Jan 20th

 

THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S

Monday

Tots and Us @ 10:00 a.m.

St. Paul’s Band @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday

Meditation 8:00 a.m.

Bowling Club @ 6:45 p.m.

Thursday

Meditation 6:30 p.m. 

Choir Rehearsal @ 7:00 p.m. 

Friday Youth Group @ 7:30 p.m.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Jan 29

UCW Meeting to Determine Future

St. Paul’s Coffee Time @ El Spero

Friday, Feb. 1 P.A. Day Camp

Sunday, Feb. 3 Food Bank 

Thursday, Feb. 7 Book Club

Sunday, Feb. 17 Baptism and Transfer of Membership 

Tuesday, Feb. 19 Council Meeting

Saturday, May 4 Dinner and Dance Benefit

 

 

 

An Exciting New Volunteer Opportunity - Kerr St. Mission is starting up a new program for their clients. Volunteers from churches will be partnered with a client, people who are finding themselves in a crisis. The crisis may be financial stress, it may be due to a recent bereavement, they may be a newcomer to Canada or it may be related to adjusting to  the onset of several life challenges occurring at the same time. Kerr St. Mission will be offering a training workshop which is being held on Saturday,  January 26th at 9 a.m – 4 p.m. Please feel free to direct any of your questions to Deborah or Selina.

 

Service of Baptism and Transfer of Membership, February 17th

We will be having a Service of Baptism and Transfer of Membership on February 17th.

If you wish to be baptized, or have your child baptized or would like to transfer your membership to St. Paul's, please speak to Deborah.  

 

The Congregational Meeting is TODAY, immediately following worship. It will be a very short meeting to finalize presbytery requirements for the change of call at St. Paul’s.  We would ask that you stay for an extra 10-15 minutes after worship. Thank you.

 

Deborah will be leading a study on John Shelby Spong’s most recent book called, “Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today.” If you would like Deborah to order a book for you, please let her know by Sunday, January 20th. The cost is $23. We will gather at 10 am on Wednesday mornings beginning January 30th. 

 

Deborah is planning a PA Day camp for Friday, February 1st.  The theme will be, “BLAST Off with God.”  Please let Deborah know if you are able to help support this camp by either leading a workshop or supervising during the day.  Deborah couldn’t run this camp without the many youth volunteers, but she could also really use some adults to help support this camp. Registration will open January 18th.

 

We Are Treaty People - Starting January 20th and through February, St. Paul’s will be on a journey of reconciliation with the indigenous people of Canada. We will do this in a number of ways. We will invite guest speakers, explore a book by an indigenous author, see a movie and discuss, offer programs for children and youth, and through prayers and sermons in worship. Through all of this, we hope to engage the people of St. Paul’s with reconciliation, with indigenous people in Oakville, with understanding our Canadian history, and in recognizing the hurt that has been caused by colonialism and residential schools.  We invite you into this time as much or as little as able, to come with open hearts and minds, and to actively listen while respectfully sharing your thoughts and questions. May God be with us on this journey.


Update on Volunteers - We’re gradually putting together new teams for the coming Council year, starting in March. Thank you very much to all of you who have volunteered your time and talents. It is very much appreciated.

The following teams currently have a Chair and enough team members to fulfill their mandate, pending approval of new Chairs and Executive at our annual meeting in February. Those teams marked with an * would function better if they had a couple more team members.

Council Executive

Finance

Worship

* Stewardship - two more members would be good

Nurturing Care

Mission Team

Trustees

Outreach

Refugee Sponsorship

* Ministry and Personnel - one more member needed

 

The following committees are in need of a Chair to lead the team. 

 

Community and Family Ministries (formerly Christian Development)

Communication

 

The following teams need more team members, so if you are interested, please contact Judy DeMone at jdemone2@gmail.com or 995-849-9988. 

Community and Family Ministries (formally Christian Development)

Nominating Committee

Garden Team

Lawn Mowing

Affirming Committee

Horseshoe Falls Region (formerly Presbytery) - need 1 more rep.

Thanks for your support.      Judy DeMone.