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Announcements for Sunday, Aug 14

PRESCHOOL: Looking for a Preschool Home? Come join us at St. Paul’s Preschool. We have spots available in our one-year-old class, 3 day three-year old class,
5 day four-year-old class and TK (Transitional Kindergarten class. Please call the Preschool Office (919-467-3788) or email stpaulspreschoolcary@gmail.com for more information. Come Love, Laugh, Learn with us!

COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) is serving refreshments in front of the church following the 9:00 a.m. service today. MOMS is a special course which offers mothers a place to share the stresses, concerns and positive experiences that have influenced their spiritual growth. All parishioners – not just mothers! –are invited to stop by, enjoy refreshments, and find out more about this unique ministry.

Next week the Vestry will present a Parish Quarterly Update in the church following the 9:00 a.m. service. Please plan to attend to hear about exciting plans for the upcoming program year. Ice water and lemonade will be available in the narthex before the meeting.

PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS AND CULTURES TOGETHER: PACCT will not meet in August, the next meeting will be September 6th, 2016. For more information, please contact Andrea at 919-348-9599 or jang7e@gmail.com.

Una Serata Italiana on September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. An Italian evening which includes a great dinner menu and fabulous live authentic Italian music. Join us for this special event of Food, Music, Fun and Fellowship. Tickets $15.00 per person and go on sale August 14-September 4 after the Sunday services. For more information, contact Toni Holderied 919-387-8225 or tholderied@gmail.

Sunday: Today in the youth wing between the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services, a film in the NOOMA series will be shown, followed by a discussion period. From the NOOMA series overview: “Jesus encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, Jesus started discussions about what matters most.” These films offer an invitation to us to search, question, and join the discussion.

Wednesday Night at the Movies: Wednesday in the youth wing at 7:00 p.m. one in a series of films will be shown based on the book, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. Narrated by Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the world’s leading historians and Professor of the History of the Church at St. Cross College, Oxford University, the films take us to historical points of interest relevant to Christianity and Mr. MacCulloch discusses the evolution of the Christian faith and its four main forms: Orthodoxy, Oriental Christianity, Western Catholicism and Protestantism.
Join us on Wednesday evenings for enlightening, thought-proving films.

END-OF-SUMMER MINI MINISTRY FAIR: This event will be held in the parish hall during coffee hour on August 28. All are welcome! This will be a kid-friendly event; children can earn a prize for their participation. Stop by and check out great opportunities to get involved including: Adult Education Committee, Arts and Crafts Festival for Outreach, Newcomer Ministry, Pulse Committee, Rainbow Gathering, Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, Youth Ministry, and many more!

LOBSTER FEST: LobsterFest: Many hands make light work and your hands are needed to make LobsterFest 2016 a success. Please considering volunteering for one of the many tasks by going to the St. Paul’s Home Page and clicking on the link for the SignUpGenius for LobsterFest (www.stpaulscary.org/adults/lobster-fest-volunteers-needed). If you do not have computer access and would like to volunteer or you have questions, please contact Rob or Vickie Johnson at either 919-357-2090 (Rob) or 919-201-2503 (Vickie). You may also email them at rkjinbelfast@gmail.com or vtjohnson1982@gmail.com.

“Shake It Up” Sundays – August 21: Come have a milkshake and play games together over the summer. We meet in the Youth Wing from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Please email to let me know if you are coming (Leah.Dail@stpaulscary.org) so I have enough milkshake-making ingredients!

• Are you in touch with “What’s Happening?” If you are not receiving a weekly “What’s Happening in Children’s Ministries” email from Christine Ingram, you could be missing out on very important Children’s information. Email Christine at christine.ingram@stpaulscary.org to be added to the weekly distribution list and be the first to know Children’s information!
• Have you ever considered joining the Sunday School Teaching Ministry? If so, please act quickly as we have two spots remaining – one in 3rd grade and one in 4th grade! Sunday School teachers work in teams of three, so you have every 3rd Sunday off. The lessons are fun and easy and the children are delightful! You can learn so much by explaining Bible Stories to children. No prior teaching experience is not necessary, just a love of God and children! Please contact Christine Ingram to sign up or have your questions answered.
• Children’s Ministries is thrilled to announce the
June 2016 – May 2017 Children’s Collection beneficiary! Please join us in collecting for “A Note in the Pocket!” We have some wonderful plans, starting with the weekly collection, where we will aim to collect $3000 in order to host a “clothing sort” day in May 2017! In addition to collecting funds, we will also be collecting new and like-new clothing (any size/gender), and our first (new) socks and undies Sundays drive will be Sept. 11-Oct. 9.
• Children’s Chapel will continue at the 9:00 a.m. and
10:45 a.m. services all summer, with the exception of Labor Day weekend.

MOVIE NIGHT AND MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER August 20th: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come watch a movie “Zootopia” outside on a big screen. Think drive-in without a car! It’s a family-friendly movie for a hot summer night. The screen will be set up in the courtyard. We will sell concessions (popcorn, candy, and drinks) and accept donations to go towards future mission or pilgrimage trips. The movie will run from 8:30-10:30 pm.