Coming Up At St. Paul

Please mark the following Saturday dates on
your 2016 calendar.
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.

Sacred  Grounds  Coffeehouse
January 23rd – Lisa Beverly
January 30th – String Beings
All  Saturday  evening concerts  start  at  7:30pm!

Hannah’s Closet News!
We are in need of new or gently used (not abused) baby clothes & shoes
We also need new bottles of
*Lotion  *Shampoo
*Diaper Ointment
Please leave these items in the bin in the Narthex…
For more info, contact Kim Swanson at 828-244-8447 or
Thank you!

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: family of Doris Luquire, Lacy Griffin, Don Crowe, Betty Hudson, those who are lost, Joe Wentz Jr, 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

The Church is in need of a Treasurer!
The position needs to be filled by mid-February.
Bookkeeping & payroll involved. The church currently uses Quick Books for its’ accounting & payroll functions.
Interested persons, please see Pastor Mark.
919-452-5765 (c)

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!

Plan to attend UMC Leadership Training Workshops, February 7th from 2 to 6pm at Mt. Sylvan UMC – Sponsored by the Corridor District, N.C. Conference
There are FOUR Workshops to choose from:
1) Aligning and Streamlining Leadership Structure for Effective and Fruitful Ministry
2) Communications: External and Internal
3) Rethinking Sunday School
4) Sustainable Financial Management and Planning
Pre-registration is required for these free workshops. Please let Pastor Mark know if you would like to attend.

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

January Birthdays
& Anniversaries (♥)
01  ♥ Tom & Amy Jervis
04  Diane Powell
05  Taylor Dickinson
10  Samantha Lauster
14  Adam Coovadia
Michael Johnson
17  Brian Dickinson, Jr.
18  Wayne Lauster
20  Claudia Stephens
24  ♥ Jimmy & Vivian O’Neal
27  Cheryl Stephens Meyer
28  Gene Franklin
29  Donna Franklin Turner
31  Ray Eason
♥ John & Mary Christy