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.
Church School Teacher Sign-Up: It’s that time of year again! If you feel called to teaching Church School this coming school year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include what age group you might be interested in helping with.
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP: The next meeting is Tuesday, August 13, in the bride’s room from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. We are reading Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher. We would love to have you join us for our discussion – even if you haven’t finished the book. If you have questions, contact Joyce Loughlin at email@example.com.
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 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACIAL EQUITY INSTITUTE (REI) PHASE 1 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. REI, which is based in Greensboro, believes that organizations often work for equity with multiple understandings of racism that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion. 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 email@example.com 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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aleta McClenney, email@example.com.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND SUMMERTIME REFRESHMENTS:
There will be no refreshments this week.
Next week Care and Share will be providing refreshments. This is an in-reach ministry where members of St. Paul’s respond to short-term needs of parishioners, such as providing visits, meals or transportation. stop by to learn more about this compassionate and helpful ministry.
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.
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.