PRESCHOOL: Looking for a Preschool Home? Come join us at St. Paul’s Preschool. We have spots available in our one-year-old class, 3 day three-year old class, 5 day four-year-old class and TK (Transitional Kindergarten class. Please call the Preschool Office (919-467-3788) or email email@example.com for more information. Come Love, Laugh, Learn with us!
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The End-of-Summer Ministry Fair will be in the parish hall following the 9:00 service today. There are three mini fairs yearly, and each one highlights different groups. Ministries participating in this fair include: Adult Education Committee, Arts and Crafts Festival for Outreach, Newcomer Ministry, Pulse Committee, Rainbow Gathering, Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, Children’s Ministries, Youth, and more.
There will be no coffee hour next week due to the Labor Day Weekend.
THE CARYING PLACE: St. Paul’s is a sponsor of the 9th Annual Race for Home thanks to a generous sponsorship donation from a parish family. The Race for Home takes place on Labor Day, September 5, with gates opening at 7 a.m. for a 10K, 5K, and Fun Mile. It benefits The Carying Place, a local non-profit working with homeless families to help them develop life skills while providing short-term housing and support. St. Paul’s is engaged in this good work through our St. Nicholas ministry, Prayer Stitchers, and our support of Dorcas Ministries. Since St. Paul’s is a sponsor, all members of our community can participate for free! More information is available at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Cary/CaryingPlaceRace. On the final registration page, participants should enter coupon code StPaulsSponsor. Thanks to our gracious parish donors and to everyone who will walk, run, and have fun together on September 5!
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS! Do you have a hobby? Painting, ceramics, quilting, woodworking, something else? The Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach is looking for new, handmade items to sell at the St. Paul’s Table. The Festival will take place on Saturday, November 12, with proceeds going to Outreach. If you have items to donate, please contact Brock Fransen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-481-1026.
CHURCH WORK DAY: Please join us on September 24th for our next volunteer work day! Our buildings are due for a bit of maintenance and “TLC.” We will need help with painting, washing, replacing, installing, removing, and even de-greasing around campus! We will meet in the parish hall 9:00 a.m. and will be working for most of the day. Please feel free to come as you are able. For additional information or to offer up specific talents/resources, please contact Brent Hauser at 336-407-3285 or at email@example.com.
STOP HUNGER NOW: Oct. 9
We have another wonderful opportunity to pack meals with Stop Hunger Now coming soon. We need about 70 volunteers to make this a successful event. The event is Sunday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the parish hall. We will be packaging 13,000 meals. For those of you new to Stop Hunger Now, this is a multi-generational ministry that packs meals to be shipped both outside and within the US. addressing hunger needs to those affected by natural disasters, poverty, and war. One of the primary recipients of SHN meals are schools where there is a feeding program and as a result many more female children are attending school and thus getting an education on a global level. Contact Glenda Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
THE FELLOWSHIP EVENTS TEAM invites you to Una Serata Italiana on September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. An Italian evening which includes a great dinner menu and fabulous live authentic Italian music. Join us for this special event of food, music, fun, and fellowship. Tickets $15.00 per person and are on sale after the Sunday services. For more information, contact Toni Holderied 919-387-8225 or tholderied@gmail.
LOBSTER FEST: On-line ordering is now open! Go to lobsterfestcary.org, and stake your claim now for live or cooked 1 ½ lb. fresh Maine lobsters, lobster meals (and chicken meals if you have a non-lobster “folk” in your family), and the ever-popular Quarta Pounda Lobsta Roll (quarter pound of juicy lobster meat, a little sauce, a grilled La Farm Bakery bun, and slaw / chips / brownie on the side. Irresistible!) Saturday, October 1 is Lobster Fest. Make sure that whatever you are planning that day, it includes a lobster or a lobster roll!! And now is the time to start handing out Lobster Fest business cards, put up Lobster Fest flyers (both available in the narthex) and work / have fun a few hours at the event. Go lobsters!.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: Do you like to read a good mystery? Come join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month. Next meeting Tuesday September 6, 2016. We will be discussing Still Life by Louise Penny, the 1st book in the award winning Chief Inspector Gamache series. We meet at the Starbucks, 1107 Cary Towne Blvd. near the Cary Towne Mall. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Collins 919-757-2086.
• Children’s Chapel Updates: Due to the Children’s Ministry Committee Meeting at 10:45 a.m., there will be no 10:45 a.m. Children’s Chapel today. Children’s Ministries will be on Holiday next Sunday for Labor Day and there will be no Chapel at either service.
• Be in touch with “What’s Happening!” If you are not receiving a weekly “What’s Happening in Children’s Ministries” email from Christine Ingram, you could be missing out on very important Children’s information. Email Christine at email@example.com to be added to the weekly distribution list and be the first to know Children’s information!
• Are you ready for Sept. 11? Children’s Ministries can’t wait to welcome back all children to Sunday School! Please join us on Sept. 11 at 10:15 a.m. in the education building. Class assignments are determined by age and class locations are posted above the classroom doors. See you soon!!!
• Please start collecting new Socks and Undies for our first set of Socks and Undies Sundays for Note in the Pocket, scheduled for Sept. 11-Oct. 9. We are collecting new socks and undies-any gender, any size-for children in need in Wake County. Look for sales and clearance items! Note in the Pocket will also accept new and like-new clothing and shoes (any size /gender)-bring those for our collection bin too!
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES: Thanks to all of you, we have successfully settled our SECOND refugee family this year! There are several volunteer opportunities available to help our newest family. They could use some help being driven to appointments. And they are very much in need of ESL instruction. Please see the website to sign up. THANKS!