ADULT FORMATION: Today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., scripture and formation classes continues with “Formed by the Christian Story,” led by the Rev. George Adamik. Coffee will be available in the Chapel Narthex before class. Next Sunday’s class topic is “The Formation of the Old Testament,” led by Andrew Zawierucha.
Wednesday, September 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. the second session in a three-week formation series entitled “Images of God” will be held in the Youth Wing. Join the Rev. George Adamik as he leads us through an exploration of our images of God and invites us to consider new images as well. Child care is available on request to Beth Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Stewardship Committee is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Our Stewardship Committee encourages us to respond with gratitude and generosity for the gifts we continue to receive as part of our parish community. Please join them for coffee and refreshments in a celebration of our common life together.
Next week the Men’s Group will be hosting coffee hour. This group fosters fellowship while providing various service projects and activities for the parish, including Lobster Fest, Men’s Beach Week, and food for the Parish Picnic and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS: The Arts and 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, email@example.com or 919-481-1026.
YOGA: Nancy Harrell will be leading a yoga class at St. Paul’s from 2:00–3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, starting on September 25th. If you’ve wondered whether yoga is for you, this is a good chance to try it out in a friendly (and free!) environment. Please email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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: We have another 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEWCOMER CLASS: If you are interested in learning more about St. Paul’s, join us for three consecutive Monday evenings, Oct. 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 email@example.com or 919-460-0835.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES: Join us Sunday, September 25 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall to welcome the Karen family, a refugee family who arrived in June from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Welcome Home cake, coffee, and lemonade will be provided by the Refuge for Refugee committee. A translator will assist us in communicating with the family.
LOBSTER FEST: Saturday, October 1 is Lobster Fest.! Go to lobsterfestcary.org, and stake your claim now for live or cooked 1 ½ lb. fresh Maine lobsters, lobster meals or chicken meals, and the ever-popular Quarta Pounda Lobsta Roll on, a grilled La Farm Bakery bun, and slaw / chips / brownie on the side. Help us by handing out Lobster Fest business cards and put up Lobster Fest flyers (both available in the narthex) and work / have fun a few hours at the event.
CALLING MOTHERS OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS AND COLLEGE FRESHMEN: Feeling overwhelmed by the SATs, ACTs, GPAs, and APs filling every spare minute of your 11th or 12th grader’s life? Does your college freshman only come home to do laundry and visit with friends? Are you trying to navigate how to be a mom as your teenager transitions into this next great phase of life? Then please join us for MOMS College Conversation, a place for informal discussion where moms in the process can connect, and moms who have “been there, done that” can offer reassurance that all of it is survivable. We’ll gather for the first time on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Come share, learn, and help us shape this newest version of the MOMS ministry.
SECOND CHANCE PROM: The St. Paul’s Youth Fundraising Team is hosting a dance for all parishioners on October 21st 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.
• Children’s Chapel continues today at the 9:00 a.m. service only. Children’s Chapel is for children ages 3 through 2nd Grade. 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 $279.27 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 Sept. 11-Oct. 9. Note in the Pocket will also accept new and like-new clothing and shoes (any size / gender). Thank you!
• Pre-EYC starts next Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Email Christine Ingram to add your 4th or 5th grader to the information list.
• Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Spirituality: Recognizing False Idols.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
• EYC Tonight: Come tonight to be welcomed into our community and welcome others. Everyone will start in the Youth Wing, then Middle schoolers will go to the Parish Hall and High Schoolers stay in the Youth Wing. Please bring a package of new men’s athletic socks if you forgot last week.
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 October 2nd. Contact Julia Rudy at firstname.lastname@example.org with submissions or questions.