Category Archives: Men’s Ministry

Toys for Tots

St. Paul’s Men’s Ministry is collecting toys and cash donations for the Toys for Tots campaign of the Marine Corps Reserves. The program distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Donations by check, payable to Toys for Tots, may be dropped in the offering plate or mailed or hand-delivered to the church.

Cash, checks and new unwrapped toys may be dropped off at a table outside the Colhoun Room staffed by the Men’s Ministry between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 3 and 10, or at the Men’s Monday Dinner on December 4.

Donations of unwrapped toys may also be dropped off at the church offices.

Men’s Monday Dinner

St. Paul’s Men’s Ministry invites the men of the parish to gather in the Colhoun Room on Monday, December 4, from 5:30 to 6:00 for socializing and from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for dinner.

Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr. will speak about living out one’s faith in the public square.

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.

Edmunds joined the appellate group of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP July 1, 2017. He served as a Justice on the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 2001 through 2016. He began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Greensboro and later was an assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. In 1986, he was appointed United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina by President Ronald Reagan and was retained by President George H. W. Bush. Edmunds entered private practice in 1993.  While in private practice, he was board certified as a specialist in state and federal criminal law, and board certified as a specialist in appellate practice. In 1998, he was elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and served on that court until his election to the Supreme Court.

Edmunds serves on various boards and committees and frequently contributes his time to the community. He is a member of the board of directors of BarCares and of the North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute. Previously, he has been an adjunct professor at Campbell University School of Law.

Edmunds received his A.B. degree from Vassar College and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Following law school, he served as a line officer in the United States Navy from 1975 to 1977. He later received his Master of Law in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law.