Sunday. Join us at 10:15 a.m. today between services in the youth wing for a Rob Bell NOOMA video and informal discussion. These short videos encourage us to examine our faith in new ways, and we’ll finish in time for you to get to the 10:45 a.m. service.
Wednesday. We continue our study of Richard Rohr’s book, The Universal Christ, on July 17, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the youth wing. For more information, including a schedule and video resources, please contact Gerri Batchelor at email@example.com.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: FUNERAL PREPARATION CLASS: While thinking of planning a funeral might not be on the top of anyone’s to do list, we all know that it will be done at some point. And if it can be done ahead of time, most find it to be a relief for themselves and their loved ones.
St. Paul’s is providing a way for individuals and families to organize their thoughts and desires regarding final plans. Those plans can then be on file at the church and edited at any time.
Sunday, July 28 at noon, the Rev. Melanie Mudge will lead a session that will guide all to use our beautiful liturgy to have a funeral that will reflect the individual whose life is being celebrated. It has been her experience that these planning sessions are not depressing but rather a time of openness and humor.
Please register by emailing: Melanie.Mudge@stpaulscary.org. Loved ones are encouraged to come if possible. We will be providing a sandwich / salad lunch for $5.00 per person.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND SUMMERTIME REFRESHMENTS: The Resilience Ministry and the Adult Formation Committee are providing refreshments following the 9:00 a.m. service today. The Resilience Ministry offers resources for individuals, families and communities to understand and then prevent or respond to the long-term effects of childhood adversity. The Adult Formation Committee oversees and plans a wide range of opportunities for adult education and spiritual growth on Sunday mornings and during the week.
Next week the Memorial Garden Ministry will be providing refreshments. This ministry works to provide a beautiful, spiritual space for the interment of ashes and the remembrance of family and friends.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL FOR OUTREACH: Help Wanted! We are looking for additional committee members. We need someone to manage the St. Paul’s Table, which sells handmade items donated by parishioners, and someone to coordinate volunteer scheduling. The festival will take place on Saturday, November 9, with proceeds going to outreach. 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.
NEW CHECK REQUEST FORM: If you need a reimbursement check, please note our new due date. Requests are due Monday morning by 8:00 a.m. and will be disbursed by the following Monday. Check requests will be delayed if all information is not completed. Forms can be found on the website or in the Church Office in the mailbox.
Children’s Chapel, for children ages 3 yr-2nd grade, will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service.
Parables and Popsicles: After the 9:00 a.m. service on the playground, we will read a parable with our kids, eat popsicles, and enjoy fellowship with kids and parents.
“Shake It Up Sunday” Tonight, July 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.: We have invited our youth neighbors at Cary Presbyterian to join us, so come to the youth wing for milkshakes, games and Compline. Come enjoy a fun evening with us.
ENDOWMENT BOARD FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE: The St. Paul’s Endowment Board is delighted to announce that funds are available to further St. Paul’s outreach efforts and to continue to beautify our grounds. We are indebted to those generous donors who lovingly gave gifts to St. Paul’s. Now we need to ensure that their generosity is cherished and celebrated. If you have a great idea for using these funds for an outreach project (approximately $1400 available) or a grounds beautification project (approximately $1800 available), we would love to hear from you! Endowment Grant Request forms are available on the website, or email Katie Bricio at email@example.com. It is important to note that there are restrictions on exactly how these funds can be used. Please see the website for more information or ask Katie. Endowment Grant Request forms will be accepted through July 31, 2019.