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Every Sunday in September in Seekers Sunday School Class ~ Rev. Jack Stroman will be leading a study of The Lord's Prayer. Room 300. 9:45-10:45am
Christian Believer, a Disciple course, will be led by Rev. Mark Becker starting September 17 on Wednesday evenings. 30 week study. 6:00-8:30pm.
A Beth Moore study, Children of the Day, will begin on September 17 at 6:30pm 9 week Women's Bible study led by Jan McKay and Nancy Harrison. A 9-week study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians.
2014 Fall Annual Camping Fellowship
Make plans now to join Saint Paul's Camping Fellowship to Suwannee River State Park the weekend of October 17-19. This weekend is excellent for the novice camper as most meals are prepared by our fabulous camp cooks! Lots of family fun and sharing together under the stars makes for a wonderful weekend away. For more information and to register, click on the image to the right.
38th Annual Craft Festival
2015 Women's Retreat ~ The Things That Make For Peace
Our 2015 United Methodist Women's Retreat will be held on February 20-22, at the St. George Island Plantation. Our speaker will be Rev. Candace McKibben, of Big Bend Hospice and former Saint Paul's staff member. Early Registration is $130 by October 15, $150 after October 15. Click the photo for more details and to register for the retreat.
Register now for a new year of SPARKS!
SPARKS Wednesdays is a Christian fellowship group for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We meet Wednesday afternoons beginning September 3, 2014 through April 29, 2014, afterschool from 3:00-5:30pm. Join us for faith, fun and friends as we grow together this season. Click on the graphic to learn more and to register for the year.
Our Sunday School Lesson - September 14, 2014
"In God's Image"
Bible Verse: LORD, you have done so many things! You made them all so wisely! The earth is full of your creations! Psalm 104:24
Bible Story: Genesis 1:26–2:4
Leap of Faith: I am part of God's creation. Click the graphic for information on our Sunday Morning for Kids!
Soul Food ~ A Ministry to the Homeless
A new mission ministry has started this winter called Soul Food, a monthly distribution of food and warm clothing the last Saturday of each month. Items are collected throughout the month in the church office or bins in Sanders Hall. Trucks are loaded with your donations and delivered across the lake to the homeless community. To contribute, please bring coats, gloves, socks, hats, and scarves for clothing... and pull-tab individual pack food items i.e., 4 oz. fruit cups/applesauce, pudding cups, peanut butter (comes in a 3 pack) “Jif to Go”, Individual boxes raisins, Granola bars, Fruit bars, Vienna sausage, Crackers-cheese or peanut butter, Pretzels, Tuna/chicken salad/crackers, etc. To serve on this team, please contact Belinda McClellan through our church office, 385-5146.
Churches Working Together to Feed our Neighbors
Manna on Meridian is a joint ministry of congregations on Meridian Road in Tallahassee. The idea is simple: to give nutritionally balanced bags of groceries to anyone who comes to our monthly distributions. No questions to answer, no forms to fill out – just sharing the gifts that God has given us.
Each week, congregation members bring whatever nonperishable food items they can to church, and those items are added to the Manna pantry. During the month, volunteers go shopping with donated funds to supplement food donations. Volunteers also get the bags of groceries ready for distribution. Then, on the third Saturday of each month, people who need grocery assistance come by the Manna pantry at Faith. (So far, we’ve relied on word of mouth, and it has worked well.) Each household is allowed one bag of groceries. The doors stay open from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. We generally distribute 200 bags of groceries. Those who volunteer for Manna say these activities acquaint them with a host of new people, whether those people are bagging groceries, distributing them or taking those groceries home.
Our target foods: Peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta, dried beans, cereal, canned chicken/tuna/fruits/ vegetables/soup. (No glass containers, please.) Donations of food items may be placed in the shopping cart in Sanders Hall or money donations earmarked for Manna through the offering plate.
To serve in this ministry, please contact Stephanie Coughlin through the church office. Thank you for supporting this ministry and praying for those we serve.
Spiritual Gifts Discovery
"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. --- Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." (1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7)
Saint Paul's has a way for you to take a Spiritual Gifts inventory online. If you would like to take this 80 questions survey and receive immediate results of the ways God has shaped you, please click here. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes and you will be presented with your top three to five gifts as soon as you are done.