Anyone interested in becoming confirmed in the Episcopal Church or simply learning more about the Prayer Book, Church structure, history and sacraments may participate in our upcoming Adult Confirmation Class. They will be held on four Sunday evenings (4-6 pm) beginning on December 4th. Please let Father Jon know ([email protected]) if you would like to attend.
The Outreach Committee is once again assisting Circle of Concern and Episcopal City Mission in their annual endeavor to provide Christmas gifts for the less fortunate and those in detention. Please help out by picking out a special gift and leaving it, unwrapped, in the appropriate bin in Park Hall. Circle of Concern creates a toy store for their clients to “shop” for their children for Christmas. ECM chaplains use our gifts to ensure that every child who spends the holidays in detention will have a gift to open. The message they receive is the true gift: that someone cares about them and believes they can change their life paths.
Collection bins are available in Park Hall. The deadline to contribute is Thursday, December 8th.
Sunday, December 11th
Please consider helping our friends and neighbors in need by donating non-perishable food and toiletry items. Our donations support the Circle of Concern’s Food Pantry, where items are distributed throughout the West County community. The pantry now feeds nearly 2,200 people each month, giving each family a week or more of nutritious meals. You can drop the items off at any time (in the basket in the coat closet) and we will bless them on the second Sunday of each month.
Here is a short list of some of the most common items they need: canned meat and fish, peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, dinner “helpers,” soup, canned vegetables, boxed cereals dessert mixes and toiletries (soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, lotion).
Thanks for your generosity!