What's Happening at St. Paul's?
Our youth group and confirmation class is going hungry on April 29 and 30 to help save kids’ lives. Every $35 we raise can help feed and care for a child for month! Make a donation! Sponsor a youth! Continue reading for details….Continue reading
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Come join GoDo on Saturday, April 30 as we help the Brown Bag Ministry prepare and serve lunches for the homeless and hungry. We need 14 volunteers for about half a Saturday, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM. Brown Bag also accepts donations for migrant workers, specifically dried black beans, dried rice, men’s long sleeved dress shirts size S/M, baseball caps, and sunscreen. To participate or donate, contact Joe Sechler at email@example.com. Please look for future GoDo events throughout the year!
Join your fellow parishioners on Saturday, April 30, 8:30 AM to spread mulch, prune plants, and tidy up the grounds of St. Paul’s. There will be a variety of jobs available – spreading mulch, weeding, pruning, and planting. Please bring a water bottle, gloves, rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow, if you have one. It is an extremely rewarding and appreciated volunteer opportunity. Contact: Julia Rudy firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Dr. Cathy Deats has been hired by Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple as the Regional Canon for the eastern region of The Diocese of North Carolina. Cathy’s last day at St. Paul’s will be June 5, the day of St. Paul’s parish picnic. Congratulations! We will miss you, Cathy! Read article from website of NC Diocese, April 27, 2016: The Rev. Dr. Cathy Deats Joins Diocesan Leadership Team as Regional Canon. Continue reading for more….Continue reading
St. Paul’s Spring Blood Drive is Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 to 12:00. If you are at least 17 years of age, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds you are eligible and wanted! You can save up to 3 lives with just one pint of blood! IMPORTANT NOTE: In the past, we have had to cancel some blood drives due to low sign-ups, so let’s show that we can make this the best blood drive yet! If you can give blood, we need your participation! This blood drive is open to everyone, not just St. Paul’s, so invite your friends! Click HERE to sign up now. Any questions, please contact Lisa Walt at email@example.com.
On June 4 from 7:00 to 11:00 AM our parking lot and parish hall will become a yard sale paradise! Continue reading below to find out how you can participate….Continue reading
St. Paul’s annual Parish Picnic is Sunday, June 5, immediately following a special 10:00 AM service (there are two worship services on June 5: 7:30 and 10:00 AM). Wear your casual clothes and come enjoy great food and fellowship! CHILDREN: we will have a giant waterslide in the parking lot! So, wear your bathing suit under your clothes for church, then bring your towel and have a blast! The Men’s Group provides hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and dessert. Please bring a side dish (non-dessert) to share.
So much of what goes on at St. Paul’s is done by volunteers. Here are a few things you can do to help out:
St. Paul’s is a very busy place – so many activities, classes, outreach opportunities, and an overwhelming desire to serve others. One family has been so inspired by the energy and spirit at St. Paul’s that they wanted to give an opportunity for others to join them in a special giving campaign. This family has offered to match, dollar for dollar, all donations made in May 2016, up to $12,500. All money donated to this “May Match” will go to further fund the ministries and missions of St. Paul’s. Please keep in mind that these donations should be above normal giving and should not replace a normal monthly pledge payment. To donate to the “May Match” opportunity, simply write “May Match” in the check memo line. Thank you to all for your generosity!
Children and their families are invited to attend the Stop Hunger Now event on May 15, 2016 from 10:15 to 11:15 AM in the Parish Hall. Our goal is to create 10,000 meals. Children ages 3 and up are welcome to participate WITH their parents. We currently have very limited volunteer openings remaining. To participate, click HERE. To help for an additional hour (11:15 – 12:15) contact Glenda Swann. Read May Newsletter, page 7.
George and Cathy are having a contest for the picnic! Picnic Sunday is June 5, 2016 (it is George’s birthday, too). The contest is collecting donations for either George or Cathy. The priest with the most donations collected by May 28 will have to wear either Red Sox gear (for George who doesn’t like the Red Sox) or Patriots Gear (for Cathy who REALLY doesn’t like the Patriots). All funds collected go to the Ministries and Missions of St. Paul’s. Donations are collected in jars in the Parish Hall each Sunday during Coffee Hour. Find the table with the balloons and gear. As of April 27, the totals are: George-$91, Cathy-$100.
Looking for something more in your spiritual life? Need a spiritual “kick-start?” Attend the next Cursillo Weekend to be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Concord, NC, June 23-26. Continue reading below…Continue reading
The Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach is Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 to 4:00, and we need you to make this year’s event a success. The festival committee needs two more committee members, one to take charge of publicity, and one for a new position that we’re calling facilities coordinator. It’s a fun event, for a very good cause, and we have a great group, but we’re looking for more wonderful volunteers. For full information, please contact Sally Moller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for fun this summer? Join St. Paul’s Preschool Summer Fun Camp. Week 1 is Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3, and Week 2 is Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9 from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Summer Fun Camp is for children 2- 6 years old. Applications and more info are on the Preschool page. Come join the fun!
ASP Spring Chore Day is right around the corner! The youth who are attending this year’s Appalachia Service Project trip to Tennessee are ready to tackle your spring projects! We have designated Saturday, May 7 as our Spring Chore Day, from 8:00 until 12:00. To sign up, Continue reading.Continue reading
Variety is the spice of life! The next few months Faith On Tap will be meeting at establishments with more than ten taps – something for just about any taste! So come join us to meet old friends and/or make new ones. Both men and women are invited! Continue reading for more.Continue reading
There will be a Newcomer class for all who are interested in learning about St. Paul’s. It will be 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings, April 19, April 26, and May 3, in the Youth Wing, 7:00-8:15. The classes will be led by Father George, while other clergy and ministry leaders will come in to share information about the many opportunities in which to participate. For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney, email@example.com, (919) 460-0835.
Confirmation is a sacramental rite of the Episcopal Church in which teenagers and adults affirm the covenant made on their behalf in Baptism. Our class, led by the clergy, is offered every year. One of the bishops from the diocese visits annually, usually in the spring, for confirmation and reception. Confirmation classes for this year have begun. Click HERE for details, schedule, and forms.
St. Paul’s Preschool is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. We have openings in most classes but the spots are filling quickly. Registration forms are available HERE. Please call 919-467-3788, or email the Preschool office, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to schedule a tour. Love, Laugh, and Learn with St. Paul’s Preschool