S t. Paul's United Church of Christ (U.C.C.) was established 1851, a part of the Evangelical Synod of North America. Ten years later, the first church building was dedicated.
The present sanctuary was built in 1884. Services were conducted in German until World War I. Two additions have been added: one in 1929 and one in 1978.
The origional reed organ was replaced after 1900 by a 12 stop Moeller pipe organ, which is still in use today. A Schrmerlich Carillon system was added in 2008.
We have had three active women's groups within the church throughout the years that have been very supportive and contributed much to the work of the church. The Women's Guild continues supportive activities.
In 1934, the union of Evangelical and Reformed churches occurred, leading St. Paul's to become Evangelical and Reformed. Another merger in 1954, joining the E&R churches with the Congregational Christian denomination, formed the United Church of Christ.
We are now St. Paul's UnIted Church of Christ - active in the community and in the world - reaching out to our neighbors. Our Service to the Community is through, Manna Food Pantry, Switzerland of Ohio Ministerial Association (S.M.O.A.), S.M.O.A. Thrift Store, Caring Ministry Program, Our Churches Wider Mission, U.C.C. Diaster Response Team, Operation Christmas Child and Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalation.
In 1954 six of these rural churches joined together to work more efficiently. It became known as the Pioneer Larger Parish. At the present time, The Pioneer Larger Parish includes St. Paul's U.C.C. here in Woodsfield, Trinity U.C.C. in Lewisville, Zion U.C.C. in Hannibal, St. John's U.C.C. in Powhaten Point, and Immanuel U.C.C. in Clarington.