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St. Paul United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 15, 2018

News & Announcements


BLOOD DRIVE - We will be hosting our second annual Blood Drive on Sunday, November 18th in memory of Nicole Mittendorff. We hope that you will sign-up to attend if you are able to give blood, or if you are able to serve as a volunteer at this event. Sign up sheets are in the Social Hall following worship. Mark your calendar, Sunday, November 18th, 10am - 2pm in the Social Hall.-

UMW PECAN SALE: It's not too soon to be thinking about Christmas! The annual UMW pecan sale is a great opportunity to buy pecans for your holiday baking and for Christmas gifts. The pecans have been ordered and should arrive soon. We will be selling 16 oz. bags of large halves, 16 oz. bags of large pieces, and the always popular 12 oz. bags of chocolate covered pecans for $10 each. All proceeds support the mission of the UMW. If you would like to pre-order pecans, please contact Helen Hanna or Susan Piccione. Contact details available at the church office 703 494 2445.

CARNIVAL OF CHALK: Saturday, November 10, 3-5pm Congregation and community are invited to decorate the St. Paul parking lot in sidewalk chalk! Adults can stop by and write favorite Bible verses while the whole family can enjoy coloring, games and photo ops. Invite your friends and neighbors! NEEDS: Donate leftover sidewalk chalk from your summer stock. If you are an artist, please especially consider volunteering during the event! We also need a few volunteers (artist or not) to help with set-up and general support during the event. Signup on Sundays, through the St.Paul website,or by contacting Lana Conforti.

PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR - Anyone considering joining the church or interested in learning more about becoming a member of the United Methodist Church is invited to participate in our first "Pizza with the Pastor" on Sunday, November 18, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. This activity is intended to provide a clear understanding of what it means to be United Methodist and the membership vows and our expectations of members and to provide information about opportunities within St. Paul to get connected and to grow and serve. If you want to participate, please contact Pastor Scott. Child care will be provided if necessary and identified in advance.

UMW ADVENT BREAKFAST - The Woodbridge Sub-District UMW Advent Breakfast will be Saturday, December 1st, 9am - 11am at Bethel UMC, 13506 Minnievill Rd. This always popular event is open to all women and is the perfect time to invite a friend to join us as we begin the celebration of Advent. Please make plans to join us that morning for time of good food, great fellowship, and and Advent program.


IN HOME BIBLE STUDIES - In-home Bible studies will begin again. The study is “Christian Disciplines” about practical ways to grow in faith and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Everyone is invited to participate. Dave Turner will facilitate a study group at the Turner home in the Springwoods area every Tuesday beginning Oct. 16th at 7pm. Call the office for contact information or Dave.

JOIN THE CHAPEL BELLS - The Chapel Bells have rehearsals on Thursdays at 6PM (right before Chancel Choir at 7PM). If you are interested in ringing, or learning how to ring, come to one of the Thursday rehearsals to see and learn what handbell ringing is all about. Ringing bells is lots of fun and a wonderful way to participate in the worship life of the church. For additional info contact Cyndy Elmore (welmore664 at yahoo dot com)

FAITH TALKS - The Faith Talks study group is taking up a six-week series “What connects us as United Methodists?” It began Monday September 23rd, but all still are welcome to come and participate.   The study is prologue to discussions in November about the Commission on a Way Forward’s report and subsequent Council of Bishops action.  Faith Talks meets from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon each Monday in the Bethany Room (Room 234).  Please contact Marc Safley at if you are interested.

CAN YOU BELIEVE - that we have an over-abundance of cookies right now?  True!!!  You have been so generous each and every month and people have appreciated all the cookies and other baked goodies you have been providing.  Now – no one bring any cookies during the month of October and we will eat all that we have on hand.  Thanks again.

WINTER CLOTHES NEEDED - The Lord’s Clothes Closet is now  collecting gently used winter clothing for all ages, linens and blankets during this cold winter weather. If you are willing to volunteer please contact Ann Mauk at kamauk@verizon.net. Many hands make light work! 

NO ENVELOPE, NO CHECKBOOK, NO CASH, NO PROBLEM!– If you are like many who do not carry cash or checks regularly, this is a solution for you!  You can set-up a reoccurring donation or make a one-time donation using a debit card, credit card, or check.  To make an online donation is EASY, just go to our website (www.stpaul-umc.org) and click on the “online giving” image. You will be directed to our St. Paul online giving page, where you can securely login and make a donation.  Or scan this QR Code Square with your smartphone to be led directly to the St. Paul online donation phone-friendly version.