“Time of Listening and Discovery” Day
Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

The SPC Search Committee would like to invite you to a very important and exciting event- a “Time of Listening and Discovery.” This gathering helps individual congregations discover their unique purpose in furthering the mission of Christ from their particular region within the diocesan partnership. It is an energizing time centering on conversations about who we are when we are at our best and what we value as a community of faith. It is also a time to express our hopes for the future.

The Rev. Canon Jason Shank, Interim Dean and Canon for Congregational Vitality and Transitions will lead this gathering.

The “Time of Listening and Discovery” provides input from the congregation directly to the
Search Committee as they work on articulating goals and identifying the core values of the congregation. Identifying these goals and core values will help us define not only the gifts and strengths we have to offer, but will also help us identify what characteristics we think we are looking for in a potential clergy person. This information makes clear to newcomers or others in the wider community that we are serious about our faith and how we live out that faith. This day and the information we gather will also help as we continue to discern a path forward during this time of transition.

If you are able to attend, please register by December 1st with the link below or by
calling Teresa at 716-855-0900. (teresa@spcbuffalo.org)

We look forward to spending this time together as we continue to take the next steps in our search process.

The St. Paul’s Cathedral Search Committee
Su Hadden, Chris Scinta, Kim Goodman, Jeremy Kinney,
Sarah Steinmetz, Chuck Wolter, Judy Elliott, Bill Siener
Diocesan Regional Gathering at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Monday, December 6th at 6:00 pm
The Diocesan Partnership will hold a regional event which will include worship, time for conversation with Bishop Sean and refreshments. Worship starts at 6:30 pm.
Sundays at 9:00 am: Adult Formation

There will be no Adult Formation gathering this coming Sunday, November 28, as it is Thanksgiving Weekend.

The schedule for December is:
December 5Social Justice Action Team on foster care
There are many kinds of family situations that temporarily remove children and teens from their familial homes and to the county welfare program to be fostered by other families.

The Cathedral has been collecting new toys to be distributed at Christmas to children in this program. We are privileged to hear Hannah Holden speak during the adult formation hour on December 5 about the needs of children who are part of this program. December 5 is also the last date of the toy collection.


December 12 – Peter Snodgrass (Senior Warden) talks about Cathedral issues
December 19 – Luke’s Gospel and the Christmas Story
December 26No session, day after Christmas 
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Toy Drive at St. Paul's!
Starting Nov. 14th to Dec. 5th
We are collecting items for Christmas for Youth involved with
Child Welfare Services in foster care placements or preventive
services cases.

Their Wish List of *NEW Donations*
  • Multicultural dolls and action figures
  • Sports equipment (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls)
  • Personal care items: Hair/nail/beauty care, Bath & Body
  • Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Hooded Sweatshirts & Athletic Socks
  • Play-Dough & other sensory toys
  • Arts & crafts supplies for different ages; including journals,
  • Coloring books, crayons
  • Cars, trucks, construction toys, Legos and building sets
  • Popular characters (PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Marvel, Disney Princess, local sports teams)
  • Gift Cards limited to $5-$10 for our teens

Thank you for thinking of the children working with Child Welfare Services during this Holiday Season. Place your unwrapped gifts in the Toy Drive bin in the narthex.
Bible Study with Rev. Sarah
Beginning November 30 and meeting weekly on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:45 via SPC Zoom
This ongoing, weekly group will be studying the Book of Genesis, Biblical book which is foundational for our heritage and faith. The group will involve teaching and vibrant group discussion. Bring your Bible--any translation or translations--and your morning coffee. No prior Bible study experience is required. Questions? Email Sarah at sarah@spcbuffalo.org.
The Initial Meeting of the St. Paul's Book Club
Tuesday November 30th, at 6:00 pm via Zoom
On Tuesday November 30th, at 6:00 pm via zoom, the trial meeting of the St. Paul’s Book Club will commence. This club is tailored for members and associates who are interested in reading books focused on religion and spirituality. The meeting shall run for no longer than an hour and all are welcome to participate and offer input in this initial meeting. Topics such as which specific books will be covered, in what manner books shall be selected, and how often meetings will occur shall be discussed.
Festal Choral Evensong - Save the date!
Sunday, December 12th at 4:00 pm - Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete
Vestry Announcement 
Due to the covid pandemic and this year being a pastoral transition year, the vestry is recommending that those vestry members whose term is ending be allowed to serve an additional year.  In accordance with our by-laws, the vestry will make a resolution at the annual meeting to suspend the vestry term limit for one year and to vote on the slate of current vestry members. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Canon Jason, or our vestry wardens- Peter Snodgrass and Wendy Darling.
Prayer List:
Short Term
Powell, Paul, Valerie, Chuck, Mark
Long Term
Bryan, Karen, Jim, Caroline, Elaine, Al
Remembering those who have died.
Helen E. Calleri, December 4, 2014
To submit prayer requests, please go to: SPCBuffalo.org/prayerrequest 
Giving:
Thank you to those who have already made a 2021 pledge commitment to St. Paul's Cathedral! To date, we have 67 households that have made pledge commitments totaling $164,484. It's not too late to make a pledge! Please use this link to submit an electronic pledge card: www.spcbuffalo.org/pledge.

If you do not wish to pledge, you can still give a one-time gift or a series of gifts in a variety of ways:
1) Send a check made out to St. Paul’s Cathedral to 4 Cathedral Park, Buffalo, NY 14202
2) Work with your banking institution to set up an automatic transaction
3) Use our online giving system and pay using your credit or debit card
4) Text your donation to: 84321
Thank you for your support!
Stay Connected:
St. Paul’s Call Tree
Members of the Clergy, Pastoral Care Team and the Vestry will be calling many of our parishioners once every two weeks to assess well being, ask for prayer requests and identify needs. A preliminary list of parishioners has been generated. However, it is not exhaustive. If you wish to receive a check-in call, please contact the office at 855-0900).
Pastoral Care Team Is Ready To Serve You! 
Whatever life might be bringing you right now, please know you don't have to experience it alone! Members of the Pastoral Care Team will walk with you and lend a listening ear. In addition to Canon Barbara, Judy Elliott, Dee Doherty, Del Milander, Kathy Reiss, Jessy Alexander, Katharine Woodard and Marcus Maltby provide care to our community through phone calls, visits and notes. If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please contact Judy Elliott at elliottking77@gmail.com or Canon Barbara at barbara@spcbuffalo.org.