What’s Happening at St. Paul UMC

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

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.

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

Remember to pray for: Judy Hayes, Linda Lane, Lois Dunbar, Marianne Ward, 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, 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.

Goal Setting for St. Paul 2018 and Beyond!
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: The Playset was installed on Feb 8th! A big thanks to the Playground committee for championing the Playground project! Questions? Email Teresa Crabtree @ tcmj506@frontier.com
Fellowship Hall: NEW! Quotes are being obtained for a new floor in Fellowship Hall and Kitchen
Marketing: Installation of the Electronic Sign for the front of the Church occurred on 12/19/17. A new website has launched
Check it out at https://stpaulumcdurham.com/
We are transforming our community!!
Contact Marianne Ward @ rmw1@att.net with any questions.

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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Today @ 4pm – Youth Group
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
All Youth Welcome! See Gwen for info!
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Lenten Bible Study with Rev. Kori starts Wednesday, February 14th, at 10am in the
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
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Wednesday Evening Feb 14th: Ash Wednesday Service @ Community Worship
6:30 pm Coffee and Fellowship
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service
@ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
Ash Wednesday is considered a day to cleanse the soul as Lent begins
You belong here! Invite your friends!

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE COME & ENJOY!
February 17th – Java Jivers
February 24th – Todd Parrott
Doors open @ 6:30 pm – Concerts start @7:30 pm!
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham, NC

‘Name The Playground” Deadline February 25TH. Talk to Teresa, submit your favorite name(s) via email to Teresa @ tcmj506@frontier.com or drop your suggestion(s) in the offering plate.

Playground Committee Meeting, February 25 @ 4pm @ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse
Agenda: + Name the Playground
+ Identify any Additional Work that needs to be done
+What will the Dedication look like on April 21st in conjunction with the Block Party
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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, Feb 23rd at 6:30pm in the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse.
All are welcome to come and hear more about the children in our community who need us!

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

URBAN MINISTRIES
Want to help serve our neighbors in Durham?
St. Paul will be serving lunch on these Saturdays in 2018:
March 24; May 26; July 28; Sept 22; Nov 24
Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. If you sign up and cannot serve, please help us by finding a replacement volunteer. We meet at 11am at Urban Ministries,
410 Liberty St, Durham, NC.
Contact Wayne Davis, 919-317-1964
if you need a ride & if you can help serve. Thanks!

Joint Finance/Trustees Committee Meeting
Remaining 2018 dates: April 8, July 1 & Oct 7; we’ll continue discussions regarding the budget & projects funded by the sale of the Murray Avenue home. We’ll meet at 5pm in Fellowship Hall.
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BLOCK PARTY & PLAYGROUND DEDICATION = APRIL 21st
12 noon to 3pm.
Your help is needed to carry out this event! Please see Phil, Richard or Marianne to volunteer. Please talk to Susan if you can bring a dessert!
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All-Church Breakfast – 5th Sundays at 9am!
All are invited! On these particular Sundays, there will be no Sunday School. Here are the 2018 dates:
April 29 – July 29 – September 30 – December 30
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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! **

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