Coming Up At St. Paul

New Year’s Eve
Come receive communion during an open door floating communion on December 31st from 4 to 6 pm. Stay and pray and reflect as long as you like. Go as you are led. Christ’s table is open to all who come.
Prepare for the New Year at His table.

URBAN MINISTRIES for 2016
Please mark the following Saturday dates on your planning calendar for 2016.
January 23rd March 26th May 28th
July 23rd September 24th November 26th
These are the dates that St. Paul UMC will be helping prep a meal for Urban Ministries & also serving lunch.
No cooking skills are required, just a desire to serve those less fortunate here in Durham.
Contact Wayne Davis, 919-317-1964, for information.

If you have announcements for the Church Bulletin, please email to rmw1@att.net before 5:00pm on the Tuesday prior to your requested placement Sunday.

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.

Life Groups
To know love and to serve each other & the community around us
Kim & Dave Swanson – Sunday, 6:00pm – 1-704-877-8920
Glenn Newman – Monday, 7:00pm – 919-596-7348
Cathy & Joe Robinson – Friday, 6:30pm – 919-477-6351

Remember to pray for: Don Crowe, Betty Hudson, Tina Tews, those who are lost, Joe Wentz Jr, Doris Luquire, Billie Bisplinghoff, Dorothy Ross, Pam Powell Lutz, Susan France, Phyllis Jones, Jesse & Dare Carden, Earl Autry, Ann Lloyd, Bobby Finch, Ann Cook, John & Mary Christy, Carolyn Howard, Ashton Wade, Mae Newton, Diane Powell, Gwynne Cameron, Sheila Couch, Wilton Dickerson, Lora & Tim Rudolph, Eddie Phillips, Ruby Brown

CAN YOU HELP? We are collecting donations to purchase winter gloves, scarfs, hats & ear muffs for 5 youth in the neighborhood & provide a Christmas meal for these youth and their families. We are hoping to raise $250 by December 18th! Please contact Richard Ward, 919-943-5566 or see Marianne Ward or Gwen Burney for details. Please make checks payable to St Paul UMC with “Christmas for Youth” in the memo line.

Christmas Eve
Come join us as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child in a Candlelight Communion Service, December 24th at 5:30pm. The Church will receive canned goods for Urban Ministries.

The Leadership of St. Paul invites you to a Leadership Retreat
Friday, January 22 (6-9 p.m.) &
Saturday, January 23 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
All are welcome & strongly
encouraged to attend!
You do not have to hold a leadership position at the church to attend the retreat. The retreat will be held in Fellowship Hall & will be guided by an outside facilitator. This is a great opportunity to prayerfully plan & discuss the ways God is moving at St. Paul now & as we look toward the future.
Friday dinner & Saturday lunch are included in the retreat, which is at no-cost to you.

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
December 19th – Dackel (Christmas Show)
December 26th – C L O S E D
All Saturday evening concerts start at 7:30pm!

You are invited to bring gifts of nonperishable food
to place under the Chrismon Tree.
Your gifts will be taken to Urban Ministries (food pantry) where they will be used to feed the hungry.
Thank you for caring and sharing!

Need more information about St. Paul or prayer?
Please contact one of our pastors:
Rev. Mark D. Stephens Rev. Michelle Osborne
Lead Pastor Associate Pastor
919-452-5765 (c) 1-615-828-6345
marks@nccumc.org mosborne@nccumc.org

December Birthdays
& Anniversaries (♥)

01 Billie Bisplinghoff
♥Richard/Marianne Ward
02 Horace Lane
03 Bobby Finch
Faye Hales
Destiny Cutter
04♥ Gene/Becky Franklin
Steven Franklin
Lori/Patrick Westbrook
07 Michael Howard
12 Breteney Facyson
13 Edd Lovette III
15 Laura Lovette
16 Marley Dean Stephens
19♥ Glenn/Dianne Newman 20 ♥ M/M Alfred Stephens
24 Lacy Griffin
25 Tara Lynn
30 Gail Warden
♥ Russell/Ruby Bland

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