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The Week at St. Paul’s (Oct 11, 2015)

This post gives highlights from the announcements from the upcoming Sunday Bulletin for October 11.


Please remember to silence your cell phones.

Please join us for a parish-wide dinner event this Wednesday, October 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Together, we’ll hear from Parish Development Specialist Peter Saros, M.Div. and his exciting plans for helping us to grow into the vision that God has for us. This is a very important event in the life of St. Paul’s – please plan to attend.

A catered dinner will be served, with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Childcare will be available at the Kids’ Club. Please let us know of your availability to attend, along with the number of adults and children, by contacting stewardship@stpaulscary.org, or by signing up on the poster in the Narthex today. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, October 14!

• Children’s Chapel will be held today at the 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM services. This Chapel is for children ages 3 through 2nd Grade. Please follow the cross processional to the youth wing.
• Our Children’s Stewardship Basket is collecting for Stop Hunger Now. Please contribute as the children continue their collection toward our $2900 goal that will sponsor a children’s Stop Hunger Now Day on May 15, 2016. Money for this event will be collected June 1, 2015 through May 15, 2016. To date we have collected $572.50.
• Pre-EYC meets TODAY for our annual Reverse Trick or Treating at Glenaire. Wear your costume and bring candy (easy to chew) to share with residents. We will gather in the traffic circle at 10:15am.
• Mark your calendars for our Annual Pumpkin Carving being held on Oct. 25 at 5:00 PM. Food, fun, pumpkins, fellowship, trunk or treat and a carnival! Your family won’t want to miss it! Email Christine.Ingram@stpaulscary.org if you are bringing Chili!

• Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Relationships: Getting to Know Others – God’s Encompassing Love.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10. The Education Hour is from 10:10-11:00 am.
• EYC: Oct 11, 4-7pm: Note the change in time because we are going to Green Acres Farm Corn Maze. Drop off and pick up is at the farm (1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd,. Cary). Group reservations have already been made, but you can still join us and pay there. You have to let me know if you are coming (leah.dail@stpaulscary.org) so we can order enough pizza.

NEWCOMER CLASS: There will be a Newcomer class for all who are interested in learning about St. Paul’s. It will be 3 consecutive Thursday evenings, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, and Nov. 5, in the youth wing, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. The classes will be led by Father George, while other clergy and ministry leaders will come in to share information about the many opportunities in which to participate. For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney, annewlaney@gmail.com, 919-460-0835.

PRESCHOOL: Please support St. Paul’s Preschool by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card. Our number is 4843. You have to link your card every year so even if you were linked last year you still have to re-link your card. You may link your card to more than one school. We appreciate your help!

CENTER FOR HOPE AND HEALING (CHH): Parenting to Increase Internal Motivation and Self-control:  Join other parents at The Center for Hope and Healing to learn research based parenting practices that encourage the development of a child/adolescence’s internal motivation and self-control.  During this group you will develop a reference point for parenting and teach from that reference point and learn how to communicate with your child in ways that nurture personal responsibility. Date: Tuesday Oct 20 at 10:30-12:00 or Thursday evening group on Nov 5 at 7:00-8:30 PM. To reserve a spot call, text, or e-mail Ruth at: 919-622-0005 or ruthburnett12@gmail.com

Empty Nesters: Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30-8p.m. at the Center for Hope and Healing, Melissa Huemmer will give an overview of the changing roles and expectations involved in launching a young adult into the world. Cost is $10. Please register at melissa.huemmer@chhcary.org.

Gleaning with the Society of St. Andrew-Join us for a “Yam Jam.”  All of St. Paul’s is invited to join Pre-EYC at the “Yam Jam” for the Society of St. Andrew on the morning of Oct. 17.  We will be gleaning sweet potatoes at a local farm-our harvest will be donated to local food banks and homeless shelters.  We won’t know our location until the week of our event (it should be within a one hour drive of Cary), and typical gleaning lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00ish-stay for an hour or more (or whenever the kids get tired).  No one is too old or too young to participate-all are welcome!  Please email Christine.Ingram@stpaulscary.org to RSVP for this event and receive directions to the site.

CONVERSATION AND COMMUNITY will not meet this morning. It will resume next Sunday, October 18 between the 9:00 and 11:15 services in the Conference Room. For more information, contact Kasia Hinkson at kasiahinkson@gmail.com or at 919-869-5106.

MOMS Ministry will be offering 2 courses this fall: the Original MOMS Course intended for mothers of young children and the TNT MOMS Course for the mothers of teens and tweens (11-18ish).  The courses run for 7 weeks with a Celebration Dinner at the end.  The classes will meet separately: Original Course:  Tuesdays, 10/13 – 11/24 and TNT Course: Mondays, 10/12 – 11/23.  These courses provide an opportunity for women to develop self-esteem, relationship skills, and a more defined sense of their own spirituality at a time when they are facing the difficult challenges of raising a family.  Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Leah Dail at Leah.Dail@gmail.com or Alana Loughlin at loughlin@bellsouth.net.

Backpacks for Veterans drive will be Oct 18 – Nov 1.  The following items are needed: rugged new backpacks, travel-size personal care items, flip flops, gym socks, wipes, and t-shirts. You may drop off the items in the Narthex.  We also need help in sorting and filling the backpacks in the Parish Hall during coffee hour on Nov 1. The filled backpacks will be delivered to the Durham VA Hospital and dispersed to local homeless/transitioning Veterans. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda St. Laurent at bdstlaurent1@gmail.com.

PRAYER LIST  RENEWAL: We ask that those who have requested friends and loved ones be included on the prayer list, email the office at stpauls@stpaulscary.org  or call the office at  919-467-1477 extension 10, to renew the request. Please contact Melanie Fairbrother by Monday, October 19 to renew your request. Call or email anytime to remove a name. Please do not assume that we know the name should be renewed.

October 11: No coffee hour due to a meal packing event for Stop Hunger Now in the Parish Hall.
October 18: The Outreach Committee will be hosting Coffee Hour. Come join them for food and refreshments and to find out more about St. Paul’s many outreach opportunities.

GoDo SERVICE MINISTRY is offering another fun event on October 24 in partnership with A Brush with Kindness, a Habitat for Humanity ministry. This event is open to all St. Paul’s parishioners, 14 and older. We will work in Shifts of 8:30 – 11 & 12:30 – 3:30 on a home in the Raleigh/Durham area that needs repair or renovation. To sign-up or for more information, contact Kevin Swann at swann.kev@gmail.com.

MUSIC – AN INVITATION:  St Paul’s Music Ministries seeks to give praise to God through the great variety of music within the Anglican musical tradition.  We foster a supportive learning environment in all ensembles and seek opportunities for fun and fellowship alongside the work that is required to maintain excellence in our offerings.  And we strive to support the liturgy and encourage congregational participation through those offerings.  If you have a talent for choral singing or for playing an instrument, then you should definitely get involved in the Music Ministries at St. Paul’s.  Contact Rusty McKinney to become involved in this growing program.

STOP HUNGER NOW event is happening October 11 from 10:00 a.m.–noon in the Parish Hall.  We will package 10,152 meals.  The cost of this event is $2944 ($0.29/meal. Go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary to make a donation.

ADULT EDUCATION:  All are welcome to attend forums in the chapel between the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services.

  • Oct 11: join Rev. George Adamik in a series entitled: Dearly Beloved, Witnessing and Blessing of Lifelong Covenant. This morning’s topic is History of Marriage.
  • Oct 18: Changing Norms and Trends is the topic of the second session.
  • Oct 25: The topic of the third session is Biblical and Theological Dimensions

Rainbow Gathering is a group for LGBTQ individuals, friends and families. Our goal is to provide a safe zone where we can celebrate and affirm our identities and fellowship with each other. We meet every 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Youth Wing. Please join us October 16. For more information text Andrea at 919-348-9599

The Women’s Study Group will meet Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00-1:30 in the Bride’s Room to discuss Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. We would love for you to join us. If you have any questions, contact LeahDail@gmail.com.

ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL:  Saturday, November 14, will be a great day to shop for handmade items.  The proceeds from the festival will go to local outreach programs.  We’ll also have food!  Two food trucks will be here, offering a selection of fresh lunch options, including vegetarian choices.  You’ll be able to sit down and enjoy your meal in the youth wing, where you’ll find a coffee bar and a huge bake sale with a wide variety of tempting treats, including cookies, cakes, pies, breads, and much more.  Please check our website for more information on the Festival.  www.festival.stpaulscary.org.

ASP FALL CHORE DAY: Calling all youth patrons! Have a job at home that needs to get done? Need a garden mulched or yard raked? Need a garage cleaned? Help us help you! The youth of St. Paul’s are offering their services to raise money to go on Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip this year. The ASP chore day will take place on Saturday, November 7, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To sign up for a work crew to come to your home or if you have more questions, contact Kevin Swann at swann.kev@gmail.com or 919-607-5913. Rain or shine

FAITH ON TAP: Bottle shops!  They’ve sprung up everywhere.  So lets try a few of them out! Here are the upcoming dates and locations for Faith On Tap.

  • October 17 – The Pharmacy Bottle and Beverage – 120 E Chatham Street, Cary
  • November 21 – Tasty Beverage Co. – 327 W. Davie Street, Suite 106, Raleigh
  • December 19 – Neighborhood Bottle Shop – 1341 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary

Contact Tyrus Cohan, tcohan0117@gmail.com with any questions.

THE LITTLE RED WAGON:  The little red wagon is always ready to take your non-perishable food items to be delivered to the Urban Ministries food pantry.  Needs right now include peanut butter, cereal, soup, and canned fruit, but whatever is on sale at the grocery store will be used to help families who are having trouble feeding their children.  We are always happy to have your extra paper or plastic grocery bags for packing.  Thank you for your continued support.

STAY AT HOME PARENTS GROUP (SAHP):  Join us in Kids’ Club on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:35 a.m. to socialize with other parents and find playmates for your little ones.  We have no requirements or agenda, just come to chat and play!  Contact Tara.Muller@me.com for more information and to be added to our email list.

CHECK REQUESTS should be turned in to Christine Ingram / Brandy Satterfield by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon for payment the following Tuesday morning.  Please contact Christine.Ingram@stpaulscary.org with any questions.