What’s Happening at St. Paul UMC

Remember to pray for: Linda Lane, Lois Dunbar, Harold Brock, Doug Whaley, Jim Huntley, Loretta Ragan, Rhonda Turner, Louise Frate, 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.

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 Richard @ rmw1@att.net before 5:00pm on the Tuesday prior to your requested placement Sunday.

Sermons are available online at

The Choir at St. Paul UMC
welcomes new members!
All ages & levels of singing experience are welcome & encouraged to come.
Enjoy singing new and old hymns.
Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening
7:30-8:30 pm & Sundays before services, 10:30-11am.
“Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

Results of 10/1/17 Church Council :
– Committee Memberships were approved & emailed to Church listserv on Oct 2nd;
– the 2018 Budget was approved
– We reviewed church goals and encouraged workgroups in their work!
– We approved a threshold that any project greater than $10,000 has to be presented for   Church Council . Any project $10,000 or less can be approved by the Joint Finance/ Trustees Committee.
– Updates were given on these projects: Website, Playground, Electronic Sign out front;
– Pastor Kori discussed a One-Board Model; vote approved for church to explore this model.

4 pm @ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
See Gwen for Information

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

October 14th – City Folk
October 21st – Constellation

Doors open @ 6:30 pm – Concerts start @7:30 pm!
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham, NC

Bible Study with Pastor Kori will resume in December with an Advent Study.

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! **

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!

From UMC Baptismal Covenant
“As a member of this congregation I will faithfully participate in its ministries by my prayers, my presence, my gifts, and my service.”

All members are
encouraged to attend this event:
** Corridor District Charge Conference **
October 22nd at 3pm @ Duke Memorial UMC.

Goal Setting for St. Paul 2017 and Beyond!
Short-term goals: All but one are done!
What’s next?
ALL OF US: Let’s get the Workgroups together to discuss the plans for the medium and long-term goals for Church Council consideration.
Playground: Workgroup met Sunday 9/17; plans are underway for a new playset and sprucing up of the existing playground equipment
Website: at our next Workgroup meeting (Oct 10, 6:30pm) we will chose a new template for the website and update content!
Marketing: Phil Bowling is gathering quotes for a new electronic sign to be inserted into the existing metal sign at the front of the church.

We are transforming our community!!

Contact Marianne Ward with any questions.

Volunteers Welcomed: Thursday, October 26th
between 5:30pm and 8:00 pm for the
Northgate Park Food Truck Rodeo.
St. Paul hosts the Children’s games.
Come, meet some neighbors and provide
play time with the children.

Joint Finance/Trustees Committee Meetings
Sunday, November 5th & January 7th @ 5pm
to continue discussions regarding operating costs & projects funded by the sale of the Murray Avenue home.

Want to help serve the less fortunate in Durham?
St. Paul will be serving lunch on Saturday, 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!

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 @ rmw1@att.net


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