Saint Paul Smithfield is a dynamic, inclusive, Christ-centered, community-oriented, Word-teaching church. We are located in the Smithfield neighborhood of downtown Birmingham, Alabama.  Join us every Sunday at 10:30 AM CST for a Holy Spirit-filed celebration of God's love.  Our services are filled with a mix of contemporary and traditional songs and Bible-based preaching that may be applied to everyday life.

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As many of you are aware, Gov. Ivey has loosened restrictions on churches being able to gather in groups larger than 10 effective on Monday, May 11.  As I stated in previous emails, we will continue with our current operating conditions for the month of May and we will reevaluate at that end of the month.  This decision is being made for two reasons:

  1. The new COVID-19 cases in Alabama are not yet decreasing.  By resuming large gatherings at this time, even with maintaining 6 feet of distance, we increase our risk of infection.

  2. This COVID-19 virus has proved to be much more serious and deadly for African Americans than for other groups.

At the end of the day, I love you all too much to risk your health and safety at this time.  We will all worship together again real soon and it will be wonderful to see all of you again.


For those of you who know members who want to listen to worship but are unfamiliar with connecting via conference call, please help them out and maybe connect them to the conference call via 3 way or merged call

Zoom conference; Sunday @ 10:30am:


312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

929 436 2866 US (New York)


Meeting ID: 637 838 492

Please everyone, don't allow these recently relaxed restrictions to lull us into a false sense of security.  This virus is still serious and we need to remain vigilant.  Please take care and be safe.


In His Service


Brian K. Blackwell


Join us as we celebrate God's love for us as we minister to the body - within and outside of the church building!

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JUN 18

Official Board Meeting 6pm

JUN 20

Lay Organization Meeting 5:30pm

JUL 13

2nd Saturday Senior Ministry Meeting 12pm

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

Malachi 3:10


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