2017 PLEDGES STILL “WELCOME”: If you forgot to pledge, it is not too late, and your pledge is needed! Pledge cards are available in the Narthex and may be returned in the offertory plates or to Christine Ingram in the church office. Please consider sharing your gifts to help St. Paul’s support its many ministries and goals in 2017.
MOMS COLLEGE CONVERSATION – SECOND SEMESTER: Calling mothers of high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen. 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. Unlike previous MOMS classes, there is no structured curriculum for MOMS CC and no weekly commitment. It’s just a chance to come together and support one another through the stresses of college admissions and our young people’s first year away from home. You need not have participated in previous MOMS classes to take part in MOMS CC but you should have or have had a high school junior or senior or a college freshman. Feel free to join us if you did not participate during the fall semester. We’ll gather for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. Email email@example.com with questions.
BOOK STUDY, THE NEW JIM CROW: St. Paul’s parishioners are invited to consider race through the lens of incarceration as part of a five-week book study. We will read one or two chapters each week of The New Jim Crow, and then discuss it together over a shared meal. Participation will be limited to 15 people to allow for the depth of discussion that this complex, sensitive, and timely subject requires. Join us the weeks of January 22 through February 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Curry Center, the house at the far end of the parking lot, for a facilitated discussion led by Father Javier. People of All Colors and Cultures Together and the Outreach Committee are co-sponsors. For more information, contact Andrea Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aleta McClenney, email@example.com. Sign up to participate on the St. Paul’s website.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
There is a parish update in the church following the 9:00 a.m. service today. In lieu of coffee hour in the Parish Hall, coffee will be served by the Vestry in the narthex before the meeting.
The Winter Mini Ministry Fair will take place next Sunday, and the participating ministries will be hosting coffee hour. The three mini fairs each year highlight different groups. A few of the groups present at this fair will include: Appalachia Service Project, Care and Share, Dorcas Ministries, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Meals on Wheels, Prayer Stitchers, Refuge for Refugees, and Wheels4Hope.
ADULT FORMATION: All are welcome to join the Rev. J. Carr Holland III today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. for the first in a series of classes on “The Prophetic Voices of Scripture.” Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class.
Join the Rev. George Adamik next Sunday as we explore the book of the prophet Jonah.
WEDNESDAY EVENING ADULT FORMATION: Wednesday evening Adult Formation continues January 25th with the second in a series of classes on “The Bible from Scratch: The Old Testament.” Led by the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista, this class is entitled “From Egypt to Canaan.” All classes are held in the Youth Wing, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. There is no registration for these classes. Everyone is welcome to attend all or as many classes as you can.
ST. PAUL’S LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM is excited to announce Healing Touch, an energy based approach to health and heling. This is a free program provided by parishioner Linda Huckabee. Thirty minute sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. ¬ 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of the month, starting February 11th, in the Curry Center. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up. More information can also be found in the February newsletter.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES: We can use your old mobile phones. If you have recently upgraded to a new phone, or are planning to do so soon, please consider donating your old mobile phone to our refugee ministry. You can leave them in the R4R box in the church office. Questions or need a receipt? Email email@example.com. Thanks!
MINI MINISTRY FAIR will be held during Coffee Hour on January 29 in the Parish Hall. Stop by to check out some of the many opportunities to get involved or just enjoy coffee, food and fellowship. Here are some of the ministries which will be on hand: Care and Share, Communications Committee, Dorcas Ministries, Lectors, Lifelong Learning Program, Meals on Wheels, Men’s Group, Refuge for Refugees, and Wheels4Hope.
MEN’S BEACH WEEK 2017: Join with the men of St. Paul’s in Emerald Isle, NC for a week of oceanfront fellowship, great food, and relaxation. This year’s trip runs Sunday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 30th. Flexible scheduling: pick your days or come for the whole week! See the weekly announcements for more details and find the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Contact Men’s Group president Jeff Kager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)417-2179.
- 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 $1024.44 toward our $3000 goal.
- Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services this Sunday. Children ages 3 through 2nd grade are invited to follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing. Children will return to the Sanctuary during the Peace.
- Clergy-led Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. service today. This Chapel is for children ages 3rd-5th grade. Please meet Father George at the door to the courtyard.
- Sunday School will be held in the Education Building at 10:10 a.m. Looking forward to seeing everyone…it is never too late to join Sunday School!
- Pre-EYC is bowling tonight from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Meet us at Buffalo Lanes in Cary. Please bring money for shoes and snacks.
- Mark your calendar for our annual Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Parish Hall. This event is most appropriate for children ages birth through 2nd grade. Parents / guardians should accompany all attendees.
- Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Setting Priorities: Where is Your Treasure?” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- Murder Mystery Play Rehearsal Today 6-8 p.m.: We’ll meet in the Youth Wing to get rehearsals going. Bring your script.
- EYC Today 4-6 p.m.: Bowling with Pre-EYC. Come join us for some crazy EYC-style bowling at Buffalo Lanes along with the Pre-EYC kids. Drop off and pickup is at Buffalo Lanes (151 High House Rd, Cary). There will be no dinner there, though you can buy snacks. Bowling will cost around $12 ($4/game and $3.25 shoe rental). Please let Leah know you are coming so we can reserve enough lanes (Leah.Dail@stpaulscary.org).