What’s Happening At St. Paul

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

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.

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

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!”
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
October 28th – Don Smith
November 4th – Dogwood Blossom Band

Doors open @ 6:30 pm – Concerts start @7:30 pm!
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham, NC
9:30am to 4pm – Volunteers needed to help steel wool the existing playground structures and then spray paint with primary colors.
Please come and lend a hand!
Questions: Email Teresa Crabtree @ tcmj506@frontier.com
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.
Volunteers Welcomed: Thursday, October 26th
between 5:30pm and 8:00 pm to help with the Halloween Costume Parade at the
Northgate Park Food Truck Rodeo.
St. Paul is helping with this event!
Come, meet some neighbors!
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.
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

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.

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! **

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 10/15; plans will be presented for a new playset & more to Finance/Trustees Mtg on 11/5; sprucing up of the existing playground equipment will occur 10/21 and 10/28
Website: At our last Workgroup meeting on 10/10, we chose a new template for the website and will be updating 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.

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