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Saint Paul has a strong history of advocacy and giving in our neighborhood and community. A founding member of the Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART), Saint Paul is also a member of the Benson Neighborhood Association and BFF.
Current community partners include Together, Omaha Together One Community (OTOC), The Big Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Emergency Services (YES), and Benson High School. The church supports the UMC-related Guatemala Stove Project, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and hosts an annual health clinic which includes free influenza vaccines.
For more information about current activities, including financial and in-kind donations, please contact the church office.