St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christian Education




From Vicki Spence



CONFIRMATION Confirmands [6th grade and up] started off in great company—9 of our kids are participating! This is gonna be one over-the-top great class! 


October 15- Service Project - 1:30 Meet at Korbs’ for carpooling to the Dillards’ home in Elkton for yard work. Bring – work gloves, closed-toed shoes, work clothes.  Ice Cream social will follow. Parents pickup at 5 PM at the Korbs’ home.

October 29 from 6 to 7:30 PM – Fellowship at St. Paul’s - Bring a snack and your favorite game to share.

CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER!!! The next two Sundays, during Sunday School kids will have the opportunity to make Christmas cards to send to Yesprin in Nicaragua. We have to work ahead to ensure cards get to El Ayudante before Christmas. Stop by and make a card—send a wish—share some love.
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. The teachers are ready and waiting for them!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SAFETY – Parents of PK-2nd Graders  Please be sure to go to your child’s Sunday School class at 10:45 AM to pick up your little love (if under 3rd grade). Teachers will wait in their rooms until all children have been dismissed to their family.
We need two people for each service. If you are able and interested in serving please let Vicki Spence know so we can get a schedule made as soon as possible.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR KIDS!!!  Sometimes our world can be a scary place—when you go off to school, when playgrounds are intimidating, when your friends have a different teacher or someone says something unkind on the bus…When you see violence and natural disasters on TV or know first-hand from friends and family, 

THERE IS MUCH GOOD IN THE WORLD…but it can be a scary place at times. If you want to pray throughout the year for one of our kids or youth--take a name from the board by the front door. You can pray for them in quiet. You can let them know you are their prayer buddy. You can pray with them! They love knowing who is praying for them so let them know if you are comfortable with that and stay in touch with them throughout the year. Maybe their world won’t be such a scary place when they feel connected and surrounded by love and prayer.  Their names are on cards in the narthex—take one home, take two home and make a commitment to PRAY FOR OUR KIDS!

KIDSSign up for St. Paul’s servant jobs: acolyte, greeter, liturgist…check out the list in Sunday School. We will be training acolytes & greeters in the coming weeks.
THINK WAY AHEADMark your calendar for the Youth Yard Sale and Bake Sale in front of the St. Paul’s. Youth Mission & Rally Fundraiser
October 14 from 8 AM – NOON  Sign up for tables and bake goods in the Narthex. $15 per table.
REQUEST FOR COLLEGE ADDRESSES for new and returning students.  Please email the church office so that we can stay in touch with you!

JANUARY 5-7, 2018
Ocean City MD
Sign up will be available in Sunday School, Youth Group meeting and the Narthex. Early Registration price break available until October 15.


Drop in Bible Study as we explore upcoming scriptures in the lectionary. Bring a Bible or grab one of ours. We will be discussing the Book of Romans through the end of September.
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