united methodist men

The purpose of the United Methodist Men is to engage in a variety of Christ-centered activities for the benefit of the ministries, programs and activities of the church and its’ members. 

Since its formation in 1948, our men's organization strives to create opportunities for men of the church to be in service to Christ and to the community. United Methodist Men, through the giving of their gifts and services, enjoy fellowship, companionship, and the love that comes from being in service to the Lord.

We count all male members and friends of the church among the UMM, so come and be with us! There are no dues or fees to join.

We currently have a ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) outing about once a month. Covid-19 created a significant disruption in our fellowship and service activities. In the past, we enjoyed cookouts and potlucks, with informational and interesting programs shared by our members touching on everything from Scottish Highland Bagpipes to Dogsledding in Alaska. Past UMM outings have included trips to play mini-golf and to watch Washington Nationals baseball games.


St. Paul's UMM also has a tradition of donating financial support and time to many groups and projects including:

Boy Scout Troop #439, Venture Crew, and Cub Scout Pack #478

Church Van Operations

St. Paul's Library

The Educational Award Fund

St. Paul's Hunger Ministry

St. Paul's Youth Travel and Mission Projects

Baltimore-Washington Conference UMC Camping & Retreat Ministries, including West River Center

Red Bird Mission in rural Kentucky


The NIH Children's Inn

Children's National Medical Center


The United Methodist Men raise funds for these purposes through events such as the Apple Sale and Pancake Breakfasts!

For information about the UMM nationwide, click to visit the national United Methodist Men organization.


It's official - the UMM-sponsored Apple Sale is back! We have a number of different varieties of apples and apple-related products available for sale from local orchards.

To order online and pay by credit card, click the button to go to our secure order form. 

The last day to order is October 25.


All orders should be picked up at our "apple stand" in the main entrance of St. Paul's UMC on October 26, 27, 28 (times TBA). 

Apples and other products that remain available after the online sales are completed can be purchased by walk-up customers paying cash or check at the apple stand!


(The list below reflects our planned sale items and projected pricing, and is subject to change! The "ORDER" button will be available above when apples and prices are confirmed by the orchard.)



Red Delicious

Golden Delicious





Nittany (limited amount available!)


Apples $6.25 per bag


Apple sauce - unsweetened (23 oz jar) 

Apple sauce - sweetened (23 oz jar)



Half-gallon Cider - $5 per half-gallon bottle

Gallon Cider - $9.50 per gallon bottle


Sugar & spice apple butter (pint jar)

No-sugar added apple butter (pint jar)

$4.50 / jar

As always, we rely on volunteers to make the Apple Sale a success. Volunteers help bag apples before the pick-up days and organize orders. On pick-up/sale days, helpers distribute apple orders and sell apples to walk-up customers. If you are willing and able help, please contact Jerry Watkins directly. If you don't have Jerry's cell phone number or personal email, please contact Erin Steele at the church office at stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org to get started.

Community Pancake Breakfast - We're Back!

After a considerable break during the height of the covid pandemic, the UMM is again holding Pancake Breakfast events in the fellowship hall on the first Saturday of the month, September through June. Please read more on our Pancake Breakfast page!

Although the UMM sponsors these events, proceeds benefit St. Paul's and regional charities. These events are possible because of our volunteers! There are plenty of spots for all men, women, youth, and even families. Please contact Jerry Watkins directly for more information!

Fall 2023 - No Yard Sale

The UMM regrets to announce that we will not be holding a Yard Sale in the fall of 2023.

We know that the twice-a-year indoor yard sale was a highlight for many bargain-hunters, and we were happy that our yard sale helped keep countless household items out of landfills, and provided affordable goods for everyone in our community.

Although we've returned to many of our activities in this post-covid-pandemic era, we do not presently have the personnel to run the Yard Sale. Over the last few years, some of our key volunteers have moved away, and others are facing aging and health challenges. 

No decision has been made yet about the possibility of returning with a sale in 2024.