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.

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.

Be inspired by our Sermons online at
https://stpaulumcdurham.com/sermons/
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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!”

Bible Study with Pastor Kori
…will resume in December with an Advent Study.
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A Big Thank You to all who donated to Operation Christmas Child with Shoebox Gifts for children around the world! The Children Thank you!

FUNDRAISER: Join us in Fellowship Hall after worship TODAY, November 19 for a bakery/pantry fundraiser. Come and shop for bake goods, pickles, jams, and honey. Purchase these items for your own enjoyment and/or as gifts for family and friends. Funds raised will go to the operating budget. Thank you!

This Wednesday Evening, Nov 22, Community Worship is a Thanksgiving POTLUCK & PRAISE!
6:30 pm POTLUCK followed by a Brief Praise Worship
@ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
Bring a favorite dish and enjoy good food, great music and fellowship.
You belong here! Invite your friends!
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
November 25th – C L O S E D
St. Paul UMC’s VERY OWN
December 2nd – Robert & Shoko Buxton
Doors open @ 6:30 pm – Concerts start @7:30 pm!
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham, NC
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URBAN MINISTRIES
Want to help serve our neighbors in Durham?
St. Paul will be serving lunch on
S a t u r d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 5
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!
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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 Friday, 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!
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Joint Finance/Trustees Committee Meetings
We will meet quarterly on the first Sunday of each quarter @ 5pm. Here are the 2018 dates: January 7, April 1, July 1 & Oct 7 to continue discussions regarding the budget & projects funded by the sale of the Murray Avenue home.

PLEASE TALK TO RICHARD IF YOU CAN PREPARE THE BULLETIN FOR DEC 3RD!

Electronic Giving Online!
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/
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

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; sprucing up of the existing playground equipment occurred 10/21 & 10/28; the Joint Finance/Trustees Committee approved the plans & budget for this project on 11/5; The next Phase of this project will continue when the playset arrives for installation. A big thanks to this committee for championing this effort! Questions? Email Teresa Crabtree @ tcmj506@frontier.com
Website: Our new website has launched! Please take a look and email Marianne @ rmw1@att.net with comments!
Marketing: Church Council on 11/12/17 approved the purchase of the Electronic Sign for the front of the Church. Installation is forthcoming.
We are transforming our community!!
Contact Marianne Ward @ rmw1@att.net with any questions

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! **

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

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