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A Message from Pastor Kandace

December 27, 2018
Dear Friends,

Thank you to so many who went above and beyond to make our Christmas Eve services so meaningful.  I especially want to say (and I hope you will echo this in person) a huge thank you to Bob Raynor who tirelessly helps out with our technology and so very much more.  Bob is a shining example of a servant's heart, and Saint Paul's is richer for his ministry.

This Sunday we gather for one service as we end the year...because it is a fifth Sunday we have one service at 9:30 a.m. And our children will be taking a final noisy offering for the children's home.  I look forward to seeing you and sharing brunch with you following our service.  Bring a dish to share and let's say goodbye to 2018 together!




Classes will be held on every other Tuesday morning, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., starting January 8.
Music time for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the mommies who love them to come together and play together musically. This music class targets developmental milestones through singing, chanting, instrument playing, signing, and movement. Class will be led by Stephany Bryant, a board-certified music therapist. For more information contact Jill Merryday, Director of Children's Ministries in the church office.

Did you start saving last January for this year's Christmas spending? Are you certain you're going to spend less than you make this month because you're living off of a budget? Do you frequently not see eye-to-eye with your spouse about money matters? Julie and William Hatfield will lead this course starting in January. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class will help you take control of your money and your future. This nine-week class will meet at SPUMC on Wednesday nights starting on January 9, with free childcare if needed. (Time is 6:30 to 8:00, and we won't run late.) This class is great for singles and couples — but spouses must attend! The course costs $129 but we can’t emphasize enough how worth the price it is. If you have already taken the class and have your kit, come back for a refresher. If you need to order a kit, please call the church office and sign up to attend. For more information, contact Peggy Benton in the church office.  



Team One Organizational Meeting

Saint Paul’s will be sending multiple teams during 2019 into the areas devastated by Hurricane Michael.  Our first week long team is tentatively scheduled for March 3-9, 2019.  The organizational meeting for this trip will be at 12:15 p.m. on January 13, 2019 in Room 300.  All skill levels are welcome.  No prior experience is necessary.  Come find out details.  Look also for Saturday trips beginning in January.


Hurricane Cleanup

We had a successful day cleaning up hurricane debris in Marianna on Saturday, December 22. We came back with the clear and certain knowledge that there is great need in Marianna and in other areas of the Panhandle that were hit hard by Hurricane Michael.  Without question, the work of cleaning up after Hurricane Michael continues.  In that regard, Jim McConnaughhay and Don Griesheimer will lead another team to Marianna, Saturday, January 12 to once again assist with debris removal that is so desperately needed.  Team members should bring work gloves and any debris removal equipment they might have - chain saws, shovels, saws, pitch forks, rakes, wheel barrows, etc. in order to facilitate debris clean up. As before, Meg Guyton has volunteered to provide lunch.  Bring what you want to drink.  Those who wish to participate on January 12 contact Don Griesheimer ( Please include your email address and cell phone number in your email.  Additionally, it is not necessary for participants to be a member of Saint Paul’s.  If you know someone who just wants to help and is not a member, invite them to be a part of this team.



Progress continues on Phase One of our MAKING ROOM Project.  We did run into two unexpected issues - termite infestation (which is now resolved) and a water intrusion issue that requires additional barriers to be installed to prevent future damage.  At our last construction meeting, January 14 was given as a completion date for Phase One, and we will keep you posted as we progress in this direction.

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

Mary (Luke 1:26-28)

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

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

Mommy & Me Music
Tuesday Mornings

See you in January!
Stephany Bryant, Music Leader



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




Marlene Brewer, Surgery
Nell Kelly
Rod Letchworth
JoAnne O'Keefe, Cancer treatments
Steve and Faye Mayberry
Dana Moore, Cancer
Bert Palmer
Melody Peyton, Cancer, daughter of Dick and Doris Sublette
Chuck Pickens, Bypass surgery
Jay Spencer, Healing
Maggie Tatum, New mother
Carl Tomberline
Mark Trammel
Melanie Tredick
Bridget Weisbrod
Carol Wortham
Victims of Hurricane Michael
Traveling mercies for all
"Making Room" construction workers
Our partner churches:  Yaguaramas Methodist Church, Cuba and Soisson Church, Haiti

Jim Allen, Gladys Awbrey, Betty Blair, Terry & Carol Broadway, Horace Caton, Richard Combs, Lorrie Corry, Ivy Lee Daniel, Norma DeRuyter, Margaret Farnell, Pat Giglio, Nancy Graham, Oriska Henn, Ralph Hook, Bill Jones, Robert Kennedy, Dottie Melton, Jack Pelham, Andy Prescott, Ruth Riley, Audrey Robbins, Richard Robbins, Dot Roberts, Terry Shoffstall, Ben & Betty Spivey, Norma Strickland, Pam Strickland, Dick & Doris Sublette, Jim Thompson, Ruth Ann Wynn, Manna on Meridian, Soul Food Ministry, Alzheimer’s Project, lay teams, pastors, homebound members, unspoken requests, those serving in the military.

CALENDAR  December 27 - January 2, 2019

Thursday, December 27
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300, 301

Friday, December 28
Office Closed on Fridays
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300, 301

Saturday, December 29
Soul Food Distribution, 9:30 a.m., Lake Ella

Sunday, December 30
One Service Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Brunch, 10:30 a.m., Sanders Hall
Youth ROOTED Sunday Night, 5:00 p.m., Sanders Hall

Monday, December 31
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300, 301

Tuesday, January 1
Happy New Year - Office Closed

Wednesday, January 2
MoLab, 7:30 a.m., Rooms 300, 301
Prayer Group, 8:00 a.m., Work Room
UMW Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Library
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