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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!
On April 12th from 6:30-8:30pm, we will make care packages for St. Paul’s students who are away at college. Please bring some items to include in the packages. Questions: Erica Webber, email@example.com.
Care Package Donations Request/Address Request–April 12th
On April 12th, the Youth Group will prepare care packages to mail to members of St. Paul’s who are away at college. We need donations of individual snacks (granola bars, crackers, candy etc.) & other fun items such as playing cards, pencil…anything that you would want to receive. (Items from the dollar store or Five Below are great.) Please leave in the bin outside of Lora’s office by 6:00pm by April 12th. If you have a family member who is at college, please email their address to Erica Webber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Trip - Summer 2015 – July 19-24th
There are still a few openings 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, cost per person is $350. Register on the sign-up sheet outside Fr Andrew's office or contact Erica Webber email@example.com to register.
Support Grace’s Kitchen – April
Plainfield Community Outreach’s Annual Campaign to Fight Hunger! Grace’s Kitchen has been serving meals to the homeless & needy people of Plainfield for 20 years! Each year there are more cutbacks in federal & grant programs. Please open your heart & give generously during the month of April. Please make checks to St. Paul’s Church indicating Grace’s Kitchen in the memo section.
April Outreach Donations
This month we will collect costume jewelry and shoes (all sizes) to donate to our friends who operate St. Albans Thrift shop. The families in that parish use the Thrift Shop and it also helps to support parish life. Items that are "thrift shop quality" are greatly appreciated. Bins are in the church hallway.
Annual Outreach Meeting – Tuesday, April 28th
Please join us for the Outreach meeting on April 28 at 7:30 in the lounge. Maybe you have been thinking about how you can serve our less fortunate neighbors? We are in need of help in a variety of areas and many tasks require less than 3 hours per month! Other tasks occur only once a year. Some of our activities are perfect opportunities for families to volunteer together. Volunteers are needed in our bread ministry, at soup kitchen, blanket making, assisting with our youth group, transporting donations, and serving homeless families. Please join us for the meeting. For more information contact Cathy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-723-3362.
Save The Date! – Progressive Dinner – June 6th
The Progressive Dinner, one of the most enjoyed social events of the year at St. Paul's, is coming up! It will be on Sat. June 6th at 6pm. Details to follow, but please mark your calendars & plan on attending! We’ll be looking for hosts as well. If you think you'd like to host a dinner group at your house or the hors d'oeurve or dessert portion of the evening, please contact Julia Walker email@example.com or 389.9766. New to St. Paul's? The Progressive Dinner is a really nice way to get to know some other parishioners. AND - we will gladly help anyone find a babysitter or a driver if that is an issue.
Friends of Music Annual Campaign
If you have not already received you letter, you should receive it soon. I hope that you will respond generously. Friends of Music at St. Paul’s make possible recitals throughout the year, the brass quintet and percussion at our Christmas and Easter liturgies, and our Spring Concert. Thank you in advance.
Save the Date! May 3rd
Our 29th Annual Spring Concert will take place on Sun. May 3rd at 7:00pm. This year’s theme is Bach & His Sons. The concert will feature works of Johann Sebastian, his second eldest son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and his youngest son, Johann Christian. (A rather large family of 20 children!) The concert will include both choral works sung by our choir and joined by members of The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. In addition, you will hear a viola concerto by JC and a Sinfonia by JS. Funding for this concert will be made possible by Friends of Music at St. Paul’s. I am hopeful that you will respond generously when you receive our Annual Appeal. Thank you in advance for your long-time support and generosity that makes it possible to continue St. Paul’s rich musical heritage. CMB
Mission Kitchen Spring 2015 - Drivers and Donations Requested
On the 4thSunday of each month, we provide a hot meal at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Elizabeth. We have been serving this ministry for almost 10 years. In the past year, our monthly donations of fruit/hard boiled eggs and volunteers to drive/serve have declined. We need your help to keep this going. Upcoming dates are: April 26, May 24, June 28. Please sign up outside Fr Andrew’s office or contact Erica Webber 500-4439 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
A Big Thank You to Nate
We are happy to report that with the help of our own, Nate Burroughs, we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Collins deForest Charitable Trust to be used for general operations.