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By Father Dean
When you share the Peace, and take the other person’s hand or give them a hug, and say, “Peace be with you,” I want to invite you to think about it in perhaps a different way.
What if you were to think of those words as really meaning, “I am praying that God’s Peace be with you”? Thinking about it in this way, the Peace becomes not so much a moment of “fellowship,” but rather a prayer—a prayer, if you will, for the “companionship” that will follow. (The root word “pan,” from “Panis” in Latin found in the middle of the word “companionship,” means “bread,” and suggests that we “break bread” or “com-pan-ion with” one another on our journey to the Kingdom.)
In our liturgy, we prepare for the liturgical “breaking of the bread” with one another by praying God’s Peace on one another. Holy Companionship leads to Fellowship, and Fellowship is of course one of the fruits of a warm, caring community of Christ. However, in our liturgy, the Peace is not a time of fellowship. That happens after the service!
Please know this as well: research has shown that, after only 30 seconds of a parish’s exchange of the Peace—only 30 seconds!—newcomers begin to feel “left out.” Why? Because they see “fellowship” happening around them, and they are not a part of it.
You can tell when you are drifting into “fellowship” during the peace when you begin to visit, or “catch up” with your friends: “How are you?” How was your weekend?” “How was your operation?” etc. These are important elements of Fellowship, but they do not belong in the Prayer time—the “companionship” time—of the Peace.
So I invite you to think of the Peace in this way, as Prayer, and let’s reflect together on how your experience of worship is affected. Peace be with you!
Ministry Fair 2015: Stepping Forward in FaithFULL Ministry
Sunday, August 23 - One worship service ONLY at 9:00 am
by Volunteer Coordinator Pat Pepper
If you had to summarize your life in six words, what would they be? Do me a favor—take 5 minutes to stop, get a pen and write down six words that would summarize your life. Are you happy with what you see on that paper? Are you happy with the pattern of your days?
The challenge in this exercise is to focus on what matters most. Each day, do we miss a divine opportunity that God has set before us? Are we saying “yes” when we are invited to partner with God? That divine possibility comes to all of us, it is an open door. The image of the open door is a symbol of boundless opportunity. The open door is provided by God, to act with God and for God. God's primary will for each of us is that we become a magnificent person in His/Her image.
This coming Sunday during the Ministry Fair many doors will be there for us to open and all we have to do is step forward and open that door and become engaged, engaged in faithful ministry. If you take that first step I can almost guarantee that in six months if I ask you to write down six words to summarize your life those words will be much different.
I am here to help connect you, contact me at volunteerstcatherines.org, 770-971-1269.
Saturday, August 22, 9 am - noon
Everyone is invited to attend a workshop on “Caring For Those Experiencing Divorce,” presented to you by St. Catherine's Stephen Ministry. Please join us from 9 am to 12 pm in the Parish Hall. We will explore how divorce affects children and families, how to provide spiritual care for divorcing people and learn about the different stages people may go through. We are pleased to have a panel discussion which will include members of our congregation and a visiting local family law attorney. A light breakfast will be provided. No RSVP needed.
YOU can make a critical difference this summer! The Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the most needed blood types. Donations have fallen to critically low levels and patients needing O negative, B negative and A negative blood could go without the lifesaving support they need. You are needed to help prevent an emergency shortage. Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. One pint of blood can save up to three lives!
Our next blood drive will be on August 25, 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time. You can reserve a time now by going to www.redcrossblood.org and enter our sponsor code: STCATS. (Reservations are never required, all donors are always welcome on the day of the event.)
Help is also need for greeting donors, setup and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jmgmail.com / 404.375.8327.
Space is limited, RSVP!
All men of the parish are invited to an evening out for beer tasting starting at 6:30 pm at The Craft Beer Factory in Eastlake Shopping Center. Cost is $5 for 5 pours and you can choose any of the 45 beers on tap. After the beer tasting, we will walk next door at 7:30 pm to The Wing for "Double Down" Tuesday (buy 10 wings, get 10 free!).
RSVP is required. Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Hans Kraeger (hans.kraegergmail.com). The Craft Beer Factory and The Wing are located at 2145 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062, see thecraftbeerfactory.com and www.thewingmarietta.com.
Proposals due by Sunday, August 30
The Great Oak Endowment Fund of St. Catherine’s was established to assist the parish in fulfilling its mission beyond ministries supported through annual operating funds. The Endowment Fund Board allocates a percentage of the endowment each year to fund proposals in one of three areas: capital needs of the parish; outreach ministries and grants; or initiation of new ministries or special one-time projects.
For 2015, $1,500 is available to fulfill one or more project requests from the parish in these areas. Any parishioner wishing to make a proposal should first contact the convener of the ministry team most closely aligned with the proposed project. The deadline for proposals for this cycle is Sunday, August 30, 2015.
For complete details of requirements, please pick up a copy of the RFP (Request For Proposal) document at church or download one now at www.stcatherines.org/forms/GreatOakFundRFP_2015.pdf. For more information about the fund or the proposal process, please contact Senior Warden Tom Blackstock or Junior Warden Daniel Mikkelsen or email Vestrystcatherines.org.
Training Saturday, August 29
One of the lay pastoral ministries of the church is taking the consecrated sacraments of the Holy Eucharist to our members who are confined to hospital or their homes. Eucharistic Visitors extend the altar into the home of the person they visit, so not only do members receive Holy Communion, they are also included in the worship and community of St. Catherine’s as a whole. Eucharistic Visitors are specially licensed by the diocese to perform this ministry. They receive Eucharistic Visitors training (held at St. Catherine’s) and complete the diocesan "Safeguarding God’s People" training.
We are planning a training on Saturday, August 29, 9-11 am, to allow more of our parish members to serve in this fundamental and rewarding ministry. If you are interested in becoming licensed as a Eucharistic Visitor, please sign up on the Opportunities for Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Amma Susan at ammasusanstcatherines.org.
By Julie Fulcher
MOPS is coming to St. Catherine's this fall. MOPS is a gathering of local mothers who support and encourage each other through affirming meetings and fun events. Mothers of Preschoolers is a place for women with children from birth to pre-kindergarten to find friendship, community, resources and support so they never feel alone. We provide Member Care to help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our MOPS group. We will plan Mission Projects to support the church and various outreach programs throughout the community. During our monthly meetings we will have speakers on topics that will help us be better moms, wives and women. Throughout the year we will have social events for our moms, dads, kids and families. We are also planning to have Bible studies, book clubs, dining clubs, playgroups and much more.
Our meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month in the Parish Hall from 9:45 to noon starting on September 2. Childcare is provided. Please contact Julie Fulcher (juliejuliefulcher.com) or Erica Handell (jsteph5710aol.com) to join our MOPS group! We are looking forward to a great year!
This year is the right time to join one of our music groups and try us out. Ensembles are open to everyone with no auditions! The rehearsals will begin soon (see details below) so start planning now:
Mark your calendar now:
Church School begins Sunday, September 13
Church School begins for all ages at 10-11 am on Sunday, September 13. A map will be included in your bulletin this day for the location of all classes.
Nursery for infants through age 4 – Nursery care is available for infants through age four. The nursery area is located downstairs in the Education building and is open at 8:30 AM on Sunday mornings. It remains open through the 11:15 AM service. Nursery care is provided by paid, experienced childcare workers. On occasion, additional assistance is needed and anyone interested in providing help is welcome. Coordinator: Rosemary Wolfe.
Children’s Chapel – This program provides a time for children to hear and respond to the Gospel of the day in a “child friendly” setting. The children leave the 8:45 am Sunday Service during the Sequence Hymn and return at the Peace. Children’s Chapel is for all children who are interested and able to “still” themselves so they can hear God’s Word. The age range is usually from three to nine years old. Adults and Young Adults are needed to assist with this group each Sunday, a schedule is provided once volunteers are identified. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the youngest members of our Community in Christ. Coordinator: Mary Lou Shannonhouse.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Catherine's offers Christian formation for children ages 2 through 12. The Catechesis is grounded in scriptural and liturgical study framed by Montessori's principles of education. This allows children to hear the Gospel and absorb its message through the use of sensory-rich materials and the work of their hands. Our mission is to help our children form an authentic, loving, faithful relationship with God. We ask that children attend as consistently as possible. One presentation builds upon the last. Any less than three sessions a month and the child can lose the richness offered in this work. Leadership Team: Alison Harris, Ana Martin, Karen Maxwell.
St. Catherine’s uses the “Journey to Adulthood” curriculum for its youth program, in 2015-2016 for grades six through twelve. The program falls into three distinct phases, each of which is two years in length: Rite-13, J2A (Journey To Adulthood), and YA (Young Adults). It is a program of spiritual formation for young people that provides a liturgical framework for their experience in our modern culture, celebrates their individuality and their creative potential, and instructs them in skills needed for successful adult participation in church and society. The program is based on two key concepts: (1) manhood and womanhood are gifts from God, and (2) adulthood must be earned. It includes in-depth exploration of self, spirituality, sexuality, and society. The Journey to Adulthood balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person during the challenges of the journey from childhood to adulthood. Facilitator: Sally Paris, Director of Youth Ministries.
Our Wednesday nights have wonderful things in store this year! Join us weekly beginning Octobery 7 to deepen our walk in Christ. We’ll have food, fellowship and learning for children, youth and adults. In addition to programs for all ages, Choristers of St. Catherine’s (kids and youth grades 3-12) will have rehearsals 6:15-7:00 pm and Chancel Choir (adults) 7:15-8:45 pm.
Sundays beginning Sept. 13, 1:00-2:00 pm
By Althea Dillard
Several years ago I felt the need to look for ways of rekindling my faith. Inexplicably drawn to the Catholic rosary, I discovered stories of non-Catholics who practiced this prayer practice. Like myself many users stated similar reasons for choosing to practice the rosary -- a centered focus, calming/relaxed state after prayer conclusion but, most importantly a resounding response of feeling closer to God. The ability to focus our prayers in order to deepen our relationship with God the father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit.
The Anglican rosary is young in comparison to its predecessors but no less impacting on those who pray with them. Praying with the rosary is another form of contemplative prayer. it is not a substitute for other forms of prayer but an enhancement. The methodical recitation of prayer over time for some helps to block out the normal annoying, distractive thoughts that can occur while praying. These intrusions inhibit our concentration on inviting God's presence. Please come and join with me this fall as I navigate through the history of prayer beads, help attendees make their own Anglican rosaries, and learn how to use them. Hope to see you there.
New class begins September 10
In the Education for Ministry (EFM) program, we look intensively at all facets of what it means to be a Christian and what it means to use that knowledge in the real world. All together, it is a four-year program (with materials from Sewanee, the University of the South); you register for one year at a time. There is a charge, but we have a wonderful scholarship program at St. Catherine’s to help defray the cost for anyone who needs it.
A new EFM class will begin the first Thursday after Labor Day (September 10). We would love to have you join us. For more information, please contact us or the church office. We love to talk about EFM. Chris Potter – 404-376-7430, cdexterpottergmail.com; Jan Potter – 404-444-8627, jcpottergmail.com.
Family Promise of Cobb County and Unity North Atlanta Church will present the third annual “One Family, One Promise, One Song,” Interfaith Concert to benefit homeless families on Saturday, August 29, 7:00 PM at Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta GA 30066, www.unitynorth.org . The concert will feature twelve Cobb County congregations including members of St. Catherine’s. Tickets are $20 Premium Seating or $10 Regular Seating. Tickets are on sale at St. Catherine's this Sunday, available online at www.familypromisecobbcounty.org/upcoming-event/ or at the door.
“Good Shepherd” notecards available to benefit FPCC
Parishioner Richard Pearson's painting of "The Good Shepherd" (on display in the Catechesis wing) is now available on notecards. The price is $5 for 6 notecards with envelopes. All profits will be donated to Family Promise of Cobb County. They are available on Sundays at church between services or by emailing your order to elerichbellsouth.net.
Family Promise next hosting week at St. Catherines: September 27 - October 4
Sunday, August 30 at 2:00 pm
Everyone is invited to celebrate the completion of the Habitat House we have helped build this year for the Ayele family as part of the Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition. The Dedication Ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm at the new home site, located on Fair Oaks Avenue (off Austell Road, near Atlanta Road). Please note that parking is not available at the build site, park in the lot directly across the street. For questions please contact Connie Bergeron, connieatlbergerons.net, 770-951-1411.
Sunday, August 30, 1-3 pm
By Lee Ann Sherry
Join us on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Parish Hall for a mother / daughter Fashion Show, Ladies Luncheon and Silent Auction to benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults. Fall fashions from Dress Barn and Gymboree will be modeled by many of our own St. Catherine's ladies and "young" ladies! Bring your moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts & special friends. All ages are welcome! All proceeds benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults, a shelter for homeless teens.
Tickets are $15, reservations are recommended. Please contact Lee Ann Sherry at 770-815-5299, or leeannsherrybellsouth.net for tickets or additional information.
Fourth Wednesday year-round: choose your month
Teams of three to four volunteers make breakfast each month on the fourth Wednesday for the guests at MUST Ministries’ Elizabeth Inn shelter on Cobb Parkway. If you would like to choose a date to participate in this rewarding ministry, you will arrive at the Inn at 5:30 am, cook breakfast, serve at 6:30 am and then leave. No clean-up is required, just please wear closed-toed shoes. The next open dates are September 23, November 25 and December 23. Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry in your bulletin or for information contact Audrey Nesbit, audrey.nesbitbirch.com.
Further opportunities for service at Elizabeth Inn include: Dinner Team prepares and serves dinner on the 28th of every month, contact Connie Bergeron, connieatlbergerons.net, 770-951-1411 and Tracy Buckalew, 770-956-9609; Laundry Team helps with the men’s laundry on the 4th Tuesday and 5th Wednesday every month, contact Fred Massey, f_massey2hotmail.com or 404.731.4466.
Now through September 30
We are hosting a school supplies drive now through the end of September to benefit high school students working with Communities in Schools. The items most needed are
This is a perfect time to take advantage of those back-toschool sales going on now! Please place donated items at the Outreach collections area (across from the Parlor) in the bin marked "Communities in Schools School Supplies." Contact Harriett Pyburn, harriettspyburngmail.com with questions.
Reality U is a fun one-day event in financial literacy for Cobb 8th-9th graders sponsored by Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC). Reality U helps students understand some of the realities involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood. Students are provided an adult scenario of their chosen career, complete with marital status, number of children, occupation, and net monthly income. Students visit a variety of booths to “purchase” housing, transportation, communication services, child care, food, utilities, insurance, etc. Adult volunteers are needed, no experience or special skills are necessary, training is provided at the event.
Help is needed at the next date at Sprayberry High School on Tuesday, September 8, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. To sign up or for more information contact CISMCC Volunteer Coordinator Patty Yohn at 678-503-090, pyohncismcc.org. You can find more about Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County at marietta.communitiesinschools.org.
By Harriett Pyburn
This past spring, the Outreach committee made a decision to work towards establishing a relationship with our local schools to see how we could provide support for our closest neighbors in need. Molly Khan is currently our liaison with the social worker servicing Wheeler, East Cobb Middle, and Sedalia Park Elementary.
This July, Janet Livingston organized for us a second Undies Sunday at St. Catherine's. This time, we collected new socks and underwear for children at these local schools: Sedalia Park Elementary, East Cobb Middle School, Wheeler High School as well as Fair Oaks Elementary. Despite everyone's summer vacation schedules, St. Catherine's responded in a HUGE way. We collected 239 pairs of underwear for boys and young men and 383 pairs of underwear for girls and young ladies. In addition, we collected 201 pairs of new socks as well as many new undershirts and bras.
At the same time, we began asking for "Cool Clothes for Kids" to stock a complete clothing closet for these schools. This will be an ongoing collection—as your kids' closets are being cleaned out, please bring these items to Youth Director Sally Paris' office or a marked collection bin at the Outreach table by the Parlor. We currently have over 100 clothing items (both uniform and just plain cool) and are excited to get started with distributions.
East Cobb Middle and Wheeler are being serviced by a new social worker this year. She is currently assessing the need at her schools and then we will begin distributions. Thanks to everyone for the 977 items donated at this point. Your generosity and style are amazing and greatly appreciated. We look forward to sharing more information about this new clothes closet shortly!
By Harriett Pyburn
This fall's outreach day of service took place on Saturday, August 8 at The Garden. The Garden is one of the ministries of the non-profit Seven Bridges to Recovery (www.7bridgestorecovery.org). The Garden is a shelter for homeless women and children, including boys ages 11 and under, that is spiritually-based (mandatory Bible study happens three times a day).
We were charged with providing a fun activity for the women at the shelter for a Saturday morning when many of the children would be in a dance class. Tami Mace came to the rescue and agreed to lead a jewelry making workshop for everyone. Armed with great helpers (Noelle Mace, Carley and Lauren Barber, Ellen and Alison Adams, Melissa Hill, Harriett Pyburn, Janet Livingston and Eleanore Pearson), Tami brought a huge supply of equipment ready for every woman to get to design and create an original necklace.
Our day started with a group prayer led by men who would be working in their street ministry later that day. We worked in a busy dining hall (sandwiches were being prepared for street ministry that afternoon and donations were also being sorted for use). At 10:00, we had one lady excited and ready to go. After walking around the dormitory and the kids' play area outside, more women started trickling in. By the time we were rolling, about 15 women (and a few children too!) came and participated. One lady made a beautiful crystal necklace for a wedding gift for a Garden employee's fiancé. Another commented that she had no idea that she had it in her to make something so beautiful. One woman had extensive jewelry-making experience, while many were trying this for the first time.
Our volunteers helped with color selection, tracked down matching beads, held babies while the women worked, visited with children, listened to the ladies talk about their design process, and even kept the young ones from putting beads in their mouths!! All the while, Tami was answering questions from everyone and finishing the ends of completed necklaces. We worked right up until the moment of mid-day Bible study and then Tami still finished a few more necklaces in the hallways so the women would have their completed product before she left.
All in all, it was a busy and extremely rewarding day. Thanks to everyone that helped, and please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have any questions about The Garden or just want to hear more!
By Rebeccah Devault
If you have any questions about these numbers, please contact St. Catherine's Treasurer, Rebeccah Devault at rebeccahdevaultgmail.com.
Everyone is reminded of our policy regarding announcements during worship on Sunday. Announcements are carefully scheduled for this time during the service. If you wish to personally speak about a parish activity please be sure to make this request to the church office during regular office hours, by 12 noon on Fridays at the latest. Also note that table displays and sales in the foyer must be scheduled with the office as well. Please contact Becky Adams or Rose Wolfe in the church office, 770-971-2839 or by email.
Young Families Service Project & Pool Party
Young Families Ministry met on August 8 for a service project of cleanup of the church's labyrinth. Great job by everyone! Then all headed over to the Fulchers' neighborhood pool for lunch and cooling off in an end of summer pool party.
Christian Formation Sunday on August 16
A wonderful session on August 16 as we learned about the wide variety of ministries under the umbrella of Christian Formation. We learned about caring for and serving at the altar, making music, stories of the Good Shepherd, Youth and fun, and experience worship through body prayer. We considered what it means to be formed as a Christian, as individuals and as a body. Photos by Bill Ivey, see more full-size in the album at Friendly Faces - Summer 2015.
In our Parish Cycle of Ministries, we celebrate the life and work of these ministries in the upcoming weeks. Please read on to find out about each and consider if you’d like to become involved:
Dear St. Cat’s,
Thank you so much for the gift card [St. Catherine’s College Book Scholarship]! It is going to help make college a little bit less-expensive, and that means so much to me!! I love St. Cat’s and will miss everyone very much! St. Cat’s has made me the person I am, today, thank you for everything you’ve done!
Thank you to the following who have recently contributed communion wine to our parish:
The Cathedral Book Store is in the Cathedral of St. Philip located at 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305.
Provided by HealthStart, www.wellstarhealthstart.org
If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, stcatsstcatherines.org. Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Tom Blackstock; Josh England, Jennifer Buckalew’s cousin; Lucas Elgie, Emma Markette’s brother; Zach Hurley.
OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Barack, our president, Nathan, our Governor, and members of Congress.
DECEASED: Jean Simon-Hazzard
BEFORE SURGERY: Raymond Higgins, Austin
SICK: Raymond Higgins, Linda Smith, Jim Weigel, Lashaundra Walker & Kids, Jackie Heckel, Elizabeth Nelson, Susan Thompson, Carol Carpenter, Margaret White, Beth Pickles, Poula Thompson, Alan Certain, Nancy Burnaugh, Marion Cook, Bella Hutto, Susan Martin, Evan Butler, Elaine Welk, Anita Gardner, Ashley Culley, Greg Dini, Mit FitzSimons, Dean Donald
ANNIVERSARIES: (8/27) Chuck & Michelle Zimmerman; (8/31) David & Stephanie Yucius; (9/1) Tad & Alison Travis; (9/2) David & Mary Lou Shannonhouse; (9/5) Fred & Jennifer Massey; Charles & Tami Mace; Adam & Julie Stone.
BIRTHDAYS: (8/18) Caroline Greene; (8/23) Grady Hitchins, (8/24) Linda Minzenberger, (8/25) Jennifer Mitchell, David Sherry, Wyatt Pitts, James Sampson, (8/26) Seamus Fahy, (8/27) Ellen Adams, Karen Manno, Susie Davis, (8/28) Jeff Pierce, Deborah Weigel, (8/29) Harry Tear, (8/30) Chris Potter, Zoey Hutton, (9/2) Mark Moore, Pat Pepper, (9/3) John Brooks, John Owen, (9/5) Benjamin Frost.
PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
PRAYER FOR OUR RECTOR SEARCH:
We love to recognize birthdays and wedding anniversaries for everyone in our parish! We have a year-round calendar to pray for these special dates, send birthday cards, and publish in our bulletin and newsletter. Would you like your birthday or anniversary included in our remembrances? Please send names and dates to us using the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.
HELP US HELP YOU
Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.
Two-Week Look Ahead
Below are the next two weeks of events and activities, correct as of publication date. For the entire up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.
Please hold these dates:
By Youth Director Sally Paris, sallystcatherines.org
Saturday, August 29 at All Saints Atlanta
Youth from around the diocese will all gather at 10 am – 5pm in Atlanta on this day. The focus of the retreat will center around hunger and what it means to be called to serve those in need and to reach our hands out into our communities. Join us for a day of worship, fellowship, service, programming for young adults, and even special programming for Youth Workers! All rising 6th thru 12th graders and college-age young adults are encouraged to attend. The cost is a $5 donation (scholarships available). If you are interested in going please let me know so that we can plan for transportation. If you have not registered already, you may still attend, you are just not guaranteed a shirt.
Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 pm
All youth are encouraged to attend with at least one parent/guardian. We will go over important information about the upcoming school year, complete necessary forms/sign-ups and answer any questions that you might have about the youth program.
Due to the large increase in active youth in our St. Cat's EYC, we would like to purchase 25-50 camp-style chairs as a temporary, cost effective means of maximizing classroom space. If you would like to sponsor a donation of a chair or two, you can do so at $20 each. Please place donations in the offering plate or send to the church office, and be sure to designate for “Youth Seating”. Thank you!
An annual event hosted by Emmaus House. Come out on Sunday, September 27 to learn about the community of Peoplestown while doing some local service projects such as sorting food donations and packing meals. If you plan to attend please email Sally so she can get a head-count.
New Beginnings is a unique weekend designed to address concerns and needs of youth grades 6-9. The program consists of songs, skits, films, tapes, talks
New Beginnings 34 will be October 9-11 at Camp Mikell in north Georgia. Youth participants of the weekend do not have to be Episcopalians, but must come recommended through an Episcopal Church and have the backing of an adult sponsor that attends the weekend in full with the participant. Sally will be leading music this fall, so it will be a great weekend for youth to engage in a Diocesan activity with the security of a familiar face!
Information and registration for Team and for Participants is online at www.eycdioatl.org/new-beginnings.html
Just text your class code to 81010 -- see the image at right for the class codes (click to enlarge). Please note that the codes did not change from last year, but the classes did! You will ONLY receive text messages from the Director of Youth Ministries and can opt out at any time.
We will be following the lead of the Diocese and will begin using “St. Cat's EYC” instead of Youth. EYC stand for Episcopal Youth Community and helps to set us apart as Episcopalians and united us with other churches in the Diocese. I would love to come up with a new logo this year and need your help to do that. If you have a logo idea please email it to Sally! Please include St. Catherine's (or Cat's) EYC in the design!!
Blessings on Sally, our Youth Director! (On August 9, photos by Bill Ivey).
The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. Printed copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church in the foyer, in the wall rack near the welcome table. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles and photos are due Wednesday 2 days before the publication date, by midnight. Please submit items via email (below) or to Editor Karen Manno's mailbox at church.
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Editor: Karen Manno
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