DR. JENNINGS IN ANDREWS LECTURE TOMORROW You’re invited to GU’s 4th Andrews Lecture In Christian Unity TOMORROW (Oct. 21) 7-8:30p in GU’s Whitlock Center. Hear Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings of Yale University Divinity School present “Being Christian In A World Of Possessions.” Come hear him speak in Chapel at 9:30a also!
“SCIENCE THROUGH THE EYES OF FAITH”
GU warmly invites you to this FREE conference, Nov. 8-10, to hear internationally known scientists and theologians explore the complex relationship between faith and science. Please access www.STEF2019.com for more information about speakers and schedule, and to register (soon!).
EDEN’S GLORY TRIVIA/AUCTIONS THIS SATURDAY!
Support Eden’s Glory via competition, food, and fun at our annual Trivia Night (+) THIS Saturday, Oct. 26, 6:30-9:30p, at the 1st Christian Church. Register a team of 8-10 for $100; bring snacks, AND check/cash/card to participate in our silent and live auctions! Sign up on our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE! MORE TRIVIA FUN IN NOVEMBER
On Saturday, Nov. 16, a Trivia Night Fundraiser to benefit The Simple Room will be held at the 1st Christian Church beginning at 6:00p. $10/person, 8-10 people/team. To register a team, email email@example.com
MUSIC MINISTRY HELP WANTED!
Might you enjoy sharing your gifts of leading singing or accompanying at St. Paul’s, alone or with others (guitar, keyboard, whatever)? Whether once a month or just occasionally, we’d appreciate your ministry! Email stpaulsfmc for info.
ADULT/COLLEGE/TEEN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Please join our multigenerational Sunday School, which meets in the Mural Room. We begin at 9:45 with a brief time of centering prayer. Our study of the Gospel of John, taught by Pastor Rick, begins next Sunday, Oct. 27, at 10a.
WELCOMING OUR CHILDREN TO GODLY PLAY
Our preschool and elementary-age (3+) children meet for Godly Play Sundays on the lower level, gathering at the pew outside the carved door at 10:00a. Here they creatively engage with the church’s stories, rituals and rites, preparing for worship and life as the church.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL IN TEEN ROOM
Our preteen/middle-school Sunday School, led by Pastor Niquita, is discussing A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle at 10a Sundays in the Teen Room (next to the Mural Room).
FINANCIAL UPDATE (THROUGH SEPTEMBER)
Expenses: $69,395.24 ($1634 for 2018 missions sent Jan. 2019;
~$5600 toward 2019 mission = 7.5% of income)
Church Directory Information
If you are a part of the St. Paul's family, please see the password protected Congregation Area for the new Church Directory Survey.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN BOND COUNTY
WE’RE COLLECTING MACARONI & CHEESE BOXES!
Please help us contribute 300 boxes of macaroni-n-cheese (7.25 oz. size, please) for Holiday Food Baskets, provided via the Bond County Ministerial Alliance to local families in need. These will be collected in the Mural Room for early Dec. distribution.
Our local food pantry gladly accepts all nonperishable food (and toiletry) donations, especially canned or boxed pasta meals, soup, peanut butter, jelly, and canned meat. Please place your donations in the box in the mural room.
CONSIDER JOINING A TEAM
We would value your input on our Ministry Team, Mission Team and/or Property Team, to help us engage well in ministry, mission and stewardship. All who attend St. Paul’s are invited; email stpaulsfmc
ST. PAUL’S PRAYS WITHOUT CEASING
Morning Prayer continues Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00a this summer in the sanctuary, with prayer, scripture and Communion.