5016 Spedale Court
Suite 268
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Dear Friends,

I cannot believe how long it has been since I sent out a newsletter and for that I apologize.  I have just been consumed and overwhelmed with blessings!  That is not an excuse you hear every day, but every part of it is true.  There have been a lot of changes in my life which I don’t see as changes any longer, they are blessings.  At the end of May, Katie and I moved from Boise, Idaho to New Bern, North Carolina where I became the Director of Music Ministries at Centenary United Methodist Church.  After much prayer, we both felt that God was leading us to the next step in our life journey.  I must admit that it was only through prayer that we made this decision.  It was very tough to make not only a change in our careers, but to move across the United States right before we were expecting the birth of our first child.  However, God opened the door and by faith we stepped through.

Since arriving here in New Bern, we have been so blessed with an amazing church family.  My duties here at the Church include, playing the organ for 8:30 and 11:00 services, directing two children’s choirs, a chapel choir and the sanctuary choir.  I also oversee the handbells, a brass ensemble and participate in our 8:50 praise service.  This is quite a change from touring all over the US and sharing music in a solo setting.  I have grown so much as a musician over the last few months and even dusted off my conducting skills.  Every day I wake up with the excitement of getting to minister to my Church family through music, word and deed.

December 2, 2012 - 4:00pm
Centenary United Methodist Church
New BernNC



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On August 11 at 7:51 p.m. God blessed Katie and me with the most amazing gift, Blakely Ann Saik, our precious little baby girl.  I never thought that I would find the love of my life, Katie, but now become a father too.  GOD is good!!!  Over the past few months it has been such a time of learning to be a daddy.  Blakely is now three months old and trying to talk as well as moving her little fingers like she is playing the piano, HA!HA!  Katie is enjoying being able to be a stay at home mom which we both never realized what a job that is.

Things at the Church are going so well and I consider it a great honor to have such an amazing staff to work with.  I must tell you how exciting it is to get to play such an amazing pipe organ every Sunday.  As many of you know, I love it LOUD and PROUD!!  After being in New Bern for a month, I was approached by The Epiphany School to be the choral director for the high school and middle school.  Not only did I accept that position, but I am now teaching 11 private students voice lessons through the school.  I can truly say that I am having the time of my life.  However, I know that this leaves many of you with the question of am I still doing concerts.  The answer is a hearty, YES!!!  My concerts are now on Friday nights or Sunday afternoons (if I have been to the Church before and therefore they are familiar with me).  For those of you in North Carolina and surrounding states, this means that there are little or no travel expenses in bringing me to your Church.  So please know that I look forward to having the opportunity to continue to share in concert the music that GOD has so graciously blessed me with. If you would like more information on setting a concert date, you can reach me through email, paul@paulsaik.com.  My website is still up a running and this ministry is still continuing as before.  I could sit here and type forever with the blessings that you now see I am overwhelmed with, but I must get ready for a staff meeting.  There is a lot of wonderful work to be done and I am excited for every new challenge that God gives to me each day.  I hope to get to see each of you very soon with the opportunity to share in a time of worship and music together.  Until I see you, may GOD continue to hold you in the palm of his hands.

With much love and a grateful heart,