St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Friday, February 23, 2018

Christian Education

 
 
 
 

  

           
  FAMILY LIFE NOTES 

From Vicki Spence

 
 
 
 
 
CONFIRMATION CLASS 
 
1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays, from 4:30-6 PM
 
NEXT CLASS is SUNDAY, March 4
Mrs. Apps is our parent facilitator

We will be prepping for the Bishop’s Confirmation Rally at Barratt’s Chapel! In addition, they are planning at least two mission experiences. We need your help for EASTER BAGS for AI DUPONT/Ronald McDonald House. We will have lists of suggested items for the bags this Sunday and once collected the confirmands will assemble the bags and deliver them.
 
Homemade Candy Easter Eggs Are Back Again!
It’s time to get “hoppin’” and think about those delicious, delectable, and delightful homemade candy eggs! They are 1/4 pound, hand-dipped eggs and make perfect gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and grandchildren. They are $5 each. We have four heavenly flavors! Please put your completed order form in the basket in the Narthex by Sunday, March 11.  Remember, all proceeds benefit our Vacation Bible School program. You can pick up your eggs beginning Sunday, March 18.
 
Support VBS By Hand! 
Please come out on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 8:30 AM to help us make, dip, decorate, and box the delicious candy eggs. No experience necessary! Come out for an hour or two, or stay the whole time. We expect to finish around 1 PM. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex or contact Cheryl Martin at cheryl.martin4917@verizon.net.
 
Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt Donations
It’s that time of year again when we are asking for donations of candy, stickers, and small toys to make goodie bags for the preschool through third grade Sunday School class Easter egg hunt. Please remember we can have NO NUT PRODUCTS, so NO peanut butter eggs can be used. Please bring your donations to your Sunday School teacher or place in the basket in the Narthex by Sunday, March 25 for the egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Thank you!
 
YOUTH ICE CREAM SOCIAL Saturday, March 10 at St. Paul’s at Noon immediately following the Rise Against Hunger Event at St. Andrew’s School, 350 Noxtontown Road, Middletown from 10 AM – noon. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT here https://shn.secure.force.com/events/homepage?id=701f1000001kY2uAAE and let Mrs. Shaffer know you are coming brendashaffer@verizon.net.
 
SR. HIGHS & FAMILIES
There are many things that come at our youth in today’s world. Some are fun and harmless—others are dangerous and fear-producing. Youth at St. Paul’s regularly have lively, thought-provoking discussions in Sunday School each week and often have questions beyond our level of expertise.We have polled students and parents and have arranged for a variety of experts to share information with us and to answer questions. Please mark your calendars & join us for:
 
SR HIGH "TOUGH TOPIC" SERIES 12:30 - 2 PM in Fellowship Hall
We will share lunch and lively discussions.  Bring your questions and your friends.
 
FEBRUARY 25 - Anxiety, Depression & Suicide
We have people to share personal experiences and resources on this tough topic with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Karen Covey-Moore
March 18 - Opioid & Substance Abuse
April 15 - Internet Safety, Gaming & Human Trafficking
 
 

 

LENTEN BIBLE

STUDY

Thursday Mornings at 10:30 AM & Thursday Evenings at 6:30 PM

Beginning Thursday, February 15.
Sign up in the Narthex 
[Note: Last year we met in folks’ homes & we may continue that format
OR meet in Fellowship Hall Let me know your preference!].

I am excited about these opportunities to build relationships,
delve into scripture a bit deeper, challenge each other, and just learn more about our faith as we travel the Lenten road together!
And our hope is that this will pave the way for renewing our ongoing Bible Study here at St. Paul’s. 

 
 
ADULT STUDIES

 
 
Drop in Bible Study as we explore upcoming scriptures in the lectionary. Bring a friend and a Bible --or grab one of ours --and grab a cup of coffee for lively discussion.
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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/