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.
⦁ A fundraising goal thermometer 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.
You can also look forward to house parties! You are cordially invited to enjoy the fellowship of dedicated parishioners at house parties on October 12 or 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
Pledges to date: 50
Amount Pledged to date: $1,318,800
Hurricane Florence and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry: The devastating effects of Hurricane Florence on the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry are still being assessed and evaluated. The relief efforts are being coordinated by our diocese, and at this time it is suggested that monetary donations are the most efficient way to ensure that critical needs are met. To donate or volunteer, go to the diocesan hurricane relief web page at http://www.dionc.org/hurricane-florence.html#Volunteer. Or, you may visit the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry directly at https://episcopalfarmworkerministry.org. Follow the links to donate to EFwM online, or send a check to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, PO Box 160, Newton Grove, NC 28366. Thank you for helping your farmworker brother in Christ after Hurricane Florence.
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 email@example.com. or 919-303-6248. 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.
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.
Newcomer Ministry will host a Newcomer Gathering on Sunday, October 21, 5:00-6:30 p.m.in the Bishop Curry House. 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! It will be casual and friendly. 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. Yes, that is the landmark to look for. Please RSVP to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 15 and let us know if you can or cannot attend. We hope to see you Oct. 21!
Lobster Fest is Saturday, October 6, and the website at www.lobsterfestcary.org is open to purchase lobsters. We need your help to make the day a success. Please help us advertise – flyers and business cards are ready for pick up after the service today. Please sign up to volunteer at www.stpaulscary.org/lobsterfestvolunteers/. If you have questions about tasks, contact Alana Loughlin at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event: Join us at a Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) Meal Packaging Event on 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. Questions? Contact Brooke Mautz or Ramsey McIntire at email@example.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 on 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.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS:
The Eucharistic Ministers are hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons who assist the clergy in administering Communion. Please stop by the Parish Hall to enjoy coffee and refreshments and to learn more about this special ministry.
Next week the Youth Committee will be hosting coffee hour. 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.
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 begin our fall series, Going Deeper—Ancient Teachings for a Vibrant Faith. The Rev. Adrienne Koch will present “Inviting Jesus into Your Heart: The Ancient Spirituality of the Enneagram of Personality.” Next Sunday, October 7, The Rev. George Adamik will discuss “The Gospel of Matthew: Beatitudes, Part 1.”
Wednesday Evenings: Join us for adult formation at 7:00 p.m. on October 5 in the Youth Wing, as we continue the nine-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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 $474.83 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) kicks off today at 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
- 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 next Sunday, Oct. 7 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.
- Youth Christian Formation: The lesson today is entitled “Who Do I Want To Be: Obeying God.” 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.: Game Night – Bring a game to share and play or just use one in the game closet. There will also be music and group activities. Come, have a fun, relaxing night together.
- Youth Registration Form: https://form.jotform.com/82118970270153. Please fill this out for each youth.
ASP Ice Cream Social: Please join us today after the 11:15 a.m. service. Thank you to all our Shareholders – everyone who has supported our youth through the Appalachia Service Project trip this year. Both youth and adults are excited about sharing stories and moments from their week in Tennessee. We look forward to seeing you.