Weekly Announcements

June 20, 2021

CHILDREN ARE INVITED to join Melanie Shullenbarger and Leslie Hinkle for Sunday School in the social hall following the Children’s Story. Masks are required.

THE SUMMER Bible Study is underway. You are invited to join Pastor Will this Thursday, June 24, at 7:00 pm, either in person in the fellowship hall or via Zoom. The study is entitled “Stories My Sunday School Teacher Avoided.” We are looking at the Bible stories we overlook to see if we can find meaning for our faith in the lesser-known stories.

OUR CHURCH VISIONING process continues this month as we gather and share our thoughts and visions for the near future. We want to receive everyone's input. You can fill out the survey here or you can join one of the virtual or in-person gatherings listed in this week's calendar. You may also schedule a 1-1 meeting/call with Pastor Will to share your thoughts. Contact him at 941-323-4221 or Please note: For those who wish to complete the vision survey but who do not use the internet, copies can be printed from here or picked up from the narthex. Your completed survey can be returned to Pastor Will either in person or by mail (21820 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 18 - 21 (Sunday - Wednesday) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm - details are here.

AT A SPECIAL Charge Conference in May, our Church Council unanimously agreed to increase the Pastor’s position from ½ time to ¾ time. This will allow Pastor Will to commit more time to ministry at St. Paul with all our members. His hope is to spend more time building relationships with members of our greater community, help all our ministry areas reach out to new people, and to implement some creative things within our worship and fellowship experiences. We look forward to this new chapter beginning July 1, 2021.

CURRENT RE-OPENING Task Force guidelines can be found here.

PLEASE CONSIDER assisting in Sunday worship leadership. It is lots of fun! The signup form for July through September is here.

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH with your tithes and offerings:
-  During in-person services, offering plates are located in the back of the sanctuary.
-  Mail checks to St. Paul UMC, PO Box 5006, Laytonsville, MD 20882.
-  Set up direct bill pay through your bank.
-  Go to the Give Online button to give online through, where you can pay using your bank account or credit card, and set up recurring payments if you’d like.Please contact Chris Avedisian at or 301-807-4115 if you have questions about or want help setting up online giving.

Note: To attend services and meetings via Zoom, go to Upcoming Events for direct links to each gathering. If you would like assistance setting this up, please contact Chris Avedisian at or 301-807-4115 or Ed Burke at or 301-633-9129. Services are also available on YouTube Live (see Upcoming Events) and via radio channel 107.5FM. You can listen to the service over this channel from St Paul's parking lot or within 1/2 mile of St Paul.

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