January News From St. Paul’s

January 12, 2018

Church News

January’s Meetings at a Glance (available at press time)

Thursday, January 4th:  Care Team, 1:00pm, CE Room

Saturday, January 6th:  Church Council Retreat, 9am-2pm, hosted by Karen Addleman

Monday, January 8th:  Women’s Fellowship, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, January 18th:  Spiritual Life Meeting, 7pm, CE Room

Saturday, January 20th:  Men’s Fellowship, 8am, King’s Restaurant

Tuesday, January 16th:  Church Council, 7:00pm in the CE Room.

St. Paul’s is on Facebook!  Be sure to “Like” us to keep up with updates and events.

Book of Remembrance forms are in the literature rack in the narthex.  If you wish to give a gift in memory of or in honor of a loved one, please use this form.  You can place it in your offering envelope along with your monetary gift or you can bring it to the office.  We save these forms for documentation until the Book of Remembrance is published in the newsletter twice a year.  Thank you for taking the time to submit the form.

Bible Study: Bible Studies following worship themes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Salem Chapel.

February Mission Offering –

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE BLANKETS

Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.  They work to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornados, or flooding across the United States.

 

Greeters & Ushers for December

January 7:  Communion By Intinction: Karen Addleman–Chair, Steve Addleman–Elder, Carrie Conn, Brad Conn

January 14:  Michele Sredy–Chair, Dan Funk, Pam Webreck, Kim Keim

January 21:  Patrick Ferko—Chair, Ray Toy, Judy Emerick, Isabel Shumaker

January 28: Andra Snyder–Chair, Pete Hauger, Kathy Hauger, Rich Nichols

Winter at St. Paul’s

We have a long tradition of being open all the time!  Whether it is sheltering the homeless or for those who just need a place for some solitude, the church is always open.

Our inclement weather policy is that we will worship whenever two or three are gathered. However, we ask that you use your judgement when venturing out in bad weather.  We’d love for you to worship with us, but rather you’d be safe than end up in the hospital.  Regular Sunday worship begins at 9:30am, followed by Sunday school at 10:45am.

Tuesday Bible Study:  Bible Study will be cancelled anytime the Somerset Area School District is cancelled or delayed.

We will endeavor to keep our website updated with recent sermons and devotional materials so that your spirit may be warmed even during our blustery Somerset County winter.

Expanded Ministry Role for Dave Neimiller

It’s been almost a year since Dave Neimiller joined St. Paul’s ministry team as Organist and Director of Music.  Over the past year he has brought an energy and enthusiasm to the church that has helped the choral program grow and added to the spirit of worship.  When Church Council began looking for a ministry coordinator, Dave seemed like a natural fit.  His previous ministry experiences included a vast array of musical ensembles and programs, but also helping to managing facility use and maintenance, endowments, and program logistics.

The new position that Dave is filling encompasses three main ministry areas.  1. Program logistics support: assist staff and lay leaders in securing materials and site preparation for church programming.  2.  Ministry Leadership recruitment:  help to develop a database of church members’ talents and match them with ministry opportunities.  3.  Assist the trustees and staff in securing venders to maintain the facility and also manage the calendar and contracts of those who use the facility.

This new role, combined with his previous role as Director of Music and Organist will make Dave a full-time employee of the church.  His regular office hours are currently Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00am—3:00pm, Wednesday from Noon—9:00pm, and Sunday mornings.  These hours are subject to change to fit the demands of the programs being carried out at any given time.  Dave’s office will be located in the Music Room.  Please be sure to welcome him in his new role!

2018 Church Council Members

John Geary: President

Karen Addleman:  Vice President

Sally Wahl:  Treasurer

Sally McClintock:  Secretary

Patrick Ferko

Jonathan Hillegas

Roger Rayman

Peg Roy

Craig Schenck

Andra Snyder

Michelle Sredy

Mike Stutzman

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