What’s Happening at St. Paul UMC!

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

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/

Electronic Giving is Live!
Electronic giving offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account. Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a predetermined schedule using a credit or debit card. Go to https://stpaulumcdurham.com/ at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms and additional information are available in the Narthex or from Marianne Ward.

Come to our
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
TODAY – AUGUST 6TH at 5:00 PM Fellowship Hall
See Phil Bowling for more information.

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!

Youth Group Event – August 12th at 4pm
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
See Gwen for details

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
August 12th – Kent Dixon
August 19th – Ernest Collins
Doors open @ 6:30 pm – Concerts start @7:30 pm!

Joint Finance Committee /Trustees Committee Meeting Sunday, August 13th at 5pm to start the discussions for a plan for use of the funds from the sale of the Murray Avenue home.

Join us Thursday, August 24th
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.

AUGUST 27TH
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
The Youth Group is collecting Book bags, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pens and pencils for 30 bags.
There will be food and games as part of the excitement! See Gwen Burney for details.

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! **

Save the Date! BABY SHOWER for Pastor Kori & Tyagan! September 17th after Service.
Details to follow!

Mark your Calendars now for Charge Conference
October 22nd at 3pm at Duke Memorial UMC.
All members are welcome to attend.

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 is scheduled; 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 decision has been made to disband Hannah’s Closet; 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?

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! **

Remember to pray for: the family of Dot Ross, Lois Dunbar, Harold Brock, Doug Whaley, David Palo, 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.

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