Please volunteer to help with our Family Promise ministry! Still needed: Drivers Wed morning & Fri evening, Fellowship Saturday. Jesus said… “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20. Yes, that’s right! Jesus was homeless. He relied on the generosity…

“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.” John 13:34-35 CEB Please join us on Friday, November 15 at 6:15 p.m. for our quarterly “Love…

Our annual Angel Wreath is hanging in the Sanctuary. Please take an angel or two and help a needy child. Each child will receive two gifts, a clothing item and a toy or fun item. Gifts need to be wrapped and returned to church by Sunday, December 8. Attach the angel to the wrapped gift….

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful unto him and bless his name. –Psalm 100:4 Please join the Methodist churches of West Deptford, National Park and Westville on WEDNESDAY, November 27 at 7 p.m. for our Community Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service. The service this year will be at…

There’s another new Team in town! A newly formed Mission Team, led by Jim & Cherie Clement, is working to raise money to pay for next summer’s Red Bird Mission Trip. There are two things you can do to help: Save your trash—recyclable cans, both aluminum cans and metal cans. We will also take any…

We are thrilled to bring the Acolyte program back to St. Paul’s. Acolyte service is available to children age 8 and older. After a short training session, they can light the candles and assist the Pastor during the worship service. Many thanks to Donna Sierocinski for volunteering to lead the program. Please see Donna if…

As our congregation continues to grow and we have a larger flock to shepherd, it is fitting that we involve more of our church members in the ministries of the church. Therefore we are establishing a “Visitation Team” headed by Kim Gibson. As far back as the days of the disciples we find that twelve…

Since we have been having so many children in church, as many as 20 trying to squeeze in for the children’s sermon, our Lay Leader Dave Fish built a bench to help seat all those children. Now they have plenty of room to come up for the weekly children’s moment. Thanks, Dave, for your great…

SURPRISE, SURPRISE … stores are pushing all sorts of deals for that holiday that comes every year on December 25th. The pressure is building as the whispers of desires increase, leading to shopping thoughts about the right gift or gifts for the ones we care about. Store supplies of glittery paper will soon vanish and…

We are entering our busiest time of the year, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years right around the corner. Best wishes for a happy holiday season, and remember to give thanks for all your blessings. A HUGE “Thank You” to all who supported Wendy’s Night and those who participated at The New  Beginnings UMC in…

This is an addendum to my article for this newsletter because I think in these challenging times it is very important that all of us associated with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of West Deptford understand that WE ARE THE CHURCH … actually more accurately YOU ARE THE CHURCH and I am just blessed and…

Perhaps you’ve seen the bulletin board in the hallway with the music notes and wondered, “What is it all about?” St. Paul’s is starting a new program called ‘Friends of Music,’ and with so many of us who love the music of this church and music in general, we are extending this invitation to YOU!…

There are seven, yes you read it right, SEVEN opportunities for Bible studies every week at St. Paul’s, some of which you can do at home! Even if you missed the first class of the season, it’s not too late. You can attend any week and get a valuable experience of God’s Word. We kicked…

Every Tuesday we have been ZOOMING a Bible Study at 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. In less than 30 minutes God’s Word is being discussed in a time of prayer and discovery. Pastor Dave has decided that a more focused study might bring in more people. So, starting in October we are going to tackle…

We’d like to invite anyone who likes to sing, no experience required, to join our choir at St. Paul’s. Rehearsal is every Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning on Thursday, November 7. Because we don’t have a choir director, we won’t be practicing on October 24 & 31. Come on November 7. We look forward to…

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