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This Sunday, August 24, we will celebrate Promotion Sunday in our Kid's Sunday School classes! Stop by the courtyard to pick up your child's "ticket" to their new class and lead them to meet their new teachers! Adult Sunday School class information will also be available for those who would like to visit and consider joining a class for the fall season. Classes will be held from 9:45 to 10:45am! Hope to see you there!
Register now for a new year of SPARKS!
SPARKS Wednesdays is a Christian fellowship group for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We meet Wednesday afternoons beginning September 3, 2014 through April 29, 2014, afterschool from 3:00-5:30pm. Join us for faith, fun and friends as we grow together this season. Click on the graphic to learn more and to register for the year.
MOPS will kickoff their 5th year at Saint Paul's on August 21 from 9:30-11:30. Come join us this year! We are a group of over 50 moms (with a newborn through Kindergarden aged child) who meet monthly to be enriched, supported, and to have some fun with other moms. We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months from 9:15-11:30 with loving childcare provided during our meeting so we can relax and enjoy some adult conversation. Some of our favorite meetings in the past include SPA Day, Pinterest, Cooking Class, and Conscious Discipline. We are grouped by tables in order to have discussion time with other Moms, and often we make a cute craft that goes with the theme. Throughout the month there are playgroups, Mom's Night Outs, and other activities that you can attend. For more information on joining this group, please click the MOPS logo!
2014 Fall Annual Camping Fellowship
Make plans now to join Saint Paul's Camping Fellowship to Suwannee River State Park the weekend of October 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, click on the image to the right.
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) “Jif to Go”, 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 – 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, we’ve 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 Paul’s but didn’t know how? Pastor Mark will be having a New Member class starting July 6 during Sunday school hour, 9:45-10:45am. The class will meet in Room 311 and it will last 3 weeks. Everybody who then wants to will join the congregation on August 3.
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.