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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, October 14, the Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost.

The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will preach.

  • Holy Eucharist at 7:45 and 9:00 a.m. in the nave
  • Morning Prayer at 11:15 a.m. in the nave
  • Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

This Sunday, October 14 at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A, parishioners of all ages are invited to participate in the Rise Against Hunger food packaging event.

This Sunday, October 14, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., St. Paul’s parishioners will have a fall picnic in the covered parking area behind the church to celebrate the conclusion of a successful Share Joy annual giving campaign.

Child care for infants and toddlers will be available during the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services in rooms off the first-floor Preschool hallway, accessible through the Goodheart Entrance. Children’s Chapel will be offered during the 9:00 a.m. service.

Visit an online liturgical calendar listing the readings for Sundays and major Holy Days from the Revised Common Lectionary. Read Fred Horton’s commentaries on the diocesan web site.

Annual Giving Update

We continue to be amazed at the generosity of St. Paul’s parishioners.

As of Wednesday, October 10, we have received 314 pledges totaling $1.36 million, or 62% of our $2.2 million goal.

We need your pledge again this year in order to reach our goal and enable the Vestry to develop a break-even 2019 parish budget.

If you have yet to turn in your 2019 pledge, you can easily pledge online or call Margaret Turner, Director of Stewardship, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1210.

Learn more about the campaign here.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“A Season of Giving?”
Presented Sunday, December 13, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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At a time of year when we are presented with so many opportunities to give, what are we, as Christians, to do when directly confronted by those known as “panhandlers?” How do we give in that context? Or do we give at all? Dixon discussed the theology of Christian giving and offered some brass-tacks practical advice for dealing with those who confront us to solicit our gifts.

Living While Black

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, continued on Thursday, November 19. The program, titled, “Beyond the Headlines: Living While Black,” featured parishioners Joyce Jacob-Mua and her son Louis-Patrick Mua and the Rev. Lawrence Womack, Rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. Their conversation focused on the challenges racism imposes on everyday life for African Americans. The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser facilitated.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 6 of 6”
Presented Sunday, November 1, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

November 1, 2015, Class by David Nelson

“How God Came to Be: An Exploration of the Trinity”
Living the Trinity
Presented November 1, 2015, by Dr. David Nelson

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Dr. David Nelson presented a six-part series, How God Came to Be: An Exploration of the Trinity, on Sundays in the chapel, beginning September 20 and concluding November 1, 2015. The class explored the doctrine of the Trinity by considering how it came to be within the context of the church’s witness and worship.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 5 of 6”
Presented Sunday, October 25, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Law Enforcement and the African American Community, Part 2

“Law Enforcement and the African American Community, Part 2”
Presented October 22, 2015, at St. Paul’s

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The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, continued on Thursday, October 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Colhoun Room. The program featured parishioner Joyce Jacob-Mua and Winston-Salem Chief of Police Barry Rountree. The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, Rector, and the Rev. Corey Miller facilitated the discussion.

Sunday, October 18, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 4 of 6”
Presented Sunday, October 18, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Sunday, October 4, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 3 of 6”
Presented Sunday, October 4, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Sunday, September 27, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 2 of 6”
Presented Sunday, September 27, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Law Enforcement and the African American Community

“Law Enforcement and the African American Community”
Presented September 24, 2015, at St. Paul’s

Please note: This recording includes the soundtrack of a video containing profanity.

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The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, returned for its third season on Thursday, September 24, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Colhoun Room. The program was the first of a two-part series titled, “Beyond the Headlines: Law Enforcement and the African-American Community.” The September 24 session was a conversation with John Lewis, St. Paul’s Building and Grounds Supervisor, a Mason and former football player and winner of the Brian Piccolo Award at Wake Forest University, and Mark Davidson, a retired N.C. Highway Patrol Officer and candidate for Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Also participating in the conversation were St. Paul’s Rector the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser and the Rev. Corey Miller.

Sunday, September 20, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 1 of 6”
Presented Sunday, September 20, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

Right click to download the mp3 file

Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Rise Against Hunger

On Sunday, October 14 at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A, parishioners of all ages are invited to participate in the Rise Against Hunger food packaging event.

Five volunteers able to lift more than 20 pounds are needed to arrive that morning between 8:00 and 8:30 to help unload the Rise Against Hunger truck. Tasks will include moving bags of food, scales and packing materials from the Goodheart Entrance parking lot to Colhoun A and helping with set-up. To volunteer, visit the SignUp Genius page.  If you have questions, contact the Rev. Nancy Vaders, Director of Outreach Ministries at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

Parishioners will help package 10,000 nutritious meals to be used in crisis situations and in feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries.

Bazaar Workshops

The ECW is hosting two bazaar workshops at Village Fabric Shop in Reynolda Village on Sunday, October 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Monday, October 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s 72nd Annual Bazaar and Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Glad Tidings We Bring.”

Campaign Celebration

On Sunday, October 14, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., St. Paul’s parishioners will have a fall picnic in the covered parking area behind the church to celebrate the conclusion of a successful Share Joy annual giving campaign.

Ideally, the last of the pledge cards will have been collected earlier in the day at church, and all will gather to enjoy a delicious meal provided by St. Paul’s, plus games, face-painting, crafts and fellowship for all ages.

Men’s Monday Dinner

St. Paul’s Men’s Ministry invites the men of the parish to gather in the Colhoun Room on Monday, October 15, at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and a program by the Rev. Rick Sigler, Deacon at St. Mary’s House in Greensboro and music teacher at Diggs-Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem.

Sigler will discuss bi-vocational ministry, attracting college students to the church and what churches can do to assist schools such as Diggs-Latham, which serves primarily disadvantaged children.

The cost for dinner is $10, payable at the door.

No reservation is required, but those who plan to attend are asked to email Tom McDowell at tmcdowell@stpauls-ws.org.

Bring a friend. Walk-ins are welcome.

Senior Adults October Luncheon

On Wednesday, October 17, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome the Rev. Dr. Earl Crow as speaker. His program is titled “The Christian Attitude Toward War and Violence.”

A graduate of Duke Divinity School and the University of Manchester, Dr. Crow taught religion and philosophy at High Point University. His religion column is published on Saturdays in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Fellowship begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 in the Colhoun Room. The program begins at noon. The cost is $6.00. No reservation is necessary. All are welcome.

Senior Trip to Kanuga

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will visit Kanuga Conference Center Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19, staying at the Kanuga Lake Inn.

The group will travel by coach bus, leaving the St. Paul’s parking lot at 8:30 Thursday morning and arriving at Kanuga in time for lunch.

After lunch, Activities Director Nate Williams will lead a moderately strenuous walk to the waterfalls in Dupont State Forest next door to Kanuga. Group members are also free to enjoy the afternoon on their own at Kanuga.

After a 5:00 p.m. reception, followed by dinner, the group will enjoy game night, featuring bridge, Chronology and other favorite card and board games.

Following breakfast at Kanuga Friday morning, after some free time, the group will take a LaZoom Asheville tour featuring sights of the city as well as entertainment by actors.

The group will enjoy lunch catered by 67 Biltmore on the way home. The bus is expected to arrive back in Winston-Salem by 5:30 p.m.

The total cost for the trip is $235 (double room) or $280 (single room). To reserve your place, mail a check to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn, payable to St. Paul’s with “senior Kanuga trip” noted in the memo line. Include your roommate’s name if you choose a double room.

Call Anne at (336) 723-4797 for more information.

The Good Book

The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will offer a six-week series, The Good Book: How to Read, Mark, Learn and Inwardly Digest the Good News of the Bible on October 21 and 28 and November 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A.

For Episcopal Christians, the Bible is the norming norm of our faith. We read it, sing it, preach it and build our doctrine on it. Yet for many the Bible remains opaque and mysterious. What is the Bible? Where did it come from? And what does it mean to believe it?

Dixon’s two-part, six-week Rector’s Forum series will explore these very questions. Part one of the class will explore of the history, nature, and origins of the Bible. Part two will employ those learnings through a study of the book of Jonah.

Compassion and Resilience in Family, Work and Faith

Dr. Susan Campbell will teach a class, Compassion and Resilience in Family, Work and Faith, on October 21 at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel, with a follow-up discussion on October 28 led by the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves.

Loving our neighbors as ourselves can be a hard charge at times, for many reasons. Loving ourselves well is a necessary start. On October 21, Dr. Susan Campbell will discuss the role of compassion in empathy and resilience, and suggest ways we can nurture those traits in ourselves and in the people we love and lead.

On October 28, the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves will lead a follow-up class for further discussion of ideas for practical application. Campbell is a clinical psychologist who has worked for almost 30 years in academic, medical, non-profit and private practice settings. Throughout her career, a primary focus has been on the development of practices and policies that improve the lives of children and families. A graduate of Davidson College and Georgia State University, she maintains a private practice in Charlotte, where she is an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Faith and Justice October Program

The Faith & Justice Committee’s 2018-19 Lunch and Speaker Series will continue on Thursday, October 25, at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The program, “Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty,” will be presented by the Rev. Kelly Carpenter, Senior Pastor of Green Street United Methodist Church and founder of The Shalom Project, and Crystal Little, a Wake Forest University School of Divinity student and Director of The Shalom Project’s “Flourish” program. The Shalom Project and the Circles USA program have learned why many efforts to help people move out of poverty fail. Carpenter and Little will share lessons learned that can shape a community strategy to stop managing the effects of poverty and start reducing poverty by disrupting the cycle.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.

La bohème

This event is sold out. 

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry will take a group to see and hear Piedmont Opera’s production of Puccini’s La bohème at The Stevens Center of the UNCSA on Sunday afternoon, October 28.

A passionate, timeless story of love among young artists in Paris, La bohème is among the world’s most popular operas. Depicting the joys and sorrows of love and loss, the opera reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.

The group will meet in the side parking lot at St. Paul’s at 1:30 p.m. and travel by bus to The Stevens Center. To reserve your place, send a check for $62 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

Friends of Music Concert

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players will present a concert on Monday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Paul’s chapel.

Part of St. Paul’s Friends of Music series, the program titled, “The Virtuoso Baroque,” will feature works by Stradella, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Scarlatti. Chamber Players Martie Perry, violin, Barbara Krumdieck, ‘cello, and Charles Sherman, harpsichord, will be joined by soprano Kathryn Mueller.

A donation at the door of $10 is suggested. $5 is the suggested donation by students.  All are welcome.

New in St. Paul’s Bookshop

The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman is now available in St. Paul’s Bookshop.

Girls can rule the world. All they need is confidence. The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave and fearless. It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren’t getting “perfect” grades and how many likes and followers they have online.

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most—the tween and teen years. Packed with graphic novel strips, appealing illustrations, fun lists, quizzes, and challenges and true stories from real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure and be their most authentic selves.

Get this New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller for the girls in your family!

St. Paul’s Bookshop is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Profits from the Bookshop support outreach at St. Paul’s.

Stress and Health: A Deeper Dive into the Enneagram

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves will offer a four-part class series, Stress and Health: A Deeper Dive into the Enneagram at 10:15 a.m. on November 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the chapel.

Do you ever feel disconnected from yourself when you’re stressed? Do you ever want to find ways to move back to a more healthy emotional place? Are you interested in exploring what health and flourishing looks like for your personality type?

We all respond differently to challenges and successes, and these reactions reveal a whole new level of depth to each person’s Enneagram type. The Christian tradition teaches us that God shapes us through the paths of forgiveness, reconciliation and amendment of life. The Enneagram is one way we can learn from our circumstances rather than constantly be reactive and spin in stress.

This course will serve as a continuation of last spring’s Enneagram class, as we study and explore each of the nine types as they reveal our best and worst selves.

Call for Vestry Nominees

St. Paul’s is now accepting nominations for qualified candidates to serve a three-year term on the Vestry, beginning in February 2019.

An eligible candidate must be an enrolled, confirmed adult communicant in good standing, as defined by the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina which state, “A communicant in good standing is a communicant who, for the preceding year, has been faithful in corporate worship (unless for good cause prevented) and has been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God.” He or she must be a pledging member of the parish.

If you or someone you know loves St. Paul’s and is sincerely devoted to furthering its mission and ministries, you are encouraged to nominate that person as a potential candidate. You may submit your nominations, including self-nominations, by Sunday, November 4, to Janice Bennett at janicebbennett@gmail.com.

Community Dinner for Young Families

Families with children seven years old and younger are invited to a community dinner on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m. in Colhoun A.

Children are welcome and after dinner, will participate in a fun program with Deacon Lauren.

Parents will have time together for fellowship and an open discussion about organizing small groups for the coming year.

The meal will be provided. BYOB if you would like.

R.s.v.p. with the number in your family who will attend to the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org.

Troop 910 BBQ Fund-Raiser

Boy Scout Troop 910 will have a BBQ Fund-Raiser on Saturday, November 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the youth room at St. Paul’s. Proceeds will benefit the troop and support and raise awareness of area military veterans’ groups.

Barbecue will be provided by Real Q (formerly Little Richard’s). Each $12 plate will include barbecued pork, baked beans, slaw, a bun, banana pudding and a drink. Barbecue is also available at $12 per pound. Plates may be purchased to eat-in or to-go and may be donated to veterans.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at  https://troop910.ticketleap.com/, outside the Colhoun Room following the 9:00 a.m. services on Sunday, October 28 and November 4, and at the event.

Veterans’ organization partners include:

Contact Cynthia Tessien at cynthia.tessien@gmail.com or (336) 414-3084.

Young Adults’ Fall Fest

St. Paul’s Young Adults will gather for their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, November 10, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the home of Hunter and Rachel Thomas, 6739 Castleton Drive, Clemmons.

The group, for those in their 20s and 30s, will enjoy fellowship, time around the fire and a cider competition. All are asked to bring food to share and a camping or lawn chair. BYOB. R.s.v.p. to the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org.

Brunswick Stew

Just in time for Thanksgiving, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will cook a batch of Brunswick stew, ready for pick-up outside the kitchen after the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday, November 18, or by special arrangement with Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn.

The stew, which must be ordered and paid for by Tuesday, November 13, is $13 per quart.

Download an order form and mail it, with your check, to Anne. Printed order forms are available at the back of the nave, outside the chapel and at the reception desk. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797.

Faith and Justice November Program

The Faith & Justice Committee’s 2018-19 Lunch and Speaker Series will continue on Thursday, November 29, at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The program, “Food, Community, Mercy and Justice,” will be presented by Mark Jensen, PhD, Teaching Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Dr. Jensen’s PhD work was in pastoral care, psychology of religion, and theology. His current research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of faith, health, food systems, sustainability and community. In discussing the resources of the Christian tradition, particularly the Eucharist, that inform our mandate to engage with our neighbors and move toward beloved community, Dr. Jensen will explore the realities of food insecurity, telling stories and sharing facts about the crisis of hunger in our own community and how we, as Christians, can gain awareness and come to action.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.

An Old Salem Christmas Carol

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry will take a group to see “An Old Salem Christmas Carol” on Sunday, December 9, at the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium at SECCA. The St. Paul’s bus will leave the side parking lot at 1:30 p.m.

This world premiere adaptation of the Dickens classic with a local twist was written exclusively for The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem.

It’s 1887, and hard times have fallen on the people of Winston and nearby Salem. Tobacco rolling machines are replacing manual jobs, and heavy rains have hurt farms. Making things worse is Ebenezer Scrooge, a mortgage lender who has no holiday spirit. In the heart of Old Salem, can three spirits teach him the true meaning of Christmas?

To reserve your place, send a check for $23 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

Memorials Committee Funding Requests

Funding Requests to the Memorials Committee are now being accepted.

The committee oversees and recommends expenditures from the St. Paul’s Memorial Fund, comprised of all unrestricted memorial gifts to the church. Any St. Paul’s program or ministry may apply.

Contact Parish Administrator Tom McDowell at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1214 or tmcdowell@stpauls-ws.org for instructions and application forms.