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.

Remember to pray for: Garland ‘Sonny’ Roberts, Pauline & Rainey Hicks, Wayne Davis, Judy Hayes, Linda Lane, 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, 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, Dare Carden, Ann Cook, Carolyn Howard, Phyllis Jones, Ann Lloyd, Doris Stephens & Dot Wentz.

URBAN MINISTRIES:  Want to help serve our neighbors in Durham?  St. Paul will be serving lunch on these Saturdays in 2018:  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!

Sacred  Grounds  Coffeehouse   OPEN  TO  ALL  – PLEASE COME & ENJOY.  Doors open @ 6:30 pm  –  Concerts start @7:30 pm!
May 26 – Todd Parrott
June 2nd – Blake Addison and Savanna  Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Durham

Church Charge Conference:  Sunday June 3rd, 4pm at Duke’s Chapel.  Rev. Jessie Larkins will preside.  We will be approving the new Pastor compensation package for July 1. This is in line with pg. 246.7 of the Book of Discipline.  Everyone should attend.

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, June 22nd at 6:30pm in Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse. All are welcome to come and hear more about the children in our community who need us!

Playground:  The Colonial Village Neighborhood Association has received a grant from the City of Durham to assist with signage and promotion of our new ‘Village Playground at St. Paul’.  We have committed volunteer hours as part of the grant. We are asking for your help with this last event to introduce the Playground to our neighborhood:
• Saturday, June 16th, from 9a – 11a:  Morning Brunch  with juice, coffee and pastries

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!

All-Church Breakfast is the 5th Sunday at 9am!  All are invited! On these particular Sundays, there will be no Sunday School.  Remaining 2018 dates:  July 29 –  September 30  –  December 30

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available in Durham!  Children will receive one high-quality, developmentally-appropriate book delivered to their home each month from birth until their fifth birthday. (It’s part of an initiative from Smart Start and Durham Partnership for Children). Please help spread the word.  Use this link to sign up: http://dpfc.net/imaginationlibrary/

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!

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/

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  As of July 1, 2018, St. Paul UMC will need a new person/s to format, print & distribute the Sunday Bulletin.  Anyone interested should contact Richard or Marianne Ward at 919-943-5566, rmw1@att.net or in person.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:   As of July 1, 2018, St. Paul UMC will need a new person/s to format & post to both the St. Paul Facebook page and the Website.  Anyone interested should contact Marianne Ward at rmw1@att.net or in person.

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!”

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:   Calling ALL Sunday Scripture Readers . . . . Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex…

St. Paul received a nice Certificate from Bishop Hope Morgan Ward acknowledging we paid 100% of our apportionments in 2017.  Thank you all who support the connectional ministries of the NC Annual Conference!

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