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- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2019 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 9, 2019. We have collected $276.47 toward our $3000 goal!
- Children’s Chapel is on vacation today. We will return next Sunday, August 26.
- Backpack Blessings-join us at the 9:00 a.m. service next Sunday, August 26, for our special Back to School Blessings! Backpacks suggested, but not required.
- Sunday School Teachers are needed for the 2018-19 School Year! We have openings in Kindergarten (1 spot), 3rd grade (2 spots) and 5th grade (1 spot). Please contact Christine Ingram for more information. Sunday School Teacher Training will be held on Sunday, August 26, at 10:45 a.m., so please contact Christine Ingram at email@example.com as soon as possible to sign up.
- Kickoff Sunday, September 9th: Mark your calendars for the start of our new programming year. Christian Formation will begin on Sunday morning 10:15-11:00 a.m. (High School in Room 10, Middle School in the Youth Wing). Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will kick off from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing with special games, activities, and food.
Youth Registration Form: https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153. Please fill this out for each youth by Sep. 9th.
Lobster Fest is coming Saturday October 6, and we need your help to make it a successful day. Please sign up at www.stpaulscary.org/lobsterfestvolunteers/. If you have questions about tasks, contact Alana Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND REFRESHMENTS: There are no refreshments this week. Many of our ministries are taking a little time off this summer.
Next Sunday is the End of Summer Mini Ministry Fair. See the announcement below for details.
END OF SUMMER MINI MINISTRY FAIR: This event will be held in the Parish Hall during coffee hour on August 26. Different ministries are highlighted at the three mini fairs held each year. Some of the groups which will be on hand at this fair are: Adult Formation, Arts and Crafts Festival, Capital Campaign, Children’s Ministries, Lectors, Lobster Fest, Men’s Group, Prayer Stitchers, Urban Ministries/Little Red Wagon, Ushers, and Veterans & Military Outreach.
WAKE COUNTY SPONSORS MEETING SEPT 6: Join a diverse team of leaders from across Wake County who are committed to building a local organization that is big enough and broad enough to address the top pressures facing our families and communities today. More than 35 institutions have agreed to participate. At the Sept 6 meeting, we will collectively shape a strategy to continue to build relationships and broaden our base this fall. Newcomers are encouraged to attend! The meeting is Thursday, September 6, at 7:00 pm at Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh. See website for link to sign up. Email Javier at Javier@stpaulscary.org or Katie at email@example.com with questions.
Welcoming in Christ – The Anniversary Capital Campaign: Vision Tours Occurring Throughout August: The Welcoming in Christ Campaign committee will host vision tours every Sunday in August from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Your tour guides will guide you through our current facilities to honor the memories of our spaces and to help you envision what the new spaces will look like after our Capital Campaign! We’ll meet you in the narthex, near the choir room, to start our tour.
The Arts & Crafts Festival committee is looking for a new committee member to manage the St. Paul’s Table, which sells handmade items donated by parishioners. We’d love to have you join us in raising money for outreach. If you’re interested and would like to know more, please contact Sally Moller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Mornings: The NOOMA series of modern parables by Rob Bell continues this morning in the Youth Wing, following the 9:00 a.m. service. Join us for a short video, 10-14 minutes long, and informal discussion.
Wednesday Evenings: The Adult Formation committee will show a video of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar in three 40-minute installments. Join us for the first installment and discussion on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing.
Greenway Phase III Project: Design work is proceeding for the Higgins Greenway Phase III project to extend the trail eastward from where it currently ends at Union Street to Kildaire Farm Road near Cary Elementary School and Kay Struffolino Park. You are invited to join us for a public information session on August 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 221 Union Street. Representatives from the Town, and the designers from WithersRavenel, will be on hand to present the current designs and answer questions.
Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO) needs your help to ensure our Military and Veterans receive the necessary supplies to beat the heat this summer. Simply drop off sunscreen, lip balm, and foot powder in the VMO Wagon.
The Carying Place Race for Home: Please join us Labor Day, Monday, Sept 3 at 8:00 a.m. Race participants must preregister at www.labordayraceforhome.org. The races are free for St Paul’s members who use the following code: StPaulsSponsor. St Paul’s is sponsoring an information table and the Prayer Stitchers are donating hats to sell at the race. All proceeds will support The Carying Place. Please contact Carolyn Anderson if you have questions at email@example.com or 919-460-9525.
MONTHLY DEVOTIONALS: “Welcoming in Christ” is the discipleship-stewardship emphasis linking St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary and the Anniversary Capital Campaign. To supplement this, each month a special devotional reflection will be offered. The theme for August is “Sixty Years of Growth and Outreach Programs.” You can find these devotionals on our St. Paul’s website (www.stpaulscary.org). If you’d like to share your thoughts on a theme, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event: Join us at a Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packaging Event on October 14 from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary to make a donation and register yourself and family for this fun, educational, highly-impactful event. Questions? Contact Brooke Mautz or Ramsey McIntire at email@example.com.