Disaster Relief Outreach

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Church News, Featured Posts | 0 comments

Ewell’s-Saint. Paul United Methodist Church in Clayton will be collecting supplies for the rest of September for Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene Kits as well as financial donations, on behalf of UMCOR [United Methodist Committee On Relief] for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at Ewell’s-St. Paul United Methodist Church 401 West Street Clayton, DE 19938
Our Church will be open to receive donations on:
Sunday 8:00 am to 1:00pm;
Monday 9:00 am to 2:30pm;
Wednesday 9:00 am to 7:00pm;
Friday 9:00 am to 2:30pm.
For special drop-offs please call ahead 302-653-7280.

LIST FOR CLEANING BUCKETS (Value:  $65 per kit of Cleaning Kit Materials)
Please only purchase only the size and types due to shipping restrictions.
Cleaning Kit Materials:
o 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid- Please Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals and paint or pool cleaner
o Liquid laundry detergent – One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
o Liquid household cleaner -12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water/ please No spray cleaners
o Dish soap-16‐28 oz. bottle any brand
o 1 can air freshener-Aerosol or pump
o 1 insect repellant spray-6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
o 1 scrub brush-Plastic or wooden handle
o 18 cleaning wipes-Handi Wipes or reusable wipes/ Please No terry cleaning towels
o 7 sponges- Please No cellulose sponges’ due to mold issues
o 5 scouring pads (Plastic type)- Please No stainless steel, Brillo or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
o 50 clothespins
o Clothesline- One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines either Cotton or plastic
o 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags- 33‐ to 45-gallon sizes
o 5 dust masks
o 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves-Should be durable enough for multiple uses
o 1 pair work gloves- Cotton with leather palm or all leather

LIST FOR HYGIENE KITS (Value:  $12 per kit of Hygiene Kit Materials)
Please only purchase only the size and types due to shipping restrictions.
Hygiene Kit Materials:
o 1 hand towel- Please 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches only; please no Kitchen, cleaning, microfiber towels
o 1 washcloth
o 1 comb -Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long/ Please No pocket combs or picks
o 1 metal nail file or nail clippers- Please No emery boards
o 1 bath-size soap- 3 oz. and larger sizes only/ please No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
o 1 toothbrush- Adult size only/ Do not remove from original packaging
o 6 adhesive bandages- ¾ inch to 1 inch-size/ Common household Band-Aids
o 1 plastic bag One-gallon size sealable bag only
o $1.00 to purchase toothpaste

PLEASE NO CLOTHING, FURNITURE, OR OTHER ITEMS ARE REQUESTED AT THIS TIME.  This is an ongoing recovery and the items for these kits, along with your financial support, is what will help NOW.  If you wish to donate $$$ make your check to Ewell’s-Saint Paul United Methodist Church with the notation US DISASTER ADVANCE # 901670.  Thank you in advance for your support.
UMCOR is an A+ rated charity that serves disasters for the long haul.
UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify.  When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

Camp Pecometh: Raise the Roof Weekend

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

Camp Pecometh: Raise the Roof Weekend  

Date: September 22 – 24

We’re RAISING THE ROOF (literally!) on the Fellowship Hall.  As many alumni will know, the Camp Pecometh Staff Alumni Association (CPSAA) officially adopted Fellowship Hall in 2010.  Each year we take on a few projects to help with upkeep of the building.  This year we are taking on a slightly bigger than normal task – replacing the roof!  Work on Fellowship Hall Roof  Volunteers will work under the direction of a local contractor to strip the existing roof, then lay the new tar-paper and shingles.  Persons with experience installing roof shingles are preferred for that part of the job.  Other volunteer tasks will be available, as well.  Lodging (Talley House) and meals are provided.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.  Work will begin Friday morning at 8am for those who are available; everyone else should arrive ready to start work on Saturday at 8am.

*Additional information is posted on the bulletin boards*




This Week’s Reflection

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

Pray for Someone
There’s not a right or wrong way to pray for others; any sincere prayer of the heart seems valid to me.  My own practice of intercessory prayer has been changing over time.  One day when I received a disturbing phone call about a friend’s illness, I felt my heart twist.  As I wrestled with the question in my head, How shall I pray for her?  I felt as if God was saying You just did! … In a mysterious holy process, God already had heard the prayer of my heart. We pray more unspoken prayers than we realize. …  Sometimes our words don’t match the desire of our hearts.  Perhaps we’re mouthing sentiments that don’t reflect our inner feelings honestly.  Congruence between our intentions and prayers is vital. … Sometimes a sincere prayer for someone else involves putting legs on our prayer, taking the time to ask (or imagine) what this person truly needs.  Instead of drop-ping off a casserole or a cake (so that we can check that off a to-do list), we might discover that assistance with housecleaning, a sack of disposable dinnerware, or someone to feed and house pets for a few days is the critical need. – Linda Douty, in Praying in the Messiness of Life

2017 Yard Sale

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments


The Morning Circle will be renting spaces and tables for the Clayton Town-Wide Yard Sale for $10.00 each and tables may be rented for an additional $10.00 each.  Contact Betty Burris at (302) 653-5326 or Cathy Escherich at (302) 593-3593 to make reservations.  Additionally, Morning Circle will cheerfully accept any donations that you may have for our Morning Circle Yard Sale table.
As Always, Thank you for your support!
The Youth will also have a Bake Sale Table, donations are
also welcomed.  Thank you Always for supporting our youth!

Food Pantry Needs

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments



  • cereal bars
  • water bottles
  • 16 oz. drink pack-ets (Crystal Light)
  • individual peanut butter (snack size)
  • Chef Boyar-dee pasta

Please take your items and coupons to Asbury Church at 20 W. Mt. Vernon St. in Smyrna, parking is located in the back of the church and the drop off basket is inside the back door.
Thank you, Asbury Church: 302-653-8415

This Week’s Reflection

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

Moved to Pray
Often prayer begins as a longing in the heart, a longing for love, a longing for connection, a longing to make contact with a Power greater than ourselves.  Sometimes it begins as a desperate need for help, peace, strength, or comfort. Other times prayer’s beginning is a deep hope for others — an ache for suf-fering to stop, for the earth’s healing, for care of the poor.  Sometimes prayer begins in fear.  We reach out for something to save us, to protect us, to let us know that we’ll be OK.  Some-times prayer feels like a longing that’s been met, like a deep spring of peace welling up within our hearts, spilling over and filling us with gratitude and love.
Mark Yaconelli with Alexx Campbell, – Way to Live

Dover District Fall 2017 Lay Academy

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

Friday, November 3 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and
Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Training will be conducted at Trinity UMC, 4 Front Street, Frederica, DE 19946.

This Week’s Reflection

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

Always There Is God
There are times in our lives when the pain is so great, the sorrow so intense, the confusion so overwhelming that we think we cannot possibly continue.  Yet, in those very moments God’s love can be so real, God’s presence so unmistakable, and God’s peace so calming.  God offers to wrap us in arms of peace, fill us with everlasting joy, and shower us with unconditional love.  God is simply
waiting for us to ask God to enter our lives, to forgive us our failures, and to give us hope.

–“Always There Is God” by Diana C. Derringer, in Hope: It’s More Than Wishful Thinking

This Week’s Reflection

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

Gracious LORD, Bread of Life
Gracious LORD, you are the Bread of Life, who provides for all my needs and satisfies the deepest longing of my heart; graft me into the very center of your great tree of life; feed me, nourish me, and care for me like a tender vine that I might grow into Christ in all things.  Amen.
– Paul Wesley Chilcote, in A Life-Shaping Prayer:
52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit

This Week’s Reflection

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments


I frequently like to tell God what I want.  I begin my day with list in hand: “Today, God, I need answers for this problem; I need resources for this issue; I need you to clear up this situation, change this person, resolve this crisis,” and so on.

Real satisfaction comes, however, when I pray differently.  “Lord, thank you for what is set before me today.  Help me to recognize and enjoy the special blessings you will offer me.  I am going to choose to be thankful.”  Another way of looking at this is to make being satisfied of higher importance than getting full.  You see, getting full is something we can control.  We are in charge of choosing.  We can do the things that will fill life up, but satisfaction is something we need help with.  We sometimes need assistance from God in order to say, “I have the gifts and opportunity to be satisfied right now.  I already possess what is necessary for joy.”

– Rob Fuquay The God We Can Know\