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A Message from Pastor Kandace

March 14, 2019
Dear Friends,


Dear friends;

Thanks for those who came to our discussion last Sunday about the General Conference results.  I had the chance to speak to two different Sunday School classes in addition to our gathering.  I have been encouraged by your continued interest in the future of the United Methodist Church, and your on-going commitment to maintaining the unity of the Spirit that we enjoy here at Saint Paul's. I know that I have said this before, but it bears repeating...this congregation has a gift in that it is part of who you are to disagree (sometimes passionately) on issues, AND YET you have internalized the reality that the United Methodist tent is a large tent, with 'plenty good room' for ALL PEOPLE who hold diverse understandings of things of life and faith.  Thank you for that good spirit!  I will keep you posted on the April decisions of the Council of Bishops relative to the General Conference vote - that group will be meeting after Easter.

In the meantime - let us use this Lenten season to redouble our efforts to reach out to all people and to love and welcome all to the Table of Christ.  I believe as we do that - as we live out our welcoming - our actions will speak much louder than words or institutional decisions.  Will you join me in committing to being a extravagantly welcoming church?

Don't forget that during the season of Lent we meet on Wednesday mornings in Sanders Hall for a time of devotion, prayer, communion and fellowship.  Please join us any Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m.  I hope to see you there one morning!




From the Board of Trustees - Courtyard construction has started!  For safety reasons, the only access to the sanctuary building is through the downstairs hallway door near the choir room, or through the two sanctuary narthex entrances.  Call the church office to let you in during the week.  Thank you for your patience.






Sunday School Classes for ages 2 - 5th grades!
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news! (Mark 1:15) 

This Sunday's lesson:  

The Two Debtors (Luke 7:36-47) 

For directions to the kid's classes, stop by the Welcome Table inside Sanders Hall starting at 9:30 a.m.

Mommy & Me Music
Tuesday Mornings - Room 200

April 2 ~ Click here for all dates
9:30 a.m. - Ages 2 1/2 +
10:00 a.m. - Under 2 1/2
Playground open all morning!
Wednesday Evenings - Room 202
Weekly, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 
Also known as PARENT AND ME MUSIC!
Stephany Bryant, Music Leader

Preschool Music
Wednesday Evenings 
Weekly, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 
Age 3 and above - Room 200
Under 3's - Room 202
Gaye Herndon, Director

No SPARKS During Spring Break!  Have a great week.
June 9 - 14  Music Camp - ​Florida Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts, Leesburg
August 4-11 Youth Week


Youth Sunday School 
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Room 302

We encourage youth to share freely and to express doubts and questions as well as their beliefs.  Our only rule is to show respect for one another. And we ALWAYS have snacks!  For details contact one of our amazing teachers, Charlie Guyton, 599-9423, or Meg Guyton, 443-4175!

Youth Choir 
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Choir Room
The Youth Choir is a group of very talented singers. We’re expecting to grow as everyone settles into a new routine. We rehearse on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 in the choir room. All Youth in Grades 6-12 are invited to join us. Contact Gaye Herndon (

Rooted Youth Fellowship
5:15 to 7:00 p.m.
Sanders Hall





Karen Benavidez, healing
Marlene Brewer, healing
Bob Caldwell, Centre Pointe rehab
Rick Combs, comfort - peace for Kathy
Elaine Christopher, healing, mother of Jill Merryday
Charlene Doud, Praise
Rev. Bob Elderedge, NC Hospice
Stan Etheridge, pending surgery
Susan Hubbard, lost her mother
Trin Jones' mother, Pham, surgery 3/13/19
Susan Johnson, cataract surgery pending
Helen Keaton, Priase
Carol Lee, healing
The family of Rod Letchworth, comfort in grief
Steve and Faye Mayberry
Janet Newsom's neice, Tracy, healing
Neil and his son Noah
JoAnne O'Keefe, healing/praise
Andy Prescott
Gretchen Scoggin
Dick and Doris Sublette in the loss of their daughter, Melody Peyton
Melanie Tredick
Bonnie White, who is being cared for by her daughter, Jerita
Hurricane survivors and our church's response
New Members and changed lives
Construction workers repairing the church
Those who grieve
Families hurt by tornadoes

Jim Allen, Gladys Awbrey, Laurie Batten, Betty Blair, Terry & Carol Broadway, Louise Carpenter, Horace Caton, Charlotte Chellman, Lorrie Corry, Ivy Lee Daniel, Norma DeRuyter, Margaret Farnell, Pat Giglio, Nancy Graham, Oriska Henn, Ralph Hook, Leroy Irwin, Bill Jones, Robert Kennedy, Dottie Melton, Jack Pelham, Ruth Riley, Audrey Robbins, Richard Robbins, Dot Roberts, Terry Shoffstall, Ben & Betty Spivey, Norma Strickland, Pam Strickland, Sosisson Church, Haiti, Peace for Haiti, Yaguaramas Methodist, Cuba, The United Methodist Church, healing and forgiveness.

CALENDAR  March 14 - 20, 2019

Thursday, March 14
MOPS, 9:30 a.m., Sanders Hall, Nursery
Lenten Worship, 12:10 p.m., Sanctuary
Lenten Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Sanders Hall

Friday, March 15
Office Closed on Fridays
Alzheimer's Respite, 9:00 a.m., Rooms 200/202/204

Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon, Nursery
Midtown Classical, 12:30 p.m., Rooms 301, 302 & 304

Saturday, March 16
Manna on Meridian, 8:00 a.m., Faith Presbyterian

Sunday, March 17
Blood Mobile, 8:30 a.m., Parking Lot
Informal Worship, 8:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Water Color Society, 2:00 p.m., Sanders Hall
Confirmation Class, 3:00 p.m., Room 310
Order of the Arrow, 3:00 p.m., Scout House
Sacred Dance Ministry, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m., Choir Room
ROOTED Sunday Night 5:00 p.m., Sanders Hall
Handbells, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Monday, March 18
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300-302
Core Ministries, 6:30 p.m., Room 301
Trustees, 6:30 p.m., Room 310
Boy Scout Troop 115, 7:00 p.m., Scout House

Tuesday, March 19
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300-302
Creation Care T-Shirt Bags, 10:00 a.m., Room 302
Covenant Chancel Choir, 6:00 p.m., Choir Room
Girl Scout Troop 67, 6:30 p.m., Rooms 200-204, 207
Young Adults, 7:00 p.m., Red Eye Cafe
Se'lah Choir, 7:30 p.m., Choir Room

Wednesday, March 20
Lenten Devotion, 6:30 a.m., Sanders Hall
Lenten Breakfast, 7:00 a.m., Sanders Hall
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300-302
Prayer Group, 8:00 a.m., Work Room
Disciple's Path, 9:00 a.m., Room 301
Wednesday Night Dinner, 5:15 p.m., Sanders Hall
Disciple's Path, 6:15 p.m., Room 301
Knitters & Crochetiers, 6:30 p.m., Room 311
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