Welcome to Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
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As the New Year dawns on us, it is time for us to plan ahead for 2015. What do you want to become? What do you want your spiritual life to look like? Are you happy with your relationship with others and with God? Change wonít come to our lives by simply hoping that it will happen but we must make a conscious decision to change the way that we view the world and the way that we live our lives.
At Saint Paulís, we are going to focus on positive change of ourselves, our congregation, and our community. As great as things have been, we must change as we move forward in time. If you want to embrace change as exemplified by the life of Jesus, come and join us!
Church Directory Photos!
It is that time again to smile for the camera and be a part of our new church family album! Please click on the photo to the right to schedule a portrait session. We would like to have as many folks as possible. Any questions, please contact Linda Fletcher in our church office, 385-5146.
Panhandle Mission Trip Scheduled
Saint Paulís will be sending a mission team to the Pensacola area the week of March 22-28, 2015, to perform rework associated with last Aprilís damaging floods. Seventeen have signed up, but additional spaces are available. If interested, contact Charlie Guyton at (850) 385-0275.
JOY IN THE CITY!
Our Church-Wide Survey
We are in the process of evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and ministries of Saint Paulís and where we feel that we need to go in the future. To that end, we want to know what you think. It is important that every individual take an on-line survey to give us your opinions. Of course, we only want one survey per person, but if there are two people in a family, both of your opinions are important to us. Please click on the image and take the survey. It should take about 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your help in this important matter! (BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE IMAGE and it will take you to the survey.)
Thank you for everybody who submitted a commitment pledge card for 2015! Your financial commitment to Saint Paulís and its ministries is a wonderful thing! If you havenít filled out a commitment card and given it to the church office yet, please do so right away.
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.
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!
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 January Lessons
"Touched by Jesus"
This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has sent his only Son into the world so that we can live through him. 1 John 4:9
Leap of Faith: Jesus shows me God's love.
January 4 ~ Jairus's Daughter ~ Mark 5:21-24, 35-43
January 11 ~ The Woman at the Well ~ John 4:1-42
January 18 ~ The Ten Lepers ~ Luke 17:11-19
January 25 ~ Mary and Martha ~ Luke 10:38-42
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) ďJif to GoĒ, 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 Ė 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, weíve 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 Paulís but didnít know how? Pastor Mark will be having a New Member class starting November 2 during Sunday school hour, 9:45-10:45am. The class will meet in Room 311 and it will last 3 weeks. Contact Rev. Mark for more information.
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.