ST. PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST has been serving the Shenango Valley since 1862. First gathering near Trout's Corners (Buhl Farm Drive and East State Street), the congregation moved into the Village of Sharon in 1874 and was known as the First German Reformed Church. We built and dedicated the present facility on Todd Avenue in Hermitage in 1957. Originally founded as a German Reformed congregation, we became part of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934 and merged with the Congregational Christian Churches in 1957, thus forming the United Church of Christ. Through our relationship with the U.C.C., we remain tied to the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. Today our membership comes from a variety of Christian traditions.
St. Paul's strives to maintain an authentic Christian witness in the Shenango Valley: a witness that is faithful to the Holy Scripture, the ancient Creeds of the ecumenical church, and the historic confessions of the Reformed tradition. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is clearly at the center of our life, providing direction, comfort, and hope for God's people.
The mission of our church is "to be a community church, a faithful witness to the Reformed understanding of the Christian faith, preserve unity among its church members, and share our belief in Jesus with others."
We welcome all who desire to worship with us. If you are seeking a church home in the Shenango Valley, we invite you to become part of our mission and ministry.