Upcoming Events – Church News
2019 GOD’S CREATION CALENDAR – The God’s Creation calendars have arrived! With each month you have a beautiful photo with scripture. For February is a bull elk moving through the snow at Yellowstone National Park and the scripture is from Colossians 1:16, “By Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth.” The calendars can be purchased for $7.00 each. They will be available in the church office or see Cheryl Short.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL – Children’s Sunday School will now be meeting in Cheryl Short’s classroom at 9:00AM. We will have our offering basket there and also celebrate any birthdays during the hour. We are continuing BIBLE NINJA “Mastering the Wisdom of Proverbs.” Our last lesson for becoming a Bible Ninja is learning how God has given us all teachers, mentors, pastors, coaches, and yes our parents to teach us about life. We just need to listen and learn from their wisdom to make good choices in our lives.
PEACE VIGIL – SUNDAY, NOV. 11 – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice, we will be holding a peace vigil TODAY, Sunday November 11. The vigil will begin with morning worship and will continue for the next eleven hours, concluding at 10:00pm. There is a signup sheet in the breezeway for those committing to participate. Individuals or families who sign up will commit to spend an hour in the St. Paul UCC sanctuary in a spirit of prayer for peace in our world. In cooperation with the other congregations of the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association, the church bell will toll 100 times beginning at 3:00pm—one hour for each year since the 1918 armistice. The church doors will remain unlocked for the duration of the vigil for any who would like to pray. All are welcome.
FAITH PROMISE DINNER – SUNDAY, NOV. 18 – In thanksgiving for the abundance we have to share, we will gather for a fellowship dinner on Faith Promise Sunday, November 18, after 10:15 worship. Ham, roast beef, dessert, and beverages will be provided. We ask that you bring your table service and a side dish or salad to share. Please sign up in the breezeway if you plan to attend. All are welcome!
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ORDERS – Please find the Christmas Poinsettia order forms in the back of the sanctuary or in the church office. We would like to once again have the sanctuary filled with Christmas poinsettias. All orders are due by Monday, December 3rd and must be accompanied by a check made out to St. Paul UCC.
WAPAKONETA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER – Local residents are invited to attend the free Wapakoneta Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 22, from 11 am to 1:30 pm at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center. Please use the Blackhoof Street parking lot to access the Parish Life Center. All are welcome to bring family and friends to enjoy good food and fellowship. Dine in only.
HANGING OF THE GREENS – Join us at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 25 for the Hanging of the Greens at St. Paul UCC. Help us to bring in the beauty of the Advent season by lending a hand in decorating both inside and outside the church. Many hands make light work! Cookies, cider, and hot chocolate will be provided to help us get in the holiday spirit. Please let Pastor Becky know if you are able to help.
OFFERING ENVELOPES – You will be receiving offering envelopes for 2019 soon. If you presently get offering envelopes and do not wish to please let Cindy in the church office know as soon as possible. If you wish to receive envelopes and do not please let Cindy know this also.
HEIFER INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY – We will be having Heifer International on Sunday, December 2nd after the 10:15 service. Please stop over after either service for an animal sugar cookie that our children have decorated. Learn more in the following weeks “How we can help, Pass on the Gift.”
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE INVITATION – You are all invited to a Christmas open house at the home of Revs. Adrian and Becky Sunday (211 N. Main St., Buckland, Ohio) on Saturday, December 8th. Drop in anytime between 1:00PM to 7:00PM. Everything is provided—just bring your good cheer and your appetites!!!!