Coming Up At St. Paul

Sunday Bulletin
If you have announcements for the Church Bulletin, please send to before 4:00pm on the Tuesday prior to your requested placement Sunday.

Preparation for Charge Conference
Lay Leadership Committee (Nominations) will hold its first meeting August 11 at 7pm in the Cokesbury Classroom.
Staff Parish Relations Committee will meet on August 25 at 6:30 pm in Cokesbury Classroom to prepare recommendations for pastoral and staff compensation for 2016.
Finance Committee will meet on September 24 at 6:30 pm to compile the budget for 2016.
Budgets: Those responsible for all budget areas, except staff compensation, please submit your 2016 budget request to Phil Bowling, Finance Chairman, no later than September 13, 2015.

Annual Charge Conference:
Our annual Charge Conference will be held on November 8, 2015. The conference will meet at Bethany UMC on Guess Rd.
Worship begins at 4pm; the conference starts at 4:45pm.

Prayer Time and Bible Study
First and third Wednesday of each month (restarting in September)

Urban Ministries
The next opportunity will be on August 22nd.
Sign-up sheet in the narthex or see Wayne Davis for more info

An Evening at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
August 8th – The Commanderrs (Isaac and Sally) August 15th – Ernest Collins

Altar Flower Sign Up
The sign-up form is in the Narthex so you can identify what Sunday you would like to bring altar flowers or contact Cindy Crabtree.

Hannah’s Closet (Opening August 1st)
Please help one of our Life Groups at St. Paul with a mission project to help families with children 5 & under who are either transitioning out of homelessness or participating in a homeless prevention program. We are collecting new or gently used (not abused) baby items in the bin in the Narthex. Please join us in helping love and support these families. Contact Kim Swanson at if you have any questions.
• Clothes/shoes • Toys • Changing tables • Blankets • Bassinettes
• Other supplies • Bottles* • Pacifiers* • Diapers* {*Only new items}
Also, Hannah’s Closet needs bookshelves, armoires &/or racks for displaying clothes. If you have any of these items that you would like to donate, please contact Susan Frate at 919-620-0105 or e-mail

Youth Group Meeting and Movie
Aug 9th at 4:00 pm, Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

Teen Goody Bags
Pastor Michelle and Gwen Burney are coordinating an effort to provide ‘goody bags’ to teens that live in the neighborhood around the church. Please bring non-perishable snacks (crackers/granola bars/raisins/sweets, etc.) on Aug 9th and 16th. Contact Pastor Michelle if you are interested in assembling and delivering the bags on Aug 16th.

August Birthdays and Anniversaries ♥ Anniversary
3 Charles ‘Tank’ O’Briant 19 Payton Baker
Richard Ward 20 Cole Baker
7 Brian Dickinson 21 ♥ M/M Bill Roycroft
♥ Dave/Kim Swanson 22 Christie Windsor
11 Brittany Daves-Horton 25 John Christy
16 Mary Christy 28 ♥ Tom/Susan Taylor
17 Marianne Ward 31 Doris Luguire
Richard Gamble

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