Winter Coats: The folks at the Gathering Place could use warm coats. If you have coats to donate, please bring them to the church, and they will be delivered. Men's coats are especially needed.
Christian Formation: Please join us for Sunday School at 9:00 am. Middle School and High School students meet in the youth house down the hill from the Parish Hall, Preschool through 5th graders meet on the second floor of the Parish Hall and Adult Forum takes place on the first floor. The nursery is staffed from 8:45 am-11 :15 am, and is on the second floor of the parish hall.
For the remainder of the year, Sunday School meets on December 8 and 15 for ages 4 through Adult. On December 15, there will be a combined Christmas celebration. Sunday School resumes on January 12, 2014, at 9:00 am.
The Gathering Place: Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Join the middle schoolers on the 4th Sunday of each month as they go and minister to the men, women, and children who attend the Gathering Place in Richmond. The opportunity is available every Sunday, however, the 4th Sunday is St. John's Sunday and our kids prepare the meal packages that are distributed. We have also started taking a large birthday cake each month to celebrate anyone who has a birthday that month. We leave the Parish Hall promptly at 2:00 pm and return by 4:30 pm.
Weekly Bible Study and Evening Prayer: The weekly Bible Study and Evening Prayer meets on Thursdays in Dale's office at 3:00 pm. Evening Prayer is said at 5:00 pm. The Nave is open at 4:30 pm for personal prayer and reflection.
Used Book Sale: Gently-used books are in need of a home in the parish hall.
Men's Bible Study: Group meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 8:00 am in the parish hall for breakfast and lively discussion. All men of the church are invited to attend. If you would like to be on the email list or wish to have more information, contact Guy Smith at 748-6216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo Prizes Needed : We are in need of prizes to give out to our friends at Lucy Corr during games of Bingo. Appropriate prizes include sugar-free cookies (no hard candy), socks, lap blankets, large print books, puzzles, or word-search books, boxes of tissues, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, small stuffed animals. If you can provide any of these prizes, please bring them to the church office.
Birthday Box: The Birthday Box is back! Actually, it never went away. It is probably Outreach’s oldest project first started over 20 years ago. But recently, it has languished, lonely and forgotten, in the back of the nave waiting for kind people to feed it in celebration of the gift of another year of God’s blessings. The Outreach Committee wants to revive the Birthday Box custom and have chosen a new charity to support with the birthday donations. Each quarter Outreach will select an animal gift from Heifer International to purchase with the money birthday people have given.
Martha's Pantry: As you do your grocery shopping, please pick up a few extra items for Martha’s Pantry. Supplies at the pantry are low and all types of food are needed. Canned meats and fish, pasta meals, soups, and cereals are particularly appreciated. Recently Martha’s Pantry has experienced an increase in requests--perhaps because the Dinwiddie food pantry has closed. Your food donations will be greatly appreciated. Donation boxes are located in the narthex and outside the church office.