The people of St. Catherine's seek
to share in the love that Jesus Christ
has for us and the world by
welcoming, accepting, nurturing,
and serving all people through
the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Newsletter of
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
January 25 - February 14, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE

Grace Upon Grace

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
St. Catherine's Cross
At Annual Meeting
Vestry election results
Tom Day retires
Parish Workday
Valentine's Dinner Dance
Sock Hop
Cats On Wheels
Words of Wisdom
Parish Directory
Flowers, candles
Blood drive
Preschool registration
Spiritual Retreat
VBS

OUTREACH OPPORTUNTIES
Laundry Team

YOUTH NEWS
Upcoming
Superbowl
In the diocese
Pics

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS
Seen around St. Cat's
Ministry focus
Letters

IN THE COMMUNITY
The Jesus Fatwa
Cursillo Team
Absalom Jones
Go! Summit
Survivorship series

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
 
CALENDAR

WHEEL SCHEDULE

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

1/20-1/27 – Family Promise hosting

1/26 – Parish workday

1/28 - Elizabeth Inn Dinner Team

1/30 - Elizabeth Inn Laundry Team

2/1-3 – Vestry retreat

2/2 – Youth flag football @East Cobb Park

2/9 – Valentine's Dinner Dance

2/10 – Young Families Sock Hop

2/16 – Cats On Wheels@ Alliance Theater

2/17 – No Christian Formation;
The Extension dinner

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The Rev. Sarah K. Fisher

Good People of St Cat's:

It was a joy to celebrate the year of 2018 in our Annual Meeting on Sunday. Thanks to the many faces that made it a full and rich day. 

This year we sought to make our parish reports a bit more focused on telling the stories of what's happening in our ministries. If you didn't have a chance to review the ministry reports, you can see them all here

Finally, one of the joys of being in this place is awarding the St. Catherine's Cross. This year, Crosses went to Karolyn Olliffe and Stephanie Yucius. They were well earned. A bit about each awardee is below. 

Peace & joy,
Sarah+

 

St. Catherine's Cross awards

  • Karolyn Olliffe - It is my pleasure to present the St Catherine’s Cross to someone who has given years of service to this place. Love, laughter, learning, the ability to troubleshoot just about anything, diplomatic graces, and even stinky diapers. Serving St. Catherine’s Preschool with fierce passion, southern charm and boundless grace, she has grown our Preschool into one of the finest in the land. While we wish her the best in her retirement, we are so happy to have her staying here in the pews with us. It is my great pleasure to present the St. Catherine’s Cross to Karolyn Olliffe.
  • Stephanie Yucius - This person has given tirelessly and generously to St. Catherine’s for many years, but her tenure is marked most recently with strong and brave leadership. She is always willing to step in at a moment’s notice to do whatever needs to be done. Steadfast in her faith, which is constantly growing deeper and richer because she works at It, she leads from a place of trusting in God’s goodness and presence. She has been for me a rock, a counselor, a companion…so much so that autocorrect now knows how to spell her name without any prompting. I am honored to call her my friend. She is a damn fine Senior Warden. It is my joy to present the St. Catherine’s Cross to Stephanie Yucius.

The St. Catherine's Cross is given to special individuals each year in recognition of outstanding leadership and contribution to our life as a community. Photos by Jan Potter.


Karolyn

Stephanie

Annual Meeting 2019

Photos by Jan Potter and Brian Williams, see lots more full size in the album at Annual Meeting 2019.


The Choristers and Chancel Choir presented "God Is Here"
for the offertory at the combined worship service

Youth led us in blessing our meal

Introducing our new seminarian Gray
Hodsdon and his fiancée Catie

Children had their own space in
the Youth House

The Cherub Choir sang about
where God is

Members were invited to share table
discussions of when they experienced
joy or thankfullness at St. Cat's in
2018 ... Tinka Ivey

and Ruth Hepler

The outgoing vestry members were thanked with
Episcopal flip-flops for a little recreation after a job well done

Welcoming our Senior Warden for
2019, Keith Dumke

Members of the 2019 Vestry
introduced themselves


Vestry election results

Congratulations to the four persons who have been called to serve in 3-year positions on our Vestry in the election held on January 20: Susie Davis, Bill Krupp, Eleanore Pearson, Jason Snape.

We thank Lisa Johnston, Beth Lee and Sara Thomas for being willing to serve on the Vestry. Each of these seven candidates offered their time, talents and considerable commitment to this ministry at the very heart of our life together, and we are deeply grateful for their generosity.


Facilities Manager Tom Day to retire

Tom Day will be retiring as St. Catherine's Facilities Manager on January 31. We thank Tom for his service and wish him a joyful retirement!


Parish Work Day

Saturday, January 26

All are invited to our next parish work day from 8:00 am to noon to help clean up, fix up and spruce up around the inside of our church home. For questions please contact Tami Mace, tamimacegmail.com, 404-457-9437.


Valentine's Dinner Dance & Auction         

Saturday, February 9

It's time to mark your calendar for the next Valentine's Dinner Dance. This fun evening to benefit the J2A Youth Pilgrimage will be Saturday February 9.

  • Tickets are available in the foyer at $35 per person this Sunday until sold out, using checks or cash, or you may pay online through The City (designate for the fund named “Youth Pilgrimage”).
     
  • If you won’t be attending and wish to support the Youth Pilgrimage, you may sponsor a youth or request for a wish to be granted, contact Sally Benton for information.
     
  • Auction items requested - Please consider donating items, services, vacation homes, event tickets, etc. We are also asking for items to fill the silent auction baskets – please see the item list here! Donations are tax deductible and forms are available outside the Youth Director’s office. If you have questions or would like a youth to reach out to you regarding a donation, please let us know!

For questions regarding tickets and/or donations please contact Sally Benton.


Young Families Sock Hop

Sunday, February 10

Plan on having St. Catherine's fun at the Sock Hop, 4:00-5:30 pm! We will have an authentic juke box with lots of music. All ages are invited to show their dance moves! Dress in 50’s attire if you wish, and please bring kid-friendly appetizers to share. We will also pack bags for Snack Buddies*, contributions welcomed.

Everyone is invited to this event sponsored by the Young Families Ministry, for questions contact Becky Beal.

*Snack Buddies is our child-to-child outreach for children in our community who don't come to school with a snack. It involves 11 classrooms in grades K-2. The collection bin for snack item donations is in the Catechesis hallway.


Cats On Wheels

February 16 at Alliance Theater

Our next even-month excursion will be Saturday, February 16 to see the musical production, Ever After, at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Please contact Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-2200 as soon as possible for details regarding tickets.

Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you! If you are old enough to be eligible for an AARP card (though no card is needed!) and have an adventurous spirit, you are invited to join this lively group of folks with life experiences for monthly lunches and outings to places of interest throughout the year.


Got wisdom? Share it…

St. Catherine’s Words of Wisdom for our Rite 13 Teens

Our Rite 13 Ceremony is coming up and one tradition here at St. Catherine's is to share words of wisdom with our youth. Please give us a small bit of advice (one sentence or less) to our Rite 13 teens who will be celebrating an important rite of passage on Sunday, March 3. Your advice can be something practical ("Don’t go to bed with gum in your mouth") or something more profound ("Be content to be who you really are"). Both are important to know. And please identify yourself by your first name and age, or stage in life (for example “Bob, age 41” or “Susan, mother of 3”).

No matter how old or young, please consider sharing a few words of wisdom that we will include in the bulletin and may share on social media as well. All you have to do is fill out this form. Thank you!


Parish Directory

Sign up now for photo appointments

Are you in our Parish Directory? Are you new to St. Catherine's, or maybe you weren't in town during our last photoshoot? We are updating our directory and you're invited to be in it!

Photo appointments are available on Saturday, February 26. Please sign up here to select a time for your household's photo to be taken. Slots are limited and will fill up fast. Contact Rachel Hutton or Nancy Barke, knitchef@gmail.com, for more details.


Flowers and Candles

Our church flowers and altar candles are entirely supported only by your direct sponsorship of these ministries and we thank you! The 2019 schedule is available for you to sign up to dedicate altar flowers or candles in memory or thanksgiving for a loved one or occasion. Note that sponsorship of any date is not limited to one or two persons, please choose the date(s) you wish, and you may also partner with others to sponsor a date.

Flowers are $60 per vase and candles are $20 each. For available dates contact Rachel Hutton.


Blood drive - Tuesday, February 19

Start 2019 by doing good... Give blood! The Red Cross Blood Drive truck makes its next stop at St. Catherine's from 3 to 7 pm in the Youth House. Making an appointment is easy: call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code STCATS to sign up for available times. BUT... remember that appointments are never required, walk ins are always welcome!

Help will also be needed for greeting donors, setup and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jmgmail.com / 404.375.8327.


Time for Preschool registration

St. Catherine’s Preschool: Cherishing Childhood — Valuing Education

Preschool registration for the 2019-2020 school year is here! As always, we appreciate you referring friends and neighbors to our quality program serving East Cobb for over 40 years.

  • Registration is now in progress for current students.
  • St. Catherine's church members not currently enrolled may register beginning Monday, January 28.
  • Open House for everyone is Thursday, January 31, 10:00 am to noon.
  • Registration for the general public will begin on January 31 and continue every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of February and until all spots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Tours are available every Wednesday and Thursday beginning January 16, 10 am - noon, no appointment needed.

St. Catherine’s Preschool, a ministry of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, reaches out to our community and offers premier preschool/child development. Children enjoy a planned learning program under the guidance of a qualified staff in a loving, safe, and healthy environment. One year olds are nurtured in a loving environment while our two, three and four year olds enjoy a planned academic program. All children are welcome, within the age guidelines, regardless of race, national origin, or religious preference. Please visit the Preschool's website for more information on our wonderful offerings.


Save the date: Spiritual Retreat on March 9

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 9:00-11:45 am in the Parish Hall, for a spiritual mini-retreat, Sandy Saints: Who were the Desert Fathers and Mothers and What Can They Teach Us Today about Life and Ministry? Our presenter will be Dr. Paul Lang.

This event is free and open to all. Vestry members, conveners, and those who might be unable to attend Sunday adult formation classes (including catechists and choir members) are particularly encouraged to attend. You give so much—here’s an opportunity to be spiritually challenged and nourished. To allow us to prepare for refreshments, please RSVP to Rachel Hutton .


Looking ahead: Vacation Bible School

We are already planning this summer’s Vacation Bible School! Please mark your calendar to reserve Monday-Friday, July 15-19 for VBS. For questions or if you are interested in joining the planning team please contact Becky Beal.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

MUST Laundry Team volunteers

St. Catherine’s provides Laundry Team volunteers on the fourth Tuesday and fifth Wednesday of each month to provide this much appreciated service for the guests at MUST Ministries Elizabeth Inn Shelter on Cobb Parkway. This shelter houses roughly 30-40 guests whose stay typically lasts for 30 days while they get back on their feet. Most of these guests are day laborers and also are looking for job opportunities—and in need of clean clothes to continue their climb. The Must Shelter has 3 washing machines/dryers to cover this large group of guests. Volunteers are needed to do the laundry and provide clean, folded clothes back so that the guests can go about their business.

Dave Yucius, chair for this ministry, says: "In providing this service in the past, I have truly enjoyed the experience. It is very gratifying to help someone who is working hard to improve their place in life, and to assist in a way that matters very much to them. I have brought along some young men (mentees, mostly) who were looking to fill required service hours for their school, or just interested in delivering a worthwhile service. Each and every time, we leave feeling accomplished and feeling like the world is actually spinning in a good direction."

The Ask: We need two people (usually) to work from about 6pm to 11pm. It isn’t the most taxing thing—empty baskets into the washer, change to the dryer and fold/repeat. There is down time to read or talk to volunteers and guests. If you could give this a try just once a year, we can leave the world in a better place.

Please check the Laundry Team schedule here and plug your name into a date that fits your schedule. Thank you!

ST. CAT'S EYC - YOUTH

Director of Youth Ministries: Sally Benton

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Night Live: 6:30 - Dinner & Fellowship; 7:00 – Programming
February 1-2: Happening Team Training
February 2: Flag Football
February 9: Valentine's Dinner Dance
February 15-17: Happening 71
March 2-3: Rite 13 Banquet & Ceremony
March 5: Pancake Supper
March 6: Ash Wednesday
March 9: New Beginnings Team Training
March 22-24: New Beginnings 41
March 31: No Christian Formation
April 21: Easter
April 28: Hunger Walk
May 8: Youth Sunday Rehearsal
May 12: Youth Sunday; Graduate Recognition
May 19: Last Day of Church School
June 9: Pentecost l

 

Super Bowl Flag Football

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 pm at East Cobb Park – We will meet to challenge youth from across the Marietta Convocation to a flag football tournament. Come ready to play, cheer, hang out with friends, and have snacks!

 

In the Diocese - Spring Semester

  • Happening 71 - February 15-17 | Camp Mikell | ​Cost: $100
    Happening is a renewal weekend intended for high schoolers. Adults attend as chaperones, but teenagers lead the weekend for teenagers. Really, teenagers lead the entire weekend.
    Celebration Team application, due February 2
    Candidate registration, due February 2
     
  • New Beginnings 41 - March 22-24 | Camp Mikell | ​Cost: $100
    New Beginnings is a spiritual formation retreat designed to address the needs of youth in grades 6-8th. Every October and February, no less than 100 youth and adults come together for the retreat. The weekend includes talks given by high school team, small groups, skits, music, and plenty of fellowship.

PEOPLE AND REFLECTIONS

Seen around St. Cat's

Fun at the Chili Cook-off

Yummy tummies and a good time were enjoyed by everyone at the Chili Cook-off on January 12. Many thank yous to the cooks, sponsors, and guests for a great event! The awards were given to: (drum roll...) First Prize went to Sara Thomas for her Moose barbeque and Second Prize went to Julie Fulcher for her acorn squash barbeque. Honorable mention went to Becky Beal for her veggie barbeque and Patty Foglesong for chicken nuggets! Photos by Becky Beal and Bettye Harris.




Celebrating our ministries

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.

  • January 28-February 3: Lay Readers — This week we celebrate the life and work of our Lay Readers, who read the scripture and the prayers at worship services and assist in serving communion. Training is held regularly. Lay Readers wear vestments (provided) and should be flexible to serve at any of our regular service times. To learn more about being part of this ministry please contact Mark Singleton, 404.805.5826, mtsingle93gmail.com.
     
  • February 4-10: Flower Guild — This week we celebrate the life and work of our Flower Guild, which obtains and arranges the flowers and plants which adorn the altar and church for worship services. We work in rotating teams, and training is provided. To learn more about being part of this ministry please contact Emily Gale, 770.953.3407, augalebellsouth.net.

IN THE COMMUNITY

At the Cathedral Bookstore: The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself

In Arabic, the word fatwah simply means opinion. A religious or ethical fatwah provides a spiritually instructive opinion, usually given as the answer to a question about religious law. In that regard, Jesus was a master of the art. We submit that Jesus meant it when he told us to love our neighbors. Especially important, in an age of increasing Islamophobia, is the love of Muslim neighbors. The process begins when others learn who Muslims are and what Muslims actually believe. This series led by The Rev. Thee Smith along with engaging videos and guest speakers from the Muslim community, will examine the basic tenants of Islam, separate fact from misinformation, and explore how to build bridges and relationships across differences of faith. This program is free and open to the public, and will be held at 6:30PM at the Cathedral Bookstore, 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta.

  • January 30: Dr. Abdullahi An-Na'im, Candler Professor of Law, Emory University Law School
  • February 6: Imam Plemon El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

 

Cursillo Team Training Gathering, February 9 at St. Matthew’s Snellville

The Diocese of Atlanta Cursillo Working Group invites everyone interested in Cursillo to attend a Team training day on Saturday, February 9 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1520 Oak Road, Snellville. A lunch will be included. As the 4th day community continues to work on strategies to strengthen the Cursillo movement, we also want to begin to offer a series of Team Training Days designed to connect the Diocesan purpose statement with the Cursillo mission. Goals for the training day are to equip the 4th day community to hold a weekend and also to equip individuals to return to their parishes to renew Ultreyas and develop group reunions to support those individuals who will attend a future weekend. We hope that you will attend this gathering even if you do not plan to serve on a weekend team since we need your input and expertise as we move forward.

The training day will review some of the Cursillo literature and then ask those attending to participate in table discussions patterned around leadership skills needed for conference room table leaders, Palanca team, music team, 4th day team, etc. This is the first in a series of weekend team training events which will use the information from each successive training to identify key strategies and provide a solid base of Cursillistas to staff a weekend and to build up the Cursillo community. To register for this event contact ninadmikedcomcast.net

 

Worship service for the Feast Day of Absalom Jones

Sunday, February 10, 3 pm at Church of the Incarnation — The Center for Racial Healing and The Atlanta Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians invite everyone to join us as we celebrate the remarkable life and witness of the first African American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. The preacher will be The Rev. Naomi Tutu, Missioner for Economic and Reconciliation Issues in western North Carolina at The Cathedral for All Souls, Asheville, North Carolina, and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The 3 pm Holy Eucharist service will be held at Church of the Incarnation, 2407 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta. For more information, contact Tiffany King, tifferlkoutlook.com

 

The Go! Summit – Saturday, February 16 at the Cathedral

Global Missions’ annual Go! Summit will explore racial reconciliation and healing on a local and global level. The one-day event will feature speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, using the companion relationship between the Diocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Cape Coast Ghana as a lens through which we can explore how to address our past and embrace our future. Special guests will include The Reverend Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fr. Theophilus Odametey from the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, and Bishop Rob Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta.

The event is 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. The registration fee is $30 ($35 after February 11) and includes lunch and refreshments. Register online here.

 

Wellstar Survivorship Series for young women affected by breast cancer

Women affected by breast cancer have a unique set of needs and questions. This education series will provide answers and resources on some of the unique concerns for young women as well as a variety of topics that pertain to all women who have been through treatment. Sessions will be held on four Mondays in February, 6:00-7:30 pm at WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road, NE, Marietta. Topics will include: February 4 - Genetic and Cancer Risk; February 11 - Long Term Side Effects; February 18 - Hot and Bothered; February 25 - Let’s Talk About Sex. To register contact cancersupportwellstar.org with your full name, phone number and sessions you would like to attend. Or, call 1-877-366-6032 option 0 between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please 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: Taylor Bacon, Matt Bermel, Tom Blackstock, Mychael Claytor, Noah Cook, Lucas Elgie, Josh England, Jake England, Nathanial Herzog, Andrew Hutton, Ryan Johnson, Pat McDougald, and Ashley Schoolfield.

OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Donald, our president, Brian, our Governor, members of Congress and this Country.

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Fran Donoghue, Kelly Pearson, Gabi & Michael Sandbrink, Tristan Patterson, The Boyd Family, Meta Gary, Joe Sanders, John and Jackie Clark, Lauren Feldman, Bailor Bennett, Elrod Family, Herb Winters, Kelly Allgood, Ginney Linstrom, Claire Murphy, Jennifer Kellam, Gina Baumann, Lila Hahn, Jim Seal, Bill Brinson, Bill Woods, Liz Burlas, Rod Miller, Marianne Miller, Kris Kell, Mallory Daniel, Doris Lummus, Emil Walcek, Cora King, Jacky Henry, Lucy Perry, Shirley Henry, Peter Bernhardt, Charles Barnard, Mark Ernst, Christion Abercrombie, Lindy Moot, Beth Sandoval, Allen Rosenfield, Patty Austin-Pendroid, Robinson family, Pam Johannessen, Daniel, Kris Harley, Raymond & Kristina Higgins, Ralph, Marion & Richard Bullard, Arthur & Roberta Loewy, Terry Adams, Rod Miller, Michelle & Caitlyn Galloway, Debbie & Paul Gavin, Gwen, Luana Campos, Lou Smith, Bea McDowell, Barbara Perry, Hilary Small, Lynn Sapp, The Dilworth Family, Holly Krupp, Jose, Kevin & Doris Kissell, Bootie Farnsworth, Megan Lowery, Susan Shank, Binks Franklin, Tom Bonner, Bryan, Michael & Kacey Barton, Sue Schnorf, Jeanette Dini, Larry Long, Wyatt Pope, Rod Deutscher, Christian Harvey, Christopher Clements, Joyce Hendricks, Ken Buxton, Donna Schwartz, Heidi Winston, Melissa, Ruby, Patricia Aramburu, Jimmie Stinnett, Frances Short, Becky Pfeil, Melinda Stuk, Gene Harlan, Jo Brokenshire, Alexis Miniat, Marti Graham, Velasta Buford, Juanita Butte, Diane Lee, Laurie Kelly, Nancy Eade.

BIRTHDAYS: Alyce Brennan 1/25; Dana Johnson 1/25; Sidney Nabinger 1/25; Nick Vavra 1/28; Nancy Barke 1/28; Greg Caudle 1/28; Angela Green 1/28; Tami Mace 1/28; Katja Michael 1/28; Foster Walton 1/28; Logan Buckalew 1/29; Rod Deutscher 1/29; Sandra Fantz 1/29; Al Maxwell 1/29; Lisa Messinger 1/29; Riley Devault 1/30; Rebecca Dailey 1/31; John martin 2/1; Jana Williams 2/1; Janet Livingston 2/2; Jacqueline Hurley 2/3; Kristin Blackstock 2/4; Courtney Hickson 2/4; Tom Day 2/5; Fred Massey 2/5; Molly Norris 2/7; Neil Campbell 2/9; Claudia Kilgore 2/9; Andy Mitchell 2/9; Rose Wolfe 2/9; Susan Jablonski 2/13; Isabel Lopez 2/13; Madison Morey 2/13

ANNIVERSARIES: Bruce & Susan Heuke 1/26; Mike & Meg Reeves 1/31; Tom & Shirley Day 2/7; Chris & Barbara Kallas 2/10; Al & Karen Maxwell 2/12

PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
(1/27) Liz Burlas; Mike Burnaugh; Eric & Paige Bushart; Dexter Bushart; Ken & Barbara Buxton
(2/3) Marilyn Cain; Kelly, Camillo, Sebastian & Julian Calvo; John & Tara Campbell; Neil & Susannah, George & Henry Campbell; Carlos & Asa Campos
(2/10) Joyce Carter; Linda Carter; Tillie Carter; Greg & Margaret Caudle; Alan & Nancy Certain

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 the church office.

 

When to contact the church

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 call the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.

St. Catherine's Calendar

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.

Friday, 1/25 Friday, 2/1

 
 
 
6:30AM
10:00AM
11:00AM
8:00PM

Clergy & Youth Director
   Day of Sabbath

Family Promise Hosting
Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
Preschool 4s Program
A.A.

 
 
1st-3rd
6:30AM
9:30AM
10:00AM
8:00PM

Clergy & Youth Director
   Day of Sabbath

Vestry Retreat @ Montara
Men's Bible Study
Preschool Program
Women's Bible Study
A.A.

Saturday, 1/26 Saturday, 2/2

   
6:00AM
10:00AM

Family Promise Hosting
Parish Workday
Finnish School

11:30AM
 
12:00PM
Youth Flag Football
    @ East Cobb Park
Girl Scouts
Sunday, 1/27 Sunday, 2/3

   
7:45AM
8:45AM
10:00AM
10:30AM
11:15AM
3:00PM
3:30PM
7:00PM

Family Promise Hosting
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Christian Formation
Chancel Choir
Holy Eucharist
Girl Scouts Troop 16125
Girl Scouts
KSU Campus Ministry

7:45AM
8:15AM
8:45AM
10:00AM
10:30AM
11:15AM
7:00PM

Holy Eucharist
Breakfast
Holy Eucharist
Christian Formation
Chancel Choir
Holy Eucharist
KSU Campus Ministry

Monday, 1/28 Monday, 2/4

10:00AM
3:30PM
6:00PM
7:30PM

Women's Book Study
CGS Mondays
Elizabeth Inn Dinner Team
Boy Scouts

3:30PM
6:30PM
6:30PM
7:00PM
7:30PM

CGS Mondays
Mentor Group
Stephen Ministry Training
Stephen Ministry
Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 1/29 Tuesday, 2/5

9:30AM
10:00AM
6:30PM

Bible Study
Staff Meeting
SHAFTS Practice

9:00AM
9:30AM
10:00AM
6:30PM

Preschool Program
Bible Study
Staff Meeting
SHAFTS Practice
Wednesday, 1/30 Wednesday, 2/6
11:30AM
5:00PM
6:00PM
6:00PM
6:15PM
6:30PM
7:15PM
Staff Lunch
Cherub Choir
MUST Laundry Team
Adult Formation
Choristers
Youth WNL
Chancel Choir

9:45AM
5:00PM
6:00PM
6:15PM
6:15PM
6:30PM
7:15PM

MOPS
Cherub Choir
Adult Formation
Choristers
Choir Trip Meeting
Youth WNL
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 1/31 Thursday, 2/7

10:00AM
6:30PM
7:00PM

Preschool Open House
EFM
Men's Bible Study

5:00PM 
6:30PM
7:00PM

Daisy Scouts
EFM
Men's Bible Study

Future planning

Please hold these dates:

  • Thursday, January 31 - Preschool Open House
  • February 1-3 – Vestry retreat at Montara Farm
  • Saturday, February 9 - Valentine's Dinner Dance
  • Sunday, February 10 - Young Families Sock Hop and Snack Buddies
  • Sunday, February 17 (DATE CORRECTION) - No Christian Formation (Cobb Schools Winter Break)
  • Tuesday, February 19 – Blood drive
  • Saturday, February 26 - Parish Directory photos
  • Saturday & Sunday, March 2-3: Rite 13 Banquet & Ceremony
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday, Lent begins
  • Saturday, March 9 - "Sandy Saints" spiritual retreat
  • Vacation Bible School – July 15-19
  • Breakfast for everyone by Breakfast Angels 8:15 am on the first 3 Sundays each month. Dates coming up: Feb. 10, 17.

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • February 14 (articles due Sunday, February 10)
  • February 28 (articles due Sunday, February 24)
  • March 14 (articles due Sunday, March 10)

The Wheel is published two times per month on Thursdays. All editions are posted on The Wheel 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 on the Welcome Table or in the nearby wall rack. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles and photos are due by midnight on Sunday the week of publication date. Please submit items to Editor Karen Manno via email (below) or in her mailbox at church.

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Does everyone in your household receive The Wheel, St. Catherine's newsletter? Is everyone subscribed? Email is a primary means for our parish communications. You may sign up on on our Subscription page. Or you may send the names and email addresses of everyone who would like get their own copy to Karen Manno at the email address below, or contact the church office at 770-971-2829. You'll receive your online version via email, and you can find all current and prior issues of The Wheel on our website www.stcatherines.org.

Editor: Karen Manno, karen@stcatherines.org, 770-973-8668.

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571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
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