For the week of October 17, 2021
36th PASTOR & PEOPLE CELEBRATION
We celebrate our 36th Pastor and People Anniversary this month. We give praise to God for the love and leadership of our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lance Watson, and our First Lady Rose Watson. For 36 years, through progress and pandemic with prayer and patience, God has used them to bless us. Hebrews 13:7 instructs us to "Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God.” We invite you to join us in appreciating our Senior Pastor by giving a gift of $36 in love and appreciation starting today throughout the month of October.
IT'S TIME TO VOTE... NOW!
Early voting has begun and this year we will select a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, some local offices (varies by locality), and a casino referendum on the Richmond ballot. We are only 16 days away from the November 2 election. The deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you is Friday, October 22. For answers to all of your election questions or to register to vote, visit: myspbc.info/Vote or email .
IT'S TIME TO VOTE... NOW!
Join us as we honor our Veterans Saturday, November 13 from 12-1:30 p.m. at Saint Paul’s North (4247 Creighton Road). This is a FREE DRIVE-THRU celebration for veterans and one guest with music, photos, food, fun, and more… Register at myspbc.info/VC2021. Registration is required with limited spaces. Questions email
THE DOORS OF THE CHURCH ARE OPEN!
We invite you to join us in person, online or by phone for worship each weekend!
To join us in person at our North Campus on Creighton Road, please complete our three-step process: 1) Upload your vaccination card HERE, 2) Register for the Service and 3) Select Your Seat. First, after you upload your vaccination card, you will receive a confirmation email that the card has been received. Second, you will receive an email to register for the service and select your seat. If you upload your card and do not receive the follow-up emails, please email . as soon as possible.
You may also want to review our reopening plan. While these measures represent an abundance of caution, we do not function in a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Instead, we are motivated by love and concern for one another and the desire to protect those among us who are most vulnerable. Click here for more info on how to join us live!
To join us online, download our mobile app by texting MYSPBCAPP to 77977 and follow the prompts. You can also join us at myspbc.tv, YouTube or Facebook @myspbc.
To join us by phone, call 855.905.7023 and you can listen to the entire service. To subscribe, please press #1 when prompted and you will receive a call each week when the service goes “Live.” A subscription also includes a call for our Thursday Bible Study: The Bridge.
WE CONTINUE OUR NEW MESSAGE SERIES THIS SUNDAY
It’s a radical change in the expected outcome. It’s a shift in direction. It can be a surprise at the end. It can change your perception of something that’s already happened. It may be foreshadowed or hidden in the details. It may be new, ambiguous, misleading, or false information that’s suddenly realized. What is it? A plot twist. Life and scripture are peppered with plots that don’t turn out like we expect. Join our Senior Pastor, Dr. Lance Watson as he leads us on a journey to discover the goodness of God in this new series of messages. No need for a “spoiler alert,” we won’t tell you the end in advance. View previous messages in this series on YouTube here: myspbc.info/PlotTwist
Download our Message Application Guide: GPS (Grow, Pray, Serve) for
Sunday, October, 17 HERE or subscribe by texting the word “Insider” to 804.643.4769.
WE CELEBRATE THESE SPIRITUAL DECISIONS
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WE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS
We give praise to God for our 71 new members thus far in 2021! Every new member is required to complete our DNA Seminar. It’s a one-day, 90-minute introduction to our church family. The next seminar for ADULTS is Sunday, October 24 at 12 p.m. Click HERE to go to the ADULT gathering. The next seminar for KIDS is Sunday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. Click HERE to go to the KIDS gathering. Click HERE for more info.
THE BRIDGE BIBLE STUDY
Join us this Fall at The Bridge for our new teaching series on Ephesians: A Crash Course in Christianity. In this series, we will walk through the book of Ephesians. Written by the Apostle Paul as a circular letter for young churches in Asia Minor, Ephesians covers the basics of our faith: God’s plans in Jesus Christ for humanity, the essence of the gospel, relationships inside the church, living for Christ in the world today, spiritual conflict, prayer, and so much more. Join us for a crash course every Thursday at 11 a.m and 7 p.m at MySPBC.tv, Facebook and YouTube @myspbc. Spread the Word! #Crash2021. View previous studies in this series on YouTube here: myspbc.info/CrashCourse
Download the Student Notes for Thursday, October 14 HERE OR subscribe by texting the word “Insider” to 804.643.4769.
COMMUNITY FRESH FOOD DISTRIBUTION
In partnership with Feed The Children, Teleperformance, and FeedMore. No registration, drive or walk up and pick up. Friday, October 22 at 29 Elm Street, Petersburg, VA (2–4 p.m.), 4247 Creighton Rd, Henrico, VA (4–6 p.m.), and 700 East Belt Blvd (4–6 p.m.). Questions: email to volunteer.
2021 TRUNK AND TREAT
Our children and student ministries are seeking volunteers to decorate their trunks, dress up, and pass out candy at this year’s Drive-Thru Trunk and Treat. Trunk registration is required, register HERE. Trunk participation is encouraged from all ministries and groups.
Our Drive Thru Trunk and Treat event will take place Saturday, October 30 from 3-5 p.m. on all campuses! Event admission is FREE, but we encourage you to donate a box of cake mix or a box of Jiffy Mix in support of our upcoming Outreach efforts. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. To donate candy for the event and for more information email .
SMB STUDENTS (middle, high, college) PRESENTS MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
Saturday, October 30, from 6:30-9 pm (you must be fully vaccinated) at Saint Paul's North, 4247 Creighton Rd. You must register HERE in advance, upload your vaccine card and profile photo (headshot). Temperature checks and facemasks are required. No exceptions as we want everyone to be safe!
6:30 - 7 p.m. Registration/Check In & Temperature Checks • 7 p.m. Movie Starts
SPBC SMB Student Ministry will provide each student with a treat bag and popcorn, while supplies last. Bring a lawn chair and money for KONA ICE and Jay's Carnival Food Truck.
Fall Semester Small Groups Have Begun
Become who God created you to be. You can face life with the kind of love and support God had in mind for you. Now is the perfect time to find a Fall small group you love that fits your schedule and season in life. Small groups are a place to belong and grow. Find a Group you LOVE today by visiting www.myspbc.info/findagroup
TAKE THE NEXT STEP TOWARD YOUR MISSION TODAY
Don’t know where to start? Let us help you on your journey by taking a 10 min. assessment - learn and understand your gifts for your mission. Develop your gifts through our online boot camp training and celebrate completed missions and find new ones. Lead, connect and serve, to build relationships within your team. This is how we win when you serve. Take the next step toward your mission today!
Take your next step HERE.
Apply to receive funds to pay:
• Delinquent rent payments, late fees, and court costs back to April 1, 2020
• Up to three months of payments into the future to maintain housing stability
Virginia is administering relief for renters experiencing a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP). You can now apply through Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME). Staff will assist in completing the online RRP application and obtaining the needed documentation. Download the flyer by clicking here. Apply online at bit.ly/RRPreferral
WE ARE SAINT PAUL’S EVERYWHERE
Every week, we "QUADRUPLE STREAM” our Worship Celebrations and the Bible Studies on our Mobile App, at MySPBC.tv, Facebook, and YouTube @myspbc. If you have trouble with one stream, just “stream hop” over to another platform. You’re never disconnected! Together, we are communicating the positive power of Jesus Christ to all generations. Spread the word!
REP YOUR LIFE STAGE
Everybody is in a stage of life! We’d like you to use your LIFE STAGE COLOR when you comment and post online. The circles are in your EMOJIS. Here are the colors: Imagination (0-10) - Yellow, SMB (11-19) - Grey, Dreamchasers (20-29) - Orange, Aspire (30-39) - Red, Fusion (40-49) - Blue, Encore (50-59) - Green, Prime Time (60-69) - Gold, and Refiners (70+) – White.