Outreach & Social Justice Meeting. April 1

The Justice League, formerly known as the Outreach and Social Justice Committee, will meet Monday, 4/1, at 7:15. Please join us to learn more about our 2019 plans, such as the upcoming education program about immigration, or to share your thoughts about how we can better be Christ’s hands in the world.

Save the Date – St. George’s Day International Potluck April 28

On Sunday April 28 we will celebrate St. George’s Day with our annual International Potluck.  Bring a dish to share and stay for lunch after church, and help us celebrate our diversity by making your dish something connected to your heritage.  You are also invited to wear something connected to your heritage.  This event is extra special this year because we will celebrate what we have accomplished so far in the visioning process as well.  Mark your calendars for April 28 and get ready to celebrate!

Adult Education Starting April 7

A four Sunday Adult Education program to educate parishioners on immigration issues from a biblical perspective as well as from historical and current perspectives will start April 7th.  The other three dates will be held April 28th, May 5th, and May 12th.  The discussions will use the Episcopal Church’s “No Longer Strangers: Exploring Immigration Issues” program that was recently put out by Church House.

Food For Thought:  What would it take for you to leave all that you have and go to another country where you do not speak the language or understand the culture?  What kind of conditions in your life would make you see that choice as the best choice?  Come to the Adult Forum on April 7 at 9:00 AM in Miller Hall to start a discussion on Immigration Issues.

Lenten Offering 2019 for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)

It is the tradition of St. George’s, in keeping with the Lenten theme of giving, to make a special offering during the season of Lent.  Each person is invited to give fifty cents a day, or $20 over the season of Lent, to an organization that helps those in need, as recommended by St. George’s Outreach and Social Justice committee.  Our Lenten Offering this year supports KIND, a charity that provides legal services to assist migrant and refugee children. KIND’s mission is to work to ensure that no child appears in immigration court without legal representation; to advance laws, policies, and practices that ensure migrant children’s protection, and to promote, in countries of origin and destination, solutions to child migration. For more information, check out their website. www.supportkind.org.  There are offering folders available on the table in the hallway.

Lenten Devotional Available

During the season of Lent we are invited to tend to our spiritual lives and pay attention to our relationships with God.  One way to do this is to take on a spiritual practice during this season.  To assist in this, there is a Lenten devotional booklet available on the table in the hallway to anyone who would like one.  It is called “Living Well Through Lent:  Practicing Forgiveness with all Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind.”  There is a reflection to read each day during Lent on the theme of forgiveness.  You are welcome to pick yours up today.

Return of the ECQ Book Club! March 19, 10 am.

Yes, we’re back. Our winter hiatus is over. We’re getting started again with a book by a perennial favorite, Anne Lamott. Our selection, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, is described in reviews as funny, intensely personal, inspirational, philosophical, irreverent, deeply spiritual and most of all, hopeful. Something for everyone. The book is available from public libraries and on Amazon. Please join us Tuesday, the 19th at 10:00.

Pajama Collection

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.

Lenten Offering 2019 for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)

It is the tradition of St. George’s, in keeping with the Lenten theme of giving, to make a special offering during the season of Lent.  Each person is invited to give fifty cents a day, or $20 over the season of Lent, to an organization that helps those in need, as recommended by St. George’s Outreach and Social Justice committee.   Our Lenten Offering this year supports KIND, a charity that provides legal services to assist migrant and refugee children. KIND’s mission is to work to ensure that no child appears in immigration court without legal representation; to advance laws, policies, and practices that ensure migrant children’s protection, and to promote, in countries of origin and destination, solutions to child migration. For more information, check out their website. www.supportkind.org  There are offering folders available at St. George’s.