Posts from June 2018

Backpack Blitz

We are thrilled to be partnering with The Salvation Army again this year as the Backpack Blitz distribution center on the west side of Bloomington on Wednesday, August 1st! Last year Backpack Blitz gave away over 600 backpacks so area children can head back to school feeling confident and ready to learn. The goal this…

July Mission of the Month

The July Mission of the Month is VBS/Highland Village Outreach. We are not having a traditional VBS this year. Instead, we are attempting to connect with children and adults in Highland Village through multiple activities. Our first venture is Project Popsicle (Thanks Dennis Williamson for helping with the name!). We hope that by handing out…

Project Popsicle!

Getting to know our neighbors can be tricky. That’s why this summer we are using the universal language of popsicle love! For the next few weeks, we need people who are willing to serve popsicles to the Highland Village Neighborhood. St. Paul will provide the popsicles and the wagon. All you need to do is…

SPY’s Mission Trip 6/17-22/18!

SPY’s Mission Trip is just around the corner! From June 17-22, 2018, the youth will travel to Panama City Beach, Florida for a week at BigStuf Camp, which they visited two years ago! The youth will have the chance to reach out to the community through a variety of service projects. They will also have…

Leisure Timers Continues!

The Leisure Timers are pleased to be continuing their fellowship together under new leadership ~ Helen Stephenson has volunteered to assume the leadership role! The Leisure Timers will gather on the third Monday of each month for their monthly luncheons. Join them this month on June 18th at 12:00 noon! Plan for good food, great…

Gold Group’s June Outing

The Gold Group (ages 60+) travels to tour and shop at Avon Gardens in Avon, Indiana on Wednesday, June 13th! They will leave the church at 9:30 a.m. Located on a former hog farm, walk the beautiful paths at Avon Gardens and shop the retail area for a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.…

UMW News…

The crafty ladies from St. Paul UMW are on their summer schedule now, which means NO MEETINGS, just crafts and fellowship (which includes eating together). We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The first meeting this month will be June 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; then we will have a…

Parish Nurse Notes…Mealtime Blessings

Happy June! I came across an article on Mealtime Blessings and wanted to share a simple prayer for families with younger children. Why is it important? For children, mastering the repetition both grows their sense of confidence and reinforces the meaning of the words they say. For adults, the prayers are simple reminders of deeper…

Mission of the Month – JUNE

For June’s Mission of the Month we will be collecting money towards the Backpack Blitz. We are excited to announce that again St. Paul is partnering with The Salvation Army to be a distribution center on the west side of Bloomington! Last year was a huge success. This year, the distribution will take place on…

Book Discussion Opportunity

Last Friday, my friend, Kate, wrote a blog post in response to the latest school shooting, which happened in our hometown of Noblesville. One of the things she said really caught my attention.  “I can be kind, and listen, and show up, and learn people’s names and know their stories. I can teach my kids…