Coming Up At St. Paul

URBAN MINISTRIES for 2016
Please mark the following Saturday dates on your planning calendar for 2016.
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.

You are invited to a
BABY SHOWER
for Bernie & Melody Bowling
This will be Phil Bowling’s 1st grandchild
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Immediately following Sunday Worship Service @
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
RSVP to Richard or Marianne Ward, rmw1@att.net or
919-943-5566
Light Lunch to be served

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

Urban Ministries
The next opportunity to serve is March 26th.
Contact Wayne Davis, 919-317-1964, for more information.

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!

New Year’s Eve Open Door Floating Communion
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.

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
January 9th – City Folk (Pete Smith & Jane Muldoon-Smith)
January 16th – The Commanderrs
All Saturday evening concerts start at 7:30pm!

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.)
This retreat is designed to bring together all of us to discuss our future as it relates to Pastor Mark’s retirement, financial sustainability, care of current members, children & shut-ins and outreach to our community, including young people. Friday dinner & Saturday lunch are included in the retreat, which is at no-cost to you. RSVP to Pastor Michelle.

All are welcome & strongly encouraged to attend!

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
21 Christopher Ortega-Burch
24 Lacy Griffin
25 Tara Lynn
30 Gail Warden
♥ Russell/Ruby Bland

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