Posts from April 2017

Pastor’s May 2017 Article

I want to introduce to you the St. Paul Five. At the Sunday April 23 church conference, we voted to move forward with five Ministry Action Plans (MAP) from our Consultation weekend. Over the next 18 months, we will focus on these five key areas that will help us be faithful to God’s mission. Here…

2017 Indiana Annual Conference

The Indiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church will be held June 8-10, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. This year’s theme is Together: We. Are. More., based on the scripture passage found in Ephesians 4:4-6. “You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so…

VBS is Getting a MAKEOVER!

This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is called . . . SCIENCE SPECTACULAR – FAITH LAB! This year VBS will be held over the course of 6 Sunday evenings. We will begin June 18th and end on July 23rd. Our program will run on these Sundays from 5:00PM-8:30PM. We will be offering a meal to…

Mission of the Month for May

You will soon learn about the changes coming to the VBS program this year ~ what an EXCITING program it will be . . . So keep reading to learn more!! Much happens during VBS and supplies and resources will be needed to make it another successful experience; not only for the participants, but also…

Fundraiser for SPY Mission Trip

Here at St. Paul we have a very active youth group, also known as SPY! This group of 15-20 students meets weekly for a time of food, fun, fellowship, and study. SPY also takes trips throughout the year such as a fall retreat, ski trip, and a mission trip. In fact, this coming June, SPY…

SPY MISSION TRIP-JUNE 2017

This year for the Mission Trip, SPY (St. Paul Youth) is headed to Benton Harbor, Michigan! Benton Harbor is located on Lake Michigan west of Kalamazoo and northeast of South Bend. In this community, almost half of the population is living under the poverty line. This community is in sharp contrast to its “twin city”…

Calling All 2017 Grads…

We are looking to collect approximately 4-5 pictures from all high school graduates starting with infant and going up to a senior picture. Please get all pictures to Laura (email or drop actual pictures in the Director of Family Ministries mailbox by the church office) no later than Sunday, May 28th with a note stating…

Seeking Toddler Nursery Attendant

St. Paul UMC is seeking a paid toddler nursery attendant. Must be reliable and able to work every other Sunday from 8:30 AM –12:30 PM. Experience working with children a must. Will provide care for children from 2 years through preschool. Background check required. Send resume to St. Paul UMC, 4201 W Third Street, Bloomington, 47404 by May…

Parish Nurse Notes. . .

The Health Ministry team hopes everyone enjoyed and gained a little knowledge from our wonderful vendors at the health fair! Thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s fair a success! Your efforts, time and talent were very much appreciated! A HUGE thank you to Carol Rowan-Ozug who orchestrated the majority of…

UMW Meetings & Crafts

The United Methodist Women will take a break from their monthly business meetings for the summer and will resume on September 14th. The Craft Classes, however, will continue to meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. On the second Thursday of the month, bring a brown…