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Today at the 11:15 a.m. service we rejoice in the baptism of Evelynn Rose Maiers, daughter of Matthew and Ashley Goforth Maiers.
CHILDREN’S Ministries: There is Children’s Chapel today for children ages 3 yr. – 2nd grade at the 9:00 a.m. service.
The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is collecting money for Rise Against Hunger. We have collected $396.77 toward our $3400 goal.
Sunday School begins at 10:10 a.m. in the education building. We still need one more teacher! If you’re interested in teaching, please email us at email@example.com.
The Halloween Carnival will take place on October 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This fabulous event is being sponsored by Children’s Ministries and EYC and will feature a chili cook-off, hot dogs and sides, bounce houses, pumpkin contests, and trunk-or-treating. This is a parish-wide event, so bring the whole family. Costumes welcome! Sign up for chili contest and other food items here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A4FAEAB2DA4F85-halloween.
YOUTH: Join us for Christian Formation this morning from 10:15-11:00 a.m. High School meets in Room 10 Middle School meets in the youth wing.
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will meet this afternoon from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the youth wing.
Halloween Carnival: Join the youth on October 20th as they bring back Trunk or Treat in addition to our pumpkin decorating contest following chili, hot dogs and sides! So, bring your decorated trunks and your already-carved, dressed, or decorated pumpkin with its candle in/sunglasses on. We will have a contest to see who has the Scariest, Prettiest, and most Creative pumpkin. More details coming soon.
MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AND COFFEE HOUR: The Men’s Group is hosting coffee hour in the parish hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. This group fosters fellowship while providing various service projects and activities for the parish, including Lobster Fest, Men’s Beach Week, and food for the Parish Picnic and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.
Next week the Communications Committee will host coffee hour. This committee works to keep us informed about the many activities of our parish through the website, newsletter, Sunday bulletins, narthex monitor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, podcasts, and more.
Sunday: Join us at 10:10 a.m. in the chapel as Andrew Zawierucha facilitates discussion of “The Torah: An Overview,” part of our fall series, Roots Down: Exploring through the Old Testament and the Monastic Tradition. Andrew will examine creation of the laws and covenants, and the core principles on which the Old Testament is based.
Wednesday: Please join us Wednesday at 7:00-8:00 p.m., in the youth wing as we continue our series based on Adam Hamilton’s DVD and book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet, Chapter 5, “Lessons from the Wilderness.” Hamilton describes Moses as “the single most important figure in the Hebrew Bible” (the Old Testament), and “for Christians, Moses’ life serves as the backdrop for much that is found in the Gospels.” We’ll reflect on what we can learn from Moses to apply in our own lives.
Women’s Study Group: Evening or Weekend section? There is some interest in starting a section of the Women’s Study Group that would meet on weekends or an evening during the week. If you are interested in this, please email Aubrey Comperatore at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are several ladies who would like this, she will convene a meeting to determine the best day and time.
Fall Blood Drive: On Wednesday, November 6th, we will be having a fall blood drive in collaboration with our neighbors, Cary Presbyterian Church. The collection will be in their fellowship hall from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Blood Collection non-profit will provide a $10 “grant’ for each donor that we have registered thru their faith formation program. Not only could you possibly give the gift of life up to 3 people, but you can also have $10 donated to the church! Please go to The Blood Connection website and click on the donate button. You will need to put in the date of the drive to find it. It will be under Cary Presbyterian. Volunteers are also needed to assist in greeting donors and working in the canteen. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Walt at email@example.com.
Dorcas Ministries and Wheels4Hope are sponsoring a free, hands-on, basic Car Care class. St. Paul’s members are welcome to attend. The class will be held in the Dorcas parking lot on Monday, October 14th starting at 6:00 p.m. Topics will include how to check fluids and tires, how to change a tire, car safety, interior and exterior care, using a maintenance schedule, and how to save money on car repair. This will be an interactive, hands-on class, so be prepared to get a little dirty and have some fun! Instructor for the class will be Mike Sweeney from St. Paul’s. Please call Dorcas at 919-469-9861 ext. 204 to register.
KEYS – LOST & FOUND: If you have lost a ring of keys from what looks like a retractable pull, please come by the office to reclaim them.
The Care & Share team would like to make parishioners aware of new resources.
The Loss of Spouse Group hosted by the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church is open to community members who have lost their spouse within the past 3 years. The group meets twice a month – for dinner at a local restaurant, and for a monthly discussion group meeting. For more information, please contact Margie Best at 919-303-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Melonie Wigley at 919-264-4401 or email@example.com.
A Dementia Caregiver Support Summit will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. The free event is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you are a caregiver for someone with dementia, learn more about dementia and strategies to best support your loved one. Visit vendor tables and register for free gifts. For questions, call Always Best Care at 919-724-4297. Margie Best at 919-303-3830 or Melonie Wigley at 919-264-4401 may also answer questions.
Should I Stay of Should I Go? will be presented at the Cary Senior Center, October 18, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Resources for Seniors and Aware Senior Care. The conference is to help people evaluate their ability to stay and remain safe at home or to consider the option of moving to a community. Seniors and/or their children are welcomed to attend. Free food and beverages and door prizes will be available. For questions, call Tim Murray at Aware Senior Care, 919-436-1871; Margie Best, 919-303-3830; or Melonie Wigley, 919-264-4401.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: The Arts & Crafts Festival for Outreach will take place on Saturday, November 9, and we need your help in all areas! We have easy, fun, two-hour shifts. We also welcome your donations of homemade baked goods for our bake sale and new, handmade items for the St. Paul’s Table. Please check our website (stpaulscary.org/festival) for more information and for the links to sign up.