St. Paul's Weekly Announcements
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
SPECIAL CHARGE CONFERENCE
A Special Charge Conference will be held during the Church Council meeting, on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 pm
BACK TO BASICS
Back to Basics Leadership Training: For people who serve as members of: Staff Parish Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Church Council, Lay Members and Lay Leaders. Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monmouth Grace UMC, 76 Wyckoff Rd., Eatontown, NJ 07724 Register at: https://www.gnjumc.org/central-region-back2basics-training-registration-form by January 22.
2018 FLOWER CHART
The new 2018 signup sheet for altar flowers is posted under the clock in the Fellowship Hall. If you wish to dedicate flowers, please indicate your name and dedication next to your chosen week. Flowers are $35.00.
COMMUNION SUNDAYS ARE NOW ALSO MISSION SUNDAYS
Starting on Jan 7th, and for each Communion Sunday (1st Sunday of the every month) we will begin taking an additional offering toward the end of our services. This offering is above and beyond your normal offering. This second offering will entirely be used to help fund our Missions and Outreach projects. These projects include events such as Night in Bethlehem, Vacation Bible School, the Easter Egg Hunt, and our Fellowship dinner(s). These extra offerings will allow us to start new outreach events such as our new “seniors outreach days.”
Additionally it will help us fund urgent pop-up projects like the Flood Bucket Drive that took place this fall. It’s an excellent chance to directly participate in funding our ever growing Mission and Outreach events.
STORAGE BINS NEEDED
With all the yearly events held at St. Paul’s, organization and storage of materials can become overwhelming, especially for our larger events like Night in Bethlehem and Vacation Bible School. In an effort to organize our supplies more efficiently we are looking for anyone who might want to help by donating some heavy duty storage bins. If you are able to help out please contact Kristy Gerdes or Rich Scraggs.
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES
Offering envelopes for 2018 are ready and can be found in the Fellowship Hall. If you don’t see your name and would like to have envelopes, please contact the church office.
St. Paul’s cookbook is complete and ready for purchase! The cookbooks may be purchased between services for $10.00 or contact the church office. They make a great gift!
COFFEE HOUR and GREETING SIGN UP!
Please consider signing up for Coffee Hour and/or Greeting, which are two important ministries at St. Paul’s. The sign-up sheet for helping with coffee hour is on the bulletin board by the kitchen. The sign-up sheet for greeters is under the clock in the Fellowship Hall.
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Monday morning Bible Study will begin again after the holidays, on Monday, January 8th and is held at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.
SHOP ON AMAZON
Do you shop at Amazon?? You can shop online and Amazon will donate a percentage of your sales to St. Paul's! It is simple to set up, just follow these steps:
Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2483855 or visit the St. Paul’s website, Give Online Tab, Amazon Donation for a direct link.
- Login to your Amazon account.
- Start shopping!!
**ALWAYS shop from www.smile.amazon.com** versus the normal amazon website or amazon app to have donations processed for St. Paul's. If you don't use www.smile.amazon.com we won’t receive your donation.
PRAY FOR THE NATION GROUP
This group meets the first Monday of each month, from 8:30-9:30 am. Everyone is invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH GROUP
This group meets every third Monday of the month, 8:30-9:30 am and focuses on our church and church family.