Community Connections

On this page:

 • Interfaith Action of Greater St Paul
 • The Schubert Club - Music In The Park Series
 • Boy Scout Troop 17
 • St Anthony Park Co-Op Preschool
 • Body Positive Community Library
 • St Anthony Park 4th of July Parade
 • Christmas Caroling
 • Keystone Community Services

Interfaith Action of Greater St Paul

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SAPUCC is proud to partner with Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul.

Interfaith Action's mission is "to harness the power of thousands of motivated volunteers from diverse faith and spiritual communities to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes."

St. Anthony Park UCC is one of their "anchor congregations." As such, we:

+ provide volunteer school tutors as part of their "Opportunity St. Paul" program

+ assist with "Community Power-Ups" in the Selby-Dale neighborhood

+ collect back-to-school supplies for their annual "School Tools" donation drive for children and youth from low-income families

+ support the Department of Indian Work food shelf with donations of non-perishables and financial support

+ prioritize fiscal support of Interfaith Action in our annual budget

+ and Pastor Victoria actively participates in Interfaith Action's Clergy-Civic Leader round-table breakfasts

Want to learn more about Interfaith Action's positive impact on people's lives? Click here to watch their "Bringing Faith to Life" program (November 12, 2020).

The Schubert Club - Music In The Park Series


Each season, Music in the Park Series presents a series of chamber music concerts at the acoustically and architecturally superb Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, "home" to the series since 1979. This intimate setting makes possible a connection between performers and audiences that cannot be duplicated in larger halls and offers listeners a rare opportunity to enjoy one of the richest and most varied forms of musical literature. Through imaginative and varied programming, traditional chamber music, jazz, new compositions, and popular music are all available in a context which links rather than separates them. It is this special quality about the series that draws composers, performers, and audience members alike to the Church.

For decades, Music in the Park Series and The Schubert Club collaborated on artistic projects. In July 2010 the organizations merged to become one. Music in the Park Series is now part of The Schubert Club, and it continues to flourish under their leadership.

Visit for more information.

Boy Scout Troop 17

Troop 17 is for boys ages 11 to 18. It meets on Mondays at 7:00 PM in the church’s downstairs dining hall. The Troop was founded in 1916 and has deep ties to the congregation, doing numerous service projects throughout the years.

For more information, please visit

Boy Scout Troop 17 and North Star Council take a welcoming stance toward gay scouts and leaders.

North Star Council Statement of Inclusiveness

July 18, 2012 Star Tribune Despite National Policy Banning Gays, the Largest Boy Scout Group in Minnesota Will Stay Inclusive

St Anthony Park Co-Op Preschool


On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the regular school year, the pre-school is in session in the classrooms on the church’s lower level. The Co-Op Preschool serves children ages 3 to 5. For more information, visit their blog:

Body Positive Community Library

At the church, we have a nice selection books about bodies, gender, puberty, and other age appropriate materials for families to borrow. Our Body Positive Community Lending library is OPEN! It is on the lower level, next to the elevator. This is a COMMUNITY lending library. We believe that these conversations are healthy to have at any age.

How it works-
Any time the building is open, the library is accessible.
Select the book from the shelf, pull out the first card, add your information to the card and place it in the out box.
The second card stays with the book. Please write a date 2 weeks out to remind yourself to return the book, so others can use it too.

If a book is found with damage please, bring it to the main office so we can repair it.

Have a book you would like to donate to the collection? Please drop it off in the main office.

Many thanks to Tom Feinthel for building a beautiful book case to fit under the existing bulletin board. Thank you to the Ashley Endowment and MN Conference UCC for the micro grant to make this a reality.

St Anthony Park 4th of July Parade

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Christmas Caroling

SAPUCCers go Christmas caroling, singing to home-bound members as well as to residents at the St. Anthony Park Nursing Home.

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Keystone Community Services

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St. Anthony Park UCC is in partnership with Keystone Community Services. Headquartered in St. Paul's Merriam Park neighborhood, Keystone provides crisis assistance to people in need of rent and deposit assistance, household utilities, and car repairs. They also have 3 local food shelves that serve thousands of people every year. Keystone provides these services to residents of a particular service area in Ramsey County. The Keystone staff determines whether a person in need is eligible to receive services through their agency. St. Anthony Park supports Keystone financially and makes referrals to them.

This page last modified on August 8, 2021