St. Paul Grant Park Celebrates 111th Anniversary and Homecoming Oct. 29


On Oct. 29, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Atlanta will host a very special homecoming service. With a history of more than 150 years, 111 of which have been in its Grant Park location, the church will welcome past members, special guests and past preachers, including Rev. Susannah Davis who will preach. The service will be at 11 am, followed by a covered dish lunch. The iconic red church doors will open at 10 am for coffee and refreshments for folks to gather and visit.

The Homecoming celebration will also include fantastic music, an historical exhibit, and an opportunity to share memories and anecdotes about St. Paul for the StoryCorps project featured on National Public Radio. Come see old friends, hear great stories, and also learn what St. Paul has been up to and plans for the future.

Says Robin South, a longtime member: “When Lisa and I moved to Grant Park in 1987 and started attending St. Paul, the congregation was mostly older people, but young urbanites were starting to drift in…. This was where I got to know the people of Grant Park. Like today, St. Paul was a welcoming church for everyone; we celebrate our universality, not our differences.”

St. Paul welcomes all past members, neighbors, family and friends to "come back home" on Oct. 29. To RSVP for the homecoming lunch following the service, please email More information about St. Paul can be found at