Welcome to Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
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Welcome back to Rev. Daniels!
We are very pleased to announce that the Rev. Patricia (Patty) M. Daniels will serve as our Interim Pastor from March through June. Many of us remember when Rev. Daniels served as the associate pastor at Saint Paulís during the mid 1980ís. She is a native Floridian who graduated from the University of South Florida and Duke Divinity School. She was ordained into the Florida United Methodist Conference in 1977. Rev. Daniels has been a pastor in the Florida Conference for the past 37 years and retired this past June. After leaving Saint Paulís, she served churches in Chattahoochee, Hudson, Clearwater, Jupiter, and most recently, she served New Horizon UMC in Southwest Ranches. Rev. Daniels and her husband, Jeff, have recently moved to Tallahassee to be near their two daughters Cathy and Rachel. Rachel and her husband Bryan have blessed Patty and Jeff with the ďlove of their livesĒ, their two year old grandson, Logan. Rev. Daniels loves to walk, read, cross-stitch, and is currently writing a novel. Please join us in welcoming Rev. Daniels to Saint Paulís!
The Staff-Parish Committee Relations Committee recently met with our District Superintendent, Rev. Bob Gibbs. During this meeting committee members had the opportunity to hear about the process of pastoral appointments and to share with Rev. Gibbs those attributes of a senior pastor that are important to the life and ministry of Saint Paulís. This appointment process has worked well over many years and has provided Saint Paulís with a number of outstanding pastors. Please be in prayer for this process over the next several months.
Wednesday Lenten Services
In addition to our Sunday morning services, we welcome you to attend our Wednesday Evening Lenten Services every during Lent, 6:15 pm in Sanders Hall. Fellowship Dinner starts at 5:15 with a dinner reservation. You may make a reservation over in the left hand column or by calling the church office.
Giving From Abundance Lenten Project
During Lent, we are called to pray, to sacrifice, and to give. Imagine No Malaria helps us put our faith into action as we think about the blessings in our lives and give so that others may life, and live more abundantly!
The Giving from Abundance Calendar invites us to think every day about our access to resources and services that support our health. Clean water, electricity, transportation, medicine: many of us take these ďnecessary conditions for lifeĒ for granted. In reflecting upon our abundance, we are called to help create abundant life for others.
We invite you, friends and family, to participate along with our congregation this season. Click the logo image to print your "Giving from Abundance" calendar and set up your jar today! Lent begins February 18! Jars will be collected by the Children's Ministries Lay Team beginning Easter Morning and every Sunday through April.
At Saint Paul's G-Force VBS, kids explore how to put their faith into action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids experience Godís unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Watch your church come alive with movement and images of all sorts of kid-friendly transportation, such as skateboards, running shoes, roller blades, and more! Watch the G-Force meter climb illustrating how God is at work around the world and how Godís people are on the move.
July 13-17 and July 19 - VBS SUNDAY
8:45 am to 12:30 pm
Also check out these programs for kids! Click on the Summer Fun Graphic!
Super Summer Sunday School ~ Every Sunday ~ 9:45-10:45am
Warren Willis Church Camp ~ June 15-20
Extreme Explorers Week ~ June 29 - July 2
Panhandle Mission Trip Scheduled
Saint Paulís will be sending a mission team to the Pensacola area the week of March 22-28, 2015, to perform rework associated with last Aprilís damaging floods. Seventeen have signed up, but additional spaces are available. If interested, contact Charlie Guyton at (850) 385-0275.
JOY IN THE CITY!
Our Church-Wide Survey
We are in the process of evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and ministries of Saint Paulís and where we feel that we need to go in the future. To that end, we want to know what you think. It is important that every individual take an on-line survey to give us your opinions. Of course, we only want one survey per person, but if there are two people in a family, both of your opinions are important to us. Please click on the image and take the survey. It should take about 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your help in this important matter! (BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE IMAGE and it will take you to the survey.)
Thank you for everybody who submitted a commitment pledge card for 2015! Your financial commitment to Saint Paulís and its ministries is a wonderful thing! If you havenít filled out a commitment card and given it to the church office yet, please do so right away.
2015 Spring Annual Camping Fellowship
Make plans now to join Saint Paul's Camping Fellowship to Reed Bingham State Park, Adel, GA, the weekend of April 17-19. This weekend is excellent for the novice camper as most meals are prepared by our fabulous camp cooks! Lots of family fun and sharing together under the stars makes for a wonderful weekend away. For more information and to register, please click on the photo!
Soul Food ~ A Ministry to the Homeless
A new mission ministry has started this winter called Soul Food, a monthly distribution of food and warm clothing the last Saturday of each month. Items are collected throughout the month in the church office or bins in Sanders Hall. Trucks are loaded with your donations and delivered across the lake to the homeless community. To contribute, please bring coats, gloves, socks, hats, and scarves for clothing... and pull-tab individual pack food items i.e., 4 oz. fruit cups/applesauce, pudding cups, peanut butter (comes in a 3 pack) ďJif to GoĒ, Individual boxes raisins, Granola bars, Fruit bars, Vienna sausage, Crackers-cheese or peanut butter, Pretzels, Tuna/chicken salad/crackers, etc. To serve on this team, please contact Belinda McClellan through our church office, 385-5146.
Churches Working Together to Feed our Neighbors
Manna on Meridian is a joint ministry of congregations on Meridian Road in Tallahassee. The idea is simple: to give nutritionally balanced bags of groceries to anyone who comes to our monthly distributions. No questions to answer, no forms to fill out Ė just sharing the gifts that God has given us.
Each week, congregation members bring whatever nonperishable food items they can to church, and those items are added to the Manna pantry. During the month, volunteers go shopping with donated funds to supplement food donations. Volunteers also get the bags of groceries ready for distribution. Then, on the third Saturday of each month, people who need grocery assistance come by the Manna pantry at Faith. (So far, weíve relied on word of mouth, and it has worked well.) Each household is allowed one bag of groceries. The doors stay open from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. We generally distribute 200 bags of groceries. Those who volunteer for Manna say these activities acquaint them with a host of new people, whether those people are bagging groceries, distributing them or taking those groceries home.
Our target foods: Peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta, dried beans, cereal, canned chicken/tuna/fruits/ vegetables/soup. (No glass containers, please.) Donations of food items may be placed in the shopping cart in Sanders Hall or money donations earmarked for Manna through the offering plate.
To serve in this ministry, please contact Stephanie Coughlin through the church office. Thank you for supporting this ministry and praying for those we serve.
Joining Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
Did you ever want to join Saint Paulís but didnít know how? Contact one of our ministers, Rev. Patty or Rev. Pam in the church office for the next New Member class date. 385-5146
Spiritual Gifts Discovery
"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. --- Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." (1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7)
Saint Paul's has a way for you to take a Spiritual Gifts inventory online. If you would like to take this 80 questions survey and receive immediate results of the ways God has shaped you, please click here. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes and you will be presented with your top three to five gifts as soon as you are done.