SUNDAY: All are welcome to join the Rev. George Adamik in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. for the second in a series of classes on “The Prophetic Voices of Scripture.” Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class.
Next Sunday’s class in this series, led by Andrew Zawierucha, is about the prophets Hosea and Amos.
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS continues February 1, with the third in a series of classes on The Bible from Scratch: Old Testament. Led by the Rev. George Adamik, this class is entitled From Joshua to Nehemiah. All classes are held in the Youth Wing, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. There is no registration. Everyone is welcome to attend all or as many classes as you can.
BOOK STUDY, THE NEW JIM CROW: St. Paul’s parishioners are invited to consider race through the lens of incarceration as part of a five-week book study. We will read one or two chapters each week of The New Jim Crow, and then discuss it together over a shared meal. Participation will be limited to allow for the depth of discussion that this complex, sensitive, and timely subject requires. The classes continue through February 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Curry Center, the house at the far end of the parking lot, for a facilitated discussion led by Father Javier. People of All Colors and Cultures Together and the Outreach Committee are co-sponsors. If you plan to join us, please contact Andrea Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aleta McClenney, email@example.com.
ST. PAUL’S LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM is excited to announce Healing Touch, an energy-based approach to health and healing. This is a free program provided by parishioner Linda Huckabee. Thirty minute sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of the month, starting February 11th, in the Curry Center. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up. More information can also be found in the February newsletter.
2017 PLEDGES STILL “WELCOME”: If you forgot to pledge, it is not too late, and your pledge is needed! Pledge cards are available in the Narthex and may be returned in the offertory plates or to Christine Ingram in the church office. Please consider sharing your gifts to help St. Paul’s support its many ministries and goals in 2017.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
The Winter Mini Ministry Fair is today in the Parish Hall during coffee hour. Three mini fairs each year highlight different groups. A few of the groups present at this fair will include: Appalachia Service Project, Care and Share, Dorcas Ministries, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Meals on Wheels, Prayer Stitchers, Refuge for Refugees, and Wheels4Hope. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s happening within our parish and beyond.
Next week the Communications Committee and the Information Technology Committee will be co-hosting coffee hour. The Communications Committee oversees St. Paul’s many information opportunities, including the monthly newsletter, narthex monitor, website, E-News, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The IT Committee works to maintain a support structure that ensures that the information technology needs of the parish are met, both now and in the future.
REFUGE FOR REFUGEES: We invite all of St. Paul’s to a Welcome Home Party for our latest family, the Mahamad family from Somalia. Please join us on Sunday, February 26th, at 12:30 p.m. (after the 11:15 service) in the Parish Hall to celebrate this new family and their bravery. At the gathering we will also have a kick-off for St. Paul’s 2017 efforts for Refuge for Refugees. Beverly Yekeson will share her experiences as a refugee and discuss ways in which we can all get more deeply involved in helping refugees adjust to their new home. We will invite you to join a core team to welcome additional families to Raleigh / Cary in 2017. This is the perfect time for you to get involved at a deeper level…or just reconnect at the level at which you were. See you on February 26th. A light lunch of vegetarian soup, bread, salad, cake and drinks will be provided.
R4R can use your old mobile phones. If you have recently upgraded to a new phone, or are planning to do so soon, please consider donating your old mobile phone to our refugee ministry. You can leave them in the R4R box in the church office. Questions or need a receipt? Email email@example.com. Thanks!
MEN’S BEACH WEEK 2017: Join with the men of St. Paul’s in Emerald Isle, NC for a week of oceanfront fellowship, great food, and relaxation. This year’s trip runs Sunday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 30th. Flexible scheduling: pick your days or come for the whole week! See the weekly announcements for more details and find the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Contact Men’s Group President Fill Bowen at 919-215-4543 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. So far, we have collected $1067.44 toward our $3000 goal.
- Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services this Sunday. Children ages 3 through 2nd grade are invited to follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing. Children will return to the Sanctuary during the Peace.
- Clergy-led Chapel will be held at the 9:00 a.m. service today. This Chapel is for children ages 3rd-5th grade. Please meet Father Carr at the door to the courtyard.
- Sunday School will be held in the Education Building at 10:10 a.m. Looking forward to seeing everyone…it is never too late to join Sunday School!
Pre-EYC is bowling tonight from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Meet us at Buffalo Lanes in Cary. Please bring money for shoes and snacks.
- Mark your calendar for our annual Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Parish Hall. This event is most appropriate for children ages birth through 2nd grade. Parents / guardians should accompany all attendees. Please RSVP by Jan. 31 to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094da4a623a4f58-stpauls2
- Volunteer Help Needed: Children’s Ministries needs a volunteer or group of volunteers to organize, create and facilitate VBS! The sky is the limit as far as the date, functions, etc.! Please contact Christine Ingram by Feb. 15 if you (or you and your group of friends) would like to take on this unique opportunity!
- Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Setting Priorities: How Substances Affect You.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- Murder Mystery Play Rehearsal Today 4:00-5:00 p.m.: We’ll meet in the Youth Wing to get rehearsals going. Bring your script.
- EYC Tonight 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Deliver Souper Bowl Flyers. We will prepare and deliver flyers in the neighborhood to advertise our Souper Bowl Food Drive scheduled for 2/5/17. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes – we’ll be outside regardless of the weather.