E-News Update

July 15, 2020

This Sunday.......

John 2:13-18

Interesting Twists .....Live on Facebook, 9:30 am
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Your Feedback is Welcome

Resource and Connection Survey

Each of you should have received a survey on SPUMC's resources and connection points. You are encouraged to click on the link in that email or below and complete this important 3-minute survey. Your response is appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJKPHFD

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"Amy"able Words

Sisters and Brothers:


Grace and Peace to you! Our church children enjoyed a great time with Compassion Camp last week, and I hope you enjoy seeing the photos! Thanks for our prayers!


The Big News for this week is our next episode of Mission Mondays as we begin collecting supplies for troops who are in quarantine right now. Our local USO connection tells us that 900 troops or more are in quarantine right now and could use some encouragement. The following items have been requested: board games, note pads for keeping score, books, feminine hygiene products. Our collection of these items will be ongoing, and the first round of donations will be made this week, this afternoon. If you would like to donate items, please call (915) 474-3968 or (915) 772-2734 to arrange for delivery or pickup. Thank you for supporting our troops!


Brief Reminder: Our Church Council has announced benchmarks to guide us toward a return to in-person worship. You may find those benchmarks and newly released protocols and safety measures at this link: https://bit.ly/spumcbenchmarksandprotocols


Our conference provost, Rev. Dr. Randall Partin, has shared some additional pastoral considerations in his recent letter as we determine “how much risk for exposure, illness, and possibly even death we are willing to take on in order to gather together in our buildings for worship and ministry” in our context. You may find the full text of that letter here: https://bit.ly/nmumcjulyprovostletter


It is a pleasure to grow and serve with you, and your church leaders and I are constantly looking for and creating new ways to connect, so stay tuned! As always, if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please call me at (325) 660-5017.


Grace and Peace,


Pastor Amy


Grace and Peace,

Amy Wilson Feltz
Pastor
St. Paul’s UMC
El Paso, Texas
(325) 660-5017

Our Giving 7/12/2020

Budget 2020 $ 314,043.00

Needed Each Week 6,039.00

Received Last Week 3,819.92

Needed to Date 169,092.00

Received to Date 149,701.58

Attendance 7/12/2020

Remote Attendance 272

(Facebook-230, YouTube-6, Email-27, Mail-9)

Note: Numbers are recorded at the 24-hour mark. Fluctuations from week to week are due in part to ever-changing Facebook analytics.

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United Methodist Women-Mission U

Hello ladies,


Please register for Mission U by 8/8 and call the number on the flyer for your book. The event itself will take place on 8/15.


You may call Tanya should you need more information. Have a nice evening, Terri

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Joys and Concerns

In Sympathy......

Our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Bob Snead, who passed away last Saturday. A memorial is pending at this time. Cards may be sent to Joyce Snead, 880 S. Colt Rd., #502, Prosper, TX 75078
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Weekly Opportunities

Week of July 16th-July 22nd

Daily

7:00 pm Breathe and Pray

Thursday, July 16th

Sound Bites with Bill Wood

Friday, July 17th

7:30 pm UniteWithLight

Sunday, July 19th

9:30 am LIVE Pastor Amy on Facebook

Monday, July 20th

Mission Mondays

Tuesday, July 21st

6:00 pm Storytime with Pastor Amy on Facebook

Wednesday, July 22nd

Coffee with Pastor Amy

6:00 pm Sanctuary open for Prayer

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New "Hold the Date" for NM Annual Conference 2020

It is becoming increasingly unlikely that an on-site gathering of the New Mexico Annual Conference will take place in Roswell in August. Restrictions on large gatherings continue and are likely to remain in effect for a while.

As the meeting in Roswell in August was already our “Plan B” for this year’s Annual Conference, we are working to be nimble, flexible, and creative in the midst of great uncertainty and are shifting to “Plan C.” Therefore, please hold the dates of October 16-17 for the 2020 Session of The New Mexico Annual Conference. A decision about whether the session will be an on-site gathering or virtual/online will be made later, well in advance of the October dates.

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Sanctuary open for prayer, Wed., 6-7 pm

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Virtual VBS a Great Success

Classifieds

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Stay Safe and Wear Your Mask

COVID-19 Benchmarks for Gatherings

Here is a link to the updated Benchmark Chart

https://bit.ly/spumcbenchmarksforgathering

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