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St. Paul United Methodist Church
Friday, October 19, 2018

News & Announcements

BAKED POTATO LUNCH NOVEMBER 4, 2018 - The days are getting shorter and cooler. Fall is here and along with it we love our comfort food. Please join us for a baked potato lunch on Nov 4th after the 11:00am service. We will be serving your choice of a baked sweet potato or a regular baked potato with all the fixins, drinks, and dessert. A sign-up sheet will be included in the bulletin. Please fill it out and turn it in to the offering plate. There are more sign-up sheets outside the office on the table.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Saturday, October 27th 6pm - Lana Conforti is organizing this year's Trunk-or-Treat. You will find tons of ideas for trunk decor if you search online, or Lana is happy to help find an idea that will work for you. All trunk, big and small are welcome! We will award prizes for Kid's Choice and Adult's Choice of best trunk. In addition to trunks, we are accepting candy donations and volunteers to be greeters. Greeters will help as needed and welcome trick or treaters. The entire congregation is invited to spread the word to your neighbors about this fun, community-building event! Volunteer by contacting Lana Conforti, filling out the volunteer form on the St. Paul website, or via paper sign-up provided on Sunday. Please sign up by Monday October 22nd.

FALL SOFTBALL TEAM - St. Paul has joined the Manassas Church Softball League for Fall Softball.  We invite you to pray for the team throughout the season, and to come and cheer for your St. Paul family and friends at their games. The next games will be at the PNats Stadium Field #3 on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:00pm & 8:000pm. Thank you for your support of this wonderful opportunity for fellowship and fun!

IN-HOME BIBLE STUDIES - In-home Bible studies will begin again. The study is “Christian Disciplines” about practical ways to grow in faith and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Everyone is invited to participate. Brad Benson will facilitate a study group at his home in the Four Seasons area along Dumfries Road on Monday evenings at 7 p.m., starting on Oct. 1.

Dave Turner will facilitate a study group at the Turner home in the Springwoods area on Tuesday Oct. 16th at 7pm. Call Dave for directions.

JOIN THE CHAPEL BELLS - The Chapel Bells have rehearsals on Thursdays at 6PM (right before Chancel Choir at 7PM). If you are interested in ringing, or learning how to ring, come to one of the Thursday rehearsals to see and learn what handbell ringing is all about. Ringing bells is lots of fun and a wonderful way to participate in the worship life of the church. For additional info contact Cyndy Elmore (welmore664 at yahoo dot com)

FAITH TALKS - The Faith Talks study group is taking up a six-week series “What connects us as United Methodists?” It began Monday September 23rd, but all still are welcome to come and participate.   The study is prologue to discussions in November about the Commission on a Way Forward’s report and subsequent Council of Bishops action.  Faith Talks meets from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon each Monday in the Bethany Room (Room 234).  Please contact Marc Safley at if you are interested.


CAN YOU BELIEVE - that we have an over-abundance of cookies right now?  True!!!  You have been so generous each and every month and people have appreciated all the cookies and other baked goodies you have been providing.  Now – no one bring any cookies during the month of October and we will eat all that we have on hand.  Thanks again.


ST. PAUL IS HIRING - Music Director: St. Paul UMC, Woodbridge, VA, is seeking a Music Director, one person that will be responsible for all of the church music programs, primarily consisting of a Traditional 11:00am Service, a 9:00am Contemporary Service, a Children's/Youth Choir, and a Handbell Choir. We understand that candidates may not have the time nor the experience to fulfill the complete position, therefore we encourage interested persons to apply for all, or any of the portions for which you may have an interest. Compensation will be commensurate with the duties performed.


HILDA BARG FAMILY SHELTER - St. Paul is scheduled to provide meals, Oct. 7 - Oct. 13 at the Hilda Barg Family Shelter.  St. Paul has provided meals for the families at the shelter for over 20 years.  As in the past we will be serving supper and providing breakfast and lunch Sunday thru Saturday.  If you feel led to participate in this ministry, sign-up sheets will be in the fellowship hall, after each worship service.


EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING? - Plan to purchase your 2018 White House ornaments honoring President Harry S. Truman,  from the St. Paul Preschool, and encourage your neighbors and friends to do the same!  The St. Paul Preschool White House Ornament prepaid orders continues through Nov. 4 for delivery before Thanksgiving!  Place orders in the Social Hall or contact the preschool office (703-586-5031) to place your order. The cost is $20 (which is less than retail!). Additionally, for a $1 donation the ornament will be wrapped for delivery.  Funds raised from the purchase will go toward the Preschool Scholarship fund.


COAT COLLECTIONS - The Lord’s Clothes Closet is collecting WINTER COATES & HEAVY HOODIES of all sized (except infant/toddler—we received a generous number of this size already) now through the end of October.  Our annual Winter Coat Giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, November 3th 8am - 10:30am.


NO ENVELOPE, NO CHECKBOOK, NO CASH, NO PROBLEM!– If you are like many who do not carry cash or checks regularly, this is a solution for you!  You can set-up a reoccurring donation or make a one-time donation using a debit card, credit card, or check.  To make an online donation is EASY, just go to our website (www.stpaul-umc.org) and click on the “online giving” image. You will be directed to our St. Paul online giving page, where you can securely login and make a donation.  Or scan this QR Code Square with your smartphone to be led directly to the St. Paul online donation phone-friendly version.