From the Salvation Army’s Jesus and Justice curriculum we read, “Jesus lived right. Righteousness was his way of life. He related to others with aspirations for their spiritual well‐being. Jesus also repeatedly righted wrongs. Jesus’ vision for justice for the vulnerable drove his intent and guided his practice. In his teaching and in his living, Jesus created opportunities for people whose plight in life was curtailed by life‐denying forces. Jesus’ life is a demonstration of how to live and love.” Come, learn and share as we deepen our understanding of Jesus as we continue our study of Jesus and Justice. The topics we will focus on are Embracing the Excluded: Children on February 17th; Protesting Gender Inequality on February 24th; Advocating for the Poor on March 3rd. The program is at 9:00 am in Miller Hall and is led by Carolyn Lassiter. Please join us as we deepen our understanding of how we can be victorious in our striving lives…”We will with God’s help.”
On Sunday March 3 after each service you are invited to engage in the next phase of our visioning process – the parish meeting where you get to look at the synthesis of our work these past months and weigh in on what you are excited about and willing to invest in as a parishioner. More details to come – for now mark March 3 on your calendar and plan to stay after 8:00 or 10:00 service to participate!
The Pancake Supper hosted by the youth to support this year’s mission trip will be Tuesday, March 5th from 6-8 pm. Please mark your calendars and save the date for this fabulous St. George’s event!
Emily Charlton continues to spearhead the pajama collection, for the Casey Cares Foundation, as she works toward her Girl Scout Silver Award. The drive is going on now and will go until April 16th. The goal is to collect 200 pairs of pajamas — new, 2-piece pajamas in sizes from infant to adult. (There is a greater need for boy’s pajamas at the moment). If you can find it in your heart and wallet to donate a pair or two of pajamas to this effort, it would be most appreciated. There will be a box in the Narthex. Thank you for your generosity.
St. George’s Mardi Gras party and silent auction will be held on Saturday night March 2, from 6 pm – 10 pm. This is a great event to ask friends, family, or neighbors to attend – it is always a ton of fun!! Costumes are welcome and encouraged but not required; the theme for the 2019 Mardi Gras is Fairy Tales, so consider coming as your favorite fairy tale character.
We need lots of help to make this event happen, including donating items for the auction or asking others to donate. We need volunteer to help with decorating and set up, with clean up, or with the auction itself. Advance tickets for adults are $28.00 ($35.00 at the door). The tickets for young adults 11 – 20 are $18 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 10 years and under are free – tickets are required so we can plan for food. There will be babysitting available for children.
If you would like to come and cost is an issue, scholarships are available; speak with Connie+. If you can’t make the party but would like to help, you can always donate to the scholarship fund. Tickets are on sale starting February 10 – buy yours now!