Posts from May 2019

Core Groups forming for Summer

Core Groups are forming for summer! The focus will be on The Bible and Prayer. If interested in participating in a Core Group this summer, please write “Core Group-Bible” or “Core Group-Prayer” on the Connect card found in the bulletin on Sunday morning.

Landscape Projects

Your assistance is much needed in maintaining our landscaped areas around the church. A current need – weeding! Just one person can’t do it all and you don’t have to do it all. Grab a team or gather your family members! Just choose an area and weed away! Serve as an individual or as a…

Parish Nurse Notes…Food Safety

With Summer activities/festivities soon upon us, let’s talk about Food Safety! Food poisoning (or food borne illness) happens when you get sick from eating or drinking something that has harmful germs in it – like bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Some common causes of food poisoning are Norovirus, Campylobacter, E. coli and Salmonella. Follow good habits…

June Mission of the Month

For June’s Mission of the Month we will be collecting money towards the Backpack Blitz. We are excited to announce that again St. Paul is partnering with The Salvation Army to be a distribution center on the west side of Bloomington! Last year was a huge success. This year, the distribution will take place on…

UMW News

The crafty ladies from St. Paul UMW are on their summer schedule now, which means NO MEETINGS, just crafts and fellowship (which includes eating together). We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The first meeting this month will be June 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; then we will have a…

HEY NEIGHBOR!

We believe there are many opportunities for us to share love with our neighbors and summer is a great time to connect with folks while the weather is warm and people aren’t cooped up inside! If you are interested in helping to brainstorm summer opportunities for our neighborhood including, but not limited to, events for…

Parish Nurse Notes

Last month we looked at Diabetes. This month, we are going to discuss Pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not quite enough to be considered Type 2 diabetes. More than 1 out of 3 adults have pre-diabetes. Of those with pre-diabetes, 90% don’t know they…

May’s Mission of the Month

The Mission of the Month for May is for SPY’s Mission Trip, which is just around the corner! From June 16-22, 2019, the St. Paul Youth will be heading to North Carolina with Praying Pelican Missions. While there we will be assisting in hurricane clean-up and repair. We are so excited to once again be…

UMW Crafts

The United Methodist Women will take a break from their monthly business meetings for the summer and will resume on September 12th. The Craft Classes, however, will continue to meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. On the second Thursday of the month, bring a brown…

Give the Gift of Reading

Donate new or gently used secular children’s books for our Head Start students to take home for summer reading! You may place your donated books in the designated bin located in the Narthex at church on or before May 12th. Questions? Contact Laura Hall or Jeanne Campbell.