What’s Happening at St. Paul UMC!

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.

Sermons are now available online at
https://stpaulumcdurham.com/sermons/

Calling all
Sunday Scripture Readers!!
Please sign up on the sheet
in the Narthex . . .

No Men’s Breakfast September 3rd due to the Labor Day Holiday.

AUGUST 27th
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse from 4-6pm
The Youth Group has been collecting Book Bags, notebook paper, spiral notebooks,
pens and pencils for 30 bags.
Volunteers are needed to help assemble the bags !
There will be food and games as part of the excitement!
If you have items for the Book Bags that you haven’t dropped off yet, please bring them with you.
See Gwen Burney for details.

Finance Committee Meeting Members! We will be meeting once and maybe twice in September to review the church budget.  1st Meeting Sept 7th @ 7pm in Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse; 2nd meeting, if needed, will be Sept 21st @ 7pm.

BABY SHOWER for Pastor Kori & Tyagan Bolick!  Sunday, September 17th after Service.
Baby Gift Registries:  Target and Amazon.com
(email rmw1@att.net if you want the links to the registries emailed to you)

URBAN MINISTRIES
Want to help serve the less fortunate in Durham?
St. Paul will be serving lunch on
Saturday, Sept 23 & Nov 25;
We meet at 11am at Urban Ministries,
410 Liberty St, Durham, NC.
Contact Wayne Davis, 919-317-1964
for information & if you can help serve. Thanks!

Wednesday Evening
Community Worship
6:30 pm Coffee/Fellowship;  7pm Worship
@ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
Please join us for a cup of coffee, great music, teaching and fellowship.
You belong here!  Invite your friends & neighbors!

Bible Study with Pastor Kori
Thursday evenings @ 6:30pm
in the Coffeehouse.
We are doing an 8 week study on
Paul’s Letter to the Romans. It ends 8/31.
All are welcome!

Join us Thursday, September 28th
between 5:30pm and 8:00 pm at the
Northgate Park Food Truck Rodeo.
St. Paul hosts the Children’s games.
Come, meet some neighbors and provide
play time with the children.

Attention Committee Chairs
Please submit your part of the Church Budget by August 31st to Marianne.
The budget will be compiled for Finance Committee & Church Council review in September/October.

All members are encouraged to attend these events:  ** Church Charge Conference**
October 1 – following Church Service – we’ll review/vote on the Church Budget for 2018!
** Corridor District Charge Conference **
October 22nd at 3pm @ Duke Memorial UMC.

Sacred  Grounds  Coffeehouse
OPEN  TO  ALL  – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
September 2nd   –   Closed for Labor Day
September 9th – Todd Parrott
Doors open @ 6:30 pm  –  Concerts start @7:30 pm!

URBAN MINISTRIES
Want to help serve the less fortunate in Durham?
**We are collecting non-perishable food (like canned goods) for Urban Ministries.
Please leave your donations in the box in the Narthex.      Thanks! **

Goal Setting for St. Paul 2017 and Beyond!
We’ve made significant progress addressing the short-term goals: Bible Study is happening; Contemporary music is being incorporated into the Sunday worship service; Sermons are on the website; VBS was successful; participation continues at the Northgate Park Food Truck Rodeo; We’ve cleaned the Nursery; this Bulletin now contains all church events on one side; the items in Hannah’s Closet have been donated to TROSA and Urban Ministries; and Wednesday Community Worship is happening in the Coffeehouse!             What’s next?
CHAMPIONS:  Let’s get the Workgroups together to discuss the plans for the medium and long-term goals for Church Council consideration.
We are transforming our community!!

Contact Marianne Ward with any questions.
WHAT CAN ST. PAUL ACCOMPLISH IN 2017
AND BEYOND?

Electronic Giving is Live!
Electronic giving offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Authorization forms and additional information are available in the Narthex or from Marianne Ward.

Remember to pray for: Lois Dunbar, Harold Brock, Doug Whaley, Jim Huntley, Loretta Ragan, Don Witten, Rhonda Turner, Louise Frate, Bunny Folmsbee, Jane McNeill, Tank O’Briant, Don Crowe, Betty Hudson, those who are lost, Pam Powell Lutz, Susan France, Bobby Finch, John & Mary Christy, Diane Powell, Gwynne Cameron, Shelia Couch, Wilton Dickerson. Feel free to take a Senior Saints Roster from the Narthex and remember our Sr. Saints with cards, calls or a visit:  Billie Bisplinghoff, Jesse & Dare Carden, Ann Cook, Carolyn Howard, Phyllis Jones, Ann Lloyd, Doris Stephens & Dot Wentz.