END OF SUMMER MINI MINISTRY FAIR is being held today in the parish hall from 10:10-10:45 a.m. Mini fairs are a great opportunity to learn about what’s happening both within our parish and beyond. A few of the groups present at this fair will include: Acolytes, Adult Formation, Appalachia Service Project, Children’s Ministries, Greeters, Lobster Fest, Men’s Group, Prayer Stitchers, Pulse Committee, Rainbow Gathering, Youth, and Veterans and Military Outreach.
Sunday. There will be no Adult Formation today. Our fall series, Roots Down: Exploring through the Old Testament and the Monastic Tradition, begins at 10:15 a.m. on September 8, 2019, in the chapel.
Wednesday. We complete our study of Richard Rohr’s book, The Universal Christ, Chapters 15 and 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the youth wing. For more information, please contact Gerri Batchelor at email@example.com.
RACIAL EQUITY INSTITUTE (REI) PHASE I TRAINING OFFERED AT ST. PAUL’S:
St. Paul’s will host a two-day Racial Equity Institute Phase 1 training on October 9 and 10. Moving the focus from individual bigotry and bias, the REI Phase 1 workshop presents a historical, cultural, structural, and institutional analysis. These workshops are open to the community and fill up quickly, so early registration is encouraged. The Outreach Support Team has set aside scholarship funding to help defray the cost for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Email Father Javier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about scholarship support. The full cost for both days, including a light breakfast and lunch, is $275 for first-time participants. REI alums can attend for $35. Fees are payable online when registering or by check mailed to REI. You must register in advance on the St Paul’s website for this two-day training, which takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Please only sign up if you can attend both full days. For questions, please contact Kevin McIntire at email@example.com or Aleta McClenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES COMMITTEE will welcome another refugee family in early September. This family (mother and two adult sons) comes to us from Sudan, though they had left Sudan and are presently living in Ethiopia. We are asked to furnish a two-bedroom apartment in Raleigh. We will clean the apartment on Saturday morning, September 7 and move furniture in that afternoon.
Ways you can assist are listed in the SignUpGenius which can be found on the St. Paul’s website and Facebook page. Sign up for any items that appeal to you. Note that volunteering to assist with cleaning and moving furniture are available at the end of the SignUpGenius. For more information contact our team leader Beverly Yekeson at email@example.com, or team member MM Cupitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND SUMMERTIME REFRESHMENTS: Ministry Fair is being held in the parish hall during coffee hour today. The three mini fairs each year highlight different groups.
There will be no coffee hour next week. We hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend with family and friends.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL FOR OUTREACH: Do you have a hobby? Painting, ceramics, quilting, woodworking, something else? The Arts & Crafts Festival is looking for donations of new, handmade items to sell at the St. Paul’s Table. The Festival will take place on Saturday, November 9, with proceeds going to outreach ministries. If you have items to donate, please contact Sally Moller, email@example.com.
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP: Join us Tuesday, September 10 at 12:00 noon in the Bride’s Room. We will be discussing the book, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson. Please contact Joyce Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
ADULT CONFIRMATION RETREAT: Adults are invited to take part in a One-Day Confirmation and Enquirers’ Retreat on Saturday, September 7 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). This retreat is for those who wish to be confirmed, but also for anyone who wants to grow deeper in their understanding of the Christian faith and Episcopal tradition. If you haven’t been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, take advantage of this opportunities to explore the faith and grow deeper. Please contact the Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista (email@example.com) to register or if you have any further questions. Our diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Sam Rodman, will be joining us for confirmation services on Sunday, September 22.
PLEASE COME TO A LISTENING SESSION!
As a part of Wake County Sponsors, St. Paul’s is working with other faith-based institutions to find solutions to problems facing our community. We are listening to residents from all over Wake County to hear their concerns. This will shape the issues we will tackle in the upcoming months and years. Sessions will be offered on the following Sundays:
8/25, 5:00 p.m., Curry Center
9/29, 10:00 a.m., Chapel
Please see the link on the website to sign up to come to one of these sessions. Contact Katie Bricio at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
THE CARYING PLACE RACE FOR HOME: Please join us Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2 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.
Children’s Chapel, for children ages 3 yr. – 2nd grade, will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service.
Church School Teacher Sign-Up: Thanks to all of you who have already volunteered. We appreciate you! We still have 2 more positions to fill (one in 4th grade, one in 5th grade). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to teach Sunday school, which begins September 8th.
Backpack Blessings: Children who bring their backpacks to 9:00 a.m. service this Sunday are invited to receive a special back-to-school blessing.
Kickoff Sunday, September 8th: 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. If you are planning on doing us the honor of coming to the kickoff, please rsvp at www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D49AFAA2FA7FB6-eyckick, so that we can purchase the right amount of food for everyone.
Youth Registration Form: Please fill this out https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153 for each youth by September 15th so all our information is up to date.
Volunteers Needed: With a youth minister and a new school year upon us, volunteers are needed to participate in youth ministry events! Your age, how much teen culture you know, and whether or not you’re a Biblical Scholar are not important. What is important is your love for God, a willingness to listen to (and learn from) the youth, and a great attitude. Email Zack Rugen at email@example.com for more information.