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Hope Sprouts 
     Healing Grows
             Love Blooms
       at St. Paul's   
Join us for our Spirit-filled worship every Sunday at 10am in the sanctuary. 


We are a spirited, compassionate community of faith living in covenant with God and each other through understanding and practicing the teachings of Christ.  

We Believe We Are Called to:

  • Welcome all, regardless of background, lifestyle or ability celebrating our unity;

      we accept others as we find them, or as they may become.

  • Serve our neighborhood, our country, and our world, minister to those in every state of life, and to bind up the broken and heal the hurt.

  • Work for justice and peace in the fact of inequity and strife.

  • Honor our community's rich historical and Wesleyan traditions.

  • Grow personally in knowledge and love.

  • Be a safe space and quiet center in a troubled, weary world.


ST. PAUL'S congregation first gathered in 1800 at the then State House, now called the Old Colony House, just up from Charles Street in Washington Square. As the congregation grew, construction of a church building began in 1806, even before a site was chosen. Adding distinction to St. Paul’s history is the fact it is believed to be the first Methodist Church in the world with a steeple and a bell - prior Methodist congregations met and worshiped in meeting house style buildings and in homes. St. Paul’s is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks. In 1987 we were designated United Methodist Historic Site No. 195. In the year 2000, St. Paul’s celebrated 200 years of Christian service and witness.

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Rev. Jaegil Lee, PhD. 

       Since 2015, St. Paul's United Methodist Church has been joyfully lead by Rev. Jaegil Lee, whose open-hearted nature and devotion to the radical love of Christ has expanded both church membership and St. Paul's ministry in the Newport community. Jaegil, attuned to the needs of our community, has lead St. Paul's in becoming a recovery-oriented church, open to anyone regardless of where they come from or where they are on the journey of their life. In 2019, he was fully ordained in the Methodist tradition. 

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 Sunday Worship Service
Every Sunday morning at 10am

St. Paul's is overjoyed to welcome everyone to our Sunday morning worship services at 10 am!  We look forward to having you join us in the sanctuary!


If not able to attend our service in person, please join us at 10am on-line using Zoom -- see the link below.  You will be able to  see, hear, as well as be seen, and heard, by one and all, Your participation will be like you are physically present. 

Do join us!


Please use the following link to access the 10am in-person service broadcast. 



To dial in with your phone, follow these steps:

1. Dial 1-929-2056099

2. Enter the Meeting ID (873 3840 1322) and hit #

3. When asked "Enter personal ID," again hit #

4. Enter the Meeting Password (492789)


Tuesday Evening Meditation Gathering 
 Every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm in Barber Hall.

Tuesday Evening Drumming Gathering
Every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in Barber Hall.

The Christian Action Community Meal Program.
These meals, distributed from St. Paul's garage/workshop during the Covid pandemic, are now being served in Barber Hall in the colder months by St. Paul's and the other four churches using St. Paul's facilities.

Recovery, Healing, and Outreach programs are again meeting in St. Paul's spaces. Contact St. Paul's via e-mail or telephone for more information.

As the above notices indicate, St. Paul's in-person programs are again taking place in the various spaces throughout St. Paul's. More are being re-started weekly.

For additional information see the weekly church service bulletin which is widely distributed by e-mail - and of course at the Sunday service. If you are not receiving the weekly Sunday service e-mail, which includes the bulletin, copy of the weekly sermon, hymns, scripture readings and notices, please email asking to be included in the e-mail distribution. Or call the church office number at 401-846-0966 and leave a message providing your e-mail.

St. Paul's is glad to host a variety of recovery and 12 step meetings every day of the week. Please contact us for more information about meetings. 

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