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March at Saint Paul's

Jesus said “I was a stranger, and you welcomed me!”
                           ...Matthew 25:35

There are no strangers at Saint Paul's. All are welcome and we invite you and your family to participate in our March Easter Events.
On Holy Wednesday, March 27th, we invite you to participate in a Labyrinth Walk in our Fellowship Hall at anytime between  4PM to 8PM. Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice used for spiritual centering, contemplation, and prayer. There will be a worship service and communion at 7PM on Maundy Thursday March 28th. On good Friday a community service “The Last Seven Words” will be held at the Community Church on 5 North 4th Street at 7PM.
All persons of faith are invited to the Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Boardwalk. The Community Church will provide a free breakfast following the service. Times will be published next week. All children between the ages of two and ten are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at the church yard at 10:30 Easter Sunday. Our choir will preform the Choral Cantata “Arise My Love” at 11AM Easter Sunday. There will be NO 8:30AM service. Also there will be no Sunday school.
Saint Paul's Sunday School is open for children grades K-5. We also offer a nursery for younger siblings.
A reminder on Wednesdays at 5:45PM for elementary kids our Lego Club meets and at the same time our youth group “Waves of Grace” meet. The Lego Club at the Scout Hut and  Waves of Grace at the Youth Activity Center (YAC). The buildings are located on the corner of Wilson and 3rd. All childrenare welcome.
Join us at Saint Paul's to Learn, Grow, and Serve. For more information visit our website:
The Church and Fellowship Hall are located at 300 Harper Ave. Carolina Beach.

Activities & More

Wednesdays at St. Paul's is busy offering something for all. There is a Bible Study at 10:30AM. And we have two mid – week activities for children. The Waves of Grace for youth in 6th grade and above and for Kids in grades 1 through 5 a new group The Lego Club will meet for the first time this week. The Lego Club Kids will explore their creative side, build together, and enjoy the interaction Lego's construction can  offer and they will have fun. Maybe we should start an adult Lego Club. This writer would be the first member. Both groups meet at Wednesday's at 5:45 PM. The Waves of Grace at our Youth Activity Center (YAC) and the Lego Club at our Scout Hut located just behind the YAC. All are invited to our Wednesday at the Well service that starts at 7:00PM. The service is mid-week  break from the frenzy of our daily lives and provides a place to relax and reflect. A place to worship God and recharge our spiritual battery. As this column has stated before there are no strangers at St. Paul's . All are welcome and made to feel part of St. Paul's and our Community of Christ. You and your family are invited to join us. Sunday services at 8:30 and 11:00 and Sunday School both Adult and Children grades pre-K to 5.
For more information on all our activities visit our website on call the church office 910-458-5310.

Saint Paul's UMC – Weekly Update

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance. PROVERBS 5:1
In Saint Paul's 2013 continuing emphasis on the discipleship of  learning we will offer three adult studies. Disciple:Into the Word, Into the World is the second in the Discipleship Bible Series. This 32 week course includes deep study of the Scripture with concentrations on Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. The series starts on Tuesday February 5th at 7:00PM.. Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense is a 10-week study. It's author N.T. Wright offers a fresh presentation of the timeless truths of Christianity and makes a strong case for a faith that is reasonable and rewarding for us today. The series starts on Wednesday January 16 at 10:30AM. Also a eight study presented by Rev. Lynn Yeso, The Way of Forgiveness , begins on Sunday March 3 at 2PM. This course encourages individuals working alone and in small groups to learn to live a forgiven and forgiving live in response to Christ's call. Participants are encouraged to grow in the heart and mind of Christ through daily prayer, journaling, group sharing, and prayerful attention to scripture. All our study groups meet in Saint Paul's Fellowship Hall located at 300 Harper Avenue Carolina Beach. Adults of all faiths are welcome to join and participate. A reminder that Waves of Grace our youth group meets on Wednesdays at 5:45PM in the Youth Activity Center YAC located in the bright yellow building located on the corner of Wilson Avenue and Lumberton. Dinner is provided We welcome all to attend our Sunday Services. We offer a blended service at 8:30AM and a more traditional service at 11:00AM. Also Wednesday evenings is a 7:00PM service Wednesdays at the Well. It offers a mid-week time for reflection and renewal.
For information please visit our website or telephone the church office 458-5310.

Join the Bucket Brigade

The Saint Paul's United Methodist Men (UMM) group has formed The Bucket Brigade and are recruiting volunteers island wide. The Brigade will help UMM in it's cleaning buckets for victims of super storm Sandy campaign. A cleaning bucket is a 5 gallon plastic bucket filled with 15 different cleaning items. A completed bucket cost 50 dollars. The buckets will be delivered to the United Methodists Committee on Relief at Goldsboro for distribution. The committee has already shipped over 4000 buckets to the storm damaged area. United Methodist Men have designed a two pronged approach to the campaign. The first is to ask for a monetary donation. This approach will allow for the purchase of individual items in bulk and at wholesale prices. You or your group can purchase a whole bucket for 50 dollars, a half bucket for 25 dollars, or if those prices are too steep a donation in any amount would be welcomed. Checks can sent to St. Paul's UMC, 300 Harper Avenue, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Checks should be made out to St. Paul's UMM with cleaning buckets on the memo line. The second approach is to allow individuals or groups to collect the individual cleaning items. Since all the items have specific sizes and specifications, they must all fit into the 5 gallon bucket, Saint Paul's web site has posted a list of the items with their size and specifications. Any brand of an item that fits the list would be acceptable. Remember that if Sandy had turned West a few hundred miles south our Island would have taken the hit. For additional information and to volunteer your time and effort please contact Ken Badoian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 910-452-7281.
All individuals, businesses, social, patriotic, and civic group are welcome to join the Brigade. Our preliminary goal is 250 buckets. We can do it.