When the first white settlers crossed the Blue Mountains and settled in what is now known as South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, they brought with them their faith and loyalty to God. In the midst of their trying experiences of settling in a wilderness that was inhabited by Indians, they “looked to the hills from whence came their help” and on the top of the Summer Hill they founded and built their house of worship. This church dates back to the days preceding the Revolutionary War, and the Declaration of Independence.
From its origin until 1959, St. Paul’s was a union church, alternating services with it’s neighboring Lutheran congregation. In December 1958, fire destroyed the old Union Church, whereupon, each congregation built its own place of worship. Through the years this congregation has maintained a rich tradition of worship and service to both the local and world community. We strive through the guidance of the Holy Spirit to remain faithful to the mission and message of Jesus Christ. As a Christian community of faith, we at St. Paul’s are called to share the love God has extended to us so graciously in Jesus Christ.
Worship include Sunday School at 9:15 am and Worship at 10:30 am. There is a children’s sermon each Sunday. St. Paul’s is an active and vibrant part of the body of Christ. Visit our webpage to get a feel for the life and love within this congregation. We are proud to sponsor the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts who regularly meet and have events in our fellowship hall. We serve dinner at the Pottsville Soup Kitchen the third Friday of each month; help with food distribution at the Schuylkill Haven Food Pantry; help pack boxes at Schuylkill Haven Food Pantry, and participate in any more activities throughout the year! To learn more, visit us on Facebook.