115 West B Street

Belleville, IL 62220


"That they all may be one."

John 17:21

Traditional Worship  Service

In-Person at 9 AM Sundays and viewed on Facebook, YouTube, and this Website.

This Sunday, Pastor Michelle's Sermon is "What Price Glory?" based upon text Mark 10:35-45. We hope to see you in person, on Facebook, on YouTube, or on this website for our 9 AM service! Following the service, please join us for the Culinaire's Breakfast in the Activity Center. We look forward to seeing you this week!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

9 AM Worship Service

"What Price Glory?"

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

9 AM Worship Service

"The Semantics of Faith"

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Mark your calendars!


October 29, 2021, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary! St. Paul Fine Arts Series is hosting organist John Cargile in a Halloween Spooktacular Concert on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 7:00 PM. John is bringing his Pipe Screams concert to St. Paul UCC, Belleville, and will feature the many wonderful sounds of our 49 Rank, three manual, Norbert Krausz Memorial Schantz pipe organ! Come hear your favorite and fun Halloween favorites such as Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Grim Grinning Ghosts" from Disney's The Haunted Mansion Attraction,
and the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. There will also be a Pumpkin Carols sing-along! This will be a fun concert for the whole family. Feel free to show off your costumes!

While the weather's nice, let's join together outside for some coffee (or tea!) and conversation. Join me at Balance Coffee on:

Tuesday, October 19                 2:30-4:30pm

Monday, October 25                 2:30-4:30pm

- - Pastor Michelle

Help with Storm Relief!

For those who may be interested in contributing to storm relief for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Ida, the UCC Disaster Response and Recovery is accepting donations. Please go to www.ucc.org/appeal-severe-storms-2021/ to find out more or make a donation.

Have You Heard?

Have you heard the call to help out with our Sunday morning sound and slide volunteers? Also known as our tech team, we're calling for four people to volunteer one or two Sundays a month to help us out on sound and slides. It's pretty simple, and we'll teach you how! So, please answer the call and get in touch with Sherry Wilhelm, swilhelm@stpaulucc.org; or Bill Wade drwewade@gmail.com; or Pastor Michelle pastormichelle@stpaulucc.org or call the church office at 618-233-3303 to let us know.

Due to a change in Memorial Hospital's record system, we currently are not able to find out who is in their Belleville or Shiloh locations when we call the Belleville-area hospitals each day. Please have someone (you, your family member, or a chaplain at the hospital) let us know when you are at any of the hospitals on either side of the river. Thank you!


Family Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients.
Patient visitors provide companionship to hospice patients by listening, playing games, reading...the list is endless! Visits are tailored to reflect the needs and personalities of each patient. No experience is required; training is provided.

Family Hospice is a not-for-profit agency. We have been providing compassionate and professional care for thirty years.

Please contact Caryn at cmeder@familyhospice.org or 618 744-0681 for additional information. Thank you!



Since Covid, the most vulnerable have suffered the most. St. Vincent DePaul in East St. Louis has been using their van to transport our most needy and homeless in Belleville to their facility.


Good News! Our Belleville Salvation Army has opened their Sanctuary for respite on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-12 for lunch at noon. This is where we need volunteers to sit in the sanctuary to help visit, play games, read magazines and make them feel comfortable and welcome. Please be a part of St. Paul's mission of the community. If interested or have questions please call me. I am going to volunteer one day a month. It is just 2 hours of your time that can make a difference. Contact Sandy Ritter at 222-1123 for more information.


Another mission opportunity is the Suds of Love sponsored by the city. The city pays the west end laundromat for the homeless to do their laundry every 4th Wednesday. If you would like to donate to this cause please make donation to the church marked Suds of Love and we will make sure it gets sent to the agency.


Again thank you for making a difference in our community.


Thank you,

Sandy Ritter


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From our Archives

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Greetings, we are excited to bring you some updates on our outreach projects. Without your support none of this would be possible. Thank you again for allowing us to serve others.

Local & Regional

We lovingly support our St. Paul Senior Community, Ecumenical Community Food Pantry, Franklin Neighborhood Association, Hoyleton services for children and Emmaus Homes for the developmentally challenged. We also support our conference DuBois Center and church-related Eden Theological Seminary.  

Nation & World

As a congregation within the United Church of Christ, we gladly support our denomination and national ministries, plus a variety of world missions through Our Church’s Wider Mission and the One Great Hour of Sharing.

Our Core Values



God, the designer and crafter of all, created all humanity in God's own image thus making us siblings in the family of life.


WE STRIVE TO BE SERVANTS in service to others.

God, the redeeming Christ, calls us to love one another as he has loved us.


WE NEED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for good faith and life.

God, the eternal spirit, nurtures us continually toward the realization of God's vision of heaven on earth.

Our Ministries

Care & Compassion

“They shall know we are Christians by our love.” We follow Jesus’ commandment to “love each other” from birth to death and blessed memory. We support baptism at any age along with staying With You through illness or in times of special need. Our With You ministry provides visitation and chore services in coordination with our pastors, who visit and officiate at weddings and funerals.



“The more we know, the better it gets.” St. Paul has a historic commitment to education for all…and all ages! Children as young as two years old are served by our Mothers’ Day Out preschool. Our children and youth opportunities include crafts, classes and camping experiences plus Confirmation and music programs. Adult education is founded on the Forum, our after-worship enrichment hour that offers a variety of faith-supportive topics.

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It’s been said that “Music is the voice of God”. We experience this in harmony with our Chancel Choir, Women's & Men's Ensembles in addition to our Glory Ringers. We inspire our neighboring community with our Fine Arts series and long-time partnership with the Masterworks Chorale. There’s something for all ages since “God is still speaking” through our ministries of music! Click the links below for more information on our Music Ministry.


Contact Us

Phone: 618-233-3303
Address: St. Paul United Church of Christ

       115 West B Street, Belleville, IL 62220
Hours: 8AM-5PM CT M-Th;  8AM-4PM CT Fri

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