Welcoming in Christ 60th Anniversary Campaign is in full swing and pledges are due by October 14th
Here are some things to look forward to:
- Campaign testimonials during services on October 7 and weekly videos on our website and social media. The fundraising goal thermometer is on display in the Narthex and Parish Hall.
- Weekly raffles during coffee hours for those who have returned pledges – prizes include gift cards to Lugano Ristorante, Lucky 32, Cloer Family Vineyards, Thai Spices and Sushi and an overnight at the Mayton Inn. Congratulations to the Gautier family and the Crow family for winning raffle prizes last week!
- House Parties! You are cordially invited to enjoy the fellowship of dedicated parishioners at house parties on October 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. Our campaign chairs will be there to answer questions. Space is limited. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yc56l8l2
Capital Campaign Pledging Update 10/3/18
Pledges to date: 64
Amount Pledged to date: $1,390.100
Hurricane Florence and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry: Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry is asking for food donations to help feed migrant and seasonal farmworkers affected by Hurricane Florence. Please bring any of the following donations to the designated bin to the right of the Narthex. Requested items are: rice, pinto beans, tortillas, tuna, chicken soup (no creams), Maseca corn flour, cooking oil, instant coffee, canned corn, animal crackers or cinnamon crackers, diapers, and baby food. Monetary donations are urgently needed. You can drop a check into the plate made out to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, go online to http://episcopalfarmworkerministry.org, or mail it to the ministry at PO Box 160, Newton Grove, NC 28334. Thank you very much.
The Women’s Study Group will meet Tuesday, October 9th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Bride’s Room to discuss Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. From Amazon: “Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today’s most admired writers for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak, calls Challenger Deep ‘a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.’” This should be a wonderful novel to discuss. If you have any questions, contact Leah Dail at LeahDail@gmail.com.
Fall Book Group begins in October. Please join us for dinner and discussion of Race in a Post-Obama America – the Church Responds. We will gather at St. Paul’s today, and the next two Sundays (October 7, 14, and 21) at 5:30 p.m. for a shared potluck supper followed by conversation on that week’s reading. Because space is limited, please sign up on the church website. Contact Andrea Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aleta McClenney at email@example.com with questions.
Newcomer Ministry will host a Newcomer Gathering on Sunday, October 21, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Curry Center. We’ll have a simple supper and time to get to know each other. If you have visited St. Paul’s recently and would like to chat with the clergy, some ministry leaders, or other new parishioners like yourself, please come! Food will be provided. The Bishop Curry House is located just off the far end of the parking lot, near the conveniently positioned garbage bin at the end of the parking lot. Please RSVP to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15 and let us know if you can or cannot attend. We hope to see you October 21!
MONTHLY DEVOTIONALS: “Welcoming in Christ” is the discipleship-stewardship emphasis linking St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary and the Anniversary Capital Campaign. Each month a special devotional reflection will be offered. The theme for October is “Expanding the Mission and Influence of the Church.” You can find these devotionals on our St. Paul’s website (www.stpaulscary.org). If you’d like to share your thoughts on a theme, you may email them to email@example.com.
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event: Join us at a Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packaging Event next Sunday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary to make a donation and register yourself and family for this fun, educational, highly-impactful event. As of October 1st, we have $1,323 raised (goal = $4,385) and 21 people registered (goal = 70). If we meet these goals, this will allow us to reach our event goal of 10,000 meals. Questions? Contact Brooke Mautz or Ramsey McIntire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Youth Committee is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Our Youth Program is a strong and integral part of our parish community, and its leaders generously offer their time to create an inviting, engaging, and inspirational environment for our youth. Please stop by to say thanks or perhaps to volunteer with this important ministry.
Senior Luncheon, Sunday, October 21, 12:30 p.m.: The Youth would like to invite all Senior parishioners to our Annual Luncheon for Seniors – and it’s Brunch this year! It will be held on Sunday, October 21st at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This is our way to celebrate and say thank you to the older generation at St. Paul’s. Please RSVP to Leah Dail at 919-467-1477 or by email to Leah.Dail@stpaulscary.org.
Veteran Military Outreach (VMO) is collecting names of veteran’s and military members for special acknowledgement on Veterans’ Day in November. Please submit names and branch of service no later than October 31, 2018, to VMO@stpaulscary.org.
Sunday Mornings: The Christian faith has the potential to reshape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Join us today at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel as we continue our fall series, Going Deeper – Ancient Teachings for a Vibrant Faith. The Rev. George Adamik will present “The Gospel of Matthew: Beatitudes, Part 1.” Next Sunday, October 14, Andrew Zawierucha will discuss “The Gospel of Matthew: Beatitudes, Part 2.”
Wednesday Evenings: Join us for adult formation at 7:00 p.m. on October 10 in the Youth Wing, as we continue the 9-session series, Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. Drop in for any sessions you’re able to attend, as we listen to and reflect on Jesus’ teachings as part of renewing our discipleship and witness.
For more information on our fall formation series, please see E-News and the Adult Formation section of the St. Paul’s website.
The Arts & Crafts Festival: 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 10, with proceeds going to outreach. If you have items to donate, please contact Sally Moller, email@example.com.
If you can spare a couple of hours to help transport our borrowed tables, please sign up! You’ll find the link to sign up on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival. We will need volunteers in all areas of the festival. The shifts are only two hours, so please consider helping.
The Fellowship Events Team is planning a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art, to tour the exhibit, The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art. Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, November 4th, at 2:00 p.m. for a docent-guided tour. The exhibit includes paintings and sculptures by Georgia O’Keeffe, “the Mother of American modernism,” along with works of emerging artists that evoke her artistic style. There is a sign-up poster in the narthex or call / email Sheila Reilly at 919-303-6248 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $18.00 for adults, $16.00 for seniors, plus $5.00 extra per ticket for the docent. Tickets will need to be purchased by October 14th, so sign up and join us for fellowship and a delightful art adventure.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS is today at 1:30 p.m. in the courtyard.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2019 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 9, 2019. We have collected $558.55 toward our $3000 goal!
- Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. worship service and is open to all children ages 3 through 2nd grade. Please follow the Children’s Cross Processional after the Collect.
- Sunday School resumes today at 10:10 a.m. in the Education Building. Pre-EYC (for 4th and 5th graders) gathers today at 10:10 a.m. in traffic circle to begin our Reverse Trick or Treating day!
- One more 5th grade Teacher is needed for Sunday School. Thank you to all our Sunday School Teachers that are already giving their time and talent to the children of St. Paul’s!
- The jeans drive for Note in the Pocket starts today and runs through October 28. We are looking for donations of jeans, any size and gender, new or gently used as well as any new or gently used clothing donations. The collection bin is located just off the Narthex.
- Youth Christian Formation: The lesson today is entitled “Who Do I Want to Be: Choosing God for Yourself.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- EYC Tonight 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Faithfulness – we will explore our theme for the month with a photo scavenger hunt. Learn about our church, our Episcopal faith, and your own faith in a fun, interactive way. This is an EYC when phones can be used!
- Thank You to all the youth that helped at Lobster Fest yesterday. Awesome job!
- Youth registration form can be found at https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153. Please complete one form for each participating youth.