Category Archives: Outreach

New in St. Paul’s Bookshop

The Day When God Made the Church, A Child’s First Book About Pentecost by Rebekah Hutto is the story of Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit shaped, and continues to shape, who we are as God’s Church.

Children will learn the story of Pentecost: the sights, sounds and events of that miraculous day described in the Book of Acts. They will also discover who the Holy Spirit is and how God calls each of us to follow Jesus. Discover fresh ways to celebrate Pentecost with children in their own churches and families.

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.

Summer Enrichment Program Support Needed

Help support this year’s Summer Enrichment Program by donating snacks and bottled water by Friday, June 28. The snacks will be especially welcomed on swimming days, and bottled water most appreciated on field trips throughout July, when keeping thirsty campers hydrated can be a challenge.

Ideally, we have enough of the same type of individually-wrapped snack—granola bars, Rice Krispies Treats™, chips, Goldfish®, etc.—to serve all 70 campers so that each child receives the same snack. (Assorted flavor varieties are fine.)

If shopping for 70 is too much of an undertaking, we encourage you to coordinate snack purchases with fellow-parishioners to make sure we have enough of each type of snacks. We have 12 swimming days planned, so your help with covering the costs of 840 snacks provides a huge benefit to the program!

We also need bottled waters for the SEP kids when they travel. They visit museums and a farm, plus other fun trips, and bottled water is essential.

Please drop your snacks and bottled water in the designated bin for Summer Enrichment Snacks located at the Goodheart Entrance. You may also leave boxed cases of snacks and water prominently labeled “SEP Snacks” near the bin.

Thank you so much for your support!

Summer Enrichment Sunday

All are invited to celebrate the Summer Enrichment Program’s 47th anniversary on Summer Enrichment Sunday, July 14.

Program participants, their families, volunteers, supporters and staff will be honored at the 10:00 a.m. service, followed by a potluck lunch for all in Colhoun A.

Fried chicken, dessert and beverages will be provided. Parishioners are asked to bring side dishes to share.

Summer Supper at Center of Hope

On Thursday, July 18, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., volunteers from St. Paul’s will prepare and serve a summer supper at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, 1255 Trade Street NW. On the menu are fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, salad, fruit and dessert.

St. Paul’s will provide the chicken. Eight volunteers are needed to prepare the side dishes and dessert and serve the food. Sign up at There will be an email follow-up with volunteers to discuss quantity based on the current shelter census.

The Center of Hope is the only emergency shelter for homeless families and single women in Forsyth County.

New in St. Paul’s Bookshop

Join in a candlelit wander through the woods, listening attentively to the river, trees, stars, and moths singing verses from scripture with Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God by Karin Holsinger Sherman.

This beautifully illustrated picture book invites families to enter into a calm, contemplative quieting-down based on a centuries-old practice of evening prayer from the Christian liturgical tradition. Like the beloved Office of Compline, the book helps children “complete” their day and prepare for sleep, fulfilling a hunger for a bedtime prayer that is not simply intercessory, but offers an opportunity to practice listening and contemplation. Appropriate for toddlers and school-children alike, Candle Walk is a wonderful way to prepare children for sleep, assured of the nearness of God.

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.