BAZAAR – DECEMBER 1 – NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!
Only 84 days until Saturday, December 1. There is something everyone can do to help us out. For example: new ideas, gift certificates, items for baskets, painting boards, basket prep, craft making, etc. What time is best for you? Mornings, afternoons or evenings and on what days of the week? Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 12, so we can set up a meeting that is good for the majority. Thank you, Elizabeth DelGizzo, email@example.com or message me at 401-439-2984.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
The Wednesday Noon Bible Study will resume on Wednesday September 12 with Father Craig. Anyone interested in developing a more in depth understanding of the Sunday readings are welcome to bring a bag lunch and join the discussion.
MEET, BEAT AND GREET
MEET some new people! BEAT the Rector and Wardens at Croquet! GREET your old friends! Saturday, September 15, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rain date September 16. Hot dogs and beverages provided. John and Susan Hines, 115 Robert Frost Way, Wakefield. Sign up in the Parish Hall or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 782-8535.
The Adult Forum will resume on Sunday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. The first two forums will consist of two discussion sessions, led by our Vestry. September 16 will focus on the development of our Strategic Plan with the Vestry asking for parishioner input.
On September 23, our Treasurer will provide a review of our church finances for 2018, where we are now and where we believe we will be at the end of December.
Beginning September 30, Father Craig will lead a series of discussions based on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call for the church to Journey in the Way of Love. This series will look at the seven areas the Presiding Bishop has called us to explore, with the goal for each of us to develop our own rule of life.
New to the Episcopal Church? Confused by the things we do? Or do you just want to brush up on your basic knowledge of the church? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this is the course for you.
Beginning on September 20, Fr. Craig will be offering a course in church basics. Topics will include all seven sacraments, church language, the creeds our history and a primer on how the church functions both locally and worldwide.
If interested, please contact Linda O’Neill in the church office.
Our next Seniors Lunch will be held on Thursday, September 27 at noon. Our time together will begin with a simple Eucharist followed by a bag lunch. We have no set agenda but will talk about what we might like to have discussed this Fall. Please notify Linda in the Church Office if you plan to attend.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
The annual Blessing of the Animals is Sunday, October 7. All animals are invited to attend the 10:15 a.m. service in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, and to receive a blessing. The 8:00 a.m. service will be animal-free.
ALTAR FLOWERS OR SANCTUARY LAMP
Please remember that there is a sign-up sheet (on the bulletin board across from the kitchen) to request dedicating altar flowers or the sanctuary lamp candle in memory or thanksgiving. We have several Sundays available. Sign up early to get a particular Sunday of importance; maybe to remember a birthday or the anniversary of a loved one’s passing.
COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We have been having simple Coffee Hours this summer, as we know everyone would like to get going after church to enjoy their day. But beginning in September most parishioners enjoy socializing after church with an ample supply of goodies while they catch up with each other. We need new volunteers to join the Coffee Hour Ministry. Ideally we have 3 people on each team who would supply the food, juice and cream for coffee hour once every 8 to 9 weeks. The church provides the coffee and paper goods. Please contact the Church Office if you would be willing to join the Coffee Hour Ministry.
JOIN OUR PARISH COMMUNICATION TEAM
A communication team is being formed to assist our parish with both ongoing and event-related communication. If you have experience in public relations (both writing and placement of articles in the media), graphic design, advertising, website experience (development, design or content creation), video, social media and/or photography skills and would enjoy volunteering and working in a team, please contact Kim Hanson at email@example.com This is a great opportunity to expand your skills and share your talents with others.
Remember that Morning Prayer is being said Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.