The people of St. Catherine's seek to share in the love that Jesus Christ has for us and the world by welcoming, accepting, nurturing, and serving all people through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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By Father Jim+
Audrey Nesbit, Matt Thompson, Cy Cardona and I did our monthly gig at MUST Ministries’ Elizabeth Inn this morning. We gathered and cracked eggs and boiled water for grits. We laid out the sausage and biscuits for the oven and served breakfast to so many that we had no food left.
As I traveled home, I reflected that my heart was full—but full in a couple of different ways. Full, first of all, because this time is always such a blessing to all of us who gather on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Audrey put it best a couple years ago when she observed, “Who knew people could be this friendly at 5:30 AM?” And they are! The line is filled with people eager to bless the new day, bless each other, and bless us for being there to prepare and serve them a simple breakfast. Yes, there are those who seem to have risen on the wrong side of the bed, but don’t we all from time to time. What catches me by surprise is that we don’t expect this of people who are living in a homeless shelter. Yet, by God’s grace this is what we get—a blessing from those we might consider less fortunate. It fills my heart.
But on the other hand, my heart is filled with deep concern for our country and local community. The dining room was filled this morning more than, we all agreed, we could remember. There was nary a scrap of food left at the end of our serving. What is happening in our community where the homeless population appears to be increasing and thus the demand on charitable services, but I read in the newspaper that the economy is improving? Does this mean that a great number of people are being left behind? Or does it mean that an increasing number of people simply do not have the skill sets and/or opportunities to earn enough to have the most basic of human needs of food and shelter? The very things that I, too often, take for granted?
I don’t have any answers except that we’ll continue to gather at MUST to feed our brothers and sisters in need. But I will also pray that as a community we’ll confront the systems, laws and powers that perpetuate the situations that lead people to the shelter in the first place. And I’ll remember, on my mornings that seem a little more than I can handle, the blessings that I have in my life and the blessings I receive when I gather with these sisters and brothers at Elizabeth Inn.
The Day of Pentecost is a day of baptism and renewal of our baptismal vows. We will hear the story from the Acts of the Apostles (2:1-21) in as many different languages we can muster so we can experience the “amazement and perplexity” of the event. Join us after the 10:30 service for a festive cake and punch reception under our great oak. Our beautiful tree will be adorned with wind socks in fiery colors and as they catch the breeze we are reminded of our call to set the world on fire with our faith. (Please note that the parish picnic originally scheduled for this date will not be held.)
Pentecost, "the Fiftieth Day," is a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining eleven Apostles of Christ after the Resurrection of Jesus. Pentecost is sometimes described as the "Birthday of the Church." The feast has also been called Whit Sunday, especially in the Anglican Church. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Day, and is on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.
“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.”
St. Catherine's awards college book scholarships each summer to our rising college freshman. We hope you will be able to help this fund with a donation this Sunday, or at any time. Please make checks to St. Catherine's and designate it for College Book Scholarship Fund. Donations are tax deductible. Please keep the fund, its purpose and future, and the young people who benefit from it in your prayers.
In 2001 St. Catherine’s began to award college book scholarships to our fine young adults who are headed to college to continue their education. It has been a wonderful gift to our parish and to each of these young people. However, income to the Fund has not kept up with the growing youth program. The St. Catherine’s College Book Scholarship Fund began as the Dorothy Hanson Memorial Fund, in memory of the mother of parishioner Dani Dickson, and is funded each year by gifts in her honor as well as proceeds from the Parish Picnic and other individual gifts. To date, we have presented over 100 scholarships in a total amount of nearly $20,000. At this time, we are able to give small scholarships to our rising college freshmen (and even that may not be possible after this year), but with additional gifts to this fund, we hope to expand either the amount of the gift of have the ability to help support our students each year of their college careers.
Church office closed Tuesday, June 24
Attention all St. Catherine’s ministries, groups and committees: Make sure rooms, resources and publicity will be available for you! Your church staff is having a calendaring retreat day to plan out the coming year. We need to know of ALL meetings and events for your group from June 2014 through May 2015—tentative or confirmed, one time or on-going. Remember, if your activity is not on the church calendar, another event may occur at the same time and/or your space may be in use by others. Please send all information to Rose Wolfe, rosestcatherines.org, no later than Friday, June 15.
Proposals due by Sunday, June 15
The Great Oak Endowment Fund of St. Catherine’s was established to assist the parish in fulfilling its mission beyond ministries supported through annual operating funds. The Endowment Fund Board allocates a percentage of the endowment each year to fund proposals in one of three areas: capital needs of the parish; outreach ministries and grants; or initiation of new ministries or special one-time projects.
For 2014, $1,500 is available to fulfill one or more project requests from the parish in these areas. Any parishioner wishing to make a proposal should first contact the convener of the ministry team most closely aligned with the proposed project. The deadline for proposals for this cycle is June 15.
For complete details of requirements, please pick up a copy of the RFP document at church or download one now at www.stcatherines.org/forms/GreatOakFundRFP_2014.pdf . For more information about the fund or the proposal process, please contact Senior Warden Elizabeth Lopez or Junior Warden Tom Blackstock.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you." John 14:27
You are invited to share in a Taize-style music and prayer worship service on June 15 at 4 pm in the sanctuary. This will be a time for the St. Catherine's community to come together in support of Amma Susan's sabbatical time she has spent at the Taize community in France, and to be present with each other in a quiet setting of contemplative prayer, songs, and reflection. For questions, please contact Jeff Harris.
Join us in the Parish Hall at 7:00 pm. As a companion event to Amma Susan's hike of the Camino De Santiago in Spain, we will gather and watch the movie, “The Way.” This movie chronicles a father's journey on the Camino after the death of his son and will let us glimpse many places Susan might visit on her walk. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday June 24 sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact John Brooks, johnbrooksbellsouth.net, or the church office.
Amma Susan is hiking the Camino de Santiago, and we'd like to share with her through our own reflective hike or walk:
While Amma Susan is on her journey abroad to Build Bridges of Peace, we have a gift in the opportunity to build bridges of peace here in our own community. Interfaith Immersion Weekend is a fascinating experience in which individuals walk side by side with people of different faiths into the sacred spaces of the religions of the world. From experience, this event is not only a great way to learn about cultures from around the world, but also to strengthen your own faith by delving into the spirituality of others. St. Catherine’s will be hosting a series of these events in conjunction with Amma Susan’s sabbatical — the first of which will be held July 25th-27th. Thanks to a subsidy from Amma Susan’s sabbatical fund, the cost per person will be just $20 for the weekend. Scholarships are available for those who may need them. Please look out for future publications and announcements for further details, or contact Pierce Hale, pierce.d.halegmail.com, for any questions.
Amma Susan is now keeping us alongside her in words and pictures on our St. Catherine’s blog. Read her new entries by checking our blog, “The Welcoming Journey,” www.stcatherines.org/thewelcomingjourney. You are invited to leave your comments!
June 18 and July 16 at the Gales’
If you’ve ever thought about joining the Chancel Choir, try us out this summer! Join us on Wednesdays, June 18 and July 16 for socializing and some singing practice from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the home of Emily and Nelson Gale, 228 Lamplighter Lane, Marietta. Non-singing spouses/significant others are welcome to come enjoy the evening as well. Please bring an appetizer and BYOB.
Chancel Choir is for all adults, and for youth past the age for our youth choir (Choristers). No RSVP is necessary, and there’s never any auditions, so please come to either of our dates—or both! For more information contact Emily Gale, augalebellsouth.net, or choir director Brian Williams, brianstcatherines.org.
Sunday, June 22, 9 am
By Bettye Harris
Newcomers, visitors, and new members of St. Catherine's are invited to be our guests for our next Newcomer and Visitor Breakfast on Sunday, June 22 at 9:00 am in the Parish Hall (after the 8:00 am service).
Everyone in the parish is welcome to attend this breakfast and help extend a warm welcome. Breakfast prices for parishioners are still $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids. If you can assist, bring something, or if you have questions, please contact Bettye Harris (678-463-7827), Susan Heuke (678-231-8556), or Ann Snead (678-795-9508).
Our next Red Cross blood drive will be June 24 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time but are not required (all donors are always welcome on the day of the event) — reserve your time now by going to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: STCATS.
Help is also needed for set up, take down, and host / greet – please sign up on the Opportunities for Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jmgmail.com, 404.375.8327.
Sunday, June 29
By Randy Satterfield
Why am I a 678? Come to this class on Sunday June 29, 9:15–10:15 am in the Board Room, to learn all about how your credit score can affect your financial life, and the steps that may help you improve your credit score. We will discuss credit reporting and scoring in general, providing background information on the agencies involved, how they affect your life, how to pull your credit, what to look for and understanding the report, how your score is determined, how to correct errors, how to improve your score, etc. The session will be led by Randy Satterfield.
We will conclude with a discussion of other possible financial education classes and determine what interest you may have in learning more. No charge, see you there!
By Michael Paris
Anyone who is interested in leading an adult Sunday morning class or Bible study group in the fall, please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Michael Paris, mparis2hotmail.com,770-509-0161.
Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 3
Join us for “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School, where Jesus’ love is One-Of-A-Kind! Our program will take children on a wild adventure with great music, games, stories, science activities and more as we explore God’s love for us. VBS this year is Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3, at 9 am – 12 noon each day, and is open to children ages 4 by July 1st through rising 4th graders. Cost is $35 per child. We're looking forward to a great time!
Space is limited so preregistration is preferred:
Donation board needs your help - due by June 22
We have set up a donation board at the top of the grand staircase. Please stop by and take a look and see if you can donate any of the items we will be using for VBS this year. Items will be DUE by Sunday, June 22. Also, any adults are welcome to volunteer at VBS for even just 1 morning. If you have an interest to see this first-hand (it is as rewarding for the volunteers as the participants!), please contact Harriett Pyburn (harriettspyburngmail.com)
The year coming up
Your Cats on Wheels Activities Committee is pleased to announce the following events through June 2015. Events are subject to change based on level of interest, weather, and venue availability. Contact Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-2200 to get on the mailing list for all the details.
—> Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults, please join us! <—
The Vestry will elect five lay delegates to represent St. Catherine's at this year's Diocesan Council. The Council is being hosted this year by our Marietta Convocation churches on Nov. 7-8 at the Marietta Convention Center. Delegates must be confirmed communicants of St. Catherine's "in good standing" (meaning that they "pray, work, and give for the spread of God's Kingdom" on a regular basis). Delegates are required to attend all meetings in the given year including pre-council convocation meetings. Applications are due by August 1.
If you are interested in serving in this important role and/or if you are interested helping plan this year’s Council, please check the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Fr. Jim.
It's a fun way to meet people! The Lemonade Brigade serves refreshments (lemonade, water, cookies) to everyone after 10:30 am Sunday service under the great oak. Individuals, couples, families, or groups can host. So bring your favorite cookies to serve and help show our visitors what a welcoming church we are. Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Deana De La Barre, deana_delabarrecomcast.net, 678-354-3839.
Information meeting Sunday, June 29, 5 pm
The adult pilgrimage, “Exploring our Celtic Spirituality: A Pilgrimage to Ireland” will led by The Rev. Jim Nixon, March 2–12, 2015. An informational meeting to learn more about our trip will be held in the Board Room on Sunday, June 29 at 5:00 pm -- bring an appetizer to share and ask all your questions!
The trip is limited to 25 persons and is filling up fast, so please contact Fr. Jim,fatherjimstcatherines.org, 770.981.2839, to let him know if you are interested. The pricing information is preliminary, please note that it does not include airline taxes and fuel surcharges:
St. Catherine's Preschool has a few spots open for the 2014-15 school year. Please tell friends and new families in your neighborhood about our quality program for ages 1 to pre-K. Tours are available over the summer, contact the office at 770-971-2839. Complete information is available on our website at www.stcatherines.org/preschool.
Wednesday, June 11 AND Wednesday, June 25
St. Catherine’s will host two events to assemble 1,000 lunches each time for the MUST Summer Lunch program on Wednesdays, June 11 and 25, in our Parish Hall beginning at 9:30 am and finishing within 2 hours. How you can help:
Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Jennifer Massey for information, massey.jmgmail.com, 404.375.8327.
The Summer Lunch Program has been sponsored by MUST Ministries since 1995. During the summer months children who are eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch during the school year are given the opportunity to have a free lunch delivered to them by way of volunteers. Monday through Friday a child receives a sack lunch that contains, at least, a sandwich, a salty snack, a sweet snack and a juice box. MUST Ministries is proud to have delivered over 247,000 lunches last summer to children in need. Volunteers and community effort make it possible to keep this program running. You can learn more about it on the MUST website at www.mustministries.org/summer-lunch.
Items may be placed in the collection bins at the Outreach table outside the church parlor or at the entrance to the church preschool. All donations are greatly appreciated!
Congratulations to Mahala (Pruitt) and Adam Scott, married at St. Catherine’s on May 17. Adam is the son of Linda and Jerry Scott.
“Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads.”
By Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry
In Father Jim's Wheel article in the last issue, “Awaiting the Summer Slowdown,” he invited us to “put some time” on our calendars for slowing down. I agree with him, and feel that slowing down is important—BUT, I want to thank all of the people at St. Cat's who don't slow down over the summer:
I could go on and on. Get my point? All of these people are not slowing down, and if each of us “took our turn” that 20% could slow down a little bit more. Plus, it feels good!
Is your name on one of the many Ministry Team lists? Have you said Yes? Can you do more? I want to help you find your place to serve. If we all gave a little more of our time everyone could enjoy a little Summer Slowdown.
Please let me know if I can help connect you with a volunteer opportunity. Wishing you a peaceful summer,
Parish member Kelly Donoghue will be competing in Miss Georgia June 18-21 at the Rivercenter in Columbus. The pageant will be streamed live each evening at 7 pm and can be accessed by the Miss Georgia website www.missga.org. There is a link to the live stream in the right corner. Kelly's local title is Miss Hummingbird Festival. Prayers for her are much appreciated!
By Steve Pyburn, St. Catherine’s Treasurer
In prior months, my financial report in the Wheel focused solely on pledge revenue as that is the biggest driver of our financials. However, such an approach didn’t provide the full picture of how we’re doing across the board; thus, we are going to alter our communication approach going forward and see if this works better for everyone. Starting this month, the pledge revenue analysis that I used to provide each month will be distributed along with monthly pledge statements, and Wheel articles will provide a more holistic view of our financials. We hope this approach works better for all of you – if not, please let me know and we’ll adjust as best we can!
Below is a summary of our year to date (YTD) financials. May numbers are not final yet as they have not been reviewed by Vestry. Thus, actuals are summarized through April below. Numbers shaded in gray are items I’d like to explain a bit below.
In the interest of not overwhelming you with numbers, I’ve provided detail on only 2 of our revenue lines and consolidated all expenses by Ministry Team. If you would like more detail, please send me any questions you have and I’ll answer you as soon as I can. The 3rd and 5th columns of numbers in the top box reflect differences between our YTD actuals, YTD budget, and YTD prior year actuals. Good differences (e.g., higher revenue or lower expenses) show up as positive numbers and bad differences show up as negatives. Finally, the numbers in the bottom box reflect our balances at BB&T and our investment funds.
I hope this summary is not too overwhelming but still provides you enough detail to understand St. Catherine’s entire financial picture. In future months, I will continue to highlight new relevant trends, but please feel free to contact me if I don’t comment on something that piques your interest.
By Tom Blackstock
Here’s what happened at the regular Vestry meeting on May 20:
In our Parish Cycle of Ministries, we celebrate the life and work of these ministries in the upcoming weeks. Please read on to find out about each and consider if you’d like to become involved:
A sincere, loving and grateful thank you to my parish family. These last months were a challenge, but with the love and support I received here, I knew all along only good would come. I appreciate all the cards, the food, the visits, and most of all, your prayers. These prayers sustained and lifted me.
Dear St. Catherine’s Family,
My heartfelt thanks and gratitude extend over a seven-week period. First, as many of you know I had extensive surgery on my left wrist and thumb in March. Father Jim was there with me at the Surgical Center. His prayers provided a calm for what I knew would be a long process. Thank you, Father Jim. Next the Sonshine committee provided a week’s worth of delicious meals and saved me from spaghetti and jar sauce. Thank you to all who came to my aid. Many of you sent get-well cards and I’d like to thank each of you for your thoughtfulness.
During my recovery my brother Paul started a rapid decline in his health. Since I was out of work for surgery recovery, I was able to go and see him quite often. I thank God for that extra time we had together. Late night April 23rd my brother passed away. Just hours prior to his death, Amma Susan answered my frantic call for her to come to the nursing home to deliver last rites. That was a precious time for me and my nephew Chris. Amma Susan spent her valuable time with Chris and me helping us to decide on the Memorial Service plans. She of course was in the midst of getting ready for her four month sabbatical and I knew this was hard yet easy for her to do. That’s just what she does. There are not enough words to say to her for this. Thank you to all who made the Memorial Service for Paul beautiful and memorable. To the flower guild, the flowers were beautiful. To Stan Dickson, you helped to make a difficult day less difficult with your guidance during the ceremony. For the ushers, lay readers and acolytes, thank you so much for giving up your Saturday to be with my family at St. Catherine’s.
Father Jim, the homily was perfect and painted a perfect picture of the man Paul was. Thank you and bless you. Finally, to those who provided the reception after the service, Alan Certain for bringing me the altar flowers and all who have sent cards, please accept my heartfelt thanks.
Dear St. Catherine's Congregation, Clergy and Staff,
Letters have been received from the following to acknowledge gifts from our parish:
Visiting Angels Marietta is a non-medical senior homecare provider serving Marietta, Roswell, and Smyrna. Services include assistance with activities of daily living, companion service and respite care. Visiting Angels Marietta is offing four hours of complimentary service for new clients who are confirming a minimum of 12 hours of care, for the first week of service beginning by June 16, 2014. For information about please contact them at 770-919-8560, www.visitingangels.com/assisted-senior-care-marietta-georgia-30062_229.
Provided by HealthStart, www.wellstarhealthstart.org
If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, stcatsstcatherines.org. Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.
FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Tom Blackstock; Josh England, Jennifer Buckalew’s cousin; Lucas Elgie, Emma Markette’s brother
FOR OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Barack, our president, Nathan, our Governor, and members of Congress.
FOR THE SICK: Don Killian, Jonathan Huff, Roger Madden, the Rev. Randall Hansen, Lacey, Richard McCloud, Joan Schlesinger & family, Katrina Williams, Betty Robinson, Pastor Chris Neikirk, Kathie Elliot, Raymond Higgins, Lelia Waits, Bill Hutton, Shelley Hayes, David Smith, Fred Carter, Deanna Nickel, Jennifer Kellam, Tom Nichols, Marion Cook, Michael Porter, Dick Nixon, Tammy Fisher, Jennifer Steiner, Peter Paglia, Reuel Kaighn, Clint Harkins, Rich Nuckolls, Ashlee Wilson, Marjorie, Stephanie Fisher, Chip Brock, James Holcomb, Andy Loeb, Archer Smith, Larry Boyd, James Smith, Trudy Cobb, Dave Banko, Mit FitzSimons, Linda, Patrice Moore, Bonnie Cole, Edward Wilson, Paige Schlenker, Jean England, Marilyn, Janice
BEFORE SURGERY: Randy Satterfield; Bill Hutton
DECEASED: Eleanor Thomason, Julie Fulcher’s mother; Tom Stinson, former parishioner
FOR THOSE CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS: (6/7) Peyton Nixon, (6/8) Fred Lopez, Kelly Donoghue, (6/9) Paul Maxwell, Abigail McCoy, Harriett Pyburn, (6/10) Leah Banko, Bourke Brennan, Robert Dailey, (6/11) Naomi Morris, (6/12) Justice Mace, (6/13) Lindsay Walls, Paris Brennan, (6/14) Eugene Potter, (6/15) Frannie Hitchins, (6/17) Becky Ban, Paul Manno, Michael Dillson, David Bachmann, (6/18) Judith Phillips, Peggy Snook, Corey Acocella, Beverly Fambrough, Linda Snape, Jeffrey Clark, (6/20) Carroll Mitchell, Anne Willcocks
ANNIVERSARIES: (6/11) Jim & Bobbye Greene; (6/12) Bruce & Barbara Perry; (6/15) Chris & Christy Jones; (6/17) Bill & Elaine Krupp; (6/19) David & Molly Banko
FOR OUR PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER: (6/15) Wayne & Jodi Gammon; Jason, Suzanne, Jenna, Stephanie & Julian Gardiner; Art, Anita, Geoffrey, Stuart & Caroline Gardner; Lynne Gates; Barri Gehrand
We love to recognize birthdays and wedding anniversaries for everyone in our parish! We have a year-round calendar to pray for these special dates, send birthday cards, and publish in our bulletin and newsletter. Would you like your birthday or anniversary included in our remembrances? Please send names and dates to us using the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.
HELP US HELP YOU
Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.
Hold These Future Dates:
Holy Baptism next scheduled dates
Two-Week Look Ahead
Below are the next two weeks of events and activities, correct as of publication date. For the entire up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.
By Youth Director Mike Peterson, 770-971-2839, Mikestcatherines.org
Click here to see (or see again) our 2013-2014 year-in-review slideshow:
School may be out soon for the summer, but the St. Cat’s Youth Program will stay as active as ever! We have a lot of great plans for the summer, and we look forward to enjoying them with YOU! While the dates and time (if currently known) are listed, be sure to keep up with the Youth Announcements over the summer for further details:
Register soon for the always exciting Rite 13 Beach Trip, which will take place in Panama City Beach, Florida over the weekend of July 18-20. If you are a Rite 13 youth, parent, or leader, you should have received an email with detailed information and registration forms. Forms will also be distributed in the Youth House, from Mike, or at stcatherines.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Rite13beach14-permission-form.docx . We are very excited and hope to have as many Rite 13ers as possible on this fun and formative trip!
It’s time to sign up to help with our annual Vacation Bible School! Many of you have helped with VBS in the past and can attest to how much fun it is to lead and play with the young children of our parish! This year, VBS will take place from Monday, June 30 until Thursday, July 3, from 8:45 AM until 12 noon each day. To sign up, you can either add your name and contact info to the sign-up sheet posted in the Youth House or contact Kell Owen at kellbrownowengmail.com.
Youth Week is a conference that takes place June 16-21 at the beautiful Kanuga Conference Center in the mountains of North Carolina. There are two conferences for youth (AND one for adults). These conferences are a ludicrous amount of fun and give you a chance to have a great time with other people your age from all over the country! Remember that financial scholarship is available to anyone who needs it. So what are you waiting for?? Those of you who attend JYP will have the added bonus of already knowing the conference musician (Hint: it’s me…Mary Bess will also be on staff at JYP). You can find more information on all three conferences here: www.kanuga.org/conference-calendar/conference-calendar-details/youthweek
Finally, if you find yourself unable to make it to Youth Week this year (though I hope you can!), go ahead and start thinking about coming to Winterlight at Kanuga, a fantastic conference that takes place in between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It’s never too early to start planning…and IT’S WORTH IT!
Serving dinner at the Elizabeth Inn on May 28 (photos by Gina Baumann)
The YA class on its pilgrimage to Ireland, May 28-June 1 -- see lots more full-size on our Facebook photos at Photos (photos by Jim Nixon and Bill Ivey). REMEMBER, you don't need to have a Facebook account or log in to see the photos!
The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. Printed copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church in the foyer, in the wall rack near the welcome table. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles are due Wednesday 2 days before the publication date, by midnight. Please submit articles via email (below) or to Editor Karen Manno's mailbox at church.
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Editor: Karen Manno
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