FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS
This summer families with kids ages 0 through 5th grade are invited to join us for our summer movie night series! On Friday, Jul 26th, at 6:00 pm we'll be watching the Prince of Egypt in our church courtyard. Saturday, Aug 24th, at 6:00 pm we'll be watching Monsters Inc. in the Lower Level for a slumber party-style event. Popcorn is provided. Don't forget to bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. If the weather turns for our July event, we'll move to the Lower Level Fellowship Hall. We hope you'll be able to join us for this fun movie series!
REGISTER FOR GROW
GROW (Growing Relationships on Wednesdays) is open to all elementary-aged children, kindergarten through fifth grade. We meet in the upstairs Fellowship Room, #210 in the Education (SW) wing, each Wednesday evening during the school year, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. We gather to share a meal before forming two groups, K - 2nd grade in one group and 3rd - 5th grade in another, for activities, crafts, and games that center around the Bible story for the week. This is a fun-loving ministry that takes the place of a traditional "Sunday School" to teach children the stories and ideas that form our Christian identity. Contact Youth Director Rebekah Cochrane for more information or to volunteer to support this lively ministry! To register your children for GROW, please fill out this form.
ST. PAUL FALL FAITH FESTIVAL 9/15
You’re invited to St. Paul’s first Fall Faith Festival on Sunday, September 15th! There will be one worship service at 10:00 am followed by the festival right here at church. The Fall Faith Festival will include a potluck lunch, Bingo, kid-friendly carnival-style games, music, and an epic Bounce House! Mark your calendars to attend and reach out volunteer by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Tandberg or Jen Cuaresma (370-8920)! We can’t make this fall kick-off event happen without your help!
We love to give our younger children a special place in our church family and Sunday worship, so we are literally putting them first! Our PrayGround is a space at the front of the sanctuary designed for children to be active participants in every worship service. This space features quiet activities for kids during worship, and our youth director is present to guide them through the rhythms of worship in ways they can understand. Kids are invited to sing and pray with the whole congregation. A children’s lesson helps them connect to the Bible stories that shape our faith, and playing is always an option! All children are welcome, and parents can feel free to stay with their children at the PrayGround or sit in a nearby pew. We hope that the PrayGround is an engaging place for children to be present in the worshiping community and is of service to parents who want to direct their focus toward participating more fully on Sunday mornings. Questions or concerns? Contact Youth Director Rebekah Thomas.
NEW SOLAR ARRAY
As part of our goal to care for creation, we installed an array of solar panels to offset our electric demand.
We raised 50% or $33,814 of the cost of a 26.2 kW solar electric system, and we were honored to receive a grant from the NorthWestern Energy USB Program for the remaining 50% of the cost of our solar project, or $33,813! This grant was made possible by the NorthWestern Energy Efficiency Plus (E+) Renewable Energy Program which is established with the Universal System Benefits (USB) Program funds collected from all NorthWestern electric customers in the state of Montana.
We hope our solar project can inspire others in the community to move towards renewable energy sources and serve as an educational tool for other Missoula churches seeking to fund their own solar project in the future.