At the annual meeting, the RenewalWorks team gave a report on the results of the RenewalWorks survey. If you missed it, you may download the RenewalWorks Report PowerPoint presentation.
It’s that time of year again! Lent is approaching and we will soon be burning last year’s palms to make ashes for Ash Wednesday. If you have palms to contribute, please bring them in by Sunday, February 15 and leave them in the basket in the narthex.
Enjoy interesting books and thought-provoking discussions? Then the new St. George’s ECQ (Explore, converse and question) may be just your cup of tea. Join Connie and others for a monthly group that meets Tuesday mornings. We’ll explore spirituality by reading memoirs, spiritual autobiographies and other narrative works that challenge us to ask questions and consider spiritual issues in new ways. The first meeting of St. George ECQ group will be Feb 17, 2015 from 10-11:30 am, and the group will meet at St. George’s on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Our first book will be Pastrix, the Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and a Saint by Nadia Bolz Weber. The author is a Lutheran pastor whose book challenges us to embrace the outsider, recognize the welcome Christ offers to everyone, and consider our own expectations about how others express their faith. The book is available in paperback at most bookstores and online booksellers. Pick up a copy, read it before we meet on the 17th, and come join the discussion. Please indicate your interest on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we’ll know you are coming.
The annual Mardi Gras party will be Saturday, February 14th and St. George’s needs your participation! Here’s how to help: most importantly, attend the party and silent auction from 6 pm – 10 pm. Adult tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; youth tickets, ages 11-20 are $15 and children under 10 and under are FREE! You can celebrate Mardi Gras and Saint Valentine’s Day at the same event! All are welcome! Also, consider donating items for the auction or asking others to donate. Finally, you can volunteer to help with decorating and set up, with clean up, or with the auction itself. Helping out is a great way to get involved and have a good time while you’re at it!
St. George’s will be hosting the Safe Haven homeless shelter Sunday, February 22 through Sunday, March 1. There are many ways to help. To sign up for tasks please go to the online form at https://www.volunteersignup.org/FHTCY or use the paper sign up list on the bulletin board. For questions contact Joann Prosser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gene Ferrick at email@example.com.