GEORGE AND CATHY: A PICNIC CONTEST:
It was a tie! George and Cathy each collected $590 for a total of $1180. Thank you so much to those of you that contributed to the competition. Today you get to see the competition’s completion – George will be wearing his Red Sox gear and Cathy will be wearing her Patriots gear (under much protest!) And remember, it is George’s birthday, too!
MAKE A MATCH IN MAY:
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the May Match campaign. 95 families have contributed so far! We will still accept May Match donations through TODAY. To donate, simply write “May Match” in the check memo line.
ADULT EDUCATION – TWO OPPORTUNITIES: Beginning next Sunday, June 12th, a film in the NOOMA series will be shown in the youth wing between the 9:00 and 10:45 services. From the NOOMA series overview: “Jesus encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, Jesus started discussions about what matters most.” These films offer an invitation to us to search, question, and join the discussion. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday Nights at the Movies begins Wednesday, June 15th, 7:00 p.m. in the youth wing. Films from the series based on the book, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, will be shown on Wednesday evenings in June and July. Narrated by Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the world’s leading historians and Professor of the History of the Church at St. Cross College, Oxford University, the films take us to historical points of interest relevant to Christianity and Mr. MacCulloch discusses the evolution of the Christian faith and its four main forms: Orthodoxy, Oriental Christianity, Western Catholicism and Protestantism. Join us for these fascinating films. Bring a snack if you like!
SPECIAL NOTES FOR REV. DR. CATHY: The vestry is offering an opportunity for parishioners to write notes to Rev. Dr. Cathy as she transitions to her new role at the Diocese. Note cards will be available in the narthex (as well as a place to leave the notes). Please take a moment to thank Rev. Dr. Cathy for her service to St. Paul’s as well as send her off with well wishes.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: There is no coffee hour today. The parish picnic will immediately follow the 10:00 a.m. service. Please plan to join the fun and festivities!
Next week the Stay-at-Home Parents Group will be providing refreshments in front of the church following the 9:00 a.m. service. This group provides an informal opportunity for fellowship for parents, as well as playtime for little ones.
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS: St. Paul’s has a longstanding tradition of providing transportation to those in need. Care and Share helps with coordinating transportation to both appointments and Sunday services. Currently, we have need of transportation to and from the 9:00 a.m. service. If you are able to help, please contact: Kittied45@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL for Outreach is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and we need you! We need help to make this year’s event a success. The festival committee needs two more committee members, one to take charge of publicity, and one for a new position that we’re calling facilities coordinator. It’s a fun event, for a very good cause, and we have a great group, but we’re looking for more wonderful volunteers. For full information, please contact Sally Moller, at email@example.com.
ST. PAUL’S YARD SALE: The St. Paul’s Yard Sale has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on the bulletin to see if this event is rescheduled for the fall.
ST. PAUL’S T-SHIRT TABLE AT THE PICNIC: Check out fabric and sizes and order your St. Paul’s T-shirts! Short sleeve and long sleeve available. The T-shirt table will be set up in the parking lot near the water slide.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES: Refuge for Refugees is preparing to welcome a new family mid-June. Volunteers are needed for jobs like moving furniture, cleaning the apartment, airport greeting, and providing meals. For a full list of opportunities and to sign up to volunteer, visit signup genius at: www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849acae1-summer for donations visit: www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849acae1-summer1. If you have any additional questions, please contact David Hatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS AND CULTURES TOGETHER (PACCT) will meet Tuesday June 7th, at 7PM in the Conference Room. For additional information please contact Andrea at 919-348-9599 or email@example.com.
GO DO: Come Meet Our Neighbors! St. Paul’s has been invited to help with the annual Wrenn Drive Block Party, a street festival on June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. for families in the apartments around Cary’s Wrenn Drive Post Office. This event started several years ago as a ministry of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church so GFBC members could get to know their down-the-street neighbors. Since then, the list of block party hosts has grown to include Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, Iglesia Cristiana de Cary, Dorcas Ministries, Project Phoenix, the Town of Cary, and others. Our GODO ministry is coordinating St. Paul’s participation. We will be hosting a face painting and kids craft table and have also offered to provide volunteer floaters to help out however needed. If you can’t be with us on Saturday, there is the opportunity to help with preparation on the evenings of Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, as well. We hope to have two-hour shifts for table volunteers and floaters during the block party. If you would like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the day and time you are available as well as how you would like to volunteer and show our Cary neighbors some St. Paul’s hospitality!
• Children’s Ministries is thrilled to announce the June 2016 – May 2017 Children’s Collection beneficiary! Please join us in collecting for “A Note in the Pocket!” A Note in the Pocket provides new and like new clothing to children in need in Wake County. In addition to collecting funds, we will also be collecting new and like-new clothing and participating in clothing sorts a couple of times a year. And, we will also have a few “Socks and Undies Sundays!” Stay tuned for additional information about how you and your children can help with this new opportunity.
• Heroes and Villains Vacation Bible School starts in two weeks! We are still in need of adult and youth volunteers. Please contact Christine Ingram if you can help.
• Children’s Chapel will continue at the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45a.m. services all summer, with the exception of July 4th and Labor Day weekends!
• End of Year EYC Pool Party TODAY from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Please note the time change.): Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship. We will swim, eat, and maybe show off some cannonball skills! It’s also a chance to welcome the rising 6th graders and show them what an awesome group we are. The party will be at Cary Swim Club (536 Walnut St., Cary). Parents of 5th graders, please come and sign your child in. Then you can stay if you want – or not. Just make sure to come back and get them!
• Middle School Mission Trip June 12-15: We still have 3 spaces for any youth, rising 6th-8th grade, to come to the Episcopal Farmworker’s Ministry in Newton Grove. It will be a rich experience full of fun, fellowship, learning, and service. The cost is $100.00 which covers meals, transportation, and a day trip to Wrightsville Beach. The registration form can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B84bR-wxsdiFdlZpQ3RnRTl3QXM/view?usp=sharing. Contact Leah with questions or for more information.
Sunday, June 12, starts the summer worship schedule: 7:30, 9:00, and 10:45 AM. This schedule continues through Labor Day.
Toilet Paper collection for Dorcas Ministry Food Pantry will be Sunday, June 26. Collection will be in front of the church. Continue reading for more.Continue reading
LGBTQ Allies, parents, friends, and supporters, please join us on Friday June 17, 2016, at 7:00 PM, in the Youth Wing, as we affirm our faith and pause to remember the 49 souls lost on Sunday, June 12, 2016. For more information call or text Andrea at 919-348-9599.
Read A Prayer for Peace, from Please Note, Episcopal Diocese of NC.
The Memorial Garden Committee will have an information table on Sunday, June 19, between the 9:00 and 10:45 AM services. The table will be located at the back of the church near the exit door to the Courtyard. Committee members will be available to answer any questions one might have regarding the church’s Memorial Garden, which consists of a Garden, Columbarium, and Remembrance Wall. Click HERE for more on the Memorial Garden.