St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Christian Education




From Vicki Spence

Please join us to get pumped up, strong and ready for our kids and youth on Sunday, August 27 8:30-9:15 in the Scout/Jr. High room. We will share breakfast munchies and some plans to get us started in the road to an awesome year!!  Preliminary class lists, attendance books and curriculum Urumqi will be shared. Our theme for Kick Off and for the coming year is  MIND BODY SPIRIT...STRONG!!!  Bring suggestions and ideas!! Looking forward to a great time together!
SUNDAY AUGUST 27 – BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING OF OUR KIDS & COMMISSIONING OF OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN 9:15 AM WORSHIP SERVICE. Join us to up our teachers and kids. Grab a name in the Narthex and be a prayer partner for the year!
It’s never too soon to start planning ahead…
September 10 (9:45–11 AM) is Sunday School Kick-Off and we are working hard on planning an awesome celebration. Our theme is Mind, Body, Spirit Strong!! Plan to join us for the fun celebration and help us gear up for Fall. Sunday School registration forms are in the narthex, on the lower level table outside the Family Life Office and on-line. Get the kids signed up so their teachers can be ready and waiting for them! Helpers and snacks will be needed. Sign-ups are in the Narthex.
If you are interested in teaching Sunday School, working with youth, substituting or supporting Children’s and Youth Ministries in any way please contact Vicki Spence or Alice Mullins and we will get you set up!  Remember it takes a village!!!!! We are looking for an additional preschool 1st-3rd teacher and youth group co-leader. Please prayerfully consider this as a possible path for you.
A new look is coming for the Fall on the lower level.  A couple of years ago Jan Corby worked very hard to brighten up the Sunday School room doors.  This artwork has been beautiful and welcoming but it is beginning to show its age.  The paper is fading and the tape has lost its stick, so we will be dismantling the door decorations and freshening things up a bit.  If you have any doorway decorating ideas or want to help work on bringing some brightness and new life to the lower level making it inviting and inspiring for kids and teachers, please let Vicki or Alice know.  Work on the doors will begin the last week of July.
Don’t forget your copy of POCKETS!
August’s issue is full of helpful hints on healthy living! Great not only for summer living but for the rest of our lives!


Will resume in the Fall

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