Announcements for Sunday, Oct 18

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR OCT 18

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Children’s Ministries

  • Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9am and 11:15am services. This Chapel is for children ages 3 through 2nd Grade.  Please follow the cross processional to the youth wing.
  • Clergy Led Chapel will be held at today’s 9 am service-this Chapel is for 3rd-5th Graders. Please follow Father George through the courtyard to the Chapel. Clergy Led Chapels will also be held on Oct. 25.
  • Our Children’s Stewardship Basket is collecting for Stop Hunger Now. Please contribute as the children continue their collection toward our $2900 goal that will sponsor a children’s Stop Hunger Now Day in May 2016. Money for this event will be collected June 1, 2015 through May 15, 2016.  To date we have collected $594.33.
  • It is almost time for Pumpkin Carving! We can’t wait to see everyone on Oct. 25 at 5 pm in the Parish Hall.  Children’s and Youth Ministries will host food, fun, fellowship, trunk or treat and a carnival! Your family won’t want to miss it!  Email Christine Ingram if you are bringing Chili-remember, we have great prizes for the top chili entries!
  • Coming soon-PJ SUNDAY! Nov. 1 is Daylight Savings and that means all children and their parents are invited to wear their PJs to church! Come to church and be comfy!

YOUTH

  • Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Relationships: Getting to Know Others – No Strings Attached.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing High School meets in Room 10. The Education Hour is from 10:10-11 am.
  • EYC, Tonight 5-7 pm: This is a regular EYC. We’ll be exploring our theme of Friendship some more with more activities, games, and lots of fun. As usual, dinner will be served!
  • Trunk or Treat: Back this year at the Pumpkin Carving & Carnival on 10/25! Your family or ministry can enter. It’s simple: drive your car to a designated spot, decorate it with a fun theme, and have candy for the kids. Prizes will be awarded for Most Unique, Scariest, and Funniest. Contact Leah for more information or to enter.

 NEWCOMER CLASS:  There will be a Newcomer class for all who are interested in learning about St. Paul’s.  It will be 3 consecutive Thursday evenings, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, and Nov. 5, in the youth wing, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  The classes will be led by Father George, while other clergy and ministry leaders will come in to share information about the many opportunities in which to participate.  For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney, annewlaney@gmail.com, (919) 460-0835.

 PRESCHOOL: Please support St. Paul’s Preschool by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card.  Our number is 4843.  You have to link your card every year so even if you were linked last year you still have to re-link your card.  You may link your card to more than one school.  We appreciate your help!

COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Outreach Committee is hosting Coffee Hour today. There are many outreach opportunities available – Meals on Wheels, Kairos, Blood Drive, Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, just to name a few. Please stop by the Parish Hall and talk to the Outreach Committee to find out how you can get involved.

Next week the Festival of Arts and Crafts committee will be hosting Coffee Hour. The Festival on November 1 will feature local artisans, a festival café, food trucks, a silent auction and much more. Proceeds from this event will benefit numerous outreach ministries at St. Paul’s.

CONVERSATION AND COMMUNITY an adult education small group discussion opportunity, meets Sunday mornings in the Conference Room between the 9:00 and 11:15 services.  Selections from Brian McLaren’s book, “We Make the Road by Walking,” are used to facilitate spiritually focused conversation and to foster friendships.  There is no need to sign up, no homework, and nothing to bring but yourself! This group is for anyone looking for something more casual than adult education forums in the Chapel, but more structured than Coffee Hour.  For more information, contact Kasia Hinkson at kasiahinkson@gmail.com or at 919-869-5106.

Backpacks for Veterans drive will be Oct 18 – Nov 1.  The following items are needed: rugged new backpacks, travel-size personal care items, flip flops, gym socks, wipes, and t-shirts. You may drop off the items in the Narthex.  We also need help in sorting and filling the backpacks in the Parish Hall during coffee hour on Nov 1. The filled backpacks will be delivered to the Durham VA Hospital and dispersed to local homeless/transitioning Veterans. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda St. Laurent at bdstlaurent1@gmail.com.

STOP HUNGER NOW: Many thanks to those who gave of their time and treasure to demonstrate our faith and belief in helping others.  On October 11, approximately 76 volunteers packed 10,142 meals at the Stop Hunger Now event!  We also collected$3,507 which was $563 above the goal and will go towards our next event.  The meals we packed have been shipped in a container totaling 274,320 meals from the Raleigh, NC warehouse. The meals will be received by Stop Hunger Now in-country partner Salesian Missions in Zambia.  Thank you for your support.

STAY AT HOME PARENTS GROUP (SAHP):  Join us in Kids’ Club on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:35 a.m. to socialize with other parents and find playmates for your little ones.  We have no requirements or agenda, just come to chat and play!  Contact Tara.Muller@me.com for more information and to be added to our email list.

CHECK REQUESTS should be turned in to Christine Ingram / Brandy Satterfield by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon for payment the following Tuesday morning.  Please contact Christine Ingram christine.ingram@stpaulscary.org with any questions.

PRAYER LIST  RENEWAL: We ask that those who have requested friends and loved ones be included on the prayer list, email the office at stpauls@stpaulscary.org  or call the office at  919-467-1477 extension 10, to renew the request. Please contact Melanie Fairbrother by Monday, October 19 to renew your request. Call or email anytime to remove a name. Please do not assume that we know the name should be renewed.

The GoDo service ministry is offering another fun event on October 24 in partnership with A Brush with Kindness, a Habitat for Humanity ministry. This event is open to all St. Paul’s parishioners, 14 and older. We will work in Shifts of 8:30 – 11 & 12:30 – 3:30 on a home in the Raleigh/Durham area that needs repair or renovation. To sign-up or for more information, contact Kevin Swann at swann.kev@gmail.com or 919-607-5913.

ADULT EDUCATION:  All are welcome to attend forums in the chapel between the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services.  This morning, join Rev. George Adamik in a series entitled: Dearly Beloved, Witnessing and Blessing of Lifelong Covenant”. This morning’s topic is “Changing Norms and Trends.” The topic of the third session on October 25 is “Biblical and Theological Dimensions.”

ADULT BIBLE STUDY“God Is Faithful“, a seven-session course led by the Rev. George Adamik, will be held October 28-December 16.  This course explores the relationship between God and people which is at the heart of the Bible’s story, a relationship sparked by God’s initiative, sustained by God’s promise, and sealed in covenant terms.  Participants have a cost of$18 for a resource book.  Child care is available.  Enroll by email to Beth Barnes, eanbarnes@gmail.com or at the Adult Education display in the Narthex.

ASP FALL CHORE DAY: Calling all youth patrons! Have a job at home that needs to get done? Need a garden mulched or yard raked? Need a garage cleaned? Help us help you! The youth of St. Paul’s are offering their services to raise money to go on Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip this year. The ASP chore day will take place on Saturday, November 7, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To sign up for a work crew to come to your home or if you have more questions, contact Kevin Swann at swann.kev@gmail.com or 919-607-5913. Rain or shine

CENTER FOR HOPE AND HEALING (CHH)

Parenting to Increase Internal Motivation and Self-control:  Join other parents at The Center for Hope and Healing to learn research based parenting practices that encourage the development of a child/adolescence’s internal motivation and self-control.  During this group you will develop a reference point for parenting and teach from that reference point and learn how to communicate with your child in ways that nurture personal responsibility. Date: Tuesday Oct. 20 at 10:30-12:00 or Thursday evening group on Nov. 5 at 7:00-8:30 PM. To reserve a spot call, text, or e-mail Ruth at: (919) 622-0005 or ruthburnett12@gmail.com

Empty Nesters: Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30-8p.m. at the Center for Hope and Healing, Melissa Huemmer will give an overview of the changing roles and expectations involved in launching a young adult into the world. Cost is $10. Please register at melissa.huemmer@chhcary.org or text or call 919-414-0668.

Rainbow Gathering is a group for LGBTQ individuals, friends and families. Our goal is to provide a safe zone where we can celebrate and affirm our identities and fellowship with each other. We meet every 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Youth Wing. For more information text Andrea at 919-348-9599

 ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL:  Saturday, November 14, will be a great day to shop for handmade items.  The proceeds from the festival will go to local outreach programs.  We’ll also have food!  Two food trucks will be here, offering a selection of fresh lunch options, including vegetarian choices.  You’ll be able to sit down and enjoy your meal in the youth wing, where you’ll find a coffee bar and a huge bake sale with a wide variety of tempting treats, including cookies, cakes, pies, breads, and much more.  Please check our website for more information on the Festival.  www.festival.stpaulscary.org.

FAITH ON TAP: Bottle shops!  They’ve sprung up everywhere.  So let’s try a few of them out! Here are the upcoming dates and locations for Faith On Tap. We will meet at 7:30 pm.

  • November 21 – Tasty Beverage Co. – 327 W. Davie Street, Suite 106, Raleigh
  • December 19 – Neighborhood Bottle Shop – 1341 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
  • Contact Tyrus Cohan, tcohan0117@gmail.com with any questions.

THE LITTLE RED WAGON:  The little red wagon is always ready to take your non-perishable food items to be delivered to the Urban Ministries food pantry.  Needs right now include peanut butter, cereal, soup, and canned fruit, but whatever is on sale at the grocery store will be used to help families who are having trouble feeding their children.  We are always happy to have your extra paper or plastic grocery bags for packing.  Thank you for your continued support.