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A Message from Pastor Kandace

August 15, 2019
Dear Friends;

So many thanks to our wonderful youth for providing a beautiful service of worship last Sunday to end their week of fun and fellowship.  I was proud of each and every one of them for the ways that they willingly served and participated!  And, thanks to all who work with and support our youth – teaching Sunday School, chaperoning trips, driving busses, or providing meals.  Thanks for all you do!

This Sunday we return to our two service schedule, with worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.  This is such a good time of year to invite friends and neighbors to come and check out Saint Paul’s UMC.  I hope that we will hold in the center of our thoughts this year a real need to grow our congregation, and while your pastoral staff will be doing all we can to accomplish this – it is not a solo task; everyone is needed to make growth a reality.  We have the best message in the world!  Who do you know that needs to hear it?

I am looking forward to this year of ministry together – please be in prayer for the Governing Board and Core Ministry Team leaders as we gather on Saturday for a four hour retreat time of planning and dreaming together.

Many blessings!



Betty Lou Rogers, a member of Saint Paul’s has written a selection of books for young adults and children.  She is having a book showing Saturday, August 17, in room 300 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to come meet the author and purchase her books.

SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE, Saint Paul's mission partner, is hosting a community-wide bunk bed build on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Prime Meridian Bank at 1897 Capital Circle N.E.  You are encouraged, invited to attend.  Registration starts at 8:45 and the build starts at 9:00.  "No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town."


Join us on Wednesday evenings, September 4 -25 for a four week study called We Are the Church TOGETHER.  This four week study is based on a book by Dr. Dana Robert and her inspiring presentation at our recent Annual Conference, The Book of John, Friendship, and Mission Together.  All members of the church are invited to this study and discussion as we continue to be the church TOGETHER.
on  At 6:15 p.m. in Sanders Hall for this study.


The mission of Parent's Morning Out is to create a compassionate, safe, and nurturing Christian environment for 1 - 4 year olds and their parents. PMO is starting their fall/spring season, September through May, from 9:00am until 12:00noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children may attend one or three days of the week depending on available spaces in the program. We've had a great summer of PMO and are celebrating with popsicles on Friday!

Click PMO Fall Registration to sign up your little ones now.

We are very excited about moving into the newly renovated spaces soon! We will need many hands to help us move into our classrooms in September. And, we are currently seeking a new Nursery Director. If you are interested or have any questions or are willing to serve in this ministry, please contact Jill Merryday.
Sunday School Classes 
9:45 -10:45 a.m.

Kindergartners -5th graders - We will continue meeting down in Room 210 for Sunday School until our new classrooms are ready in September. Preschoolers will meet in Room 325. For directions to the kid's classes, stop by the Welcome Table inside Sanders Hall starting at 9:30 a.m.

Toddler & Preschool Music
Wednesday Evenings 
Weekly, 5:30 - 5:55 p.m. 
Choir/Nursery Wing Rooms 325 & 326
Gaye Herndon & Stephany Bryant, Directors

Tuesday mornings
Starting September 17!

SPARKS with a BAM! Starting on September 4, all Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited to join us for a year of Wednesday after school fun! Bible chat, Art and Music includes friends & fun too! Kids will enjoy musical fun with drums and boomwhackers, prepare for our Advent musical show, art projects and cool science experiments, wacky games, and yummy snacks. All while keeping our focus on God's word in our Bible chats. Sign up online today!

Kids will have a great time playing with friends every Wednesday starting in Generations Park at 3:00pm. Drop off by parents, carpools and church bus. Our church bus will pick up where there are a larger group of kids (SO SIGN UP SOON). Snacks are provided as the kids enjoy free time on Generations Park. At 3:45, we will break into smaller groups for our BAM... Bible Chat, Art, Music and more! Pickup is at 5:30 p.m.

Register Here Now!

Saint Paul's MOPS!
We are starting our 10th year of MOPS!  Our annual Kickoff Playhouse Party will be ready for action in Sanders Hall on August 22, 9:30-11:30am. Mamas and their littles enjoy the fun getting to know one another as they will being their meetings on Sept 12. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?? It means, we have a nursery full of little ones who need VOLUNTEERS to love, read, play with our little people in the MOPPETS rooms. If you are willing to help us on the 2nd or 4th Thursday mornings, 9:15-11:30am, please contact Jill Merryday.  WE LOVE OUR GRANDMOPS!  JOIN THE TEAM! 


Youth Sunday School 
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Room 211

The "weaker sex"?  Absolutely not!  Be a part of Youth Sunday School this week as we continue our lesson series about women in the Bible.  We meet in room 211 for a lesson designed with youth in mind, for something fun, and for a delicious (though rarely nutritious) snack. All we are missing is YOU. Questions?  Give Charlie (559-9423) or Meg (443-4175) a call.

Youth Choir
4:30-5:15 p.m.
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.
We meet in the Parlor


Family of Rebecca Adams, who passed away July 2
Family of Rochelle Brigance, who passed away July 27
John and Kristen Broadway
Bob Brownley, healing following surgery
Yvonne Brownley, healing & increased mobility
Family of Chip Collette
Carolyn Drake, recovery from surgery
Family of Ralph Durr, who passed away July 28
Debra and Gary Eggebraaten, bereavement
Garrett Farrell, nephew of Kandace Brooks

Maria and Melissa Garcia
Debbie Giglio, of Tampa, healing
Daniel Gill, healing and heart surgery August 20
Ed Holmes, bereavement
Claire  Hubbard
Ardrue Hughes, recovery from surgery
Karen James
June, healing & peace
Andrew Kinloch, for job search
Beverly Kinloch
Friends & Family of Robert Kovach, passed away July 29
Wayne and Carol Matthews, healing & Strength
Luu Ngoc An, infant born with heart defect
JoAnne O'Keefe, healing
Rev. Karen Pellet's niece, healing
Lynne Pennock, whose mother passed away
Bob Richardson, battling cancer
Ray Schwartz, Karolyn Holmes Dad, healing from cancer
Gretchen Scoggin, healing
Sue Spencer, whose brother Jim Adams died August 4
Dick and Doris Sublette
Diane Taylor, healing
Odis Williams, full recovery from knee surgery
Barbara Zirps, Fotena's mother, healing
People of El Paso and Dayton, after shootings
Newly baptized children & their families
New Members and changed lives
Construction workers repairing the church

Jim Allen, Laurie Batten, Betty Blair, Terry & Carol Broadway, Bob Caldwell, Louise Carpenter, Charlotte Chellman, Ivy Lee Daniel, Norma DeRuyter, Margaret Farnell, Pat Giglio, Nancy Graham, Oriska Henn & her caregiver Doris, Ralph Hook, Leroy Irwin, Bill Jones, Robert Kennedy, Dottie Melton, Jack Pelham, Ruth Riley, Audrey Robbins, Richard Robbins, Dot Roberts, Terry Shoffstall, Rev. Ben & Betty Spivey, Norma Strickland, Pam Strickland, Melanie Tredik, Hurricane, flood & tornado Victims, Jail and Prison Ministry, The Mission and Ministries of Saint Paul's, Sosisson Church, Haiti, Peace for Haiti, Yaguaramas Methodist Church, Cuba, Violence in Tallahassee, Refugees, Those who do not have the chance to worship freely, The United Methodist Church, wisdom, discernment for our elected officials, Those who grieve, Victims of gun violence, and for courage and teamwork from our leaders to work on a solution.

CALENDAR  August 15 - 21, 2019

Thursday, August 15
MESS Women's Group, 6:30 p.m., El Jalisco, Monroe St.

Friday, August 16
Office Closed on Fridays
Alzheimer's Respite, 9:00 a.m., Parlor, Chapel
Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Nursery

Saturday, August 17
Governing Board-Core Ministry Team, Sanders Hall, Rooms 301/310
Manna on Meridian, 8:00 a.m., Faith Presbyterian
MOPS, 9:00 a.m., Parlor
Betty Lou Rogers Book Show, 10:00 a.m., Room 300

Sunday, August 18
Informal Service, 8:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Service, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Barbershop Ladies of Tallahassee, 2:00 p.m., Choir Room
Order of the Arrow, 3:00 p.m., Scout House
Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m., Choir Room
ROOTED Youth Sunday Night, 5:15 p.m., Parlor
Handbells, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Monday, August 19
Classical Conversations, 8:00 a.m., Rooms 300-304, 210-211
Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Nursery
Core Ministries, 6:30 p.m., Room 301
Trustees, 6:30 p.m., Room 310
Boy Scout Troop 115, 7:00 p.m., Room 211

Tuesday, August 20
Creation Care T-Shirt Bags, 10:00 a.m., Room 309
Covenant Chancel Choir, 6:15 p.m., Choir Room
Cub Scout Pack 115, 6:30 p.m., Sanders Hall
Se'lah, 7:30 p.m., Choir Room

Wednesday, August 21
Prayer Group, 8:00 a.m., Work Room
Parents Morning Out, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Nursery
Wednesday Night Dinner, 5:15 p.m., Sanders Hall
Knitters and Crochetiers, 6:30 p.m., Room 311
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