St. Paul United Methodist Church
Monday, April 27, 2015
Below are the announcements from the Epistle Plus for 4-19-15
ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK OF 4-12-15
9:00 = 58, 11:00 = 122, Lord’s Table Worship = 43
Sunday School = 123, Worship Total = 223
WHITE FLOWER - The white flower on the altar is given in memory of Jane M. Mercer (Hawkins), who passed away on April 11th. Christian Sympathies may be sent to her daughter & son-in-law, Brian & Theresa Wilhide at 6688 Valleyoak Dr., Clemmons, NC 27012.
HILDA BARG FAMILY SHELTER - St. Paul is scheduled to provide meals, April 26th - May 2nd at the Hilda Barg Family Shelter. St. Paul has provided meals for the families at the shelter for over 15 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 social hall, after each worship service.
MID-WEEK PRAYER SERVICE - Pastor Larry offers a mid-week prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm, consisting of a 30 minute prayer time to allow all who would like an injection of "the Spirit" to see us through till Sunday. The short time permits those who often have other meetings at church to be able to attend as well.
IT’S PICTURE TIME! - Come say CHEESE at church! Bring the whole family, and have a family photo taken after 9am or 11am worship TODAY or April 26th in the designated photo room of that day (Chapel or B235), no appointments needed, just drop in when you’re ready! We are venturing into a new kind of church directory, breaking from the professional photography and sales pitches, to hopefully get a true directory that is useful and includes EVERYONE! Having a face to go with a name, a ministry, or a family is an important way to connect us as a church and to strengthen fellowship and ministry with one another. Not to mention, it is an important part of our church’s history! Please make sure that your photo is included! These will be informal “head shot” photos, so please come as you are most comfortable. If you are unable to get your photo taken, please send an informal digital family photo via e-mail to me (Amy@stpaul-umc.org) to be included. Once all of the photos have been collected, we will be able to create the directory, which will be available in three different ways, in print form, online form, and on a free downloadable app form for your smart phone! We hope to have a completed directory by the Summer!
JUST NEIGHBORS LEGAL IMMIGRATION CLINIC - On April 25, 2015, 8:00am - noon, St. Paul UMC will host a Just Neighbors clinic. We are looking for volunteers who can meet with clients to discuss their needs and complete the requisite applications for immigration benefits. You will be working alongside a Just Neighbors attorney as you try to assist our clients. If you are interested contact Mike Wilson at (703)568-5694 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZUMBA CLASS FORMING - Zumba classes are being held on Monday evenings from 7pm - 8pm in the choir room. No dance experience or rhythm necessary, come ready to have fun and get some exercise! Bring water and a towel and wear comfortable, high support, low tread shoes. Classes will be $5 for walk ins, or $10 for the month. The first class of each month will be free for new students!
HEALTH KITS FOR 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - The United Methodist Women are collecting materials for Health Kids for 2015 Annual Conference.
We emphasize one required item each month. In April we are asking for Fingernail Clippers
Also be mindful an entire kit can be purchased for a donation of $12.00. Thanks to all for helping us reach our goal for 200 kits!
CONNECT WITH ST. PAUL
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SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
CHANGE THE WORLD 2015: STOP HUNGER NOW - The United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Change the World weekend May 16-17, 2015. St. Paul will recognize the weekend with a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event on Sunday, May 17th, where the congregation participates in preparing food boxes to be shipped to areas of the world to help address the needs of starving peoples. Each meal costs $.29 to prepare and ship. St Paul has set a goal to raise $6,000 in order to prepare more than 20,000 meals. Please share this link http://events.stophungernow.org/stpumc2015 with your friends and family on your social media pages and ask them to help us reach our goal. A mere $5.00 can provide a meal to 17+ individuals! Part of how we change the world is by inviting others to join us in our service effort. Lastly, please consider making a donation yourself directly at the St. Paul Stop Hunger Now Fundraising site. You can also make a donation to the event with a check payable to St. Paul UMC with Stop Hunger in the memo of your check and drop it in the offering basket during any service. Plan now to be part of this mission activity. Sign-ups are going on NOW online or via e-mail for volunteers. Scan the QR Code below, visit the website link www.stpaul-umc.org/changeourworld or call/e-mail the church office (703-494-2445, email@example.com) with names and address to register.
LATE SPRING STUDIES -Methodism/St. Paul 101 will be offered on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room C248 beginning on April 26. Whether you are new to the United Methodist Church or simply need a refresher about United Methodist beliefs and practices, this five-week study is for you. The course is about the basics of Methodist history, doctrine, social principles and social creed; worship and sacraments; and discipleship, discovering your spiritual gifts, and service opportunities at St. Paul. Bob Bryant is the course leader. The Gospel of John, Part I, will also be offered at 10:00 a.m. between services in the Social Hall beginning on Sunday, May 10. All are welcome. Sign-up sheets are on the table in the Social Hall for both studies.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY - In the fall, St. Paul will offer Dave Ramsey’s "Financial Peace University" course, a biblically based accountability curriculum that teaches its participants to manage God's money and resources in a godly way. It empowers them to make the right financial decisions to achieve their financial goals, teaching them to eliminate debt, build wealth, and to be better stewards. If you are interested and don’t want to wait until fall, Centreville UMC and Ebenezer UMC are offering the course starting April 8 and 15, respectively. There is a cost for a workbook, CDs, and other materials. For more information on the course, do a web search for Financial Peace University. For class registration info, go to http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/53359/class/268627/atid/l_mi for the Centreville class and https://ebenezerumc.org/grow/adult-classes/434-financial-peace-university for the Ebenezer class.
APRIL PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION: GOD’S HANDIWORK - Psalm 19:1 says “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” and the hymn says “For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies...Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.” Be inspired by these words of God’s creation snap photos of the things in your daily life that share this message of beauty. Share your photo individually via e-mail titled “God’s Handiwork” to Amy@stpaul-umc.org or post to the St. Paul Facebook page (facebook.com/stpaulnova) or #GodsHandiwork on Twitter (@SPUMCNoVA) and Instagram (stpaulnova). Please note that sending your photo to St. Paul grants permission for that photo go be used in our various media options.
WOODBRIDGE MUSIC CLUB INVITES YOU - as they host a free to the public event Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm A MEMBER COMPOSERS’ CONCERT here at St. Paul UMC in the Sanctuary featuring original compositions by member composers: Leslie A. Bennett, Grace Reid, Betty McCary, Dr. Robert V. Shuffett
JOIN THE SOUND TEAM - The sound team has opportunities for more team members for the 11am services! Help to ensure that the service is able to be heard by the congregation, in addition to helping those who were unable to attend by recording the service for CD mailings and for the website. The sound system is an easy-to-learn system - If you are comfortable with operating your home devices, this will be a great fit for you. Contact Amy Miller (703-494-2445, firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up.
SOUP LABELS - Don’t forget to save your labels from all Campbell’s items. The UMW were pleased to learn that the Henry Fork Service Center collected enough labels to purchase a new van last year! We continue to support The Henry Fork Center by collecting labels for additional supplies for their ministry.
ST. PAUL UMC SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Time Age Level Name Location__
9, 10, &11am Newborn-age 3 Infants/Toddlers Nursery/B-219
10:00 3 yr. thru 1st Grade Room D -156
10:00 2nd thru 5th grade Room D-158
10:00 6th thru 12th Grade Youth Room C- 348
10:00 Adult Bethany Class Room C-248
10:00 Adult Faith Class Room A-103
10:00 Adult Seekers Class Room A-113
10:00 Adult Upper Room Class Room A-100
11:00 3 yr old thru Kindergarten Room D156
11:00 1st &2nd Grade Room D158
Christian Education materials are provided for children during the 9:00 Awakening Service.
At the 11:00 service, children 3rd grade & older are encouraged to worship with their families.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Please save box tops for the St. Paul preschool! Each box top is worth $.10. Each box top counts and all are appreciated. Look for the collection box and/or the collection sheets in the extended narthex!
LORD’S PANTRY - The Lord's Pantry provides food for our neighbors in need. Food items are needed to restock our shelves. The following are needed: · tuna fish
· plain pasta
· tomato sauce
· canned fruit
· canned soup
Your food donations can be placed in the shopping carts in the front hall.