Refuge for Refugees (R4R) Update – Help our Newest Family

Our Refuge for Refugees Ministry (R4R) welcomed newcomers from El Salvador in mid-May of 2023 and is currently assisting them with settling into two new households. We have an ongoing need for Spanish language speakers/interpreters to work with other St. Paul's volunteers as we mentor the family on a variety of topics they need to master as they adjust to life here in the U.S. We are also looking for new and gently used items for the two households.Continue reading

Racial Justice Summer Book Groups

The Racial Justice Planning Group at St. Paul's is offering three different selections for our summer reading series including biography, fiction and history. Feel free to join us for one, some or all, and to bring a friend! We will have one 90-minute, in-person discussion group for each book on Sunday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church.Continue reading

Adult Formation – Summer Reading

Join us for a virtual book group on Zoom on Wednesday evenings, June 7 – July 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm.  “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard is at once poetry, prayer, philosophy, and a nature walk without a plan. It can awaken wonder, humor, memory, and a transcendent consciousness; tune in and share your impression of the beauty and spiritual implications of this work. Email Gerri Batchelor ( to register.

We will be offering Rachel Held Evans’ last book, “Wholehearted Faith,” during the last 6 weeks of the summer.  More information will be coming.



SAFE TALK/SAFE SPACE: a safe space for conversation in the LGBTQ+ community.

Are you age 17-25, identify as LGBTQ+, have questions, struggles, joy, wisdom to share? This group is for you!

The Reconciling Ministries Team of Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary is sponsoring the formation of a facilitated support group to have conversations around important issues and concerns, as well as offer one another wisdom and encouragement – all in a confidential and supportive environment. Want to learn more? Come to an informational session Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 7pm at Cookie Cutters (located in Saltbox Village), 1233 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary.