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February 10, 2019

ST. PAUL YOUTH GROUP - Friday, February 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in room C348. Youth grade levels 5-12 (middle and highschool) are invited to join for a Bible lesson, games, and lots of fun! You don't have to be a member of the church. Bring your friends!

SCOUTING SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 17th - All members of Girl Scouts of the USA and Scouts BSA are specially invited to worship. During both services, we will learn more about the Scouting programs at St. Paul and recognize Gold Star Girl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and those who have been involved with Scouts in the past. (If you are a Gold Star or Eagle Scout, please email Ms. JoAnne by Wednesday, February 13th.)

SANCTUARY LIGHTING UPGRADE, PHASE II: The contract for replacement of 21 of the original High Bay fixtures in the sanctuary with energy-efficient LED High Bay fixtures has been signed. Currently, the work is scheduled to begin Monday, February 11 and hopefully will be completed by Friday the 15th. During the week of construction, the sanctuary will be closed. The new LED 100 watt High Bay lights will achieve the following:

  • 8,400 watts per hour reduction in electrical energy used to light the sanctuary.
  • Estimated annual combined savings [energy, re-lamping costs, labor] of $1,200 achieved due to the sanctuary lighting upgrade. These savings will continue for decades to come.
  • Resolution of the on-going problems caused by the failing High Bay fixtures and the unavailability of the unique two-prong bulbs used in these fixtures.

Additional information concerning the on-going LED Lighting Upgrade Project is available in the narthex area of the sanctuary or on the table outside the church office.

THE WAY FORWARD - The Way Forward plans will be considered by the Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis, MO, on Feb. 23-26, 2019. The Conference is being convened specifically to consider several proposed plans to update the United Methodist Church beliefs document (The Book of Discipline) concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons. Congregants are encouraged to determine their own beliefs and position and know that his/her values are respected and welcome at St. Paul UMC. Please contact Pastor Beck if you have further questions.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER SERVICE – will resume Wednesday February 20, 2019

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS COMING! - Ms. JoAnne is seeking folks (High school age and up) who have the gift of creativity to begin designing the décor (think set design). If this is you, please reach out to Ms. JoAnne. In the same manner if you are handy with a saw, hammer, tools in general your gifts could be helpful as well. Let Ms. JoAnne know if you would be willing to share your gifts to help improve the experience of Vacation Bible School for not only the children but the adults involved. Theme and dates coming soon!

2019 ALTAR FLOWERS - Many thanks to all who have adorned our altar with flowers throughout the year! The 2019 flower chart is located in the office hallway, and is ready for sign-ups. If you would like to have flowers on the altar, put your name and/or dedication next to the date of your choice or use the sign-up on the St Paul website. Then make a payment of $50 to St. Paul UMC (memo, Altar Flowers) prior to the flower date. Additional options for single flowers, roses, or other special arrangements are available upon special request, prices TBD. For more information, contact Donna Bolton.

CLOTHING OVERFLOW! - Due to the generosity of our congregation and the community our clothes closet bins are FULL. If you are willing to volunteer please contact Ann Mauk.

JOIN THE CHAPEL BELLS - The Chapel Bells rehearse Thursday evenings from 6-6:45. We are always accepting new ringers. So, if you are an experienced ringer or a beginner, come to one of the Thursday rehearsals to learn what handbell ringing is all about. Ringing bells is a great way to get involved in the worship life of the church. For additional information please contact Dallis Byrne, our new choir director.

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINES BIBLE STUDY GROUP - The study is about practical ways to grow in faith and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Everyone is invited to participate. Dave Turner will facilitate a study group at the Turner home in the Springwoods area every Tuesday, at 7pm. Call Dave for directions.

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SNOW POLICY FOR ST. PAUL UMC - St. Paul follows Prince William County schools for closings and delays. If schools close, so will the church. If PWC schools have a delayed opening, the church office will have a corresponding delayed opening. For weekend closures:

  1. check our homepage for scrolling information in red lettering or
  2. check the church office mailbox (703-494-2445 select option #1)
  3. see our Facebook Page