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Please join us for Confirmation and Bishop Stokes' visitation on this Sunday, October 26 at 10am. There will be a reception to follow. Information about Bishop Stokes in his own words can be found on the Diocesan Web Page.
Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser
We have a great ongoing fundraising opportunity with ShopRite, Stop&Shop, and Kings. If you buy a giftcard for those locations through St. Paul's, the church gets a 5% donation from these stores. So please consider this for your food shopping! Download the form and bring to Church. Thank you and happy shopping!
Bishop Stokes Visit and Confirmation - Sunday, October 26th
Please join us for a special service at 10am. Bishop "Chip" Stokes will be with us for confirmation. A reception in our newly rennovated parish hall will follow the service.
Mission Kitchen - Sunday, October 26th
Drivers and servers are needed for Sunday, October 26. Drivers/servers will leave at 12:30pm and be back no later than 3:00pm. We also need donations of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (in individual baggies), hard boiled eggs and fresh fruit. Due to Confirmation on October 26, we will prepare the food on Saturday, October 25, 10:00-1:00pm. Please join us in the kitchen if you would like to help. Questions? Please contact Erica Webber
Youth Group Event - Saturday, October 25th - Mission Kitchen Sandwich Making - Volunteers are needed 10:00am-1:00pm in the kitchen (you do not need to come for the entire time). We are going to make sandwiches and pasta salad to be served at Mission Kitchen the next day. All confirmands are welcome to help after confirmation rehearsal.
Annual Book Sale – Sunday, November 2nd
Our Annual Book Sale will take place on Sunday, November 2, with setup beginning on Wednesday, October 30th (pm). Volunteers are always needed and appreciated for the fun event. Book donations will begin mid-October.
Please consider helping to sort books on Friday evening, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 anytime during the day. It is a fun time and the choir could REALLY use some help with this large task. Sorting the books makes it easier for shoppers to find what they want. Your assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.
Youth Group Event-Sunday, November 2nd5:30-7:30pm
It's our first event of the season. We will start with pizza, play our most popular youth group games (if you've been to youth group you know the games, if you don't know the games, be prepared for crazy, running around fun), and end with sundaes! All youth grades 6-12 are welcome. Friends are welcome too. Contact Erica Webber with questions.
Blanket Night – Wednesday, November 12th, 7:30pm
You are invited to St. Paul’s annual Blanket Night on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 in the Parish Hall. We’ll make fleece no-sew blankets to donate to the less fortunate. (Pictures of previous happy recipients are on the Outreach bulletin board.) Bring sewing scissors, if you have them, and join us for a win-win evening of good works and a good time. Questions? Contact Gale Jacob at 908-654-5356, firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Purdy at 908-709-0833,email@example.com.
Mission Trip - Summer 2015
Registration is open for our trip to Steubenville, Ohio, July 19-24, 2015! This trip is a great combination of work and fun. The youth from St. Paul's really enjoy this crazy, busy, fun trip! We will help local organizations with work projects. Youth completing grades 6-12 in June 2015 are eligible to join this trip. The dates are July 10-24 and the cost per person is $350. A deposit of $200 is required by November 10. Please either register on the sign up form outside Fr Andrew's office or contact Erica Webber firstname.lastname@example.org to register or with questions.
Genesis Bible Study – Thursdays @10:30am in the lounge
We continue to read through the Book of Genesis. This week we are beginning to read the Abraham stories starting in chapter 12 and what it means to ‘cut’ a covenant with the Lord. Hope to see you there. Fr. Nathan
Among the improvements to the Parish Hall are the ceiling fans and the drapes. Both are operated by remote control. Please do not try to pull the drapes.
Confirmation Class 2014
The Confirmation Class is full of bright, attractive, interesting, and funny kids! You parents should be very proud! Our fourth class will meet this Sunday at 9am and 5pm. Confirmation Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Acolyte Sign Up
Any parish child, 11 or older, is welcome to sign up to join the acolyting team. Sign-up sheet is outside the rector's office or contact Lora 232-8506, x10 or email@example.com Training times will be announced.
October Outreach Donations: Household Cleaning Items
This month we will collect household cleaning supplies for our neighbors served by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. We can use products to clean bathrooms, kitchens, floors, carpets, windows, furniture, dishes, and clothing. These are expensive items for people on fixed or very limited budgets. Your faithful generosity is truly appreciated. Donation bins are in the hallway outside the church office.
Save the Date - Saturday, October 25th - Stewardship Cocktail Party - 7-11pm
Please save the date in your calendar for the Stewardship Cocktail Party to kickoff this season's stewardship campaign. More details to follow. Thank you!
Book Group – Sunday, November 16th
St. Paul’s book group met in September and enjoyed a lively discussion. They decided Sunday after church is the favored meeting time and selected the next book. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the selection to read and discuss on Sunday, November 16. Adichie’s novel, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and critically reviewed as “one of the best books of the year”, contains insightful observations about America from an immigrant’s view.
Solid Brass – Sunday, Nov. 30th TIME CHANGE 7:00pm
Friends of Music will present Solid Brass in concert on Sun., Nov. 30th at 7:00pm. This professional ensemble has performed to rave reviews for more than 500,000 people since the group was established in1982, including premiere concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Manhattan. This 11 member ensemble (including percussion) will be a delight to the ears in St. Paul’s acoustics. A reception will follow in the Cloister.