Posts from February 2018

March Mission of the Month

Dear Church Family, We cannot all be present when disaster strikes. However, in March, we will do our part equipping others to go. I am excited that our congregation will join thousands of others across the U.S. by participating in One Great Hour of Sharing of The United Methodist Church. Together, we will help fund…

UMM Lenten Breakfasts

The Area United Methodist Men’s Lenten breakfasts begin on February 17th at Arlington UMC. Coffee and Fellowship are at 7:30 with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Presentation follows. Gatherings are weekly through March 24th at various churches. February 24th at St. Mark’s UMC March 3 at Solsberry UMC March 10 at Arlington UMC March 17 at…

Have You Taken The Survey?

The Discipleship Survey is ready! Your participation will help our Discipleship Team create opportunities to assist you and others grow in faith. You remain anonymous and will receive a summary following your submission. Please use a computer with a larger display (not a phone or tablet). For instructions, go to: http://www.stpaulbloomington.org/discipleship-survey/.

Parish Nurse Notes…Your Heart Health

February is National Heart Month and we want strong healthy hearts for all of you! Small changes can make a BIG difference in your hearts health! Schedule an appointment with your practitioner to talk about heart health. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Take advice and set goals. Add exercise to your daily routine. Walking…

Kroger Rewards for SPY

Do you shop at Kroger? Sign-up today and part of your spending will come back to SPY (St. Paul Youth)! Just register your Kroger Plus card at the website below and Kroger will donate 2 percent of your bill to SPY each time you shop! It takes just a second and you will need SPY’s…

SPY’s Summer Mission Trip

YOUTH MISSION TRIP – JUNE 2018! I’m excited to announce that a location has been chosen for this year’s mission trip! We will be heading back to Panama City Beach, Florida with BigStuf camps! We have been here a few times before and have always had a wonderful experience. We will be able to partner…

February Mission – Kairos

Kairos of Indiana is a Christian prison ministry based on the Cursillo method. Methodists know this method best as Walk to Emmaus. Kairos Inside operates in 16 prisons in Indiana, including two women’s facilities. Kairos Torch operates in four juvenile facilities and Kairos Outside serves females who are affected by the incarceration of a family…

Lenten Devotionals

Pick up a copy of the 2018 Lenten Devotional, “Thy Will Be Done” by Ted Schroeder. Drawing from Christ’s prayer in Gethsemane, these devotions reflect on the idea of seeking God’s will in all aspects of our lives, especially during Lent, in terms of our identity, our dreams for the future, our worldview and our…

Loving and Lent

Congratulations! You’ve made it to February and there’s a celebration of love on the horizon. That isn’t all. Lent is hot on Valentine Day’s heels. So on February 14th, we celebrate Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate that day) and also enter into a holy observation of Lent. It’s appropriate a day celebrating love should be…