What's Happening at St. Paul's?
We need your 2019 stewardship pledge! Your stewardship pledge covers our annual operating budget for 2019, the funds that keep our ministries going and the love flowing! To pledge to annual operating budget for 2019 now, click HERE. Continue reading for more and for a message from the Stewardship Committee.Continue reading
The Children’s Ministries Committee will host its annual Cookies and Crafts Coffee Hour on Sunday, November 25, 2018 during coffee hour. There will not be Sunday School, Children’s Chapel, or Adult Formation that day, so everyone is welcome to attend. We will enjoy freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and make an ornament for your Christmas tree. All ages and stages are welcome!
An Enneagram Retreat will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the parish hall. This day-long retreat led by the Rev. Adrienne Koch will offer participants an opportunity to learn about and explore their own type through panel discussions, individual reflection, and small group conversation. The cost is $15. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y7wkyr7t
Christmas Poinsettia envelopes will be available in the pews through Sunday, December 2, 2018. Giving a poinsettia that will decorate the altar and worship spaces for the Christmas services is a beautiful way to remember and/or give thanks for the special people in our lives. Continue reading for more.Continue reading
On December 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s, the Cary Community Choir presents their 48th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. David Mellnik, director, leads the chorus and orchestra. There is no admission cost, but donations are encouraged. See their website https://carycommunitychoir.org for more information.
A youth babysitting fundraiser will be held December 7, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The youth will babysit kids ages 2 years through 5th grade in the parish hall. This is a fundraiser for youth missions and pilgrimages, so donations are accepted. Click HERE to sign up.
Saint Nicholas will make his annual visit to St. Paul’s during the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Our tradition has been to provide gifts to children served by these ministries and organizations: Children of Migrant Farm Workers, The Healing Place, West Haven, and Families Together. Continue reading for more.Continue reading
Christmas trees will be on sale at St. Francis United Methodist Church from Friday, November 23 to Saturday, December 15, 2018. Click Continue reading, below, for hours. (St. Francis advertises our Lobster Fest, and St. Paul’s, in turn, advertises the tree sale.) For orders, go to: www.saintfrancisumc.org/christmas-trees-cary.Continue reading
Lobster Fest 2018 was a huge success! We cooked and distributed about 1,500 lobsters, and almost 1,100 Lobsta Rolls. We generated over $16,000 for St. Paul’s outreach and programs, and an additional $672 for Dorcas Ministries. Our Lobster Fest crew filled more than 150 volunteer slots. Thanks to all who volunteered! Continue reading for more, including a link to a drone movie of the event from the sky above.Continue reading
On December 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. the St. Paul’s Choir and the Bells of St. Paul’s offers the annual Advent Lessons and Carols service. Continue reading for more.Continue reading
The Greening of the Church will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 right after the 11:15 service. Come and help us decorate the Altar and windows, hang the roping, and for the children, put out the crèche. We have a large space to decorate so the more the merrier! Continue reading for more.Continue reading
“A Babe is Born,” a CD of the St. Paul’s Choir performing music from Advent and Christmas is available again this year, but at a new low price. At only $5 per CD, this professionally recorded collection of great music makes an excellent Christmas gift for everyone you know. Come see us in the choir room after the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services on Sundays to purchase. Read more.
The Altar Flower Chart for 2019 will be placed in the narthex in early December, 2018. If you would like to give flowers that will decorate the altar for a Sunday service, please sign up on the chart in the narthex for the Sunday of your choice. Continue reading for more.Continue reading
The November 2018 devotional (Expanding the Mission and Influence of the Church 2) has been posted. Welcoming in Christ is a discipleship-stewardship emphasis linking St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary and The Anniversary Capital Campaign. To supplement this, each month a special devotional centered on a particular theme has been offered. Click HERE for monthly devotionals.
October 29, 2018: Read:”From Home-LESS to Home-OWNER: A Veteran’s Story.”
Dorcas Ministries provides crisis relief to area residents who seek stability and self-sufficiency through food and financial assistance, scholarships, training programs, referrals and an affordable thrift shop. Continue Reading for more.
On the third Sunday of each month, at 10:15 AM, there will be an “Introduction to St. Paul’s.” If you are new to St. Paul’s and would like to know more about our community, join a member of the clergy at the baptismal font, just inside the main entryway to the church. We will take a brief tour of the church grounds and have time for questions and conversation.
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