Welcome to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.
With roots deep in the United Methodist Church and the Congregational Christian Church, on April  11, 2009, St Paul’s celebrated its 35th anniversary as a congregation. Proud of its heritage St. Paul’s is striving faithfully to be the Body of Christ. With members active in local organizations such as the local Lion’s Club, the Board of Directors of Madrid Home and other groups, St. Paul’s UCC is a visible presence in the community.  Recently the St. Paul Deacons expended much effort to provide a flower garden to beautify the entrance to the residential apartments of the Madrid Home, bringing much happiness to the Senior Citizens residing there. Members are also involved in the local SHARE program, helping each month to bring affordable food supplies to the community.
Worship is lively and often challenging. The choir is considered to be the best choir in town. We welcome you to our worship and invite you to be a part of our faith community.

The History of St. Paul's United Church of Christ

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Pastors of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Madrid, Iowa
Rev. Ira Williams served as pastor from 1974 - 1987.
Rev. Warren Jensen served as interim pastor from 1987 - 1990
Rev. Kevin Kerr served as pastor from 1990 - 1991.
Rev. Gabrielle Jenkins served as interim pastor in 1991
Rev. Warren Jensen served as pastor from 1991 - 2001.
Rev. Ken Reiter served as interim pastor from 2001 - 2002.
Rev. Paul Fraser served as pastor from 2002 - 2004.
Pastor Marlys Ruth served as interim pastor from 2004 - 2007.
Rev. Ken Reiter served from 2007 - 2009.
Rev Linda Hanson -
interim pastor 2009 - 2011.
Rev. Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy -
interim pastor 2011 -2012
Rev. Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy -
serves as pastor - 2012


The congregation has voted to add a new entrance addition
to the Church at the Annual Meeting in October 2009.
The project was fund by the Blanche and Harold Elliot Estate.
Floor Plans
2007 - Happy 50th Birthday to the United Church of Christ
In 1957 the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church united to form a new denominatin, the United Church of Christ.  This union brought together the oldest denomination entirely born in the United States, the Congregational Christian Church and a denomination that, while uniquely American in spirit, also had solid roots in old Europe. 
June 2007 we celebrated the 50th birthday of that church.  As one person put it, a church only 50 years old and yet over 400 years old, rooted deeply in the early church set forth by none other that Jesus the Christ.
The theme "Let it shine" embraces both the history and the future of the United Church of Christ. We will now celebrate with our sisters and brothers in the United Church of Christ the congreagtion, the denomination and the Church of Jesus Christ  -- Christ's church -- our home.