St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christian Education

 
 
 
 

  

           
  FAMILY LIFE NOTES 

From Vicki Spence

 
 
 
 
 
YOUTH GROUP MEETING
THIS Sunday, November 18 from 7-8:30 PM. It’s Game Night, so please bring your favorite board game, cards, charades, etc. We will also confirm plans for the bake sale and also discuss upcoming events in December.
 
YOUTH RALLY- PROTECTOR
JANUARY 4-6, 2019/OCEAN CITY, MD
Regular Registration by November 15, 2018
Sign up sheet is in the Narthex
 
COZY COAT COLLECTION
Sunday school classes are collecting gently used coats in Men’s, Women’s and Children’s sizes during the month of November. Bring coats in good condition to church and put them in the baskets in the Narthex and we will collect and deliver them to our friends in need at the Neighborhood House. If you have hats, scarves and/or gloves that are in very good condition there will be a basket for them as well. It is our hope that each coat can be given with a hat, gloves, or scarf to match. 
 
GRATITUDE JOURNAL PUMPKIN
For Fall Sunday School attendees have focused their prayers on giving thanks. One way we have done this is to write our thankful thoughts around our pumpkin. Check it out on the table in the Narthex through Thanksgiving. Feel free to add your prayer of thanks!!!
 
CHRISTMAS IN ODESSA YOUTH BAKE SALE 
Sign up sheet for youth workers is on the table in the Narthex. Please encourage your middle or high schooler to come out and help set up, sell goods, and/or clean up. They will be supporting the upcoming youth mission trip and will enjoy some fun and fellowship as well!!!
If you are interested in donating baked goods for youth to sell there is a sign-up sheet on the table as well. The more baked goods the kids have the more money they can raise to help with Youth Rally expenses. Thank you in advance from the Youth!!!
 
FAMILY ADVENT EVENT
Please set aside an hour (9:45-1045) on Sunday November 25 and join your child on the lower level to help create devotions and visuals to support your family’s Advent preparations at home. The focus this year will be on the Advent Wreath with weekly devotions and scripture. We will be making wreaths with greens and accessories donated by the Corby family, McNelis family and the Holden Family. Wreath making can be tricky and young hands will need adult help. Kids will also be assembling a devotion guide to accompany the Advent Wreath and candles. We will be sharing a book about the Christmas star and have the opportunity to make sparkle slime to remind us of this special star and its part in the Christmas story. As it will also be Christ the King Sunday on the 25th, kids will be able to decorate a crown cut out. 
If time allows there, will also be opportunities to make a Christmas Nativity picture and Family Advent Calendars will be distributed. (If not, pictures can be completed in Sunday School during the month of December.) Teachers will be in rooms to assist with activities. Kids and their family members will move between the Sunday School rooms to complete the activities. 
 
 
 

 
  
 
ADULT STUDIES 
 
Fellowship Hall
Sundays from 9:45-10:45 AM
 
 
We will be using the practice of Lectio Divina (Latin for Holy Listening)
to experience and explore the scripture for our next week's worship. 

 
DROP-IN BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays at 11 AM
Bring your Bibles! This will be a one-hour study & discussion each week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
TITHE=Trust Is The Heart of Everything
We know you want a vital, tangible and visible faith life here at St. Paul's and have great trust that each of you will support your church as a MISSION to the M.O.T. area.  One way to do that is the spiritual discipline of TITHING.  But tithing is a spiritual discipline which enhances the givers' life more than it enhances God's life.  Ask me, your pastor, because I tithe. Is it easy?  Not always.  Is it necessary?  Absolutely.  For my spiritual peace of mind.  To help order my life towards God. For more information on tithing and personal finances go to http://www.gbod.org/stewardship/