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

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!”
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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.
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Mr. Darius E. Moore, Family Recruitment Specialist for the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina will be presenting information regarding Foster Care & Adoption opportunities on Fridays, November 10th & December 15th at 6:30pm @ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse. All are welcome to come and hear more about the children in our community who need us!

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
November 11th – String Peddlers
November 18th – Randa McNamara
Doors open @ 6:30 pm – Concerts start @7:30 pm!
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham, NC

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection
The United Methodist Men are sponsoring this project. Record your name, phone and the # of boxes taken. Fill each box with appropriate gifts. Return your box(es) to the Church on or before November 12. If you can help with shipping costs, give your money to either Ray Eason or Horace Lane. The children thank you!
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YOUTH GROUP EVENT, NOV 12TH @ 4PM, SACRED GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE! See Gwen for 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
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PLAYGROUND PROJECT
Thank you to all of the volunteers who help with the playground clean-up! Questions: Email Teresa Crabtree @ tcmj506@frontier.com
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The United Methodist Men have voted to change the Monthly Men’s Breakfast, effective in 2018 to meet on the 5th Sunday at 9am; it will be an All-Church breakfast. All are invited! On these particular Sundays, there will be no Sunday School. Here are the dates for 2018:
April 29 – July 29
September 30 – December 30

URBAN MINISTRIES
Want to help serve our neighbors 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!

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

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!
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 10/19 at the Playset company in Raleigh to look at playsets; plans will be presented for a new playset & more to Finance/Trustees Mtg on 11/5; sprucing up of the existing playground equipment occurred 10/21 & 10/28
Website: Our new website has launched! Please take a look and email Marianne @ rmw1@att.net with comments!
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.

Electronic Giving Online!
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
Go to Electronic Giving Online if you are interested in supporting Community Worship, our Youth Group, the Playground, the Elevator fund, or any other aspect of St Paul’s missions and activities!
https://stpaulumcdurham.com/electronic-giving/

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. .

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