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What’s Happening in Children’s Ministries (May 5, 2019)

While we are incredible debt to Christine for all she has done for our children while she has been here, Children’s Ministries is still ALIVE and WELL!  Did you know that there is a Children’s Ministries Committee?  AND an interim children’s ministries coordinator has been hired.  Meet Robin Brown and thank you in advance for reading this important email about Children’s Ministries this summer.

Hi everyone! 

I am a cradled Episcopalian originally from the Diocese of East Carolina. 

I currently work for the Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry as the Administrative Coordinator and Financial Assistant, the Raleigh Diocesan office as an Accounting Assistant and now for St. Paul’s as your Interim for Children’s Ministry. 

I am very excited to work with St. Paul’s this summer and be of help in any way that I can! 

Thank you for having me!

-Robin Brown

We are sure you noticed an absence of Children’s Church last week at Easter, but please note this has always been the normal.  Children’s church will continue throughout the summer with special thanks to our longtime volunteer and incredible companion for our children – Sherri Hubbard.  Join us for the 9am service where your children will receive an important Bible lesson while you are able to relax and focus on the sermon.  Beginning July 14 , also join us for “Parables and Popsicles” for the remainder of July  following the 9am service on the playground.  We will read a Parable with our kids, eat Popsicles, and enjoy fellowship with kids and parents on the playground.

VBS is off to a roaring planning start.  Our sports themed VBS “FUNdamentals of Faith” will take place June 17-21.  St Paul’s is known in the community as the best VBS!  Come and see what everyone  loves about this important ministry for our kids.  Registration forms are available in the narthex  and attached here.  We need your application by MAY 19.  Especially this year, it takes a village to bring this program to life.  To volunteer or to ask any questions, please email vbs@stpaulscary.org.

We apologize if we have missed anything along the way but are doing our best to keep the Children’s Ministries alive and thriving until a permanent Children’s Minister has been identified.  We pray for the right person to join our parish in this incredibly important ministry and hope you will do the same.  If you are interested or know someone who might be the perfect answer to our prayers, please respond to this email with your thoughts.

In the meantime, we have a lot going on as we come to the close of our school year!

EYC Graduation – June 9

On Sunday, June 9, at the 9am service, we will welcome NEW members to our pre-EYC group and graduate our 5th Graders to EYC.  Please join us in this exciting transition!

Pre-EYC Picnic – TBD

It has come to our attention that we dropped the ball with the end of year picnic with our pre-EYC group.  Please know this was not intentional – we are just learning the ropes.  We are looking to reschedule!  Please look for an evite where you can RSVP and let us know what you can provide for the picnic.

Final Day of  Sunday School:

This Sunday, May 5, will be the final Sunday of Sunday School.  Please join us in the thanking the teachers who have enriched the lives of our children this year.  Whether you chose to give them a big hug and hearty thanks or a handmade card, we are thankful more than we can say for this team who have given of their time to be with our kids.

Here is a list of these wonderful people (please let us know if we missed anyone!):

  • 3 Year olds – Sandra Talbird, Richard Gray, and Allison Moon
  • 4 Year olds – Jane Womack, Cathy Connors, and Rachel Crigger
  • Kindergarten-Maria Litzinger, Cindy McGinley, Elizabeth Adams, and Katy Trainor
  • 1st grade – Myrna Belingon, Anna Pittman, and Melissa Reddan
  • 2nd grade – Emily Freeman, Sara Concini, LaQuinta Jernigan, and Ramsey McIntire
  • 3rd grade – Sherri Hubbard, Christi Springfield, and Lydia Wong
  • 4th grade – Guy Antonides, Cecilia Lancia, and Christina Catton
  • 5th grade – Marcia Hardenbrook, Mike Tanner, and Heather Gates.  

Note-in-the Pocket – June 9:

Ever wonder where the money goes that our children so dutifully donate on Sundays?  It goes to Note in the Pocket, an amazing organization providing clothing for families in need through Wake County Public School System.  Sunday, June 9, is our Note in the Pocket sort day.   It is such a fun and important day with our kids to instill the importance of giving back to those who can’t make ends meet.  It’s only an hour of your time following the 9am service, but such an important lesson and example for our kids.  Our children have pledged $3,000 this year and have reached $2,124.91 towards our goal.  Please help us meet that goal by having your kids do important tasks around the house, in your neighborhood, and for our town to earn money to donate on Sunday!

The Children’s Ministries group could use some help during this interim period.  If you have the desire/heart/calling to help us, please reply to vbs@stpaulscary.org. .