What’s Happening at St. Paul UMC

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.

Be inspired by our Sermons online athttps://stpaulumcdurham.com/sermons/

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

Remember to pray for: Pauline & Rainey Hicks, Wayne Davis, 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 & 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.

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, March 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!

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!

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – TODAY February 25th @ 3pm  –  Fellowship Hall.  All members are strongly encouraged to attend.

‘Name The Playground” Deadline TODAY. 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, Today 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.

Don’t Bake for Easter – Come to our BAKE SALE, March 25th immediately after Worship Service and buy your Easter treats!

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.

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!” Lenten Bible Study with Rev. Kori – Wednesdays @ 10am, Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse – “I lay my burden down at the foot of the cross”

BLOCK PARTY & PLAYGROUND DEDICATION  = APRIL 21st12 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!

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

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! **

Wednesday Evening Community Worship 6:30 pm Coffee and Fellowship 7:00 pm  Worship Service  @ Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse.  Come and enjoy a great cup of coffee, great music, teaching and fellowship! You belong here!  Invite your friends!

Sacred  Grounds  Coffeehouse   OPEN  TO  ALL  – PLEASE COME & ENJOY! March 3rd – City Folk (Pete Smith & Jane Muldoon-Smith) March 10th – Brien Barbour.  Doors open @ 6:30 pm  –  Concerts start @7:30 pm!  Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham, NC

March 11h – HOMECOMING!  Come celebrate our Church’s 74th Birthday! Join us for worship at 10:30 AM.Please stay afterwards for lunch & fellowship. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Please take Invitations in the Narthex and invite friends & neighbors! Hope you can come!

ELECTRONIC GIVING! 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/

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.

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