Please remember to silence your cell phones.
- Children’s Chapel continues today at the 9:00 a.m. service only. Children’s Chapel is for children ages 3 through 2nd Please follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing.
- The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. So far we have collected $325.02 toward our $3000.00 goal.
- Please bring in new socks and undies (any size / gender) for our first set of Socks and Undies Sundays for Note in the Pocket, scheduled for September 11 – October 9. Note in the Pocket will also accept new and like-new clothing and shoes (any size / gender).
- Our family friendly Gleaning will be held on the morning of October 8 at First Fruits Farms in Louisburg, NC. All ages and stages are welcome to glean sweet potatoes! Please email Christine Ingram to RSVP for this event.
- Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Spirituality: Breaking Bread.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- EYC tonight from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and blessing of the animals. We are going to do some animal-related service activities. Please bring items to donate to a local animal shelter or rescue organization: animal food, old towels or blankets, newspapers, or paper towels. Please note: we have rescheduled our night with Rev. Javier to next Sunday.
The Vestry Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for vestry members. Vestry terms are three years with the upcoming class beginning January 2017. Parishioners are encouraged to submit names of individuals who could potentially serve on the vestry. Nomination submissions are due today. Contact Julia Rudy at email@example.com with submissions or questions.
Adult Formation: Today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., the Scripture and Formation series continues with “Made in God’s Image: Formed by the Old Testament,” led by the Rev. Javier E. Almendárez Bautista. Coffee will be available in the Chapel Narthex before class.
Next Sunday’s class topic is “The formation of the New Testament,” led by Andrew Zawierucha
On Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., The Harvest, a documentary film about agricultural child labor in America, will be shown in the Youth Wing.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Dorcas Ministries is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This local organization provides affordable clothing, food, training and tools for self-sufficiency to those in need. Come by to enjoy coffee and refreshments and perhaps learn how to volunteer in the Dorcas Thrift Shop.
There will be no coffee hour next week due to a Stop Hunger Now packing event in the Parish Hall.
The Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Volunteers are needed. Visit our website at www.stpaulscary.org/festival/ to find out more about the Festival and how you can help. Sign up to volunteer on the Sign Up Genius link at the website, or contact Katie Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919‑247-3472.
MOMS will be held on Tuesday, October 18, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. This is a gathering of mothers of high school juniors and seniors and college freshman (and those that have already crossed those bridges!). Join us for discussion and support. Contact Katie Bricio at email@example.com with questions.
The Blessing of the Animals is today at 1:00 p.m., rain or shine! The blessings will be held in the Courtyard if the weather is good, otherwise it will be held in the Parish Hall. All animals welcome. Dogs should be on leashes, cats and other animals should be in carriers.
ASP 2016 – Please Be Our Guest for Lunch on October 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The St. Paul’s Appalachia Service Project crew will hold a Sharing Luncheon for the parish. This is a chance for those who went on ASP this summer to say thank you to everyone at St. Paul’s for their support. Come meet the volunteers, hear about their experiences. RSVPs are not required but would be appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number who will be attending.
STOP HUNGER NOW will be held on Sunday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Parish Hall. We need 70 volunteers to make this a successful event. We will be packaging 13,000 meals. Stop Hunger Now is a multi-generational ministry that packs meals. To sign up or make a donation go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary. Contact Glenda Swann at email@example.com for more information.
NEWCOMER CLASS: If you are interested in learning more about St. Paul’s, join us for three consecutive Monday evenings, October 3, 10, and 17, in the sanctuary from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. The classes will be led by the Rev. George Adamik and the Rev. Javier E. Almendárez Bautista. Ministry leaders will come in to share information about the many opportunities in which to participate. For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-460-0835.
STAY AT HOME-PARENTS GROUP: Come join us on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Kids’ Club for some relaxed free play for kids and socializing for adults! Don’t miss your chance to get to know fellow St. Paul’s church and preschool families. Contact Cecilia Lancia at email@example.com or Amy Borbet at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
BLOOD DRIVE: Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 – 12:00 noon. Please consider donating blood. If you are 17 years old, at least 110 pounds, and in good health, you are wanted! You can save up to 3 lives with just one pint of blood. Please consider giving the gift of life! There is a sign up link on the website. Please email Lisa Walt at Lisa.Walt@yahoo.com with any questions.
Second Chance Prom: The St. Paul’s Youth Fundraising Team is hosting a dance for all parishioners on October 21 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Adult parishioners and guests, please join us for a fun trip down memory lane. The dance will have a “Blast from the Past” theme and will raise funds for the youth mission trips. If you have any questions, contact Leah Dail at email@example.com. To RSVP, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4dafa922aafb6-oldschool.
The GoDo Ministry will hold a workday on Saturday, October 22nd. We will be working with Family Promise of Wake County (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network). Along with rotating shelters in local churches, Family Promise offers apartment-type living for families as the next step toward more stable, permanent housing.
We will be installing baseboards and shoe molding, filling in nail holes, caulking seams, and moving and cleaning furniture. We will need 10 volunteers for this job. The plan is to work from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Any amount of time will be appreciated. Please sign up through SignUpGenius or email Kevin Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org.