June 9, 2013
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE to complete the third part of our feasibility study. Visit www.survey monkey.com/s/SPUMC (only one survey may be completed per IP address) or pick up your copy in the church office. Copies are available in the church office. Deposit completed surveys in a “Congregational Survey” box inside the Calder Way and College Avenue entrances.
UMCOR is your hands and feet on the ground providing assistance and spiritual support to survivors during times of devastation. Rest assured that 100% of your gift will go directly toward disaster response. Checks should be made payable to St. Paul’s UMC, earmarked UMCOR/tornados. Thank you for your prayers, support and partnership in reaching out to those who need our help.
BULLETIN CHANGES ARE UNDERWAY. You may have noticed the length of announcements has been decreasing. Our goal is to become more reader friendly, while sharing news and events that take place within St. Paul’s and the community. Announcements are being reduced to 50 words. Please note when submitting information. Thank you!
RWANDA TEAM: Follow Dave, Kira, Joanne and Paul at the Urukundo Home and Learning Center at cdfalke.blogspot.com/ or go to the link on St. Paul’s Mission Page. Continue to pray for them as they serve God in Africa!
During Vacation Bible School, June 23-27, the church parking lot will close at 5:30 p.m. It will reopen at 8:45 p.m. each evening. Thank you for your understanding.
PASTOR ED’S JUNE BIBLE STUDY WILL TAKE PLACE DURING VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, JUNE 23-27, from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Asbury Room. The study, based on selected passages from Acts, Discipleship and Serving, will have a different topic each evening. All are welcome! RSVP to Linda at email@example.com or 237-2163. Class requires 10 participants.
THE UNDER THE STARS CARD SHOP will be open June 30 during coffee time! Locations TBA. For a donation, you can choose handmade greeting cards made by the VBS kids. Proceeds will benefit the CVIM Dental Clinic and Park Forest Day Nursery Meal Program.
CHURCH PICNIC WITH RE-CREATION! Sunday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m., in the church parking lot on Calder Way; Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 21, Marketplace and Auction at St. Paul’s Church. Fundraiser for missions, sponsored by United Methodist Women. Everyone may donate items, so start your projects now. Questions? Contact Sue Rubba (238-8623, firstname.lastname@example.org).
MEN&rsS RETREAT – SAVE THE DATE: January 24-26 at Mt. Asbury Retreat Center in Newville, PA (same place as last year). More details will be forthcoming later this summer.
WANT TO BE CHALLENGED TO GROW SPIRITUALLY, make new friends, use your gifts to build the body of Christ AND experience JOY as you learn, love and serve in the name of Jesus? Come to Nicaragua, Jan. 23 - Feb. 2. Call Lisa (883-7066), Bonnie or Bob (237-6508), or Barb (231-1392).
KEEP THE BELLS RINGING: The Carillon Handbells are in immediate need of maintenance service THIS summer (a $4000 endeavor). To contribute toward this act of stewardship, send a check to St. Paul’s UMC with “Carillon Bells Maintenance’ in the memo line. Any questions contact Darrin Thornton, email@example.com.
GARDENERS NEEDED: Help to pluck geraniums by the church entrances, now through November 3. To signup, contact Brook Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 692.9886.
ACOLYTE COORDINATOR NEEDED: Coordinator leads two trainings in August for new acolytes and schedules acolytes for 9:15 and 10:45 worship services and special services such as Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. For more information, please contact Darrin Thornton, email@example.com or Tori Von Leer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CHURCH LIBRARY IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS to check in items, shelve books, arrange displays, and many other tasks. Contact Nancy Spannuth at 237-8603 or email@example.com.
Contact Tori VonLeer at 237-2163 X148 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WILL BEGIN JULY 7! Contact Tori or check the June Messenger for information!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD(REN) FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL OR TO VOLUNTEER! Pick up a form today in the McAllister Lobby of the Education Center or in the coatrack area near Frank Chapel, fill them out and return to the same location. You can also get the forms at www.stpaulsc.org. Be sure to join us at Backyard Bible Camp – Under the Stars, June 23-27! 6-8:30 p.m.
CHILDCARE FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS is available during the 9:15 and 10:45 worship services in Room 100 in the Education Center.
Dave Fisher (237-2163 X137, email@example.com)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12: Tuesday night Bible Study begins this Wednesday! The rest of the meetings will be on Tuesday evenings from June 25*-August 6. All youth having completed grades 5-12 are welcome! *Please note that we skip a week after the Kick-Off on June 12!
THIS THURSDAY: Youth – Drop in and hang out at Dave’s weekly “Out-of-office Hours” at Panera, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
THE 2013 MOUNTAIN T.O.P. MISSION TEAM will depart for Tennessee on June 15, returning on June 22. Please pray for the team, the Mountain T.O.P. staff, and the people of Tennessee, as this can be a life-changing experience for all!
YOUTH AND PARENTS: If you need a copy of the Summer K-Café Fridge Calendar, just email Dave!
WESLEY CAMPUS MINISTRY
SANDY RELIEF: Help our neighbors at the Jersey Shore. August 11-16th. Cost $100. Email Pastor Karen for details.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Contact Donna Snyder (237-2163, firstname.lastname@example.org)
PARENTING CLASS (FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN, AGES NEWBORN TO 11 YRS): We will be meeting June 9 and June 16. Please come to explore the final chapters of this wonderful Alpha study and to discuss future plans. All are welcome (9:15, Wesley Lounge).
GRAND PARENTING GROUP STARTING THIS FALL! Some of you have already expressed an interest in the new Grand Parenting Small Group. Thank you! More announcements will be popping up this summer, as we map out strategies for success. Thank you for your early interest!
ATTENTION ALL SMALL GROUP LEADERS AND CLASS LEADERS: Taking attendance is a very important part of the Christian education process at St. Paul’s and Conference-wide. We need your help! PLEASE contact Donna in to discuss this process so you can be counted, but most importantly, so we can serve you in your walk with the Lord as you lead others. Thank you.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION AND PLANNING SESSION for ALL Adult Christian Education Leaders, including Sunday morning educators: Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., Room 308 Education Center. We will confirm plans for the coming year. Your input is vital to this process.