Memorial UMC
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God has always cared deeply about the relationship that was to exist between God and people and between people themselves.  God created us all to live in a relationship in which we would not only love God, but would also love and care for the needs of one another.

Unfortunately, in the third chapter of the Book of Genesis, we find that this relationship of mutual caring became corrupted with the Fall of Humanity.  The rest of the Bible from that point on becomes the record of God’s mission to restore this broken relationship, and as we read, we discover that God has always chosen to involve people just like us to help bring His mission to completion by inviting others to come and enter back into a relation with God through His Son Jesus and enter into what Jesus taught us is this Kingdom of God.

St. Paul’s began life as, and continues, to be, a part of God’s mission to help people come into a relationship with God and with one another through Jesus Christ and that God intended for all people, “In the beginning.......”  I invite you to come and join us and become a part of what God is doing not only here in South Bend, but in the world.

God bless,

Rev. Tom Thews

Pastor, St. Paul’s Memorial UMC

Worship: 11:00 am

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please call the church office

for an appointment

(574) 234-6940

St. Paul's Welcomes You

God bless you in your plans for marriage!  St. Paul’s Memorial UMC welcomes your inquiry into celebrating your marriage ceremony within our sacred walls.

The richness of the architecture and the beauty of our Sanctuary invite a rich environment for this solemn and sacred ceremony.  Please visit the Wedding Page and download the “Wedding Packet” for information on using St. Paul’s to start your wedded life together.

St. Paul's Weddings

Clem and Ann Studebaker envisioned that St. Paul’s would be not only a place to worship and become closer to God, but also a place for people to come and celebrate important events in their lives. Most of the members lived in the neighborhood and it was the center for all sorts of community activity. Not as many people belong today, but member or not, we we are striving to fulfill that dream of Clem and Ann Studebaker.

This church has touched many lives throughout it’s history and we want to preserve this building for the next 100 years.  We have undertaken the huge task of renovating the organ.  If your life has been touched by this building or organ please consider a donation.  You can visit our facebook  page and make a donation to a GoFundMe account or you can also drop a check in the mail. Please make checks payable to “Friends of St. Paul’s, Inc.”

We would also like to hear your own story of St. Paul’s. We will be having a Organ Dedication later in 2017 and would like to meet people from St. Paul’s past.  We can contact you for the organ dedication or an upcoming St. Paul’s reunion if you provide us with an email or a snail mail address.  

You can always email us at with any questions.