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High School Spring Retreat - April 24-26
Hearing, Speaking, Acting ~ 1 Corinthians 13
Come and join us for a retreat to Dogwood Acres where we will worship, laugh and relax with each other and reconnect with God! Click the image for more details!
Giving From Abundance Project
April 24-26, 2015
We have the opportunity to “Give from Abundance.” We were encouraged during Lent to use this calendar (click on the image to the right). You can use it if you wish with your family to make an offering and bring with you on Sunday, April 26 during our worship services.
This calendar was set up to encourage us to think every day about our access to resources and services that support our health. Clean water, electricity, transportation, medicine: many of us take these “necessary conditions for life” for granted. In reflecting upon our abundance, we are called to help create abundant life for others.
At Saint Paul's G-Force VBS, kids explore how to put their faith into action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Watch your church come alive with movement and images of all sorts of kid-friendly transportation, such as skateboards, running shoes, roller blades, and more! Watch the G-Force meter climb illustrating how God is at work around the world and how God’s people are on the move.
July 13-17 and July 19 - VBS SUNDAY
8:45 am to 12:30 pm
Also check out these programs for kids! Click on the Summer Fun Graphic!
Super Summer Sunday School ~ Every Sunday ~ 9:45-10:45am
Warren Willis Church Camp ~ June 15-20
Extreme Explorers Week ~ June 29 - July 2
2015 Spring Annual Camping Fellowship
Make plans now to join Saint Paul's Camping Fellowship to Reed Bingham State Park, Adel, GA, the weekend of April 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, please click on the photo!
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.
Joining Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
Did you ever want to join Saint Paul’s but didn’t know how? Contact one of our ministers, Rev. Patty or Rev. Pam in the church office for the next New Member class date. 385-5146
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.